Barrett Township News, Events, Public Notices: Villages of Mountainhome, Cresco, Skytop, Buck Hill Falls, Canadensis
BARRETT TOWNSHIP -- State officials say the owners of a building being demolished in Monroe County need to explain themselves.
Crews are knocking down a former elementary school in the Mountainhome area, but the Department of Environmental Protection says the notice of demolition expired.
The DEP said the owners, who are from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, filed a notice of demolition and asbestos abatement over the summer. The paperwork expired at the end of September and was never renewed.
DEP surveyed the site when crews started demolition in November and gave the OK to continue. Crews are under orders to stop working if they find any asbestos.
A spokesperson with DEP said the owners will get a notice of violation for not properly renewing the paperwork and could face a fine.
Editor's Note: Compared to how nicely the other bridges in our area have turned out, it's a shame how big of a "bump" there is when driving over this new bridge! They recently shaved it down and add another seam, which makes it a little better, but it's still pretty rough.
PARADISE TOWNSHIP -- The "closed bridge" and "detour" signs have been moved and the bridge on Route 940 in Paradise Township is back open for business, bringing relief for many including businesses that were affected.
"We are so excited and I couldn't even imagine how excited I was for this bridge to open," said Suzie Eckhart, Kasa's Pizza and Taco Bell manager.
Major demolition work at the old Inn at Buck Hill Falls is scheduled to begin next month.
However, just like obtaining any details surrounding the ultimate fate of the former landmark, getting specific information about the scheduled work has proved nearly impossible.
“What I know is that the Buck Hill Falls Company is knocking down property there,” said Barrett Township Supervisor and Roadmaster John Seese, who noted that the township doesn’t have anything to do with the demolition work.
Several messages left for Buck Hill Falls Company President Michael O’Shea went unreturned.
This drive starts in Milford and proceeds southwest on Route 209 South along the Delaware River. Continue south on Route 209 to Jim Thorpe, a great little town with hills all around.
Distance: 70 miles
Highlights: Mountains, River views
Home Food Preservation: Canning Basics
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016
Food preservation is experiencing a rejuvenation; many people are interested in growing and/or buying local foods and want to preserve them for use throughout the year. Home Food Preservation: Canning Basics is an introductory workshop providing USDA's current recommendations on how to safely can seasonal garden produce and specialty items.
We understand that there is concern about a lack of action due to abandoned, dilapidated properties. If you live near an eyesore property, the first thing you should do is call the township and complain. (570) 595-2602 If a phone call doesn't get things done sufficiently, there is a "complaint" form (PDF) that you can file to officially record your complaint with the supervisors. Once your complaint is on file, a zoning officer will review the property in question and determine with the supervisors whether further action is warranted.
There are local zoning ordinances that say that you don't need to be staring at piles of trash in your neighbor's driveway.
[Update 7/27/16 @ 2pm: only six (6) tanks remaining.]
[Update 8/16/16 @ 10am: Only three (3) tanks remaining.]
One time used in new condition. Eight (8) available - call today. Great for collecting rainwater and other uses. Local delivery available. More info:
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Matthew Herbik. I have lived in the Pocono Mountains for the last 15 years. One of the reasons I chose to live in this area is one of the natural resources: the beautiful, dark, starry night sky. I’m an amateur astrophotographer. Over the past 15 years, there has been a lot of construction in the area of all kinds: residential, commercial, and industrial. During this time the light pollution has increased dramatically as can be seen on this link:
You are invited to attend the 58th Annual Antique Show & Sale at the Mountainhome United Methodist Church...
...at the junction of Routes 191 and 390 "In the Heart of the Poconos"
Friday and Saturday
July 22 and 23, 2016
We have long awaited the summer sunshine to enjoy the outdoors. Over 20 antique dealers providing a wide array of antiques, collectibles, unique / interesting garden decor, plus much much more...
By David Pierce
Pocono Record Writer
Posted Jun. 2, 2016 at 11:06 AM
The Monroe County commissioners vote 3-0 Wednesday — despite strong opposition voiced during a 90-minute public hearing — to authorize a countywide reassessment of all properties, aimed at achieving more equitable property values for tax purposes.
Edit 3/17/17: It seems the new PA Contact for spraying this year is Triple F Flying. Source WNEP.
To the Editor:
Please do not hire the outfit from Georgia to fly over your house and spread poison throughout our environment. The following article was posted to Facebook by the Audobon Society of Rhode Island in response to a person asking why they found these dead songbirds after having their trees sprayed. This outfit from Georgia, "Bruces Flying Service" has a "PA Contact" listed in their ad of 570-595-2303.
So, I was checking my voicemail this morning and there was one from a caller who said that she had her trees sprayed for caterpillars – trees occupied by three bird feeders - and now, she is upset that there are no birds at all for her to watch. She wonders if the spray could possibly have something to do with it. (Yes, spraying pesticides on your trees will have an effect on the songbirds.) It is not uncommon for us to get inquiries such as these, and it is with great frustration and sadness that we often are faced with educating people after the damage has been done.
There is much discussion everywhere about our food supply. Where is it coming from? is it safe for us? how nutritious is it? and so on. Would you like the opportunity to grow your own vegetables on a plot of land that has been plowed for you, and leveled for planting by dedicated volunteers? The Community garden offers you a small plot of land that is yours for the summer, free of charge, to plant and maintain. We are a pesticide free garden so you can be assured that your vegetables will be safe and good for you. You can connect with nature and enjoy the miracle of seeing your plants respond to your care by giving you their gifts of fresh, healthful vegetables.