Some residents (especially in the northern area) have voiced concern about the quality of cell-phone reception. We have been told by Verizon that it is in the process of upgrading the number of towers as well as the system to 5G. If you have interest in improving the quality of reception, we have been advised by Verizon that it would be helpful if residents called Verizon customer service at 800-922-0204 to register their views. If enough people call in, Verizon creates a work ticket to review service quality and might then increase the speed of Barrett's upgrade. Verizon does offer rental compensation for the location of their tower on your property; however, esthetic and other concerns of our neighbors and the township are very important and would be best first discussed with Township Supervisors.
April 10-15, 2017
Visit us @ our showroom April 10-15, located at 984 Route 390, Cresco PA and watch a Tiny Home in progress!
Grant Hilfiger Contracting, LLC
Sidewalks do not "bring business" into town. Businesses do. Then, those businesses add sidewalks.
Sidewalks are a liability. Sidewalks require maintenance. Tree roots push sidewalks up and crack them, creating more "trip and fall" hazards.
Then, when it snows, they fine you for not shoveling:
There is a Workshop w/ Deanna Schmoyer at the Barrett Township Building to discuss central sewage options, holding tanks, etc.
Date: April 18, 2018
(Original Article from March 2017)
At a recent Marketing meeting at the Community Center, building a public septic system was presented as a solution for residents along 390 and 447 who don't have sufficient space for a sand mound. It remains to be seen whether it is better to build smaller, separate systems, or combine them all into one. Since there are plenty of slopes and natural features in this area, we could build the whole system to be gravity fed.
The Department of Environmental Protection issued a notice of violation to the Weiler Corporation for polluting a pond on its property.
Weiler is in the process of remediating the spill.
The pond sits to the left of a land bridge at the company’s entrance and creates a smaller pond through a culvert to the right of the roadway.
Weiler Corp. first noticed a sheen on the pond in front of the facility and tried to determine what the source of the substance was, according to Weiler President and CEO Chris Weiler. They learned of the source on Feb. 3.
“It was likely some underground storage tanks that are used to heat and cool the building,” he said.
As part of the 2017 Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, registration is now open to organizations that wish to organize a wide range of beautification projects. Registered cleanup events can get free trash bags, gloves and safety vests from PennDOT district offices, while supplies last. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections and educational events.
Open to the Public!
March 12, 2017
Spruce Cabin Road, Canadensis
A $1.00 ticket gives you two chances to win each round!
Grant Hilfiger is running for Barrett Township Supervisor in the November 2017 Election. The Primary is in May, 2017. Please stop by Sunshine Flooring on Route 390 to show your support!
The Barrett Paradise Friendly Library is excited to announce the Grand Opening of our new S.T.E.A.M. Creation & Discovery Center. Stop by the library any Mon, Wed, or Thursday between 3:30pm-6:30pm to free play with the new materials. We will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, February 18th from 11am-1pm where all of the new materials will be showcased. Also, Lynn Vorhees, creator of Imaginality Augmented Reality software, will also be on-hand to show us how her exciting software works!
For more information about this program, or any of our other children's programs, visit www.BarrettLibrary.org or call the library! 570-595-7171
Fellow Barrett Resident,
In July 2015, the Barrett Township Police Department merged with Pocono Regional. Since then, have been numerous “unofficial” (unreported) break-ins, vandalism, and thefts. There have also been two bank robberies:
I wanted to share some thoughts and ideas, suggestions and pointers, so that the next time one of our (three!) banks is held up, the citizens know what they can do:
ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS WREATH & SWAGS NOW!
Canadensis Moravian Church is accepting orders for their hugely popular
HAND CRAFTED FRESH CHRISTMAS WREATHS & SWAGS
Our beautiful wreaths & swags have been hand crafted by the members of our Church since 1947 using an assortment of at least 6 types of fresh local greenery in each, including Pine, Cedar, Juniper, Fir, White Pine, Concolor, Balsam, Boxwood, Holly, Prince's Pine & Mountain Laurel. They're then topped off with pine cones, berries & a bow made of weather proof ribbon; chose either red or burgundy. Or bring in your own ribbon to match your decor.
BARRETT TOWNSHIP -- State officials say the owners of a building being demolished in Monroe County need to explain themselves.
Crews are knocking down a former elementary school in the Mountainhome area, but the Department of Environmental Protection says the notice of demolition expired.
The DEP said the owners, who are from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, filed a notice of demolition and asbestos abatement over the summer. The paperwork expired at the end of September and was never renewed.
DEP surveyed the site when crews started demolition in November and gave the OK to continue. Crews are under orders to stop working if they find any asbestos.
A spokesperson with DEP said the owners will get a notice of violation for not properly renewing the paperwork and could face a fine.