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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.

I am making available the files from 1998 onwards that I have in my possession, including meeting minutes, budgets, auditor meetings, reorganization meetings, and more.  

Please note that these records are considered unofficial since they are not coming directly from the Township.  Also note that there may be errors and omissions in the chart below.  If you spot any errors please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.so that I can revise the chart.  And, if you happen to have any of the missing records in your possession, I would be happy to include them.  

Thank you for your interest in making Barrett Township a great place to work, live, and play.   

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Year Events Supervisors Auditors Treasurer Secretary Supervisor Hourly Rate Roadmaster Hourly Rate Secretary Hourly Rate Treasurer’s Bond Source Notes
2019   pdf Acquired "Weinstein" property on 447 (1.10 MB) William Pipolo, Jr
Benjie Labar
John Seese
Grant Hilfiger (resigned 8/14/19)
Patti O'Keefe
May LaBar (appointed 8/14/19)
Christine Macaluso
Michele Sisak
Nate Covington (appointed)
Pam Gardsy (Ferro) Pam Gardsy (Ferro) 19.38 28.56 22.85 at Jan 7, 2019 meeting 750,000  
2018 Recycling Center Closed (see also Ordinance 113)

Fireworks Ordinance

Alarm System Ordinance
William Pipolo, Jr
Benjie Labar
John Seese
Grant Hilfiger
Patti O'Keefe
Christine Macaluso
Michele Sisak
May LaBar (resigned and joined township as employee)
Dina Rinehart (appointed, 
resigned)
Pam Gardsy (Ferro) Benjie Labar 19.38

Roadmaster receives 17% pay raise

23.61 - by Pipolo at January 2, 2018 meeting

28.00 - by auditors 1/3/18

28.00 - by John Seese on January 10, 2018 meeting

20.97 by Pipolo at January 2, 2018 meeting

22.40 by John Seese at January 10, 2018 meeting
750,000  
2017 Township leases three pieces of equipment

Properties Acquired: Wismer, Gravel

Dog Park created
Ralph Megliola
Loree Guthrie
William Pipolo, Jr.
John Seese
Benjie Labar
Christine Macaluso
Michele Sisak
May LaBar
Pam Ferro William Pipolo, Jr. 19.38 23.15 22.84 750,000 Auditors 1/4/17
2016 Liquid Fuels PA State Audit - findings

Pension Plan Audit Findings

Driveway Ordinance (189)

Sign Ordinance (185)
Ralph Megliola
Loree Guthrie
William Pipolo, Jr.
John Seese
Benjie Labar
Christine Macaluso
Michele Sisak
Pam Ferro William Pipolo, Jr. 19.38 22.7 19.77 auditors (19.77 by Ralph on 1/4/16) 750,000  
2015 Discrepancy over who sets pay rate: Auditors or Supervisors (and here)

Barrett Township Police Department merged with Mount Pocono Regional

Properties Acquired: Skywood, Ice Lake, Seven Pines

Township now uses BarrettTownship.com instead of http://barrett.monroe.pa.us/
Ralph Megliola
Loree Guthrie
Paul Stotsenburg
Patti O’Keefe
John Seese
Christine Macaluso
Michele Sisak
Nathan Sauers (arrested / resigned)
Pam Ferro Pam Ferro 19.38 22.25 21.74 750,000 1/5/15 Supervisor Reorg
2014 Property Acquired: Gunderson

Discussion of merging police department: here and here

Ralph Megliola
Loree Guthrie
Patty O’Keefe
John Seese
Paul Stotsenburg
Christine Macaluso
Nate Sauers
Michele Sisak
Rick Scrudato   19 21.81 21.31 750,000 Supervisor Reorg 1.6.14
2013 Barrett Elementary Center Closes

