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!
- On January 31, 2017, there will be an Act 46 School Merger reconsideration vote. To read the final report click here. If you would like to review a snapshot of high points with regards to this question click here. NOTE: If you received an early ballot for the November 2016 original vote an early ballot will be mailed to you for this reconsideration vote. If you have additional questions do not hesitate to call the Town Clerk's Office at 479-9391.
- On January 17th, 2017 during their meeting starting at 6:30pm, the Barre Town Selectboard will hold the second of its two public hearings on proposed amendments to the Town Plan. If you are interested in renewable energy and/or Barre Town’s scenic areas, you may want to attend. The hearing will be held be held in the Municipal Building at 149 Websterville Road. Click here to view the proposed amendments (changes are underlined). If you would like to receive a paper copy of the amendments, submit your request in writing to Chris Violette, Planning and Zoning Director, at email@example.com or PO Box 116, 149 Websterville Rd, Websterville, VT 05678.
- Logging of the Barre Town Forest, consistent with the Town Forest Management Plan and overseen by an independent, certified forester, resumed this week. Forest users please keep clear of the northeast corner of the Barre Town Forest until logging is finished. This is the area near the intersection of Donahue and Littlejohn Roads. Look for that announcement here or on Front Porch Forum.
- Got cabin fever? Barre Town Recreation is here for you!
- Indoor Pickle Ball on Sundays, Jan 15-Mar 19, 4pm-6pm in the Barre Town School gym. Pickleball veterans and newbies alike are welcome. The Rec Board is providing three courts and rackets. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers, and bring a water bottle.
- Snowshoers and low-key cross country skiers: Millstone Trails Association is grooming the Millstone Hill West bike path, i.e. the bike path by the Barre Town School, and an easy loop through the soccer field in the Barre Town Rec Area. Go check it out!
- The new Barre Town Sledding Hill behind the Town Offices is now open to the public! Groomed for small and big kids. Park at the Town of Barre Offices at 149 Websterville Rd.
- The Rec Board will host a free sledding party Sun, Feb 12 from 1pm-3pm at the new Barre Town Sledding Hill. Fire rings, hot cocoa, and demo rec equipment will be available. Bring your own sleds! Park at the Town Offices at 149 Websterville Rd.
- The Recreation Board has a vacancy that we seek to fill. The Board meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30pm. For more information about the Board, click here. If you are interested, please submit your name by February 10th to the town manager's office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 479-9331.
- Do you need health insurance? Vermont Health Connect's Open Enrollment period runs now through January 31, 2017—and if you don't have health insurance, or would like to make a change to your existing health plan, Open Enrollment is the time to do it. Depending on your income, you may also qualify for significant reductions to your health insurance premiums, meaning that you can sign up for great health care that won’t break the bank. There are many ways to enroll: visit Vermont Health Connect online at www.vermonthealthconnect.gov, call them at 855-899-9600, or visit one of their in-person assisters before January 31 for coverage starting March 1, 2017.
- The Selectboard meeting on January 24th has been canceled.