A brush fire started in this area of Devil's Hole Trail on Saturday night within State Game Lands in Barrett Township, near Swiftwater.
PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A TAX RESOLUTION Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Barrett Township will hold a regular meeting at the Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 8 a.m. At the regular meeting, the Board will consider adopting a resolution, authorized by Act 511 of 1965 (The Local Tax Enabling Act), as amended, providing for the levy and collection in fiscal year 2021 of the following taxes: (1) 1.7933 mills for general purposes, which is expected to generate $823,746.00; (2) 0.0960 mill for parks, which is expected to generate $43,629.00; (3) 0.2562 mill for the fire department, which is expected to generate $116,821.00; (4) 0.1922 mill for the library, which is expected to generate $87,264.00; (5) 0.16 mill for road machinery, which is expected to generate $72,715.00; (6) 0.032 mill for open space, which is expected to general $14,543.00; and (7) 0.064 mill for the ambulance company, which is expected to generate $29,106.00. These amount are unchanged from the prior fiscal year. The Board invites citizens and persons of interest to appear and be heard regarding the proposed resolution. If substantial amendments are not offered to the proposed resolution, the Board intends to consider adopting it at the special meeting. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend this public meeting and require auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please call (570) 595-2602 to discuss how the Township may best accommodate your needs. Todd W. Weitzmann, Esquire Weitzmann, Weitzmann & Huffman, LLC 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Barrett Township Solicitors P - Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16
With COVID-19 cases on the rise and large gatherings discouraged, many seniors will not get to see their loved ones this holiday season.
If you’re feeling homebound and alone, there are several ways to keep in contact with your friends and family.
Monroe County community centers are offering virtual classes, and with the help of your tech savvy younger counterparts, you can learn how to use apps such as Zoom and FaceTime to talk with your family — both near and far.
Tuning in online
Nicole Abrams, director of programming and facilities at the Friendly Community Center in Barrett Township, reports an uptick in locals signing up for online classes via Zoom.
PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL MEETING AND OF INTENTION TO ADOPT PROPOSED BUDGET FOR BARRETT TOWNSHIP THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF BARRETT TOWNSHIP, pursuant to Section 3202 of the Second Class Township, hereby gives public notice that the proposed budget for Barrett Township for fiscal year 2021 is available for public inspection at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, during regular business hours. The Board of Supervisors further gives notice that it will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 8 a.m. at the above referenced Barrett Township Municipal Building for the purpose of considering adoption of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021. Any and all interested persons are invited to inspect the proposed budget, to attend the special meeting where adoption of the budget shall be considered, and to offer such comments in relation to the proposed budget as they may desire. The proposed budget may be examined without charge, and copies of the same may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof, at the Barrett Township Municipal Building at the address listed above during regular business hours. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend this public meeting and require auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact the Township at (570) 595-2602 to discuss how your needs may be best accommodated. Weitzmann, Weitzmann & Huffman, LLC By: Todd W. Weitzmann, Esq. 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Barrett Township Solicitors P - Nov. 25
PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Barrett Township Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting/workshop at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 starting at 8 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021. If any person with a disability wishes to request that special accommodations be made to allow his or her participation, he or she is asked to contact the Township at 570-595-2602, at least one business day in advance to make arrangements. Weitzmann, Weitzmann & Huffman, LLC By: Todd W. Weitzmann, Esquire 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Barrett Township Solicitors P - Nov. 10
PUBLIC NOTICE CANCELLED MEETING TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Supervisors of Barrett Township has cancelled the regular general business meeting that was scheduled on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Weitzmann, Weitzmann & Huffman, LLC By: Todd W. Weitzmann, Esquire 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Barrett Township Solicitors P - Nov. 10
Brodhead Watershed Association
Knotweed clogs creeks almost everywhere in Monroe County, and Mountainhome’s Mill Creek in Barrett Township is no exception. A project to demonstrate how it can be eradicated is underway there with help from Brodhead Watershed Association.
(via Rosemary Brown)
With only a short time before the 2019-20 legislative session comes to a close, I am proud to announce that my school board email legislation (House Bill 703) will advance to the governor’s desk for approval and her pediatric vision screening bill (House Bill 1342) passed the full House.
Heading to the governor’s desk:
House Bill 703 would require school districts and charter schools to establish and publish an email address for each school board member on their internet website.
PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING BARRETT TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD The Barrett Township Zoning Hearing Board shall conduct a public hearing at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, PA 18326 on November 5, 2020 at 7 p.m. to consider the application of Cresco DG, LLC for a Variance of property located at 967 Peterson Road, Cresco, PA 18326; tax parcel number 01.14.1.46.3 being a 1.89 acre parcel located in MU-V Zoning District. Applicant seeks a Variance from the requirements of Sections 1302 and 1303 of the Zoning Ordinance which would require thirty-seven (37) parking stalls for Applicant's project, with a space size of 10' x 20'. Applicant desires to locate a Dollar General store on the property. Applicant seeks a reduction of thirty-seven (37) to thirty (30) parking stalls, as well as a reduction in the size of the parking space from 10' x 20' to 9' x 20'. By Order of Barrett Township Zoning Hearing Board James V. Fareri, Esquire, Solicitor P - Oct. 21, Oct. 28
Update 10/20/20 @ 8am
Correction: Original article stated incident was on 10/19/20
ARRESTEE: Kwesi SKERRITT, 38, M. BRONX, NY
VICTIM: 72, M. SWIFTWATER, PA
On 10/18/20 Troopers with the Pennsylvania State Police, Stroudsburg Station, received a 911 call from a 72 year old male at a residence on Oriole Ln, Paradise Township,
BARRETT TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — There is a second report of a house explosion in Monroe County.
Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire. The house is on Cottage Lane and firefighters are redirecting traffic in the area.
Presented by: Rotary Club of the Pocono Mountains
Join us for our annual Halloween Parade this year with a twist... a reverse parade! The floats will be stationary & YOU will be driving thru all the fun!