Archives for August 2017

Charter Review Committee – September 6, 2017

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E

TOWN OF BENNINGTON
CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Bennington Town Office – Conference Room
205 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201

A G E N D A

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

  1. Public Comments
  2. Approve Minutes of August 30, 2017
  3. Discussion of Sept 27 public forum format; other evening sessions.
  4. Review Bennington Town Charter – Chapter 3 Section 303- Chapter 4

Next meeting, September 13, 2017.

 

Bennington-Wilmington (Route 9 Paving)

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 9/4/17,  BENNINGTON-WILMINGTON SURF (51)[Route 9 Paving]

PROJECT LOCATION: The Bennington-Wilmington paving project begins in the town of Bennington along Route 9 just west of the junction of Route 279 and Route 9 and continues easterly along Route 9 for approximately 23.5 miles. This paving project will include the towns of Bennington, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington, and ends at the Wilmington-Marlboro town line. 

Work on the Wilmington area of the project will begin at the Wilmington-Marlboro Town line (near the Horizon Inn) and end at Lind Lane in Searsburg. This section of work has a completion date of 10/13/17.

Work to be performed includes shoulder widening, cold planing existing pavement, surface preparation (including crack sealing, pothole repair and patching), new layer of asphalt paving, installation of rumble strips in designated areas, pavement markings, and other related highway items.

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY: Crews will be off the road by noon on Friday, 9/1/17 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Work will resume on Tuesday, 9/5/17 at 7:00 AM.

PAVING: Intermediate course of pavement of the main portion of the road (mainline) through downtown Wilmington has been completed. A few small areas of paving remain, and are scheduled for completion today (Thursday, 8/31).

Side roads that have been milled are scheduled to be paved next week on Thursday and Friday (9/7-9/8).

COLD PLANING: Crews are scheduled to cold plane side roads and driveways along the project Thursday and Friday, (8/31-9/1).

Cold planing will commence on the Wilmington-Marlboro town line and head east next week towards the junction of Rt. 9 and Rt. 100S. This will be ongoing all week, beginning Tuesday, 9/5. One lane alternating traffic may be necessary at times.

LINE STRIPING: Crews are scheduled to paint temporary lines along the areas paved with intermediate course of pavement. This work will be done on Friday, 9/1/17. One lane alternating traffic will be in effect during line striping operations.

STRUCTURES: Crews are scheduled to adjust the height of structures throughout the week of 9/4/17. Structures include man holes, water valves, storm drains, etc… While lane closures around these operations are possible, every effort will be made to maintain two-way traffic through the village on these days. No work will be performed on Monday, 9/4.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Paving, milling and line striping operations and work on structures will require lane closures in the location of these operations. One-way alternating traffic will be required. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Delays are expected.

Please focus on safety when driving through the construction work zone and remember, it is against the law to use a hand held cell phone while driving in Vermont.

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, GPI, Inc. with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-310-7822. For additional information regarding the paving project in Wilmington this summer and fall, please go to our regional Facebook page entitled “VTrans Rutland Region Construction Contracts”. Periodic updates and pictures may be posted from time to time.

Select Board, August 28, 2017 Wastewater Facility Upgrade

Wastewater/Sewer Department
The Bennington Wastewater Department put its first Primary Wastewater Treatment Facility on line in the 1962. This level of treatment was a simple settling process with an Anaerobic Digestion of collected sludge. The Sludge was eventually drained, freeze-dried and transported to a landfill. This treatment process survived until 1984 when the treatment facility underwent a major upgrade.

