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Barrett is a second-class township. A second-class township usually has three supervisors, elected at large for six-year terms. A referendum may allow a second-class township's board of supervisors to expand to five members. Some townships have home-rule charters, which allow for a mayor/council form of government. Source: Wikipedia (Local Government in Pennsylvania)
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Basic Crime Prevention Practice crime safety measures that eliminate opportunities for criminals. Encourage others to join in crime prevention efforts. Aid others when they become victims of crime. Work for a better and safer neighborhood through protecting and honoring the rights of others.   Important: The purpose of a community watch is to help the police do their jobs.  Do not be a vigilante.     Disaster Preparedness & Resiliency Learn skills to prepare for…
Monroe County Conservation District PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture Heritage Conservancy The Nature Conservancy PA Department of Conservation of Natural Resources PA Environmental Council Brodhead Watershed Association
Regarding Propane - I live in Mountainhome and heat using both propane and firewood. We bought a 500 gallon tank (don't rent!) and top it off every August and January. Since we own the tank, I can call 15 or 20 propane suppliers and the phone call goes like this: "Hi, I'm calling for a price on propane. I own my 500 gallon tank and it's around 30% full." Then they give me a price.…
Designed with a cottage look, this small shed has clapboard siding on the front, a double door, a ramp to allow access for motorized yard equipment, a window to provide light, and a flower box for decoration.
We've been burning firewood at our house for 2 years now, and after last year's issues of stacking (and-restacking the parts that fell over) firewood, I decided that it was time to build something a little more solid. We considered building a large lean-to to put the firewood under, but the cost of lumber to build it was in excess of $800 - about how much we spend for firewood to burn for the entire…
Learn how to sharpen a chainsaw blade by hand using a file from Master Shipwright Louis Sauzedde.
Links for Hunters: Report your Harvest Buy a Hunting License Where to Hunt? (Maps) Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits Download as PDF
[The following Code of Ethics for K-12 teachers forbids teachers from using their classrooms for political, ideological, or religious advocacy. Teachers in violation of the Code would be subject to penalties such as probation, suspension and loss of their teaching licenses.]
We are compiling the following information to make it easier for fellow citizens to obtain information about our local government and supervisors.
Public Service Announcement - Please Share! The following is an online guide for identifying and treating Lyme disease.  Topics include antibiotics, nutritional supplements, tick removal, affected areas, rash identification, doctor referrals, support groups, stress management, diet recommendations, and the history of Lyme disease.  
For many of our clients, pets offer 24/7 companionship. A pet may be the only “family” a client has. In January 2009, we began providing pet food to clients needing assistance feeding their pets. The program arose after volunteers began reporting clients were sharing their Meals on Wheels food with their pets, thereby compromising their own nutrition and good health. Currently our volunteers graciously deliver food to 24 dogs and 36 cats on a monthly…
Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never…
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