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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 winter.

We've compiled the following event calendar for local residents.  If you find an error or omission, please use the Feedback form to submit a correction.


Upcoming Supervisor Meetings

Wed Jun 28, 2017 @ 8:00AM -
Supervisor Meeting (AM)
Wed Jul 12, 2017 @ 5:30PM -
Supervisor Meeting (PM)
Wed Jul 19, 2017 @ 8:00AM -
Supervisor Workshop
Wed Jul 26, 2017 @ 8:00AM -
Supervisor Meeting (AM)

pdf2016 Government Directory

pdfBrodhead Watershed - what to do when you believe there is a problem with a stream

 Do Not Call Lists

Learn how to sharpen a chainsaw blade by hand using a file from Master Shipwright Louis Sauzedde.

If we are missing any companies in the following lists, please use the feedback form to let us know!

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 learned that the average basement in Cresco (Zip 18326) has a radon level of 5.6, and the first floor average of 2.4  Since homes are generally only tested for radon when being purchased, we encourage long-term homeowners to have their homes tested proactively.   You can check the PA Website for any zip code's radon test result averages here.

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)

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 man-made and natural disasters. Local, state and the federal government do a lot to prepare for disasters, but neighbors need to be ready to care for each other.

 

Build a Stronger Community

In our fast-paced world, we don’t spend enough time learning about our neighbors.  Watch groups give community members a reason to get together and talk about making their community a better place.  Neighborhood Watch activities are a fun way for community members to get to know each other while making a difference.

We are compiling the following information to make it easier for fellow citizens to obtain information about our local government and supervisors.

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Barrett Township has over 2300 feet of publicly accessible fishing along the Brodhead Creek in Cresco, PA.  Access is along Pasold Farm Drive, off of Spruce Cabin Road: Click here for driving directions - Google Map Fishing licenses are required.

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