Bennington-Wilmington NH SURF (51) [Route 9 Paving Project]

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 7/16/18, Bennington-Wilmington NH SURF (51) [Route 9 Paving Project]

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 16 miles. This paving project will include the towns of Bennington, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington, and ends at the Wilmington-Marlboro town line. A minor amount of work will be performed in Wilmington this year.

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

RUMBLE STRIPS: The 14-day cure for the fog seal has elapsed.

LINE STRIPING: Permanent line striping is scheduled to begin the week of 7/16.

MISCELLANEOUS:  Crews will be completing miscellaneous work items along the project throughout the week of 7/16.

OTHER: The contractor and the State of Vermont will be addressing areas of concern for the town of Wilmington over the next couple of weeks that were specifically related to this project work.

TRAFFIC DELAYS:  Line striping operations will require lane shifts and/or single lane closures in the areas of active construction resulting in one way alternating traffic at times. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Minor delays may occur. Please plan your travel time accordingly.

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, EIV Technical Services, with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-855-3893 or at nboyle@eivtech.com. For additional information regarding the construction project occurring along Route 9 this summer please go to our regional Facebook page entitled “VTrans Rutland Region Construction Contracts”. Periodic updates and pictures may be posted from time to time.

 

Town Manager’s Column – July 2018

ALL ABOUT TOWN
Stuart A. Hurd, Town Manager

How about that incredible heat during the first week in July? I do want to thank the Bennington Fire Department for “making it rain” for those few days when the temperatures were pushing triple digits with high humidity. I’ve heard that some of our police officers took a turn in the rain. Perhaps they were inspired by the Chief’s example on the slip and slide at Monument School.

This week, we opened bids for the second phase of the Waste Water Treatment Facility (WWTF) upgrade. The estimated total cost for this work is $5.37 million. The bids must be tabulated and compliance with the bid requirements confirmed by our engineers at Aldrich and Elliott. We will present the final tabulation to the Select Board at the July 23rd board meeting. Overall, it appears that the full project including the RBC work now underway will come in below the full bond amount.

The construction season continues to be very busy. The contractors working on the water system expansion dealing with the PFOA contamination are moving along with an October/November end date in mind. The Routes 7 and 9 State paving project is scheduled to start after July 30 here in Bennington. The contractor will pave from the Kocher Drive intersection with Route 7 south to the Park Lawn Cemetery and from the 4 Chimneys Inn through Old Bennington on east to the intersection of Route 279 and Route 9. The project is a mill and pave project. One lane traffic will be maintained, and no night work is contemplated. The State is also planning a similar paving project along Route 67A through a portion of North Bennington. I believe that work will start July 18. We continue our preparation for the Bennington project. You most likely noticed the great job the Town crews did on the Benmont Avenue bridge over the Walloomsac River. This work required milling the pavement; laying a membrane to seal the bridge surface; and repaving the surface. The project looks and feels great when driving over the bridge. There’s much more to do. Once again, this is a very busy time. Please bear with us.

The Summer Program, Camp Green Mountain, provided by the Berkshire Y at the Bennington Recreation Center is now underway. This is its second year. The program runs from July 2 until August 24, Monday through Friday, 9 AM until 4:30 PM. and is for grades 1-8. I am told that 354 children have signed up for this program. For more information, contact Kathy Mancini at kmancini@bfymca.org or call 413-663-6529, ext. 245. Information is available at the Bennington Recreation Center.

The Putnam Redevelopment Project moves ever closer to fruition. A recent press release indicated  the funding mechanisms are nearly in place. A Fall closing continues to be projected. I am so impressed by the perseverance of the Bennington Redevelopment Group (BRG). Made up of local institutions and private investors, this group has faced and leaped so many hurdles. This will be a transformative project.

I note here that some in this community, using social media, seem to want to tear down anything that may be good for this Town. Some of the posts contain blatant lies, innuendo, and charges of corruption with no basis.  It’s a sad commentary on the times. Unfortunately, it’s here to stay.

Remember, if anyone has any questions or suggestions arising from this column or on any town matters, please contact me at 442-1037 or stop in at the Town Offices on South Street.

Stuart Hurd is Bennington’s Town Manager. He writes a monthly column on town issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower Playground at Willow Park – July 15, 2018

The lower playground at Willow Park will be unavailable for use on Sunday, July 15th, 2018, from 9am – 1pm.
Bennington Rural Fire Department will be holding a Confined Spaces training, and the playground will be roped off.

