From the Clerk
I can’t believe a whole year has passed since I took office. First off I would like to say that being the clerk is challenging at times. During this past year I have learned a lot and I am sure I have much more to learn, but I can honestly say I have enjoyed every minute of it. Having good people to work with really helps.
As some of you may know I had some issues with our hunting licenses just as I got everything straightened out; our computer went down and I had to have a new one sent. I finally got up and running, but not until the middle of November. I am now set with the hunting and fishing licenses.
Also new this year is our dog licenses. Some of you may not know, but as of the first of the year AG and Markets no longer handle dog licensing. It is now the responsibility of the town clerk. New tags have been ordered and software installed to help with this process. If you don’t receive a renewal from Ag and Markets don’t panic. You will receive it from me, and if you don’t please get a hold of me. We have adopted some new dog laws for our town and have increased our licensing fees which you will find these fees are the same as other towns across the state. We had to do this to help offset the cost the town is going to incur by taking over this process. Dog licenses haven’t increased since 1978. The fees are as follows unspay/unneutered dogs are now $15.00 in which $3.00 of that goes to a spay/neutered fund. (State) spay/neutered is $7.00 in which a $1.00 of that goes to the spay/neutered fund.(state) This has been a real challenge learning the program and getting everything set for this take over. We still have a few bugs to work out, but for the most part I am getting through it. I thank you all for your patients with this.
If you ever need anything and I am not in the office please feel free to call me at home. My hours are posted on the web site along with phone numbers and email address. As I mentioned earlier I have enjoyed this past year of service and look forward to many more.
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DOG LICENSES CAN BE RETURNED BY MAIL OR PUT IN MY DROP BOX OUTSIDE MY OFFICE.
LORA GROWER – TOWN CLERK