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:
Harvey’s Lake water level to be lowered. The water level of Harvey’s Lake will be lowered beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2015 in connection with a desiltification project at the Harvey’s Lake Dam. The lake level is expected to be down approximately 2 to 4 feet from normal for approximately one month.
Property taxes due Saturday, October 17, 2015. Payments received after the close of business on October 17, 2015 will be subject to penalty and interest charges. Postmarks will not be used for determining timely payment. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to accept payments.
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:
– Monday, September 7, 2015 – Labor Day
– Thursday, November 26, 2015 – Thanksgiving Day
– Friday, November 27, 2015
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