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The Town of Barre is nestled deep within the Green Mountains of Central Vermont. Our  lovely and intimate community was officially chartered in 1781 and is now home to approximately 7,900 residents.

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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 recreate!  

Timely Announcements  

  1. Early ballots and early voting for the Barre School District vote now available from the Clerk's Office. For more information about this vote, visit the Elections page here..
  2. Hwy 89, Exit 6 project Public Informational Meeting on Tue Dec 18. At the Selectboard meeting which starts at 6pm, the state will provide information about this ledge removal project. The project will close the northbound exit ramp during the summer of 2019, creating a detour that will start at Exit 7.
  3. Winter indoor pickleball Sundays through Mar 31 in the Barre Town School Gym. Three courts will be available 9a to noon. Free of charge, although donations to cover expenses are welcome. There are many local enthusiasts of the game who will be happy to welcome new players, pros and newbies alike.
  4. Seeking budget committee members: The Selectboard is seeking registered voters to serve on the Barre Town Budget Committee between the last Tuesday of January through the last Tuesday of March. The Budget Committee reviews the entire budget for Barre Town. Serving on this Committee gives you a say in all fiscal year 2019 to 2020 budgets, and is a great way to learn about town operations. If interested please send your letter or email of interest by 4p Fri Dec 28 to the Town Manager’s office at PO Box 116, Websterville VT 05678 or offices@barretown.org. More information about the responsibilities of the Budget Committee is in the November Barre Town newsletter. If you have questions, contact the Town Manager at 479-9331 or one of your Selectboard members.
  5. Do you need health insurance? Vermont Health Connect's Open Enrollment period runs Nov 1-Dec 15, 2018. If you don't have health insurance, or if you 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 and/or out-of-pocket costs, meaning that you can sign up for great health care that won’t break the bank. Not sure what plan is best for you? Try the Plan Comparison Tool, available at VermontHealthConnect.gov
        There are three ways to enroll: visit Vermont Health Connect online at VermontHealthConnect.gov, call them at 855-899-9600, or visit an assister in person. The Washington County assisters are at Baart Programs (223-2003), CVMC (371-4100), the Health Center (454-8336), and the People's Health and Wellness Clinic (479-1229). Just be sure to confirm your plan before Dec 15.
  6. Town Offices Holiday Schedule: 
    • Mon Dec 24: Town Clerk, Planning & Zoning, and Assessor's Offices closed
    • Tue Dec 25: All Town Offices closed
    • Mon Dec 31: Town Clerk and Assessor's Offices closed
    • Tue Jan 1: All Town Offices closed

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