Barrett Township Historical Society presents:
From Service Station to Garden Center
by Elaine Bubb, Owner, Stonewall Garden Center
Date: Friday, February 16
Location: The Friendly Community Center
Barrett Township has been awarded an LSA Grant for $148,270 for the Firehouse Renovations Project. The renovations include: Roof, Painting, Meeting Rooms Flooring, Engine Room Flooring, Folding Door (Meeting room), Furnace, AC, Overhead Doors, Sound Blocks and Doors. Work is anticipated to start Summer 2018
The Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Company is vital. "Their firehouse here is the hub of all the activity," says Pam Gardsy, Barrett Township's Executive Secretary Treasurer.
But the building is falling apart.
Gardsy adds, "it's very dated."
Thanks to a $148,000 dollar grant, the firehouse's floors, roof, and heating system will be repaired.
Barrett Township Historical Society
General Membership Meeting
January 19, 2018
Short business meeting begins at 2:00pm, followed by speaker Amy Leiser, Director of Monroe County Historical Association, presenting Women Who Made History in Monroe County
All at the Friendly Community Center on Route 191 (across from the MUMC Church at the 390/191 split)
All Welcome. Refreshments. Free.
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.
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.
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.
This is a neat little gem from Barrett Township in 1930. See 'attachments' area below to download the PDF.
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You may have recently received a green postcard in the mail regarding the Monroe County 2019 reassessment (see image). Full text is as follows:
Barrett Township Historical Society presents -
Mountainhome's Shoepeg Factory of Yesteryear
by Jackie Magann
November 17th at the Friendly Community Center
A short business meeting will begin at 2:00pm (note winter time change) followed by the Program.
Refreshments - All are Welcome
Contact Donna Bisset at 570.595.2857
With the November 7th elections rapidly approaching, the Friendly Community Center hosted an informative “Meet the Candidates” Forum (Oct. 23rd) to help residents familiarize themselves with the candidates for Supervisor and their views. Voters will select two of the four candidates who are Loree Guthrie, Grant Hilfiger, Patti O’Keefe and Michele Sistak. The forum was moderated by Sue Ruskin-Mayer and attended by approximately 50 residents. Each candidate made introductory comments, a concluding summary, and answered questions. We have tried to faithfully capture the substance of each candidate’s responses, with some sentences being abbreviated to speed your reading.
Join hike leader Carol Hillestad for a challenging hike of up to 3 miles. The specific route will depend on how much water is in the creek on the day of the hike.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017
COST: Free, but registration is required. Directions will be provided upon registration.
Photo updated. The recycling bins have been removed.
At the Barrett Township Supervisor meeting on Wednesday September 27, the supervisors made a motion to shut down the Recycling Center in front of the Maintenance Department on Sand Spring Road.