Wednesday, 28 February 2024 23:13

Pickleball at BARC!

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Wednesday, 28 February 2024 23:11

BARC Clothing Outreach

Have you seen all the wonderful FREE items at the clothing outreach located in the BARC open Monday and Wednesday 9 to 12. Stop in for a closet refresh or drop off donations. They follow the school calendar if school is closed they are closed.

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Wednesday, 07 February 2024 17:37

Commercial Space for Rent

Great Location! Call 570-595-2602 x3 for more info.

Published in Commercial
Friday, 12 January 2024 12:18


During 2024, the Barrett Township Board of Supervisors will convene public meetings at the Barrett Administrative and Recreation Complex, 1200 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, according to the following schedule: Regular meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 P.M. and on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 8:00 A.M. Unless otherwise advertised, regular meeting will be held on Jan 24, Feb 14, Feb 28, March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, Aug 14, Aug 28, Sept 11, Sept 25, Oct 9, Oct 23, Nov 13, Nov 27 and Dec 11. Work session meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:00 A.M., unless otherwise advertised. Work sessions will be held on Jan 17, Feb 14, March 13, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20 and Dec 18. If you require any special accommodations to attend or participate in these public meetings, please contact the Township at 570-595-2602 at least one day in advance. Weitzmann, Weitzmann & Huffman, LLC By: Todd W. Weitzmann, Esquire 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Barrett Township Solicitors

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NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING AND OF INTENTION TO ENACT PROPOSED ORDINANCE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Supervisors of Barrett Township will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 9:00 A.M. (immediately following the Board's reorganization meeting) at the Barrett Administrative & Recreation Complex at 1200 Route 390, Cresco, PA 18326, with respect to a proposed ordinance that amends and replaces the existing stormwater management ordinance found at Chapter 425 of the Barrett Township Code of Ordinances. At the time of the meeting, the Supervisors 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 Supervisors intend to consider enactment of the proposed ordinance at the regular public meeting immediately thereafter. The proposed ordinance is entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF BARRETT TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING AND REPLACING IN ITS ENTIRETY BARRETT TOWNSHIP'S STORMWATER MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE, ORDINANCE 150 OF APRIL 24, 2007, CODIFIED AT PART II (GENERAL LEGISLATION), CHAPTER 425 (§425-1 THROUGH §425-39), OF BARRETT TOWNSHIP'S CODE OF ORDINANCES. The following is a brief summary of all of the provisions of the proposed ordinance: Part 1 contains general provisions including sections on a short title, statement of findings, purpose, statutory authority, applicability, repealer, severability, compatibility with other ordinance requirements, erroneous permits, and waivers. Part 2 contains sections on interpretation and definitions. Part 3 contains stormwater management requirements including sections on general requirements, exemptions, riparian buffers, volume control, rate control, and calculation methodology. Part 4 contains stormwater management site plan requirements including sections on plan contents, plan submission, plan review, modification, resubmission of disapproved plans, authorization to construct and term of validity, and as-built plans, completeness certificates and final inspection. Part 5 contains operation and maintenance provisions including sections on responsibilities of developers and landowners, operation and maintenance agreements, maintenance of stormwater management facilities accepted by the Township, and right of entry onto private property. Part 6 contains sections on fees and expenses including review and inspection fees, and expenses covered by the fee. Part 7 contains prohibitions including prohibited discharges and connections, roof drains and sump pumps, and alteration of stormwater management BMPs. Part 8 contains provisions on enforcement and penalties, including sections on right of entry, inspection, enforcement, suspension and revocation, penalties and remedies for violation, Township liability, appeals, and effective date. The proposed ordinance also contains appendices with a sample stormwater management agreement and declaration of easement, stormwater management design criteria, application, and management district map. A copy of the proposed ordinance will be posted on the Township's website and also has been supplied to the Pocono Record and to the Monroe County Law Library. Anyone may inspect the full text of the proposed ordinance (without charge) or obtain a copy of it (for a charge not exceeding actual copying costs) at the Township's office at the address listed above during regular business hours. If you require any special accommodations to attend or participate in the public meeting, please call (570) 595-2602 (ext. 3) at least one day in advance. WEITZMANN, WEITZMANN & HUFFMAN, LLC By: Todd W. Weitzmann, Esquire 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Solicitor, Barrett Township Board of Supervisors

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Wednesday, 30 August 2023 15:18

Notice of Change in Polling Place: Barrett


To the Electors of Barrett 1

Effective August, 2023

Notice is hereby given by the County Board of Elections of Monroe County that the polling place in said District has been changed:

From: Barrett Township Municipal Bldg.,
993 Route 390- Cresco, PA

1200 ROUTE 390, Cresco, PA

Monroe County Board of Elections

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Wednesday, 30 August 2023 09:47

Public Notice: Change in Meeting Location

PUBLIC NOTICE CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION Starting on September 13, 2023, all Barrett Township boards, commissions, committees, and other bodies will hold all of their meetings and work sessions at the new Barrett Administrative & Recreation Complex at 1200 Route 390, Cresco, PA 18326. Meetings will be held in Room 4 until further notice.

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Update 8/16/23
A local private family has donated $1 million to the township supervisors to cover the acquisition cost of the building.  We are going to release another article in 6-9 months that showcases the building as it comes together.  Stay tuned!

On July 17, 2023, I filed a right to know request asking for:

  • Copies of all expenses related to the Barrett Administrative & Recreational Complex to date (Formerly the Barrett Elementary Center)
  • Copies of any leases with area organizations (like the Friendly Community Center) -- DENIED
  • Any architectural drawings and schematics regarding planned work to BARC

Here are the numbers:

Category Amount
Acquisition Cost $833,604.63
Construction $265,730.65
Garbage $1,497.00
Electricity $2,463.65
Propane $1,044.25
Water $199.67
Total $1,104,539.85
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Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Barrett, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, at a meeting duly called pursuant to public notice and held at 8 a.m. May 3, 2023, prevailing time, in the Municipal Building located at 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania, finally enacted an Ordinance previously advertised on April 23, 2023, with modifications and amendments as hereinafter set forth, the effect and purpose of which Ordinance is as follows:

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Update 2/17/23:
Deed for school property now available

Watch the video here:
Newswatch 16's Amanda Eustice shows us the plans for the building in Monroe County.

Author: Amanda Eustice (WNEP)

Published: 4:01 PM EST November 17, 2022
Updated: 4:01 PM EST November 17, 2022

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. — While it doesn't look like it now, the former Barrett Elementary Center near Mountainhome will soon be the center hub for the community.

Barrett Township officials closed on the property a few days ago. The goal is to turn it into the Barrett Administrative and Recreation Complex.

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