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BARRETT TOWNSHIP — After being closed for nearly a decade, the vines and plants that were once only roadside growth have started to claim the bridge on Old Canadensis Hill Road as their own.

That may not be the case for long, however, as Barrett Township recently received $689k from the state to rebuild the bridge, which has been closed since 2008.

“We need it, we need it in the worst way,” said John Seese, township supervisor and roadmaster. “At least we can have one access to get in and out with heavy equipment, wide loads, all that stuff. That one bridge is going to take care of everything.”

PUBLIC NOTICE INTENTION TO ENACT PROPOSED ORDINANCE The Board of Supervisors of Barrett Township hereby gives public notice of its intention to enact the ordinance summarized below at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors to be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. At the meeting, the Board will listen to comments by members of the public concerning the proposed ordinance. If substantial amendments are not offered to the draft of the proposed ordinance, the Board intends to consider enactment of the proposed ordinance immediately following receipt of public comment. The proposed ordinance is entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BARRETT, MONROE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AUTHORIZING THE ENTRY INTO AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP, TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, BARRETT TOWNSHIP AND MOUNT POCONO BOROUGH TITLED AMENDED AND RESTATED AGREEMENT ON POCONO MOUNTAIN REGIONAL POLICE FOR ADDITIONAL REVISIONS. The following is a brief summary of all of the provisions of the proposed ordinance. Section 1 approves the Amended and Restated Agreement on Pocono Mountain Regional Police and authorizes appropriate Township officials to execute and deliver the Agreement on behalf of Barrett Township; Section 2 provides for the authorized persons to take all further actions necessary to adopt this ordinance and give effect to the Agreement; Section 3 contains a severability clause; Section 4 contains a repealer clause; and, Section 5 provides that the ordinance will be effective as provided by law. The full text of the proposed ordinance is on file for inspection and review without charge (or a copy may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof) at Barrett Township's offices at 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. A complete copy of the proposed ordinance also has been provided to and may be reviewed at the Pocono Record and the Monroe County Law Library. 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 - Oct. 2

Friday, 28 September 2018 09:48

Survey: Digital Signs?

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Background: The revised Sign ordinance was passed March 9, 2016, allowing for "Electronic Message Centers."  What do YOU think about these signs?  

 

Friday, 28 September 2018 09:40

Good time to check your dehumidifier!

Over the last month or so, with all of this rain, we noticed a bit of mold starting in our basement.  We've always had our dehumidifier running so I didn't think to check it at first, but it turns out that our dehumidifer was running but not working.  The compressor was kicking on but it wasn't actually pulling moisture out of the air.  After buying a new one, I realized that the new one actually got cold, too.  So to do a quick check on your own dehumidifier, you can put your hand in front of the grill and see if you can feel cool/cold coming off it.  (Dehumidifiers are built like air conditioners and refrigerators - they use a compressor and freon gas.)  A better test would be to actually confirm that water is actually accumulating in the tank or coming out of the hose!  

And, if you hook your dehumidifier into some sort of plumbing, you don't have to empty the tank on a regular basis.  

Friday, 28 September 2018 09:36

ESTATE NOTICE - Estate of DORIS M. URICE

PUBLIC NOTICE ESTATE NOTICE Estate of DORIS M. URICE, late of Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, deceased. Letters Testamentary in the above-named Estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to the Estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims are directed to present the same, without delay, to the undersigned, or to their attorney, within four months from the date hereof, and to file with the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, Monroe County, Orphans' Court Division, a particular statement of claim duly verified by affidavit, setting forth an address where notice may be given to claimant. Daniel Meinweiser, Executor 809 Lake Road Canadensis PA 18325 Margaret Cleveland, Executor 413 Laurel Pine Road Cresco PA 18326 Gretchen Marsh Weitzmann, Esq. WEITZMANN, WEITZMANN & HUFFMAN, LLC 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg PA 18360 PR - Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12

BARRETT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is in custody after allegedly trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl from her home in the Poconos.

Police were called to a home on Naomi Lane near Cresco around 3 a.m. Monday.

Investigators say the suspect, Dudley Robinson, lives in basement of the home. 

The child’s mother says she was awakened by her daughter’s cries. She found Robinson dragging the child toward the front door and into a van.

The mother and father fought to free the girl, even getting dragged by the vehicle.

Robinson crashed the van into a tree. He then went to the porch of the home with a gun and threatened suicide.

Police were able to take him into custody safely. He is charged with attempted kidnapping and other charges.

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Editor's Note: 
Hey! That's our town name...

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Editor's Note:
I have written previously about the quality of the public water available in Mountainhome from AQUA.  They add small amounts of chlorine to the water, which I have been filtering out of my drinking water for years.  I just came across this article that discusses the implications of showering in chlorinated water and wated to share:

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It makes intuitive sense that drinking chlorinated water can create imbalances in your intestinal flora. We know that chlorine will kill many of the good bacteria and microbes that live symbiotically with us in our gut. These good bacteria help us digest our food, keeping us serene and healthy. But most of us fail to take this thought to it’s logical end. I know I did.

You see, I thought that if I just drank filtered water, I’d have my bases covered. It never even occurred to me that the chlorine in my shower and bath water could be just as damaging, if not more so. That’s because your skin is your largest organ, and it’s naturally gifted with the ability to absorb both nutrients and toxins.

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I received this letter from County Waste regarding an additional $5 monthly fee for recycling pickup service. 

See also, related article: China Throws Recycling Scam in the Trash.  

Actual text from the letter as follows:

June 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

As many of you are aware, recycling programs in the United States have come under fire over the last year. Our costs to provide the service since 1988 were largely provided by the sale of the products we recycled. Unfortunately, the payment received has turned into a bill to accept. This situation has forced us to reconsider or rework the mechanics of the program.