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The 2016 water quality report from Aqua America is now available for Mountainhome residents.  If your property uses public water, please read this report.  

pdfAqua_Mountainhome_Water_Quality_Report_2016_PA2450039.pdf

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: 

DO YOU HAVE EXTRA SPACE IN YOUR HOME?
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME COMPANIONSHIP?
EXTRA INCOME ?

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:

Monroe County
Ryan Lohman
570-832-0538

Posted on BarrettTownship.com 3/9/18:

The Municipal Building is open from 8am to 4pm today for anyone needing to warm up, charge their devices, etc.  There is water available if you bring a bottle / jug.  After 4pm, there is a water spigot outside to fill your bottles / jugs.  

 

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From the Barrett Township Supervisor Meeting Minutes from the February 15, 2018 Meeting (after returning from executive session)

Quote:
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.  

(*emphasis added)

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.   

Join hike leader Carol Hillestad for a challenging hike of about 2 miles.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018
COST: Free, but registration is required. Directions will be provided upon registration.
INFORMATION: Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email info@brodheadwatershed.org. For information about this and other hikes in the free Get Outdoors Poconos series, go to brodheadwatershed.org/gopoconos. The hike series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

Date: March 10 and 11, 2018
Time: 10am-3pm

Please dress appropriately. Conditions tend to be muddy this time of year in the woods

Date: April 28, 2018
Time: 11am-1pm  
Location:  Barrett Township Dog Park

Free to the public.  Dogs must be dog and human friendly.  Aggression can be addressed one on one.  

Come ask the trainer, David, with University of Pets for a Free Training Session

Contact: 570-664-3902

As discussed, road construction is anticipated to begin on March 1 and will include traffic control implementation of single lane traffic with a traffic signal on SR 390 near the intersection of Dutch Hill Road (near Skytop Lodge) pertaining to PennDOT ECMS project 76369 in Barrett Township, Monroe County, PA. Project is anticipated to complete in November 2018.

Cindi Parker
Assistant Project Manager
Pioneer Construction Company, Inc.

Would you like to be a Streamwatcher?

Brodhead Watershed Association will soon welcome new “water warriors” into its popular Streamwatch program.

Streamwatch volunteer training sessions will be held at at Northampton Community College’s Tannersville campus. You need attend only one session: either 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Pocono Hall, Room 108, or at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in Kapp Hall, Room 104.

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