With the November 7th elections rapidly approaching, the Friendly Community Center hosted an informative “Meet the Candidates” Forum (Oct. 23rd) to help residents familiarize themselves with the candidates for Supervisor and their views. Voters will select two of the four candidates who are Loree Guthrie, Grant Hilfiger, Patti O’Keefe and Michele Sistak. The forum was moderated by Sue Ruskin-Mayer and attended by approximately 50 residents. Each candidate made introductory comments, a concluding summary, and answered questions. We have tried to faithfully capture the substance of each candidate’s responses, with some sentences being abbreviated to speed your reading.
At the top of the ballot is a space to vote ‘Yes' or ‘No' for the upcoming referendum on school taxes. Mario Scavello and others have worked hard to provide this opportunity to vote on eliminating school taxes based on property values. Voting YES would vote to eliminate school taxes based on property values, while voting NO is a vote to keep the current system of property taxation. If approved, school taxes would then need to be funded with alternative taxes.
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Hours: 7am - 8pm
Monroe County Municipal Primary
When: May 16, 2017
Barrett Municipal Township Building
993 Route 390, Cresco PA 18326
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Mountainhome United Methodist Church Annex
6680 Route 191, Mountainhome PA 18342
Editor's Note: See "attachments" for sample ballot.
Township Supervisor Candidates:
Loree Guthrie (D)
Patricia O'Keefe (D)
Ralph G. Megliola (R)
Grant Hilfiger (R)
Jay Perrine II (R)
Grant Hilfiger is running for Barrett Township Supervisor in the November 2017 Election. The Primary is in May, 2017. Please stop by Sunshine Flooring on Route 390 to show your support!
We are compiling the following information to make it easier for fellow citizens to obtain information about our local government and supervisors.
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)
October 28th, 2015
Following is a summary of Barrett’s recent pre-election Candidate Forum held at our library. Sue Ruskin-Mayher representing the Community Center did a great job moderating the event, presenting candidates and questions. Three of the four candidates for Barrett Supervisor (Benjie LaBar, Patti O’Keefe, and Michele Sisak) were present as well as one uncontested candidate for Paradise Supervisor (Gary Conrad), and three of the four candidates for County Commissioner (John Christy, Charlie Garris, and John Moyer.) Sue asked each candidate to briefly introduce themselves including what issues need to be addressed, why they are running, their strengths, and how they envision leading change.
In case you have not heard, there is a pre-election Candidates’ Forum scheduled at the Barrett Paradise Friendly Library this Wednesday, October 21, at 7-8:30 PM in the Weiler Community Room. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and discuss tax and other community issues with the Barrett candidates for Supervisor who include Benjie LaBar, Patti O’Keefe, Bill Pipolo, and Michele Sisak. Sincere thanks to our Library and Community Center for jointly sponsoring this helpful event!
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