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Event Calendar

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Upcoming Events in Barrett:


15 Dec 2019
12:00PM - 04:00PM
Come Visit Santa @ Mountainhome Bowling Center

18 Dec 2019
08:00AM -
Supervisor Workshop (Open to Public)

18 Dec 2019
09:00AM - 01:00PM
Barrett Senior Center - Regular Meeting

18 Dec 2019
06:15PM - 07:15PM
Rotary Club Meeting

19 Dec 2019
05:00PM - 06:00PM
Barrett Architectural Review Committee (Open to Public)

20 Dec 2019
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Barrett Township Historical Society Meeting

25 Dec 2019
08:00AM -
Supervisor Meeting (AM) (Open to Public)

25 Dec 2019
09:00AM - 01:00PM
Barrett Senior Center - Regular Meeting

25 Dec 2019
06:15PM - 07:15PM
Rotary Club Meeting

26 Dec 2019
06:00PM - 07:00PM
Pocono Area Recreation Commission

Update 12/3/19 @ 7pm: 
  pdf Click here to view Ordinance 197 - Short Term Rentals (350 KB)

 

PUBLIC NOTICE INTENTION TO ENACT PROPOSED ORDINANCE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Supervisors of Barrett Township hereby gives public notice of its intention to enact the ordinance summarized below at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors to be held on December 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. As summarized below, the proposed ordinance would establish regulations for short term rental units within Barrett Township. At the time of the public 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 immediately after the public meeting. The proposed ordinance is entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BARRETT, COUNTY OF MONROE, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, RELATING TO THE USE AND REGULATION OF SHORT-TERM RENTAL UNITS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP AND ESTABLISHING APPLICATION AND PERMIT STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES, PROVIDING FOR ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT INCLUDING PENALTIES, AND OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO. The following is a brief summary of all of the sections of the proposed ordinance: Section 1 contains a short title of the ordinance. Section 2 identifies the scope and legal authority of the ordinance. Section 3 governs interpretation of the ordinance. Section 4 contains definitions of terms used in the ordinance. Section 5 requires permits to be obtained for short term rental units in Barrett Township. Section 6 outlines the permit procedure. Section 7 contains short term rental unit standards. Section 8 provides for the fees, term and renewal procedure for permits. Section 9 provides for an enforcement officer for enforcement of the ordinance. Section 10 requires inspections of short term rental units. Section 11 governs marketing of short term rental units. Section 12 provides for notices of violation. Section 13 provides that violations of the ordinance are a public nuisance. Section 14 governs violations and penalties. Section 15 makes each owner of a short term rental unit severally responsible for compliance with the ordinance. Section 16 contains an appeal procedure. Section 17 contains a severability provision. Section 18 repeals inconsistent ordinances. Section 19 provides that the proposed ordinance shall be effective five days after the date of its enactment. The full text of the proposed ordinance is on file for inspection and review without charge (or a copy may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof) at Barrett Township's offices at 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. A complete copy of the proposed ordinance has been provided to and may be reviewed at the Pocono Record and the Monroe County Law Library. 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, 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 - Dec. 2

Editor's Note: Read it for yourself
  pdf Fact Finding Report (605 KB)

Update 12/13/19 @ 8:30am
Are PMSD bus drivers organizing an informal strike?

PMSD rejects fact finder’s report

On Wednesday evening the Pocono Mountain School District Board of Education voted to reject the fact finder’s recommendations regarding support staff contract negotiations. The vote was 7-1, with one abstention.

“It is with profound disappointment that our association learned of the board’s vote to reject the neutral fact finder’s recommendations for a fair settlement. We felt that his recommendations were a fair compromise that allowed both sides to move forward. Our members voted overwhelmingly in favor of the fact finder’s report. It’s frustrating to see the board’s lack of urgency to resolve this matter,” stated Dawn Cello, president of the Pocono Mountain Educational Support Professionals Association.

Disclaimer: The ideas expressed below are the personal thoughts and opinions of Nate Covington and do not necessarily reflect the position of Barrett Township or the Board of Auditors.

Background: There are 15 second-class townships in Monroe County. All of them function with 3 elected supervisors except three: Barrett, Tobyhanna, and Coolbaugh.

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