Community Center opens in former library building

New Zoning Ordinance Passed
Ralph Megliola
Loree Guthrie
Paul Stotsenburg
John Seese
William Pipolo, Jr.
Gene Yacubosky
Nate Sauers
Christine Macaluso
Rick Scrudato Paul Stotsenburg 18.63 21.38 18.63 750,000 Auditors Reorg 1/8/13
2012 Property acquired: Chestnut Mountain Ralph Megliola
John Seese
Loree Guthrie
Paul Stotsenburg
Mike Stirr (resigned)
Gene Yacubosky
Nate Sauers
Christine Macaluso
Rick Scrudato Paul Stotsenburg 18.26 20.76 20.48 (Supervisor 1/3/12) 750,000 1/6/12 Auditors Reorg
2011

Blue Ridge Franchise Ordinance 169 - arrangement extended through 2016; rate increased from 2% to 5%

Tax collector resigns (Philip Shaller)

Jim Siglin
Ralph Megliola
John Seese
Mike Stirr
Paul Stotsenburg
Judy Linder (resigned)
Dina Rinehart
Gene Yacuboski
Rick Scrudato   18.26 20.76 16.26 750,000 Reorg 2011 Supervisors
2010

Barrett Ambulance Closes

911 Readdressing

Discussed forming regional police department with Paradise Township

Phil Dente (resigned)
John Seese
Jim Siglin
Paul Stotsenburg
Mike Stirr
May LaBar
Dina Rinehart
Judy Linder
Rick Scrudato  Mike Stirr 18.26 20.76     2010 Auditors meeting.pdf
2009 Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman appointed under “temporary” status Rick Scrudato
John Seese
Phil Dente
May LaBar
Dina Rinehart
Judy Linder
Rick Scrudato   18.26 20.16 18.97 750,000  
2008   Rick Scrudato
John Seese
Phil Dente
May LaBar
Dina Rinehart
Judy Linder
Rick Scrudato   18.26 20.16   750,000  
2007 Voted that 2 new supervisors do not receive pay

Local Services Tax (Ordinance 155)

P
am Ferro starts working in Maintenance Department
Rick Scrudato
Phil Dente
John Seese
Cyndi Vanderwheel
May LaBar
Dina Rinehart
    17.73 19.57   750,000  
2006

Discussed forming regional police department with Paradise

"Williams" Property acquired

 

Rick Scrudato
Phil Dente
John Seese
Cyndi Vanderwheel
May LaBar
Dina Rinehart
Rick Scrudato   17.21 19     Added secretary/treasurer to pension plan
2005 Emergency Services Tax (Ordinance 141)

Audit performed by CPA firm
Rick Scrudato
John Seese
Phil Dente
Cheri Jones
May LaBar
Cyndi Vanderwheel
      17.92 auditors (19.00 supervisors)
"Scrudato agreed that supervisors had been in error when they set Seese’s pay the past four years.” - Barrett Twp. salaries spark controversy.pdf
16.71   NO AUDITOR MEETING MINUTES AVAILABLE

Phil Dente - Chairman

"The Board of Auditors’ minutes were read by Phil Dente. The recommended wages for the
super visors were not approved and the supervisors will stay at their current rates for supervisors
pay.” (BTS January 18, 2005.pdf)
2004                   NO AUDITOR MEETING MINUTES AVAILABLE
Still had 3 supervisors
2003 Elected Auditors performed audit                 NO AUDITOR MEETING MINUTES AVAILABLE
2002   John Seese
Rick Scrudato
Broock Weiss
Cheri Jones
Elizabeth Oppelt
Cyndi Vanderwheel
Rick Scrudato   15.75   15.75 300,000 “Look into purchasing time clocks"
2001 http://www.barrett.monroe.pa.us/
Initial township website created March, 2001

John Seese: first year as Roadmaster
Rick Scrudato
John Seese
Broock Weiss
Cheri Jones
Elizabeth Oppelt
Rick Scrudato   15.29 15.29 15.29    
2000   Rick Scrudato
John Seese
Broock Weiss
Elizabeth Oppelt
Cheri Jones
    14.42     300,000  
1999   May LaBar
Rick Scrudato
Broock Weiss
Elizabeth Oppelt
Cheri Jones
    14.32     200,000  
1998   May LaBar
Tom Lewis
Rick Scrudato
Elizabeth Oppelt
Cheri Jones
    13.9 13.9 13.9   “Discussed police pension and would talk to Rick Scrudato about it"
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