THIS IS THE NEWS PAGE FOR THE TOWN OF HANCOCK
Here we will post new items, reminders, updates and pertinent information weekly. Please keep checking back as you might miss something important if you don't!
Tannery Kick Off update:
On Wednesday, June 19th, the Board of Selectmen hosted a kick off meeting with Environmental Protection (EPA), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and various consultants on the tannery and how the Town should clean it up. We have a rough outline of the process and how to proceed. We were awarded $400,000 in grant funding in October 2018 and have 3 years to spend that grant funding.
A rough clean was conducted earlier this fall and these photos, seen here
, show the PCB, animal hides, and other contaminants have been removed.
If you are interested in being a part of the ongoing discussions and plan, please attend the Selectman's meetings as posted. We will open up comments from the residents on various topics, such as what would our town like to see the end product be? Commercial businesses? Apartments? Residential housing? Affordable housing? Wildlife habitat? This is 154 of pristine woodland, river and build-able land and can be ANYTHING.
The tannery property is posted and should not be accessed by anyone.
SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES IN HANCOCK!
Tidal Falls is having a grand RE-OPENING in July. To view a schedule of events, click here
Grand opening is July 8th at 4pm at Tidal Falls. A free community gathering with food vendors, and the first Monday Music Concert of the season. Arrive at the new Tidal Falls Preserve at 4pm for food and fun family activities; stay to hear updates at FBC's annual meeting and save a spot on the lawn for the Crown Vics concert. Park along the fields on the road and shuttles will take visitors to the preserve.
Wing Dingah's, We're on a Roll and Stone Fox Farm Creamery will sell wings with homemade sauce, hamburgers, fries, lobster rolls, crab rolls and ice cream- or guests can bring their own picnic. Be sure to bring a lawn chair for the concert!
ANNUAL CALENDAR CAN BE VIEWED HERE
! CLOSURES, MEETINGS, HOLIDAYS AND OTHER EVENTS POSTED
Frenchman's Bay Library- June News:
2019 Dog Licensing Information-
On 10/15/2018, you can begin to register your dog(s) for the 2019 year. If you still have not licensed for 2018, we can require you to license for both years, and pay the late fee of $25.00 for 2018. All licenses expire 12/31. Late fees for 2019 will begin on 2/1/2019.
To license your dog, you will need the current rabies certificate, spay/neuter papers, and method of payment. Licensing can be done via mail, online (click the dog on the homepage to be directed), in person, or dropping the paperwork off in the mail box just outside the front door. A dog that has been fixed, is $6.00, and a un-altered dog is $11.00.
The State Law on dog licenses can be viewed here
This is my son's dog, Encie- a rare moment of good behavior!! (at the groomer of all places!) She is a goldendoodle; 75% Poodle, 25% Golden Retriever, though I am sure she takes after the poodle side much more!
POLICY FOR PAYMENTS ON DELINQUENT TAX ACCOUNTS
The Board of Selectmen have instituted a new policy for the acceptance of all tax lien and tax foreclosure accounts. If you have a lien, lien notice, or foreclosure notice sent to you, all payments for those accounts must be made by a certified bank check, cash, or debit/credit card. No personal checks will be accepted.
If you are unsure if this applies to you, please give us a call and we will assist you with your payment options.
Hancock issues marriage licenses to Hancock residents by appointment only. There is a new electronic system for marriage licensing that is taking 30 minutes to 1 hour to fully process. Scheduling these helps us help you by ensuring someone will be available to issue it and ensuring you will have the appropriate paperwork and time to complete the process. To schedule, please call the office. Appointments are limited to certain days and hours.