Barrett Township News, Events, Public Notices: Villages of Mountainhome, Cresco, Skytop, Buck Hill Falls, Canadensis
INVITATION TO BID
Barrett Township will receive Bids for two (2) Contracts for work to be done at the Firehouse located at 6690 Route 191, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. Contract 1 is for Roof Replacement. Contract 2 is for Engine Room Floor Replacement. Sealed bids must be clearly marked to indicate which contract (or both) is included. All construction work is to be included in one (1) Prime Contract for each project. Bids shall be on a lump sum and unit price basis as indicated in the Bid Form. Sealed bids shall be submitted at the Barrett Township office, 993 Route 390, Cresco, PA by 4 p.m. (local time) on the 22nd day of May, 2018. Bids will be opened at a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors at 8 a.m. on the 23rd day of May, 2018. Bidding documents can be obtained from the Barrett Township Municipal Office during regular weekday business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Checks shall be payable to Barrett Township. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond issued by a surety licensed to conduct business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the amount of at least 10 percent (10%) of the total bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for a satisfactory performance and payment bond and labor and material bond in an amount of 100% of the contract amount. A certificate of insurance, showing proof of workers' compensation coverage, must also be submitted. Bids will be effective for 60 calendar days from the Bid opening date except as permitted by law, and may not be withdrawn during this period. The Contractor shall be required to pay wages in accordance with the PA Department of Labor and Industry Prevailing Wage Determination and execute Contract documents satisfactory to Township.
The Barrett Township Board of Supervisors intends to award the Contracts to the lowest responsible bidder(s) at the regular meeting on May 23, 2018, at 8 a.m. unless the Board announces a later date and time for the award. (emphasis added) The Board also reserves the unqualified right to reject any and/or all bids, or parts thereof, and to waive any defects, irregularities or portions thereof, as deemed to be in the best interest of the Township. P - May 9, May 12
The Supervisors appointed Dina Rinehart to fill the auditor vacancy at the public meeting on Wednesday, May 23.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS TO FILL VACANCY ON BARRETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF AUDITORS TAKE NOTICE that Barrett Township invites interested applicants to submit letters of interest and resumes to fill a vacancy in the unexpired term of an auditor on the Barrett Township Board of Auditors. To be eligible for appointment, applicants must be electors of Barrett Township and must have resided continuously in the Township for at least one year prior to their appointment. The person appointed to fill the vacancy shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and be subject to all the obligations and responsibilities for an auditor under the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code. Letters of interest and resumes will be received until 4 p.m., local time, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. Any letters or resumes received after this deadline will not be considered for the appointment.
The 2016 water quality report from Aqua America is now available for Mountainhome residents. If your property uses public water, please read this report.
Do you enjoy learning about foreign policy but prefer an alternative to TV talk shows where the loudest voice can dominate? Finding a forum for civilized, informative discussion can be challenging. But one enlightening and enjoyable option is “Great Decisions”, a weekly discussion series on foreign policy offered by the Friendly Community Center.
In February and March about twenty residents gather weekly to discuss ann important policy topic. Informative background reading includes a well-written booklet (divided into 8 topics) and a 30-minute video for each week’s topic -- all provided by the Foreign Policy Association. This year’s topics are as follows:
If you answered “yes” to these questions, the SHARE program may be just what you need. SHARE (Shared Housing And Resource Exchange) is a new housing program being offered in Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties. Professional Housing Counselors screen and match people who have extra space in their homes with people seeking an affordable living situation.
If this sounds like a good idea for you or someone you know, please contact:
To Whom it May Concern:
From the Barrett Township Supervisor Meeting Minutes from the February 15, 2018 Meeting (after returning from executive session)
William Pipolo, Jr. made a motion to hire Attorney Jerome Cheslock to become the Arbitrator to resolve the differences with the Organization Agreement with Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department.* The motion was seconded by Patti O'Keefe and carried. All Supervisors voted aye.
Upon asking the Supervisors for further information on the issue at the February 28 Supervisor Meeting, the response was that they could not discuss the issue because it is pending litigation.
IF YOU GO: Animal tracking
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24
WHERE: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville
COST: Free, but registration is required.
DETAILS: This activity is suitable for children of all ages. Children and adults should dress to be outside and be prepared to walk on snow-covered trails.
On Saturday, Feb. 24, children and their parents will have the opportunity to get outside and learn about the tracks and traces that our native wildlife leave behind.
The program “Who Goes There? Tracking Pocono Wildlife,” led by an experienced environmental educator, starts inside as children and their families learn about critters who live in the woods and along the cold, pure streams of the Poconos. How animals make tracks and what to look for in identifying tracks will be covered.
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.
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.