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On October 30, 2017, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 271 into law as Act 42. The law amends the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Among the amendments, Act 42 authorizes interactive gaming (“iGaming”), video gaming terminals (“VGTs”) at truck stops, internet lottery (“iLottery”), tablet gaming at airports, fantasy sports contests, and ancillary slot machine facilities. (source)

Related to the Mount Airy Casino, the law also recently granted a larger buffer zone, where no other casinos can open in a county contiguous to Mount Airy (Pike, Wayne, Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton).  (source)

This gives Mount Airy Casino, a Category 2 casino, the ability to bid on Category 4 "Ancillary" licenses, meaning they could set up slot machines and other types of gambling on properties in Pike, Wayne, Carbon, Lackawanna, and Northampton counties.  In Barrett, specifically, this means they could set up slot machines at Buck Hill Falls or Skytop.  

Fellow residents,

You may have recently received a green postcard in the mail regarding the Monroe County 2019 reassessment (see image).  Full text is as follows:


MONROE COUNTY REASSESSMENT PROJECT

This notice is to inform all Monroe County Property owners that the Reassessment Implementation date has been changed from the year 2019 to the year 2020.

What does this mean to the property owner?

  1. The Reassessment Company, Tyler Technologies, will continue to collect data on properties in 2018 through early 2019.
  2. Preliminary assessments will be mailed to property owners no later than March 2019 for review. At that time, if you do not agree with the assessment information provided, you can file an informal review with Tyler Technologies.
  3. Final assessments will be mailed no later than July 1, 2019. You will have 40 days from the date on the notice to file a formal appeal with the Board of Assessment Revision.
  4. New Assessments will be used to generate the 2020 Tax Bills.

Any other question please call the Monroe County Assessment Office 570-517-3133


FAQ

  • Do I need to let the person doing the assessment into my house?
    No!  You may choose to let them in to see the inside of your home but this is entirely optional.

 

 

Further Reading:

 

What: Community Christmas Open House
Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Cresco Station Museum - Sandspring Road, Cresco, PA

Come join the FUN, a good time FOR ALL!  Sponsored by the Barrett Township Historical Society

Barrett Township Auditors will meet on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7pm in the Municipal Building.  This is an open meeting.  

The 2018 Barrett Township annual budget will be adopted / approved on Wednesday, December 13.  There is also a regularly scheduled supervisor meeting at 5:30pm.  The meeting will follow the budget discussion.  

The Supervisors' reorganization meeting will be held on January 2, 2018 at 9am. 

This will be the first day in office for new candidates Grant Hilfiger and Patti O'Keefe.  

The 911 Center in Monroe County is in the process of installing a new computer system to help with dispatch.  Called the "CAD Project" (Computer Aided Dispatch), it was announced at the Supervisor meeting on November 22, 2017, that the roll-out of the system has been delayed and additional time and money will be required to complete implementation.  

It is curious that Tyler Technology is behind the CAD Project roll-out, as well as the overall property reassessment which as been delayed as well.  

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