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(Editor's Note: Looks like this property is next to the Water Plant in Buck Hill Falls)
PUBLIC NOTICE - Notice of Intent to Remediate to an Environmental Standard & Notification of a Final Report Submission.
(Sections 302(e)(1)(ii), 303(h)(1)(ii), 304(n)(1)(i), and 305(c)(1))
Pursuant to the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act, the act of May 19, 1995, P.L. 4, No. 1995-2. Notice is hereby given that Polylimnio, LLC has submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection a Notice of Intent to Remediate and a notice of intent to submit a Final Report for a site located at 337 Summit Drive, Barrett Township, Monroe County.
Barrett Township will accept sealed bids for the purchase of a parcel of real estate located at 3423 Spruce Cabin Road in Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, further identified as Tax Parcel Number 01.33.1.9 ( Property ).
The Property is approximately 35.20 acres in size and is improved with several structures. The minimum bid amount is $315,000.
Due to the recent flurry of information regarding real estate & property transactions in Barrett Township, I've filed a Right to Know Request asking for all of the DEEDS of properties currently owned by the township, including the former Elementary School building and Golten / Gunderson properties.
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By virtue of a Writ of Execution issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania to 1696 CIVIL 2020 I, Ken Morris, Sheriff of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will expose the following described real estate to be sold at a public online auction conducted by Bid4Assets, 8757 Georgia Ave., Suite 520, Silver Springs, MD 20910 on:
Thursday, February 23, 2023 AT 10:00 A.M.
By accessing the web address: www.bid4assets.com/monroecountysheriffsales
PURCHASERS MUST PAY 10% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OR SHERIFF S COSTS, WHICHEVER IS HIGHER TO BID4ASSETS BY WIRE TRANSFER NO LATER THAN 4:00PM THE DAY AFTER AUCTION
ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT, PARCEL OR PIECE OF LAND SITUATE IN THE TOWNSHIP OF BARRETT, COUNTY OF MONROE AND COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED FOLLOWS, TO WIT:
BEING LOT NO. 36, SECTION 3, AS SHOWN ON PLAN OF MILL CREEK ESTATES, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE FOR THE RECORDING OF DEEDS, &C., IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF MONROE, AT STROUDSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, IN PLOT BOOK NO. 44, PAGE 51.
PARCEL NUMBER:01/33/1/30-36 AND PIN NUMBER 01638704631148
BEING KNOWN AS: 4281 HIGH ROAD, CRESCO, PENNSYLVANIA 18326.
Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Rules and Regulations and Clean Streams Law, notice is hereby given that Bill Barry Excavating Inc., 174 Quarry Lane, Cresco, PA 18326, has made application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for a renewal of its existing individual PNDES Permit.
I learned the Gunderson / property was not purchased with Open Space funds, therefore doesn't get treated the same way as actual Open Space land.
I've also filed a Right to Know Request for the deed, which is available here. It appears Barrett Township paid $1 for the property, it wasn't gifted. I am also able to confirm the deed contains the following language, bottom of page 2:
AND ALSO UNDER AND SUBJECT to the condition that the premises conveyed herein
are to be accessible to all Monroe County residents and the premises shall only be
utilized, in perpetuity, for recreation and open space.
However, this does not mean that the Township is obligated to keep ownership of the property forever. It means that the next buyer also needs to keep it open to all Monroe County residents.
Two names are attached to the property because Selma Gunderson conveyed the property to Norman Golten in 2003 before it was transferred to Barrett Township in 2013.
To those who are interested, here are a few documents that I found from 2018 when I filed a Right to Know request for financial expense and related information related to the Gunderson (Golten) property.
Since the township is only required to retain this type of information for 5 years I figured it would be prudent to share the information.
Edit 1/31/23 @ 4pm
For those who are interested, it looks like there is 2014 meeting minute documentation available through the site search related to Golten.
It looks like this is the same property that I had been referring to as "Gunderson" - I'm not sure how the same property got two names.
On January 18, 2023, the Barrett Township Supervisors voted to sell the Golten Property by a vote of 3-2. John Seese, Pam Gardsy, and Kelly Slinger voted aye. Patti O'Keefe and Darryl Speicher voted nay.
What is the Golten Property?
In 2013 Mr. Golten offered his property on Spruce Cabin Road of approximately 35 acres to the Township with the condition that the Supervisors would not sell the property and would maintain it for use by the community. The deed of March 11, 2013 states:
"Under and subject to the condition that the premises conveyed herein are to be accessible to all Monroe County residents and the primses shall only be utilized, in perpetuity, for recreation and open space.
The property is located at 3423 Spruce Cabin Road.