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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING BARRETT TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD The Barrett Township Zoning Hearing Board shall conduct a public hearing at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, PA 18326 on November 5, 2020 at 7 p.m. to consider the application of Cresco DG, LLC for a Variance of property located at 967 Peterson Road, Cresco, PA 18326; tax parcel number being a 1.89 acre parcel located in MU-V Zoning District. Applicant seeks a Variance from the requirements of Sections 1302 and 1303 of the Zoning Ordinance which would require thirty-seven (37) parking stalls for Applicant's project, with a space size of 10' x 20'. Applicant desires to locate a Dollar General store on the property. Applicant seeks a reduction of thirty-seven (37) to thirty (30) parking stalls, as well as a reduction in the size of the parking space from 10' x 20' to 9' x 20'. By Order of Barrett Township Zoning Hearing Board James V. Fareri, Esquire, Solicitor P - Oct. 21, Oct. 28

Update 10/20/20 @ 8am 
Correction: Original article stated incident was on 10/19/20


Source: Nextdoor




On 10/18/20 Troopers with the Pennsylvania State Police, Stroudsburg Station, received a 911 call from a 72 year old male at a residence on Oriole Ln, Paradise Township,

Monday, 19 October 2020 07:00

Barrett Township Voter's Guide 2020

Polling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. All Monroe County polls are handicap accessible.  

Monday, 05 October 2020 10:06

Home in Barrett Township explodes

BARRETT TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — There is a second report of a house explosion in Monroe County.

Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire. The house is on Cottage Lane and firefighters are redirecting traffic in the area.

Reverse Parade!  

Presented by: Rotary Club of the Pocono Mountains

Join us for our annual Halloween Parade this year with a twist... a reverse parade! The floats will be stationary & YOU will be driving thru all the fun!

CRESCO, MONROE CO. (WOLF) — Back in 1970, one Monroe County man was murdered and the question still haunts everyone:

What exactly happened to 52-year-old John Leonard?

PUBLIC NOTICE ESTATE NOTICE Estate of Joanne C. Storer, late of Mountainhome, Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Letters of Administration 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 her attorney within four (4) months from the date hereof and to file with the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Orphan's 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. Amy Noone, Executrix 15610 Golf Club Drive Montclair, Va 22025 Eric Noone, Executor 1088 Upper Seese Hill Road Canadensis, PA 18325 MICHELLE F. FARLEY, ESQ. P.O. Box 222 Cresco, PA 18326 PR - Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 24

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Barrett Township Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The purpose of the hearing will be to determine if there is a dangerous structure in violation of Barrett Township Ordinance 85 on property now or formerly owned by Charles G. Molinari and Rosemarie P. Molinari, his wife, which is located at 840 Upper Seese Hill Road, Barrett Township, Pennsylvania. The property is further identified as Monroe County Tax Code # and PIN 01-6398-04-63-9800. Rosemarie P. Molinari having died on May 7, 2008 and Charles G. Molinari having died on January 3, 2012, the property appears to be controlled by the Estate of Charles G. Molinari, by and through its Executor, Dominic J. Molinari. The Board of Supervisors has received a report that one or more buildings on the property are in a dangerous condition constituting a nuisance in violation of Barrett Township Ordinance 85. As required by Section 4(a) and Section 6(c) of Ordinance 85, the following is a statement of particulars regarding the alleged dangerous buildings: the owner is maintaining or causing to be maintained, multiple unoccupied, abandoned, dangerous structures on the property; in particular, the primary structure on the property is a wood-frame building that has been so neglected that it has partially collapsed. The property owners and any interested parties are hereby given notice of their opportunity to appear before the Board at the above referenced hearing to show cause why the building reported to be a "dangerous building" should not be repaired, vacated or demolished in accordance with the standards and requirements of Ordinance 85. The public and all interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and to present any relevant evidence in connection with this matter. 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, ext. 3, 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 - Sept. 7, Sept. 14

via Rosemary Brown:

After receiving many questions and concerns relating to school district property taxes, I wanted to take the opportunity to offer some helpful information to explain how school district real estate taxes are determined, provide information on state programs to ease the burden of school district real estate taxes for eligible residents, and highlight legislative proposals.

First and foremost, property taxes fall under the jurisdiction of your local governments, specifically your county, municipality and school district.

Property taxes continue to be a primary source of funding for these governments, as this tax is the only tax authorized by law to be levied by all three, where every property owner pays tax to each, unless otherwise exempted.

It is important to note that a tax on property is not levied by the Commonwealth, nor is it mandated on local taxing districts; rather, the decision is made separately, and independently, by local elected officials, with the General Assembly establishing certain parameters.

Editor's Note:
See attachments for bidding documents - engineers' drawings start on page 162.


PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID Barrett Township will receive Bids for one contract for the Old Canadensis Hill Bridge Replacement located on Old Canadensis Hill, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18346. The contract is for the removal of the existing bridge superstructure, abutment repairs, and installation of the new superstructure and associated improvements. Sealed Bids are to be submitted at the offices of Barrett Township, 993 Route 390, Cresco, PA by 4 p.m. (local time) on the 22nd day of September, 2020. Bids will be opened at the Board of Supervisors meeting at 8 a.m. on the 23rd of September, 2020. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the site on 8th day of September, 2020, at 10 a.m.