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.


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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING BARRETT TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD The Barrett Township Zoning Hearing Board will conduct a public hearing at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, PA 18326 on January 26, 2021 at 7 p.m. to consider the application of Lori Feneck for property located at 485 Henry's Crossing Road, Cresco, PA 18326, bearing tax parcel number The property is located in a Light Industrial (LI) Zone and consists of .95 acres. Applicant seeks to erect a residence on the property and seeks relief from the side yard setback. The side yard setback is fifty foot on each side of the house under Zoning Ordinance No. 802(c)(5). Property owner seeks a Variance to allow for a 40.5 foot setback on each side of the proposed structure. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it may be necessary to conduct this hearing virtually. Interested parties should contact the Barrett Township Zoning Officer at 570-595-2602 the day of the hearing to confirm that the hearing will be held in-person; if not, a link to virtual platform will be given. The complete application 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, 993 Route 390, Cresco, PA 18326 during regular business hours. 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 by calling 570-595-2602 at least one business day in advance to made arrangements. By Order of Barrett Township Zoning Hearing Board James V. Fareri, Esquire, Solicitor P - Jan. 11, Jan. 18

Wednesday, 08 January 2020 22:16

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Tuesday, 29 December 2020 15:29

Did we save money by regionalizing police?


Did we save money by switching from Barrett Township to Pocono Mountain Regional police?

I'm going through the "Public Safety - Police" total expense lines for years available to me and here is what I have:

[Updated 1/7/21 to include 2020's budget]

2010: $552,000 (When Barrett had 6 officers)
2011: ?
2012: ?
2013: ? (+ $100,000*)
2014: ?
2015: $709,000 (The year that Barrett police disbanded. Had 5 officers)
2016: $520,000 (Regional)
2017: $520,000 (Regional)
2018: $578,000 (Regional)
2019: $551,000 (Regional)
2020: $575,048 (Regional)

Monday, 28 December 2020 17:11

China 3 Robbed (again) December 27, 2020

China III was robbed again last night. Police were on scene.

the owners said it looked like the same guy who robbed them last time and they ran toward cvs it happened in the parking lot as they were leaving

Source: Nextdoor

PUBLIC NOTICE REORGANIZATION MEETING TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Supervisors of Barrett Township will hold a reorganization meeting on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 9 a.m., at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. Immediately after the reorganization meeting, the Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly meeting. All those who are interested are invited to attend. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodation to participate in the meeting, please contact the Township at (570) 595-2602 to discuss how your needs may be accommodated. WEITZMANN, WEITZMANN & HUFFMAN, LLC By: Todd W. Weitzmann, Esq. 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Barrett Township Solicitor P - Dec. 18

PUBLIC NOTICE REORGANIZATION MEETING TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Auditors of Barrett Township will hold a public meeting at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to organize the Board by the election of a chairman and secretary and to take all other necessary and appropriate action as required by Article IX of the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code, 53 P.S. Sections 65901-65917. 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. By order of the Barrett Township Board of Auditors P - Dec. 18

Sunday, 20 December 2020 14:15

The Old Homestead - Pocono Smokehouse BBQ

The Old Homestead Banquet Hall and Catering

County: Monroe
Municipality: Barrett Township
Road name: PA 390
Between: PA 447 and Pike County Line
Type of work: Pothole Patching
Work being done by: PennDOT Maintenance Forces
Type of restriction: Daytime
Restriction: Lane restrictions. Expect delays and please use caution driving through the work zone.
Start date: 12/23/20
Est completion date: 12/24/20
Restrictions in effect (time of day): 09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Will rain cause delays? Yes


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