Looking to starting your own flock of backyard chickens? We can help with obtaining chicks, coops (we'll help design & build), supplies and can help answer questions...
Is there a fee for your services?
If you only have basic questions about raising chickens, we will do our best to help for free.
We charge an hourly fee for any hands-on services: Building the coop, getting supplies, helping... Each situation is different.
Sustainable Source for Chicks (Egg-layers, straight run)
Our LOCAL network of fertile hens can currently incubate over 600 eggs at a time. Please let us know if you you want to be added to the waiting list for chicks. (It takes 21 days for them to hatch)
Options vary - we can order regular 2x4 material, 3/4" plywood, standard metal roofing, and custom-build a coop using new materials. We also have sources for locally sawmilled, rough cut, live edge type lumber of varying species. Coops can also be made from recycled materials like wooden pallets.
Are backyard chickens allowed in Barrett?
Attached is information pertaining to the Zoning Use H-8, Keeping of Livestock which pertains to chickens.
Original Title: "Monroe County EMS Company Worried It May Run Out Of Money Before Pandemic Is Over"
MONROE COUNTY, Pa. - Like many non-profits during the coronavirus, Pocono Mountain Regional EMS is hurting.
The first responders serve six communities in Monroe County but say their call volume is down by 25% since the crisis hit, which affects their bottom line.
Dear Pennsylvania Taxpayer,
Please see the below update from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Kathy Boockvar, with an important message about the Pennsylvania primary election.
Dear Fellow Pennsylvanian,
These are unprecedented times, and we hope you and your families are staying safe. We are writing with IMPORTANT news about recent changes to the Pennsylvania primary election related to COVID 19. In order to protect the health and safety of all voters, poll workers, and election officials while also ensuring access to voting, the legislature, Governor Wolf, and the Department of State worked together to pass legislation to reschedule the PA primary election to Tuesday, June 2.
By Amy Leiser, Executive Director
Monroe County Historical Association
The influenza virus has been in existence for thousands of years. Since humans began domesticating livestock and living alongside them, the flu has been an illness that has plagued our species. Greek philosopher, Hippocrates, first described flu symptoms 2,400 years ago, but it wasn’t until 1933 that the influenza virus was correctly identified in humans by scientists and researchers Christopher Andrews, Patrick Laidrow, and Wilson Smith.
There have been documented epidemics and pandemics of the influenza virus for hundreds of years, but the Influenza Outbreak of 1918 was the worst on record. During the Spring of 1918, mild cases of the flu were reported across the globe, but by autumn of that year, the flu virus had hit pandemic proportions all over the world. The 1918 flu, also known as The Spanish Flu or La Grippe, killed an estimated 50 million people. By comparison,16 million people died during World War I. Individuals who caught this particular strain of the flu deteriorated quickly; some died within 24 hours of contracting the virus.
Looking out for our customers We’re facing this public health challenge together. Here are some of the things we’re doing to look out for our customers during this coronavirus pandemic.
Delivering on our core mission Our homes, health-care facilities and grocery stores need reliable electricity to keep moving during this crisis. Powering our communities remains our number one responsibility.
Rest assured, throughout this crisis and beyond, we’re working every day to maintain a strong, resilient and reliable power grid. You need us to keep your lights on, and we’re here for you. And we’re doing it safely by limiting direct interaction between our employees and customers and respecting social distancing at all times.
If you can’t pay your bill during this crisis, we will not cut off your electric service. We’ve also waived late payment charges for all customers, effective March 16, 2020.
Beyond that, a variety of payment assistance programs are available if you’re struggling to pay your bill during this time.
(The Center Square) – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously agreed Tuesday on a plan delaying the primary election until June 2 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
I hope everyone is safely hunkered down - in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:
1. I have activated the message board on BarrettCommunity.com. Please share the link with local friends & family:
2. I have created a #Slack workspace, I think it might be a great way to communicate. Here is the link to join - please share with local friends & family:
New legislation introduced this month in the Pennsylvania House aims to add fees and limits to how Keystone Staters buy their ammunition.
Pennsylvania House Bill 2344 was referred to the chamber’s Judiciary Committee last week with a dozen sponsors. Filed by state Rep. Tom Murt, R-Montgomery, it would wrap the ammo buying process in layers of Harrisburg red tape.
PUBLIC NOTICE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE Notice is hereby given that the 2020 regular meetings of the Barrett Township Planning Commission will be held at the Barrett Township Municipal Building, 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326, on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Regular meetings are scheduled as follows: April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov.4, and Dec. 2. 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: Deborah L. Huffman, Esquire 700 Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Barrett Township Planning Commission Solicitors P - March 20
With the thaw out of spring comes the growth of potholes on Pennsylvania’s roads. To help combat potholes and prevent them from becoming a danger to vehicles and drivers on the road, PennDOT is encouraging motorists to report the potholes they encounter.
Report potholes by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD or by clicking here to file a report online.
PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that the Barrett Township Board of Supervisors invites and will receive sealed bids for paving on Gravel Road (T-602), Lenape Lane (T-600), Valley View Road (T-601), and Rabbit Run Road (T-603) in Barrett Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, until 12:00 P.M. (noon) on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 993 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326. All bids must be submitted upon forms furnished by Barrett Township and returned in a sealed envelope clearly marked "Paving Bid Barrett Township." Faxed bids and bids received after the deadline will not be accepted. Copies of the Contract Documents including detailed specifications may be obtained at the Barrett Township municipal offices at the address listed above. All materials shall conform to PennDOT specifications and standards as provided in Publication 408, as amended. Pennsylvania Prevailing wages may apply to this contract depending on the bid amount. The Contract Documents contain requirements addressing prevailing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices and related matters. All contractors and subcontractors shall comply with the Pennsylvania Public Works Employment Verification Act. The Act requires the contractor to verify employment eligibility through the e-verify program operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security as a precondition of being awarded a contract for this project. The Contract Documents contain information regarding the Act. Each bid must be accompanied by a proposal security in the amount of ten (10%) percent of the amount bid in the form of a certified check, bank cashier's check, or satisfactory bid bond naming as payee Barrett Township. No bid or proposal may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after the date specified above for receiving of bids. The successful bidder shall furnish a performance bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of the bid, naming as payee Barrett Township. The successful bidder shall be bound by the terms and conditions of the Contract Documents. Sealed bids will be opened and read aloud at a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2020 and a contract may be awarded immediately thereafter or at a subsequent public meeting the date and time of which will be announced after bids are opened. The Barrett Township Board of Supervisors shall award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder or shall reject all bids within 30 days of the date of the bid opening. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any or all bids or parts thereof, and to waive any defects or irregularities in the proposals. The Board further reserves the right to reject any proposal deemed not to be in the best interest of the Township. By order of the Barrett Township Board of Supervisors P - March 13, March 20