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The Town of Barre is nestled deep within the Green Mountains of Central Vermont. Our  lovely and intimate community was officially chartered in 1781 and is now home to approximately 7,900 residents.

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The Town of Barre

is home to four small unincorporated villages; including East Barre, Websterville, Graniteville, and South Barre. Each village has a post office, stores, a playground and churches. Barre Town is known for its large granite quarries, panoramic mountain views, beautiful natural scenery, outstanding school, great residential neighborhoods, modern recreation facilities and attractive industrial park. As an integral part of the Barre-Montpelier urban area, our families enjoy all the conveniences of an urban area while residing in some of the state's most beautiful, rural environments. Come visit our community anytime. There are many ways to enjoy our Town Forest, bike paths, and recreation facilities all year-round. With our rich history of entrepreneurship, some of the world’s hardest working and most creative people, and an unparalleled quality of life, there is no better place than Barre Town to live, work, raise a family, grow a business, or recreate!  

Timely Announcements  

Click here for more election information.  There will be additional elections on April 9th and May 14th.

To view the results of the Barre Town School election of March 5, 2019 click here.

  1. Town fax temporarily out of order - we regret the inconvenience. We anticipate it will be back in service by Tue Mar 26.
  2. Information on Barre Town's FY19-20 proposed budgets:
    • You're invited to attend Barre Town budget meetings every Tuesday, 6-8pm, from Jan 29 to Mar 26. See the next agenda here, posted on Fridays. The Tue Mar 26 agenda will include review of the ambulance budget. 
    • For summaries on the fund budgets proposed so far, click here. Some summaries include highlights for the proposed budget.
  3. Summer Help Wanted: The Town needs up to three more seasonal workers for the Department of Public Works. The application for these positions can be picked up at the town offices, or downloaded here. Application review for these seasonal positions begins Monday April 15. (A fourth position with DPW and the one position with Recreation and Cemetery have been filled by returning seasonal staff.)
  4. Do you own the Vermont home you live in? Then you must file a Homestead Declaration Form, or HS-122, by April 15, to avoid a penalty, and to receive the lower, residential education tax rate for the year. For more information see the article "Attention VT Resident Homeowners!" on p6 in your February newsletter (online here). If you have any question about this, contact the Vermont Department of Taxes Homestead specialists at 828-2865.
  5. Seeking Rec Board member: The Selectboard seeks to fill a vacancy on the Recreation Board to finish a term ending in 2020. This active Board puts on well-attended events throughout the year that give residents, especially families, opportunities to play outside. They also have oversight of all the town’s recreation properties. The Board meets the first Monday of the month at 6pm. For more information or indicate your interest in serving, contact the town manager’s office at offices@barretown.org or 479-9331.
  6. Dog Park Calcutta/Silen Auction Fundraiser Fri Apr 5. Tickets to benefit the volunteer-maintained Town of Barre Community Dog Park for sale now. Click here for more information on their Facebook page
  7. Egg Hunt Sat Apr 20. Mark your calendars for this annual Barre City-Barre Town event at Charlie's Playground in Barre City. Click here for the flyer and more details.

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