Welcome to the Town of Barnet
Barnet is a small Connecticut River town chartered in 1763 and settled between 1770 and 1773. Its five villages are Barnet Village, East Barnet, West Barnet, McIndoe Falls, and Passumpsic.
Town news & announcements:
Transfer Station & Recycling Center to be closed Saturday, July 4, 2015. The Transfer Station & Recycling Center will close for the observance of Independence Day. Normal hours will resume Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
Proposed Revised Town Plan in Adoption Process – Rescheduled Public Hearing. The Planning Commission has proposed a revised Town Plan and delivered it to the Selectboard for their consideration. The Selectboard will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. the Town Clerk’s Office. Please note that this is a rescheduling of the public hearing originally scheduled for July 13, 2015. The Selectboard may amend, with public input, and then adopt the Town Plan. Click the links below for an electronic version of the proposed revised plan, and a notice of the July 13 public hearing.
20 May 2015 Draft of Proposed Revised Town Plan
20 July 2015 Rescheduled Town Plan Hearing Notice
Selectboard meeting rescheduled. The July 13th regular meeting has been rescheduled for July 20th. To view the notice click the link below.
13 July 2015 Regular Meeting Cancellation Notice/20 July 2015 Special Meeting Notice
Transfer Station & Recycling Center Summer Hours. The hours of operation of the Transfer Station/Recycling Center for the period of May 27, 2015 through September 2, 2015 will be Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. This facility is for the disposal of waste generated by residents and taxpayers within the Town of Barnet. A sticker is required for use of this facility, and can be obtained at the Barnet Town Clerk’s Office or at the Transfer Station. The Town Clerk’s Office also has a listing of items that are acceptable for recycling. Fees for disposal of household refuse shall be $1.00 for a 13 gallon bag, $2.00 for a 30 gallon bag, $3.00 for a 42 gallon bag, $5.00 for a 55 gallon bag, or $15.00 per cubic yard. There is no charge for disposal of recycling.
Harvey’s Lake Public Beach now hiring. Please visit www.harveyslakebeach.net for details and application form.
Revised Annual Review of Ordinance for Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) – April 27, 2015. At its regular meeting held April 27, 2015, the Selectboard revised its annual review of the town’s Ordinance for Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles originally adopted at its regular meeting held March 23, 2015. The only change between the original access granted and the revised access is the revocation (at the ATV Club’s request) of the restricted Club access on portions of Barnet Center Road, Goss Hill Road, Little France Road, and Warden Road. All or portions of the following Town Highways continue to be approved for ATV travel: Anderson St, Barnet Center Rd, Bony Woods Rd, Brook Hill Rd, Chamberlain Rd, Cloud Brook Rd, Ferguson Rd, Garland Hill Rd, Gilfillan Rd, Goss Hill Rd, Joe’s Brook Rd, Keyser Hill Rd, Knights Ln, Little France Rd, Little Scotland Rd, McLaren Hill Rd, Morse’s Mill Rd, Roy Mountain Rd, Water Andric Rd, West Barnet Rd, West Main St, and Whitehill Rd. See below for a map of the revised approved road access.
Revised 2015 ATV Town Highway Access
Newly Revised Animal Control Ordinance Now In Effect. On May 26, 2015 the new Animal Control Ordinance took effect. At its duly warned meeting on March 23, 2015, the Selectboard amended the Ordinance for the Control of Dogs adopted June 7, 1982 and the Animal Control Ordinance adopted February 23, 2015. Please note that this is a revision of the ordinance that appeared in February. Section 6 of the February ordinance is the only section revised; the revisions are as summarized in the minutes of the Selectboard meeting held March 9, 2015. Please click the link below for the complete text of the newly amended ordinance.
Animal Control Ordinance adopted March 23, 2015
2015 Dog Licenses Past Due, but Still Available! The licensing of dogs was due on April 1, 2015. You can still obtain a license, however, with a small delinquency fee. Late licenses cost $10.00 for spayed or neutered dogs (including a $2.00 late fee) and $16.00 for others (including a $4.00 late fee). A valid rabies certificate must be presented. Licenses may be purchased through the mail (Town of Barnet, PO Box 15, Barnet, VT 05821), or at the Town Clerk’s Office during normal weekday hours (M-F: 9 a.m. to Noon & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Digital Town Report Now Available! Click the links at the bottom of this page for a PDF copy of the Annual Report for the year ending December 31, 2014. For slower connection speeds, a smaller Zip (compressed) file containing the PDF is also available.
Town Clerk’s Office Closures
The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed on the following up-coming dates:
– Friday, July 3, 2015 – Independence Day (observed)
– Monday, September 7, 2015 – Labor Day
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