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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.

Voting Locations

Barrett One:
Barrett Township Municipal Building
993 Route 390
Cresco, PA 18326

Barrett Two:
Mountainhome United Methodist Church Annex
6680 Route 191
Mountainhome PA 18342

POCONO TOWNSHIP — Unforeseen water conditions have pushed the Stites Tunnel Bridge replacement project completion date to spring 2020, according to PennDOT officials.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 5 stated that the replacement of the bridge over Paradise Creek in Pocono Township was originally slated to wrap up by December, but complications have pushed that date to May 2020.

“Excessive water infiltration inside the tunnel is causing this project to take longer than anticipated. Colder weather will also limit the amount of work performed over the next several months, so we have extended the work into next year,” Assistant Construction Engineer Darren L. LePage said. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we complete this challenging bridge project.”

PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Barrett Township Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting/workshop at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 starting at 9 a.m. for the purpose of discussing the proposed budget for FY 2020. 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 - Oct. 16

 

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.

Editor's Note: My concern about having a "Land Bank" is - what happens when they are the largest landlord in town?
Disclaimer: The ideas expressed above 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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Over the past decade, Pennsylvania has expanded the tools available to local governments to fight blight and return vacant or blighted properties to productive use. The state passed the Land Bank Act in 2012.

“Monroe County has been looking into this bringing this Land Bank ordinance to help fight blight for the past four years,” said John Moyer, Chairman of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners. “Just last week, we appointed the Redevelopment Authority as the entity that would be responsible for pulling off this Land Bank.”

The Redevelopment Authority is an arm or entity of the county that currently does housing rehabilitation for elderly people, weatherization, among other things, and now this Land Bank said Moyer.

Due to the fact that all three banks in Mountainhome have been robbed since 2015, after the Barrett Police department disbanded, I wanted to share an idea that I heard:

The three banks should share the cost of an armed security guard. They would patrol the section of Route 390 where First Keystone, NBT, and ESSA are situated along a 0.8 mile stretch of road.

MOUNTAINHOME — Pocono Mountain Regional Police are searching for a bank robber. According to Police Chief Chris Wagner, the First Keystone Community Bank at 1154 Route 390 in Mountainhome was robbed just after 9 a.m. Thursday.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot tall, heavy set male, wearing a grey-hooded sweat suit. The suspect was wearing a mask and gloves and therefore his race was unknown at the time of this story.

According to Wagner, at the time of the incident the suspect entered the bank and accessed a teller drawer, removing bundled US currency. After removing the currency, he fled on foot across Route 390 and up toward Golf Drive.

Barrett Fire & Rescue - 4th Annual

GUN RAFFLE

Guns provided by Buck Hill Firearms
November 9, 2019
4pm to 9pm

American Legion Evans-Blitz Post #922 along with the

High Acres Park Committee

Cordially invite you to a Veterans Day Ceremony at the

High Acres Park Memorial Garden 110 High Acres Dr. Canadensis, PA 18325

Sunday, November 10, 2019 • 2:00 pm

The Event will be held rain or shine. Immediately following the ceremony, everyone is invited to gather for refreshments at the American Legion Evans-Blitz Post #922, 3402 Spruce Cabin Rd. Canadensis, Pa 18325

“All Gave Some, Some Gave All”

October 13, 2019 - 11:30am to 3pm at the Firehouse

Featuring the Smoke House – A safe, interactive learning environment for children to learn to be safe from fire.

Also go for a fire truck ride, see the K-9 Police Dog, visit with our police, see a fully equipped ambulance and watch the Jaws of Life in action.

Meet with the Firemen and do not forget free refreshments!

GPS Address - 6690 Route 191, Cresco, PA 18326

Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Company serves all of Barrett Township including Mountianhome, Cresco, Canadensis, Skytop, and Buck Hill Falls. We also serve surrounding communities as mutual aid. Activities presented depend on availability.

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