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 Newly Revised Animal Control Ordinance. At its duly warned meeting on March 23, 2015, the Selectboard has 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, including an official notice containing details about the voters’ right to petition for a Town Meeting to vote on the ordinance. Please note that, due to the new adoption date, new dates apply for the deadline to petition and effective date.
Animal Control Ordinance adopted March 23, 2015
2015 Dog Licenses due April 1st. 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.
Annual Review of Ordinance for Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). The Selectboard completed its annual review of the town’s Ordinance for Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles at its regular meeting held Monday, March 23, 2015. All or portions of the following Town Highways were 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. Restricted Club ATV travel was approved on portions of Barnet Center Road, Goss Hill Road, Little France Road, and Warden Road. See below for a map of the approved road access.
2015 Approved Town Highway ATV Access
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 Clerk’s Office Closures
The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed on the following up-coming dates:
- Monday, May 25, 2015 – Memorial Day
- Friday, July 3, 2015 – Independence Day (observed)
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