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Disclaimer: The ideas expressed below are the personal thoughts and opinions of Nate Covington and do not necessarily reflect the position of Barrett Township or the Board of Auditors.

Background: There are 15 second-class townships in Monroe County. All of them function with 3 elected supervisors except three: Barrett, Tobyhanna, and Coolbaugh.

Editor's Note: My concern about having a "Land Bank" is - what happens when they are the largest landlord in town?
Disclaimer: The ideas expressed above are the personal thoughts and opinions of Nate Covington and do not necessarily reflect the position of Barrett Township or the Board of Auditors.

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Over the past decade, Pennsylvania has expanded the tools available to local governments to fight blight and return vacant or blighted properties to productive use. The state passed the Land Bank Act in 2012.

“Monroe County has been looking into this bringing this Land Bank ordinance to help fight blight for the past four years,” said John Moyer, Chairman of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners. “Just last week, we appointed the Redevelopment Authority as the entity that would be responsible for pulling off this Land Bank.”

The Redevelopment Authority is an arm or entity of the county that currently does housing rehabilitation for elderly people, weatherization, among other things, and now this Land Bank said Moyer.

Due to the fact that all three banks in Mountainhome have been robbed since 2015, after the Barrett Police department disbanded, I wanted to share an idea that I heard:

The three banks should share the cost of an armed security guard. They would patrol the section of Route 390 where First Keystone, NBT, and ESSA are situated along a 0.8 mile stretch of road.

MOUNTAINHOME — Pocono Mountain Regional Police are searching for a bank robber. According to Police Chief Chris Wagner, the First Keystone Community Bank at 1154 Route 390 in Mountainhome was robbed just after 9 a.m. Thursday.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot tall, heavy set male, wearing a grey-hooded sweat suit. The suspect was wearing a mask and gloves and therefore his race was unknown at the time of this story.

According to Wagner, at the time of the incident the suspect entered the bank and accessed a teller drawer, removing bundled US currency. After removing the currency, he fled on foot across Route 390 and up toward Golf Drive.

Barrett Fire & Rescue - 4th Annual

GUN RAFFLE

Guns provided by Buck Hill Firearms
November 9, 2019
4pm to 9pm

American Legion Evans-Blitz Post #922 along with the

High Acres Park Committee

Cordially invite you to a Veterans Day Ceremony at the

High Acres Park Memorial Garden 110 High Acres Dr. Canadensis, PA 18325

Sunday, November 10, 2019 • 2:00 pm

The Event will be held rain or shine. Immediately following the ceremony, everyone is invited to gather for refreshments at the American Legion Evans-Blitz Post #922, 3402 Spruce Cabin Rd. Canadensis, Pa 18325

“All Gave Some, Some Gave All”

October 13, 2019 - 11:30am to 3pm at the Firehouse

Featuring the Smoke House – A safe, interactive learning environment for children to learn to be safe from fire.

Also go for a fire truck ride, see the K-9 Police Dog, visit with our police, see a fully equipped ambulance and watch the Jaws of Life in action.

Meet with the Firemen and do not forget free refreshments!

GPS Address - 6690 Route 191, Cresco, PA 18326

Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Company serves all of Barrett Township including Mountianhome, Cresco, Canadensis, Skytop, and Buck Hill Falls. We also serve surrounding communities as mutual aid. Activities presented depend on availability.

