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 just visit!
1. The Annual Election of Officers and Australian ballot voting on the Town budget is Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Town provides several opportunities for residents to be informed about the town budget prior to voting day.
- First, you can review a paper or electronic copy of the Town Budget Booklet. This is now available at several grocery stores around town and on the town website.
- Second, you can watch the TV broadcast about the town budget which will air directly after this Selectboard meeting.
- Third, you can attend Town Meeting Day, next Wednesday, May 4, where the Town Budget will be presented in person, and you can ask questions of the Selectboard and town staff.
The deadline to register to vote for the May 10, 2016 Australian ballot voting is Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Polling hours are 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Barre Town Middle & Elementary School gymnasium. Click here to view a sample ballot.
2. The April newsletter is in the mail and available online! Enjoy!
3. The Revitalize Trow Hill Playground! effort needs 20-30 volunteers to install the new playground equipment on May 20, 21 and 22. The Friday May 20 date is new information. The Community Build will be supervised by certified playground build equipment installers. We're also delighted and grateful to announce that a certified daycare provider in the Trow Hill neighborhood, Kate's Place, will be donating a limited number of daycare spots on Saturday May 21 for parents volunteering that day. There are some restrictions. For more information and to RSVP for any, or all three, days, please call Elaine Wang at 802-477-1356.
Spring cleaning announcements:
- Grass clippings, tree branches, or leaves may be brought to the Barre Town lawn waste site, now open Saturdays 8am-noon, and as of this week, Wednesday afternoons 3-6pm, and Thursday mornings 9am to noon. The site is located near the top of Holden Road where it intersects Graniteville road in front of Rock of Ages.
- Paint, batteries, light bulbs or other household hazardous waste may be brought to Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District’s annual hazardous household waste collection at the Barre Town Public Works Yard on May 7th from 9am to 1p.m. See the Barre Town April newsletter or visit the www.cvswmd.org website for more information.
- Green Up Day is Saturday May 7th and barbeque tickets have arrived. Visit the Town Manager's office for VT Green Up bags, nitrile gloves, and tickets to the Green Up volunteer thank you barbeque lunch. You can Green Up anytime between now and Sunday May 8th. Please register to avoid overlapping efforts. You can register at the Town Manager's office, by calling 479-9331, or emailing email@example.com. To register online, first check here for areas already registered, then register your area by clicking here.
- Bulk Trash Day is coming up! It will be on Saturday, May 14 from 8 am to 2 pm at the DPW Yard, 129 Websterville Road. The drop off service is for town resident's and residential trash only. Accepted are: mattresses, plastic toys, porcelain fixtures, carpets, pool liners and covers, siding, windows and doors, wooden and plastic furniture, home remodeling demolition material, and shingles. Small pieces of sheetrock, plaster and roofing shingles must be in containers. Siding and lumber must be in lengths that are easily handled. If you have loads of loose (not in containers) roofing shingles, please park to the side; these will be unloaded when no one else in line. The fee schedule is shown below. Residents are welcome to make multiple trips. Residents should have a tax or utility bill with them to verify residency.Click here for the Bulk Day Flyer