Archives for September 2017

Bennington-Wilmington Route 9 Paving – Week of 10/2/17

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 10/2/17,  BENNINGTON-WILMINGTON SURF (51)[Route 9 Paving]

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.

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.

PAVING: Mainline paving has been completed. Crews will continue to work on remaining driveways and a few small miscellaneous sections of paving along the project throughout the remainder of this week and next week.

BRIDGE JOINTS: Crews are scheduled to work on bridge joints in the latter part of this week into next week.  Bridge joints should be completed by the end of the week of 10/2. Crews will be working on the joints of the bridge located within the village limits as well as other bridges located outside the village. Bridge joint work will require alternating one way traffic.

RUMBLE STRIPS: Rumble strips have been installed in all locations throughout this portion of the project. Crews will fog seal the rumble strips today and tomorrow if needed, and this sealant will need to cure for approximately 2 weeks before permanent lines can be painted.

SIGNAL WORK: Crews will be onsite tomorrow, 9/28 working on the signal at the intersection of Routes 9 and 100. Every attempt will be made to keep trucks and equipment off to the side so that two way traffic can be maintained through the intersection. Delays should be expected.

SHOULDER WORK: Crews will continue placing gravel along the shoulders in needed areas of the project throughout the week of 10/2. This work will be in areas located outside the village limits.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Paving, bridge joints, and shoulder work 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.

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.

DPW Roadwork Oct 02 – 06, 2017

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 02-06, 2017

 

 Construction Notice: DEWEY STREET PARTIAL CLOSURE

Please be advised Dewey Street will be closed to through traffic between Monument Avenue and Hospital Drive (only).  This construction project is expected to run 6-7 Weeks beginning Monday October 2 through November 24th. Local traffic only will be accommodated Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm

  

Townwide Hydrant Flushing continues Monday October 02 through Friday October 06th.  Some may lose pressure or experience discolored water.  These are normal side effects.  Please run the Cold Water ONLY to restore water.

 

 Division Street remains Closed to through traffic all week.  Local traffic WILL be accommodated.  Highway crews will be pouring concrete sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Grove Street – will be Closed to through traffic all week.  Local traffic WILL be accommodated.  Highway crews will be pouring concrete sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

  

Townwide Work:

Reminder – Leaf Season:

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.

DPW Roadwork Sept 25-29, 2017

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of September 25 – 29, 2017

 

Please be Advised:  Townwide HYDRANT FLUSHING begins Monday September 25th and runs for two-weeks through Friday October 06th.  This program generally begins on the East side of Town and works its way West during the two-week period.  Some may lose pressure or experience discolored water.  These are normal side effects.  Please run the Cold Water ONLY to restore water.

  

Division Street remains Closed to through traffic all week.  Local traffic WILL be accommodated.  Highway crews will be pouring concrete sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Grove Street – will be Closed to through traffic all week.  Local traffic WILL be accommodated.  Highway crews will be pouring concrete sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Hall Street – North Bennington – Friday will be reduced to one lane traffic.  Sewer Department will be repairing a sewer main.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use caution.

 Park Street – Wednesday between Gage Street & Scott St will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic.  Highway Crew will be working on Sidewalk repair between Gage Street & Scott Street.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use caution and expect delays.

  

Reminder – Leaf Season:

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 Charter Review Informational Meeting – September 27, 2017

Bennington Charter Review Informational meeting
Wednesday Sept 27, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bennington, Fire House

 

The public is invited to a presentation given by Jim Barlow, an attorney that specializes in municipal law. Mr. Barlow will review: what a municipal charter is, the different forms of local government in Vermont, things to consider while reviewing a charter and the governance amendment process to change a charter. Mr. Barlow will\ answer questions on these topics as well as presenting information.

The Charter Committee has been meeting weekly reviewing the Bennington Town charter page by page section by section. The public is welcome to attend these meetings as well as submit comments to the committee via the Bennington Town website benningtonvt.org/meetings/charter-review-committee/.The Bennington Charter can be found at web link above, in addition, all the past agendas and minutes are at this website.

 In October and November there will be two evening forums for citizens to give input and ask question of the Charter Committee.

Please consider attending or watching on CATV.

Hope to see you there.

Sean-Marie Oller on behalf of the Charter Review Committee

 

 

Bennington-Wilmington (Route 9 Paving)

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 9/25/17,  BENNINGTON-WILMINGTON SURF (51)[Route 9 Paving]
BENNINGTON-WILMINGTON SURF (51)[Route 9 Paving] 

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. 

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.

PAVING: Crews are scheduled to continue paving mainline for the remainder of this week. Paving operations should be out of the village by late morning on Friday, 9/22. Mainline paving should be completed by the end of the week of 9/25/17.

Paving of side roads and driveway aprons will continue during the week of 9/25/17 until completed.

BRIDGE JOINTS: Crews are tentatively scheduled to work on the bridge joints along the current portion of this project during the week of 9/25.

SHOULDER WORK: Crews will continue placing gravel along the shoulders in needed areas of the project throughout the week of 9/25.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Paving, bridge joints, and shoulder work 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.

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.

Charter Review Committee – Informational Forum – September 27, 2017

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E

INFORMATIONAL FORUM 

TOWN OF BENNINGTON
CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE

Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017

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

A G E N D A

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

  1. Presentation and Discussion led by Attorney James Barlow
  2. Continue public comments if time allows

Charter Review Committee – September 27, 2017

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

Wednesday, Sept 27, 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 Sept 20, 2017
  3. Discussion of Public Forum
  4. Discussion of Section 302
  5. Continue review of responses received from Jim Barlow
  6. Continue review of Charter if time allows
  7. Other

Ongoing topics

Final Report Format

Engagement of Public

Next meeting, Oct. 4, 2017

 

 

Select Board Meeting – September 25, 2017

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, September 25, 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 – September 11, 2017
    B. Warrants
  3. Citizens  (6:05 PM – 6:20 PM)- sign-up sheet provided
  4. Municipal Planning Grant Application (6:20 PM – 6:40 PM)
    Bennington Cultural Plan
  5. Tax Sale properties – proposed for sale (6:40 PM – 7:00 PM)
  6.  Manager’s Report (7:00 PM – 7:15 PM)
  7. Other Business (7:15 PM – 7:30 PM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charter Review Committee – September 20, 2017

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

Wednesday, Sept 20, 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 Sept 13, 2017
  3. Review responses received from Jim Barlow on questions the
    committee has asked him to respond to(Rob will forward responses from Jim)
  4. Continue review of Charter if time allows
  5. Other

Ongoing topics

Final Report Format
Engagement of Public
Next meeting, Sept 27, 2017

 

 

Berkshire Family YMCA/Job Posting

The Berkshire Family YMCA is seeking an on site After School Site
Director for a new before and after school program at Monument
Elementary. Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree or an Associates,
and ten months of work experience with school age children.
All interested applicants can email Laurie Vanuni at: lvanuni@bfymca.org

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