Town of Barre, NY

Located in Orleans County, the Town of Barre lies midway between Buffalo and Rochester. Since its founding in 1818, small-town country living has thrived in Barre, New York. Fruits, vegetables, corn, wheat, and soybeans drive a major portion of our local economy.

Town of Barre Offices

Town Hall & Administrative Offices

14317 West Barre Road
Albion, NY 14411
Phone 585-589-5100
Fax 585-589-2510


Town Board Meetings

2nd Wednesday of every month @ 7 pm.

You may use YouTube or the phone to attend meetings if you cannot attend in person. To listen by phone, call 589-5100 – when the auto-attendant answers dial 401 followed by your pin of 4321 #.

Agenda December 8, 2021

December 9, 2020   PLEASE SEE NOTE BELOW IN HIGHLIGHTS!   YouTube Link:

December 29, 2020 End of year meeting at 5 pm YouTube link:

January 4, 2021 Organizational Meeting at 5:00 pm  YouTube link:

January 13, 2021 YouTube link:

February 10, 2021 YouTube link:

March 10, 2021 YouTube link:
UPDATED LINK (MARCH 10TH, 2021): updating soon

April 14, 2021 YouTube link:

May 12, 2021 YouTube link:

Town Board Workshops

2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm. (one hour prior to the Board meeting)

You may use YouTube or the phone to attend meetings if you cannot attend in person.  To listen by phone, call 589-5100 – when the auto-attendant answers dial 401 followed by your pin of 4321 #.

December 1st at 6:30 pm to review SEQR Part 2 on the Baird Solar Project and the Planning Board’s wind law suggestions. YouTube Link:

January 4, 2021 following the Organizational meeting discussing the Public Hearing comments on the proposed Wind Law changes YouTube link:

February 1, 2021 YouTube link:

March 1, 2021 YouTube link:

April 5, 2021 YouTube link:

May 3, 2021 YouTube link:


Planning Board Meeting

Meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.

We are still using YouTube or by phone to attend meetings.  To listen by phone, call 589-5100 – when the auto-attendant answers dial 402 followed by your pin of 6543#.

Agenda 12/13/2021          Barre Stone Products          Expedited Property

Public hearing & meeting December 14, 2020 YouTube link:   ttps://

January 11, 2021 YouTube link:

February 1, 2021 Workshop on Energy Storage YouTube link:

February 8, 2021 with public hearing YouTube link:

February 22, 2021 workshop YouTube link:

March 8, 2021 YouTube link:

March 22, 2021 Workshop on Energy Storage YouTube link:

April 12, 2021 YouTube link:

April 26, 2021 Workshop on Energy Storage YouTube link:

May 10, 2021 YouTube link:


Zoning Board Meeting

Meets as needed on the third Monday of the month at 7 pm.

We are still using YouTube or by phone to attend meetings.  To listen by phone, call 589-5100 – when the auto-attendant answers dial 402 followed by your pin of 6543#.

End of year meeting December 15, 2020 at 6 pm.  Link:

February 15, 2021 YouTube Link:


Court Sessions

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm
For additional information
Call 585-589-5100 ext. 107 after 4 pm on Court nights


Town Highlights

With the winter weather upon us, if you are able to, please clear the fire hydrants near your home of any snow.  Our fire company members will certainly appreciate it if the hydrants are needed in an emergency situation.

Winter Preparedness

The Town of Barre is looking to appoint a town attorney.  The candidate must have prior municipal law experience, ability to draft local laws and legal notices.  Negotiate contracts between the town and the highway department, alternative energy developers, internet and telephone developers and other municipalities.  Prosecute zoning codes/law violations and attend meetings as directed by the boards of the town.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent to Sean Pogue by mail to 14317 West Barre Road, Albion, New York 14411, by email to, or use of the drop box to the left of the front door of the Town Hall by January 6th.  Candidates will be notified of interview dates.

US Winter Energy Assistance Fund 10132022

If you know of someone within the Town of Barre who would benefit from the Albion Soup Kitchen, the Barre Betterment Committee is able to do deliveries on the first Thursday’s of the month.  Please contact a member for more information and to schedule a delivery.

ATTENTION WATER RATE INCREASE:  The current water rate is $5.00 per 1000 gallons.   The Town Board approved a water rate increase of $0.75 per thousand gallons to $5.75 per thousand gallons at the October 12th meeting.  The rate increase will take effect on January 1, 2023.

Barre Fire District 2023 Proposed Budget and Tax Override

2022 Barre Tent Roll notice          Barre Tentative Roll 2022          Barre Final Roll 2022

Here is a dropbox link to download both the original application and the supplemental materials for the Hemlock Ridge Solar Project::   A hard copy is also located in the Town Hall.

2022-01-06 SEQR Eagle Harbor Sand & Gravel Draft Positive Scope Information

Genesee County /Orleans County Health Department has obtained a HUD grant to help control lead hazards in homes in Genesee and Orleans county.  This is open to home owners and landlords, income requirements must be met and there needs to be a child under the age of 6 living or visiting the home regularly. There needs to be lead hazards present, we would handle that investigation. HUD home owner-flyer 10-21-21

Customers and Constituents of National Grid that need to report an outage to their home or business should contact National Grid at 1-800-867-5222.  Customers can also receive personalized alerts by text, email, and/or phone when an outage is detected at their property by enrolling in the company’s outage alert option. To register, text REG to 64743, enter your National Grid electricity account number and select your preferred method(s) of notification. Customers also can text OUT to 64743 to report an outage. A link to our Outage Map that you can access information any time to get updates on areas impacted by outages is:

November 10, 2021 Town Board Agenda     County Road Agreement (Snow, Ice, Road Mowing) County Contract     County Animal Control Contract     Hazard Mitigation Plan. Town of Barre.2021     Hazard Mitigation. Executive Summary.2021

Local Law No. 3 of 2021 – Cannabis

Local Law No. 4 OF 2021 – Battery Energy Storage Systems

Department of Public Service information regarding Internet Service.

ORES Response to Town Law Issues

Town’s response to Heritage Wind’s Application

Solar Law Public Hearing YouTube link:                       Solar Law – Local Law #2 of 2021

Wind Ordinance – Local Law Number 1 of 2021                                                       Completed Wind Law Hearing with Comments

For information of the County Hazard Mitigation Plan go to

December 4, 2020 public hearing on the proposed wind law YouTube link:

Zone changes of extension of General Business District and Residential 1 District to Agriculture/Residential District.  Zoning changed map

COVID Guidelines Orleans Midget League2

A new map is out for the proposed expansion for Spectrum.  Please note that this is not a final map as things are always changing. Town of Barre Cable map

Heritage Wind’s 94c application has been received at the Town Hall.  Anyone wishing to look at it must call the Town Hall and make an appointment.

FYI:  County of Orleans Department of Mental Health

Heritage Wind Notice of Submission of Application

Information on bail reform Bail Reform

V & T Section 1219 addresses the issue of placing obstructions onto a highway V & T Section 1219

We still have Bicentennial t-shirts available for $5.00.  We also still have historical books available for $5.00.  Please see the Town Clerk during normal business hours to make your purchase.

– For those desiring genealogical information, please contact Hollis Canham of the County Genealogical Society. The Town Historian does not have such information.

Contact Us

** UPDATE **

All meetings will be on YouTube (click on Live Steam above) or by listening on phones.  Phone call-in information is located under the various boards.  Masks may be worn if you so desire.
The Town Hall is open for business; however, you may use the secure drop-box for payments and correspondence to the left of the Town Hall's front door.
Thank you,
Town of Barre