Barrett Township News, Events, Public Notices: Villages of Mountainhome, Cresco, Skytop, Buck Hill Falls, Canadensis
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.
Source: Lehigh Valley Live
The (Easton Area School District) board agreed Tuesday to hire A Plus Logistics in Barrett Township, Monroe County, to look for ways to make bus routes more efficient...
Source: Pocono Record
It is a great honor to serve Cresco as your new Postmaster. In my years with the United States Postal Service, I have seen firsthand the role the Postal Service plays connecting neighbors and our community to the nation. Our Post Offices also serve as a lifeline for our small businesses to reach customers no matter where they are.
Philip Paul Dente, II, 79 Canadensis, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023.
Born February 5, 1943, in Exeter he was the son of the late Philip “Fritz” and Josephine (Pepe) Dente. Philip was the husband of the late Patricia (Phillips) Dente.
He was the owner and operator of The Village View and was a former supervisor of Barrett Township. Phil was an avid Eagles fan (Go Birds!), a devoted father and grandfather, and cartoonist who loved golfing, card games, spending time with his family, and spoiling his grandkids and great-grandkids, not necessarily in that order.
For Pocono Mountain Region 1
Below are the comments that I read during the public Auditor's meeting on January 4, 2023. They are also included in the meeting minutes themselves.
See also, the latest CPA firm Auditor's Report (FY 2021)
1. In Support of the Rainy Day Fund
Last year we acquired the Barrett Elementary School property. How much is it going to cost to renovate? In 2021, the Community Park at Ice Lake opened. Between 2012 and 2019: The dog park, Wismer, Gravel, Skywood, Ice Lake, Seven Pines, Gunderson, Chestnut Mountain and Weinstein properties. How much does it cost to maintain all these properties?
During 2023, the Barrett Township Board of Supervisors will convene public meetings at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, according to the following schedule:
Kerry "Burrhead" "Abe" "Abraham" Arthur Abrams, 56 of Canadensis, suddenly passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023. Born in Honesdale, he was the son of Dewitt and Barbara (Finan) Abrams. Kerry was the husband of Nicole (Stotsenburg) Abrams. He worked as a welder and heavy equipment operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for over 34 years. Kerry was a member of the Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Oak Springs Sportsman Club. Kerry enjoyed 4 wheeling, fishing and hunting. Above all, he loved his Jeeps as well as, reminiscing and sharing old time stories with his loved ones.
Today, Thursday 1/12/2023 shortly after 9:00 AM, Anthony VALERA of Pocono Summit, turned himself in to Detectives with the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney at the Honorable Colleen Mancuso’s Magisterial District Court in Brodheadsville to face the charges levied against him related to the alleged theft of $154,400.00 from five (5) different customers/families who signed contracts with him for construction/home improvement projects. A Preliminary Arraignment was held by Judge Mancuso and Anthony Valera’s bail was set at $30,000.00, secured.
(Featured in Letters to the Editor, Pocono Record)
This is responding to the Letter to the Editor from a New Jersey resident warning of the dangers of legalizing marijuana in PA. All of the dangers he listed: use of which can cause slower reactions, coordination, reduced brain functions like attention, memory and learning, affects driving while use (DUI) are all true!
Estate of Cheryl A. Benasutti, deceased
Late of Barrett Township, Monroe County