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Wed Jun 20, 2018 @ 8:00AM -
Supervisor Workshop (Open to Public)


Wed Jun 20, 2018 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Barrett Senior Center - Regular Meeting


Wed Jun 20, 2018 @ 6:15PM - 07:15PM
Rotary Club Meeting


Wed Jun 20, 2018 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Pocono Mountain School District Board Meeting (Open to Public)


Thu Jun 21, 2018 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Barrett Architectural Review Committee (Open to Public)


Sat Jun 23, 2018 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Pocono Lodge 780 Free and Accepted Masons “Annual Chicken Barbeque”


Wed Jun 27, 2018 @ 8:00AM -
Supervisor Meeting (AM) (Open to Public)


Wed Jun 27, 2018 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Barrett Senior Center - Regular Meeting


Wed Jun 27, 2018 @ 6:15PM - 07:15PM
Rotary Club Meeting


Wed Jun 27, 2018 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Barrett Township Environmental Advisory Council


Thu Jun 28, 2018 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Pocono Area Recreation Commission


Sun Jul 01, 2018 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
Buck Hill Inn Celebration

Time: 8am – 12pm

Dates:
June 2, 2018
July 7, 2018
August 4, 2018
September 8, 2018
October 13, 2018

(Contact the Maintenance Dept for a weekday drop-off appointment – 570-595-7866. 24 hr notice required. Available May 6 through Oct 12 only)

Clean-Up takes place at the Barrett Township Maintenance Facility, 194 Sandspring Rd, Cresco, PA. Clean-up is for Barrett Township residents only. Must show valid ID when checking in.

Editor's Note: Please be advised that there are health, privacy, and security implications that come along with this new technology!  Below is the actual letter that I recently received from PP&L about new "smart" meters being installed.

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May 11, 2018

In coming months, we will be replacing our electric meter on your property as part of our state-approved plan to upgrade all our customers' electric meters. Your new meter will benefit you in several ways: It will help us improve the reliability of your service by better detecting power outages. And, over time, the new meters will give you improved access to data that will help you manage your energy use. Here's what you can expect during the replacement:

During the 2018 summer season, we will be paving Mill Creek Drive, High Road and Beartown Road. 
This decision was based on road conditions and traffic volume.

We will also pave Upper Seese Hill Road with the turnback funds from the state.

As discussed, road construction is anticipated to begin on March 1 and will include traffic control implementation of single lane traffic with a traffic signal on SR 390 near the intersection of Dutch Hill Road (near Skytop Lodge) pertaining to PennDOT ECMS project 76369 in Barrett Township, Monroe County, PA. Project is anticipated to complete in November 2018.

Cindi Parker
Assistant Project Manager
Pioneer Construction Company, Inc.

Blue Ridge Communications has completed a 12-month project to bridge gigabit-speed internet to its entire service area, the company announced in a statement Tuesday.

Its top-tier offering now boasts download speeds of 1,000 megabits per second — one of the fastest speeds available to residential consumers in the U.S.

“Our 1 Gig launch represents our commitment to continued investment in our network and infrastructure,” Mark Masenheimer, vice president of operations for Blue Ridge, said in the statement. “We are deeply invested in this region and the people who live and work here.”

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Bridge work will close 191 for 14 months
Marathoners and motorists beware.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close the stone bridge tunnel on routes 191/447 in Pocono Township for a rebuild and repair, creating traffic havoc for over a year.

The roadway is a major thoroughfare connecting Stroud Township with Paradise and Barrett townships.

The project, still in the design phase, will begin sometime in June or July of 2018 and take about 14 months to complete, according to George Gumas of HNTB Corporation, the designer and manager of the project.

5/22/18 - Update:

I was surprised to get a call back from Penn Dot. "Todd" filled me in on the schedule of roads to be repaired...highways first then secondary. He/They know all about 447 and get calls and emails every day.

But he said that should not stop people from logging their concerns.  The whole highway is scheduled for a repaving in 2019.  So let's bombard them.

Click here to submit a "customer concern" to PennDot.  The squeaky wheel gets the grease! 

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