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!
- Budget Committee members needed: Click here for more information.
- Overnight parking ban and holiday limited exception: Parking on town roads and streets between 11p and 7a, Nov 1-Apr 1 is prohibited. However, if you’re having a holiday party that will run late, with guests needing to park on the street into the winter parking ban hours after 11pm, just call the Police Department in advance at 802-479-0508 to let them know your contact information and when your guest will be leaving, and they will not be ticketed. Parking overnight is still prohibited. Please also note weather conditions. If there’s a bad snowstorm, do make sure your guests are parked off the street so that our crews can plow the roads. This holiday exception to the parking ban will only be effective through New Year’s Eve.
- Volunteers needed: The town is also still accepting applications for various appointments: two alternates for the Development Review Board for one year terms, a term ending May 31, 2021 on the Housing Advisory Committee, an alternate to the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission, and an alternate to the Central Vermont Fiber Board.
- Indoor Pickleball: The Rec Board is once again hosting open pickleball play indoors this winter, Sundays Nov 17-Mar 15, 9a-12p, at the Barre Town School Gym, 70 Websterville Rd. Beginners welcome; paddles and balls are available to borrow. You'll want to bring a filled water bottle. Questions? Call 802-479-9331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CV Fiber survey: This effort to bring community-sponsored high speed broadband to Central Vermont requests your input. If you have had trouble with the link or QR Code in the Barre Town newsletter, use this link to go to the survey.
- Census jobs: If you are looking for temporary work, consider being part of the important effort of the 2020 Census. In Washington County, pay is $17.95 an hour plus mileage. Work hours are flexible. For more information, call 1-855-562-2020, or visit www.2020census.gov/en/jobs.
- Fireworks notices:
- Applications for displays of Class B or Class C fireworks are due to the Town Clerk’s office at least 15 days prior to the display date to allow enough time for review and notice to your neighbors. Click here for the fireworks display permit application or call the Town Clerk’s office for a copy or your questions at 479-9391.
- Those who display Class B or Class C fireworks without a permit may be fined per state statute 20 V.S.A. § 3135.
- Click here for a list of recent and upcoming fireworks displays that have been permitted in Barre Town.