 

Free! SUMMER MEALS FOR KIDS & TEENS

Summer Meals Schedule 2018

 

 

 

 

Board of Civil Authority

Town of Bennington
BOARD OF CIVIL AUTHORITY

Town Clerk’s Office
205 South Street, Bennington, VT

Monday, July 23, 2018
5:00 P.M.

Agenda
1. Hear assessment grievances
2. Discuss August 14th State Primary

Week of 7/9/18, Bennington-Wilmington Paving Project

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 7/9/18, Bennington-Wilmington NH SURF (51) [Route 9 Paving Project]

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 16 miles. This paving project will include the towns of Bennington, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington, and ends at the Wilmington-Marlboro town line. A minor amount of work will be performed in Wilmington this year.

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

PAVING: Side roads and drives has been completed.

BRIDGE JOINTS: Crews are scheduled to continue to work on bridge joints throughout the week of 7/9.

RUMBLE STRIPS: Rumble strips have been installed and have been fog-sealed. There is a 14-day cure for the fog seal before permanent lines can be painted.

MISCELLANEOUS:  Shoulder clean up from Searsburg to Bennington will continue throughout the week of 7/9.

TRAFFIC DELAYS:  Work on all listed operations may require lanes shifts and/or single lane closures in the areas of active construction resulting in one way alternating traffic at times. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Minor delays may occur. Please plan your travel time accordingly. Motorists are advised that they will still encounter more than one active operation along Route 9 between Bennington and Wilmington.

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, EIV Technical Services, with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-855-3893 or at nboyle@eivtech.com. For additional information regarding the construction project occurring along Route 9 this summer 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 Meeting – July 9, 2018

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, July 9, 2018

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 – June 25,2018
    B. Warrants
  3. Citizens Comments                        (6:05 PM – 6:20 PM)
  4. Rise VT Presentation                     (6:20 PM – 6:30 PM)
  5. Manager’s Report                           (6:30 PM – 6:40 PM)
  6. HVAC Engineering RFP                (6:40 PM – 7:00 PM)
  7. Borrowing for FY2019 (2)             (7:00 PM – 7:15 PM)
  8. Other Business                                 (7:15 PM – 7:30 PM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parks and Recreation Department – Theme Park Discounted Tickets

The Bennington Recreation Center is selling discounted tickets to Great Escape,
Six Flags New England and Bromley Adventure Park.

Great Escape: $40.00 Six Flags: $40.00 Bromley Adventure Park $35.00
Money Orders ONLY payable to V.R.P.A. for exact amount will be accepted.
Tickets may be purchased anytime.

For questions or more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 802-442-1053

Fireworks – Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Bennington Town Fireworks – Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 – Willow Park, at Dusk

The Town of Bennington will be holding its Independence Day fireworks celebration on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Willow Park, beginning at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.). Rain date is Saturday, July 7, 2018, beginning at dusk.

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For more information contact the Bennington Town Offices at 802-442-1037

Bennington Town Offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day. Bennington Town Offices will reopen Thursday, July 5, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Week of 7/2/18 Bennington-Wilmington Paving Project

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 7/2/18, Bennington-Wilmington NH SURF (51) [Route 9 Paving Project]

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 16 miles. This paving project will include the towns of Bennington, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington, and ends at the Wilmington-Marlboro town line. A minor amount of work will be performed in Wilmington this year.

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

PAVING: Side roads and drives will continue to be paved throughout the week of 7/2.

BRIDGE JOINTS: Crews are scheduled to work complete the bridge joints in Searsburg early next week, and will progress west working in Woodford later in the week next week.

RUMBLE STRIPS: Rumble strips have been installed. Crews will be sealing the rumble strips early next week. There is a 14-day cure for the fog seal before permanent lines can be painted.

MISCELLANEOUS:  Shoulder clean up from Searsburg to Bennington will continue throughout the week of 7/2.

TRAFFIC DELAYS:  Work on all listed operations may require lanes shifts and/or single lane closures in the areas of active construction resulting in one way alternating traffic at times. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Minor delays may occur. Please plan your travel time accordingly. Motorists are advised that they will still encounter more than one active operation along Route 9 between Bennington and Wilmington.

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, EIV Technical Services, with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-855-3893 or at nboyle@eivtech.com. For additional information regarding the construction project occurring along Route 9 this summer please go to our regional Facebook page entitled “VTrans Rutland Region Construction Contracts”. Periodic updates and pictures may be posted from time to time.