The facility upgraded its process to a Secondary-Tertiary treatment process with sludge dewatering in 1992 and eventually a state of the art composting facility in 2000. The Bennington Wastewater Treatment Facility receives wastewater from Bennington, North Bennington and Shaftsbury. The six-man crew maintains approximately 67 miles of sanitary sewer mains, four pump stations and 1,300 sewer manholes. They are also responsible for maintaining the 5.1 million gallon per day Wastewater Treatment Facility itself. The operators and the facility have been recognized for their efforts with numerous State of Vermont and New England Water Pollution Control awards for their outstanding efforts. The Treatment Facility, now approaching  30 years old, is scheduled for a $9.85 million upgrade.  The Town’s engineers, Aldrich and Elliott, made a presentation of the planned upgrade at the August 28th Select Board meeting (see related link below).  A bond vote asking the community to support the project is scheduled for October 10, 2017.  This is a most important project in that it will maintain the quality of the Walloomsac River, a wonderful fishery.

If you have questions regarding your sewer service, billings, permits for repairs, allocations for home additions or new businesses please contact the Sewer Department at the Town Offices at 802-447-9719.

On-site Location:
Wastewater Treatment Plant
Harrington Road
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; No Weekend Hours


Related Links: Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade presentation

Vermont Shires Connector bus from Bennington to Albany-Rensselaer

 The Vermont Shires Connector bus from Bennington to Albany-Rensselaer,

connecting with the Amtrak train service to NYC, is now up and running. The bus stops curbside at the Bennington Station restaurant parking lot at 199 River St, and there will be signage for it soon. Tickets can be purchased on the Amtrak website or phone line, or with cash payment (for the bus journey only) to the bus driver. Please find the tentative schedule at: https://www.vttranslines.com/vermont-shires-connector/

Please scroll down to see the bus fare information below:Image may contain: sky, cloud, bus, outdoor and nature

 

VERMONT SHIRES CONNECTOR

All Bus Fares Are One Way*

If you are taking the Vermont Shires Connector and your final destination is AMTRAK, purchase tickets on AMTRAK.com

For all other point-to-point destinations on Vermont Shires Connector, please purchase tickets with cash from the bus driver. Online ticketing options will be available soon. 

 

Manchester, VT

Bus Parking

$0.00 $0.00 $7.00 $17.00 $17.50  $19.50

Manchester, VT

Hampton Inn

$0.00  $0.00 $7.00 $17.00 $17.50  $19.50

Manchester, VT

Equinox

$0.00  $0.00 $7.00 $17.00 $17.50   $19.50

Bennington, VT

Station Restaurant

$7.00 $7.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00

Rensselaer, NY

AMTRAK

$17.00 $17.00 $17.00 $10.00 $1.00  $3.00

Albany, NY

Greyhound Bus Terminal

$17.50 $17.50 $17.50 $11.00 $1.00  $2.00

Colonie, NY

Albany International Airport

 $19.50   $19.50   $19.50  $13.00  $3.00  $2.00

*$2.50 per ticket online-ticketing fee.

 

Charter Review Committee – August 30, 2017

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
TOWN OF BENNINGTON
CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bennington Town Office – Conference Room
205 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201

A G E N D A

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

  1. Public Comments
  2. Approve Minutes of August 23, 2017
  3. Report on Select Board Meeting presentation (of August 28)
  4. Review Bennington Town Charter Chapters 3-4
  5. Schedule for Public Forums, if time allows

Ongoing topics

Final Report Format

Public Comments

Next meeting, August 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Recreation Center Closing for Annual Maintenance

Annual Maintenance

The Town of Bennington Recreation Center will be closed from Saturday, August 26, and we will re-open on Monday, September 11th at 6:00 a.m.

DPW Roadwork – August 28 – September 1, 2017

Town of Bennington Project List – Week of August 28 – September 1, 2017

Division Street remains Closed to through traffic all week. Local traffic WILL be accommodated. Highway Crews will be replacing storm drains in preparation for paving. Men and equipment will be in the roadway. Please find alternate route.

Grove Street –will be CLOSED from 7:30am to 3pm to through traffic all week, local traffic WILL be accommodated for water line repair. Please use caution when approaching as men and equipment will be in the roadway.

Park Street – will be CLOSED to through traffic between Gage St & Scott St as Highway & Sewer will be replacing storm drainage and manhole rehabilitation. Local Traffic will be accommodated. Please use caution when approaching as men and equipment will be in the roadway.

