A CARING COMMUNITY
At the top of a ridge with views of Sugarloaf Mountain to the north and the Catoctin Mountain and Blue Ridge ranges to the west, Barnesville enjoys a connection with the rhythms of the natural world while being within commuting distance of the nation's capital. Barnesville is served by the MARC commuter rail system.
A CARING COMMUNITY
The town's motto, "A Caring Community," is a testament to the sense of place enjoyed by the town's residents and their neighbors in the Agricultural Reserve of Western Montgomery County.
Announcements and Events
New Issue of the Barnesville Tidbit Available HERE
Hybrid format. Meet at town hall or online--contact clerk for zoom link.
September 18, October 16, and November 20
Twilight in the Park. September 29. 5:30 - 7:30pm (flyer)
Big Trash Pickup. October 4
Sugarloaf Mountain Mindfulness Community and Sustainable Barnesville: Mindfulness Meditation.
October 20; 6:45 – 9pm.
Fall Extravaganza-Pumpkin Decorating Contest. October 28, Judging at 1 pm
Fall Extravaganza-Apple Bake-off. Town Hall. October 29, 3-5pm
Trick or Treating. October 31
BARNESVILLE'S MASTER PLAN
Every ten years, the Planning Commission updates Barnesville’s Master Plan. A Master Plan is a document that outlines a vision for the Town’s future. It begins with a description of the Town as it is. Then it lists goals for improvement in the next two decades, along with strategies for achieving that vision.
Here is a link to the new 2021 Master Plan.
Since the master plan is now adopted, there will be additional work to prepare changes to the various ordinances that Barnesville uses to regulate land use, i.e., the Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision Ordinance, and the Forest Conservation Ordinance.
Town Meetings are held the third Monday each month.
The next meeting will be in January 23rd 7:30pm.
Email the Town Clerk with questions or for more information.
Minutes from prior meetings may be found at Government section Town & Planning Minutes.
The Planning Commission Meetings are held on an as needed basis. There is currently an opening on the Planning Commission for a member.
Email the Town Clerk if you have a question or concern for the planning commission.
Regulations and applications for building permits may be found under the Government section Forms.
TOWN EMAIL LIST
The town regularly communicates with area residents via a private email list. To be added to this list please use the form at the bottom of this page or complete the form on the Contact page.
This committee was formed in 2018 when the town registered with the Sustainable Maryland program with a goal of becoming certified as a Sustainable Community. The committee is comprised of citizens who work on efforts to sustain the physical environment and the quality of life for area residents. Click the link below to visit the Sustainable Barnesville website and resource page.
MASKS AT POST OFFICE
As we unfortunately watch the COVID numbers increase in our area as well as nationwide, let's remind ourselves that we play a part in keeping safe. The US Postal Service requires patrons to wear face coverings when in the post office and our postal employees must wear a mask (or a shield for those with a medical exemption) when facing the public. Please do your part and let us know if you have questions.