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:
Adoption of Animal Control Ordinance. The Selectboard has amended the Ordinance for the Control of Dogs adopted June 7, 1982 in its entirety. The amended ordinance is now called the Animal Control Ordinance. Please click the link below for the complete text of the amended ordinance, including an official notice containing details about the voters’ right to petition for a Town Meeting to vote on the ordinance.
Animal Control Ordinance
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.
Hard Copy Town Report Now Available! The Annual Report of the Town of Barnet for the year ending December 31, 2014 is now available at the Town Clerk’s Office, Barnet Public Library, Barnet Village Store, West Barnet Quick Stop, and Paul’s Whistle Stop.
Town Meeting Day – Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Town and School District Annual Meetings will be held at the Barnet Elementary School. The Town Meeting commences at 10 a.m. and the School District Meeting will commence immediately following the Town Meeting. Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District’s budget vote will take place by Australian ballot on the same date and in the same place during the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The deadline to register to vote at the Town and School meetings and at the Waste District budget vote is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. The Town Clerk’s Office will be open on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 until 5 p.m. to accept registration applications.
Warning, Notice, Sample Ballot & Checklist
Annual Review of Ordinance for Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). The Selectboard will perform its annual review of the town’s Ordinance for Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles at its regular meeting to be held Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office. Included in this review will be the consideration of which town highways or portions thereof ATV travel will be permitted upon for the 2015 season. Town Highways under consideration include 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, Keenan Rd, Keyser Hill Rd, Little Scotland Rd, McLaren Hill Rd, Morse’s Mill Rd, Roy Mountain Rd, Water Andric Rd, West Barnet Rd, and West Main St
2015 Dog Licenses now available. The licensing of dogs is due on or before April 1, 2015. Fees this year are $8.00 for spayed or neutered dogs and $12.00 for others. A valid rabies certificate must be presented. Licenses may be purchased through the mail (Town of Barnet, PO Box 15, Barnet, VT 05821), or during the following times:
- At the Town Clerk’s Office during normal weekday hours;
- At the Town Clerk’s Office on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9 a.m. until Noon;
- At a rabies clinic to be held at the Ryegate Small Animal Hospital on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Town Clerk’s Office Closures
The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed on the following up-coming dates:
- Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – Town Meeting Day
- Monday, May 25, 2015 – Memorial Day
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