Townwide Work:

Roadside mowing, tree trimming and weeding also will continue in numerous areas in Bennington. Please use caution when approaching these areas and leave plenty of room for the tractor and men or equipment on side of the road.

Reminder:

Please DO NOT rake or blow grass and/or leaves into Town streets or Highways as these clogs storm drains and creates flooding and driving hazards for the entire community.

 

Residents and Contractors – Please make sure all loads are covered when taking leaves and or brush to the transfer station.

 

BENNINGTON-WILMINGTON [Route 9 Paving]

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 8/28/17

PROJECT LOCATION: The Bennington-Wilmington paving project begins in the town of Bennington along Route 9 just west of the junction of Route 229 and Route 9 and continues easterly along Route 9 for approximately 23.5 miles. This paving project will include the towns of Bennington, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington, and ends at the Wilmington-Marlboro town line. 

Work on the Wilmington area of the project will begin at the Wilmington-Marlboro Town line (near the Horizon Inn) and end at Lind Lane in Searsburg. This section of work has a completion date of 10/13/17.

Work to be performed includes shoulder widening, cold planing existing pavement, surface preparation (including crack sealing, pothole repair and patching), new layer of asphalt paving, installation of rumble strips in designated areas, pavement markings, and other related highway items.

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY: Crews will be off the road by noon on Friday, 9/1/17 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Work will resume on Tuesday, 9/5/17 at 7:00 AM.

CRACK SEALING: Crack sealing operations will be conducted along milled surfaces for the remainder of this week.

PAVING: Intermediate course of pavement is scheduled to be put down through downtown Wilmington on Monday, 8/28 or Tuesday 8/29. Paving in town will take approximately 3 days. Crews will begin at Haystack Rd. and pave easterly to the intersection of Route 100S, completing one lane each day. They will set back to Haystack Rd. on successive days, and pave easterly each day. Please note that paving operations are weather dependent, and inclement weather will change this proposed time frame.

PARKING: While crews are conducting paving operations, temporary parking restrictions will be in place along the work zone within the town limits. Crews will remove parking restrictions as soon as they can after paving downtown. Parking restrictions apply during active construction hours only.

STRUCTURES: Crews are scheduled to adjust the height of structures on Thursday and Friday, 8/31-9/1 along the road after intermediate paving has been completed. Structures include man holes, water valves, storm drains, etc… While lane closures around these operations are possible, every effort will be made to maintain two-way traffic through the village on these days.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Paving operations and work on structures will require lane closures in the location of these operations. One-way alternating traffic will be required. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Delays are expected.

Please focus on safety when driving through the construction work zone and remember, it is against the law to use a hand held cell phone while driving in Vermont.

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, GPI, Inc. with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-310-7822. A fact sheet for these projects is attached for your information.


Select Board Meeting – August 28, 2017

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD

Monday, August 28, 2017
Bennington Fire Facility
Multi-Purpose Room – 3rd Floor
130 River Street
Bennington, VT 05201

A G E N D A

6:00 PM

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Consent Agenda (6:00 PM – 6:05 PM)
    A. Minutes – August 14, 2017
    B. Warrants
  3. Citizens (6:05 PM – 6:20 PM)- sign-up sheet provided
  4. Charter Review Committee Update (6:20 PM – 6:35 PM)
  5. WWTF Upgrade Presentation (6:35 PM – 7:20 PM)
  6. Sign Warning for WWTF Bond Vote (7:20 PM – 7:25 PM)
  7. TIF Update (7:25 PM – 7:35 PM)
  8. Memorandum of Agreement – Southern VT Economy Project (7:35 PM – 7:45 PM)
  9. 2017 Liquor License Application – Yott’s Market (7:45 PM – 7:50 PM)
  10. Manager’s Report (7:50 PM – 8:00 PM)
  11. Other Business (8:00 PM – 8:05 PM)

 

 

 

 

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection – Saturday, September 30, 2017

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