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Precinct: Barrett One
Address: Barrett Township Municipal Building 993 Route 390 Cresco, PA 18326
Handicapped Accessible: Yes

Precinct: Barrett Two
Address: Mountainhome United Methodist Church Annex 6680 Route 191 Mountainhome PA 18342
Handicapped Accessible: Yes

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has modernized its online Customer Care Center – customercare.penndot.gov – to make it easier to report concerns on state-maintained roadways with new mapping capabilities, optional photo uploads and a mobile-friendly interface.

Public reports help PennDOT with roadway maintenance and safety responsibilities. This modernization will ensure PennDOT receives better information from our customers who drive the roadways every day.

PUBLIC NOTICE ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Susan M. Kennedy a/k/a Susan Kennedy a/k/a Susan Wright Kennedy, 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 his attorney within four (4) months from the date hereof and to file with the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Orphans' Court Division, a particular statement of claim, duly verified by an affidavit setting forth an address within the county where notice may be given to claimant. Henry M. Kennedy, Jr., Executor c/o Daniel M. Corveleyn, Esq. 712 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360-0511 NEWMAN, WILLIAMS, MISHKIN, CORVELEYN, WOLFE & FARERI, P.C. By: Daniel M. Corveleyn, Esq. 712 Monroe Street P.O. Box 511 Stroudsburg, PA 18360-0511 PR - Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26

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

Notice is hereby given that the following blasting schedule shall apply for the Bill Barry Excavating Incorporated Quarry (also known as the Cresco Quarry) on Quarry Lane in Barrett Township, Monroe County, PA. Blasting will be conducted during daylight hours between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., at which time guards will be posted to limit access. Horn warning signals for blasting will be as follows: Pre-blast warning: At least one minute but no more than two minutes prior to detonation a warning signal of three blasts, each lasting about five seconds, will be given. Post blasts: After the blaster-in-charge has determined the blast area is safe, the blaster-in-charge will sound an "all clear" signal, consisting of one long blast, lasting approximately 10 seconds. All horn warnings should be of sufficient power to be heard from a distance of 1,000 feet from the blast site. Certain conditions may cause a blast to be conducted outside the scheduled hours, such as rain, lightning and other atmospheric conditions, operator safety or public safety. Bill Barry Excavating Inc. 174 Quarry Lane Cresco, PA 18326 P - Sept. 30

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