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF'S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE By virtue of a certain Writ of Execution (Mortgage Foreclosure) issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to 2273 CIVIL 2019, I, Todd A. Martin, Sheriff of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will expose the following described real estate to public sale in the Monroe County Courthouse, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 31, 2019 AT 10:00 A.M. PURCHASERS MUST IMMEDIATELY PAY 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE OR SHERIFF'S COST...WHICHEVER IS HIGHER BY CASHIERS CHECK ALL THOSE CERTAIN lots, parcels or pieces of land situate in the Township of Barrett, County of Monroe, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, being Lots No. 103, Section D, Lake In The Clouds, as shown on a plan of lots recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for the County of Monroe, in Plot Book Volume 13, Page 29. TITLE TO SAID PREMISES VESTED IN Lauanna Rivers, by Deed from Lauanna Rivers, dated 11/06/2013, recorded 11/15/2013, in Book 2430, Page 3948. TAX CODE: 01/28A/1/8 TAX PIN: 01648003118110 SEIZED AND TAKEN IN EXECUTION AS THE PROPERTY OF: LAUANNA RIVERS TO ALL PARTIES IN INTEREST AND CLAIMANTS: "All Property Owners' Associations (POA) who wish to collect the most recent six months unpaid dues in accordance with their statutory lien under the Uniform Planned Community Act of 68 PA. C.S.A. 5315(b)(2)(ii) must provide the Sheriff's Office at least two weeks before the Sheriff's Sale with written notification of the amount of the lien and state that "such amount is for the past six months prior to the Sheriff's Sale only." Any sale which does not receive such notification from a POA will not be collected at the time of Sheriff's Sale." A schedule of proposed distribution for the proceeds received from the above captioned sale will be on file in the Office of the Sheriff within thirty (30) days from the date of the sale. Distribution in accordance therewith will be made within ten (10) days thereafter unless exceptions are filed within said time. Todd A. Martin Sheriff of Monroe County Pennsylvania KENYA BATES, ESQUIRE Sheriff's Office Stroudsburg, PA Barry J. Cohen, Sheriff's Solicitor PR - Sept 27; Oct 4, 11

PUBLIC NOTICE SHERIFF'S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE By virtue of a certain Writ of Execution (Mortgage Foreclosure) issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to 1978 CIVIL 2019, I, Todd A. Martin, Sheriff of Monroe County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will expose the following described real estate to public sale in the Monroe County Courthouse, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 31, 2019 AT 10:00 A.M. PURCHASERS MUST IMMEDIATELY PAY 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE OR SHERIFF'S COST...WHICHEVER IS HIGHER BY CASHIERS CHECK ALL THAT CERTAIN piece or parcel of land situate in the Township of Barrett, County of Monroe and State of Pennsylvania, bounded and described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe, the most easterly corner of Lot No. 11, Section B, as shown on map entitled "Oaklyn Park, Vacationland Realty Co.," said iron pipe being on the southerly line of a proposed road thirty three feet in width; thence along the southerly line of said road. South forty two degrees eight minutes East one hundred seventy two and thirty one one-hundredths feet to an iron pipe; thence along other lands of Lloyd R. LaBar, et ux., of which this lot was formerly a part, South forty five degrees nineteen minutes thirty seconds West two hundred feet to a point; thence by the same, North forty two degrees eight minutes West twenty four and fifty six one-hundredths feet to a point in line of Lot No. 9 as shown on said map; thence along Lots Nos. 9, 10 and 11, Section B, as shown on said map, North thirteen degrees fourteen minutes East two hundred forty two and ninety one one-hundredths feet to the place of BEGINNING. CONTAINING: 0.45 acre, more or less. BEING THE SAME PREMISES which Steven Izzo, by deed dated August 28, 2006 and recorded August 30, 2006 in Book 2279 Page 2732 conveyed to Steven M. Kelly, Jr. and Jennifer Kelly, his wife. Pin #: 01638701468476 Tax Code #: 01/15/1/6-6 SEIZED AND TAKEN IN EXECUTION AS THE PROPERTY OF: JENNIFER KELLY STEVEN M. KELLY, JR TO ALL PARTIES IN INTEREST AND CLAIMANTS: "All Property Owners' Associations (POA) who wish to collect the most recent six months unpaid dues in accordance with their statutory lien under the Uniform Planned Community Act of 68 PA. C.S.A. 5315(b)(2)(ii) must provide the Sheriff's Office at least two weeks before the Sheriff's Sale with written notification of the amount of the lien and state that "such amount is for the past six months prior to the Sheriff's Sale only." Any sale which does not receive such notification from a POA will not be collected at the time of Sheriff's Sale." A schedule of proposed distribution for the proceeds received from the above captioned sale will be on file in the Office of the Sheriff within thirty (30) days from the date of the sale. Distribution in accordance therewith will be made within ten (10) days thereafter unless exceptions are filed within said time. Todd A. Martin Sheriff of Monroe County Pennsylvania BROOKE R WAISBORD, ESQUIRE Sheriff's Office Stroudsburg, PA Barry J. Cohen, Sheriff's Solicitor PR - Sept 27; Oct 4, 11

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