Town of Bennington Police Department Policy Advisory Committee Meeting

Public Statement regarding Early Voting

Public Statement regarding Early Voting:

Early Absentee ballots have now been mailed to all active voters on the Bennington checklist.  The mailing was completed by the Vermont Secretary of State.  Many of you have already received your ballots and all others should be arriving in mailboxes within the next couple of days.  Our office has been receiving many calls inquiring about these ballots.  They were sent in hopes of minimizing crowds on Election Day at the polling place, but there will still be in-person voting.  If you do not wish to mark your early ballot, you are not required to do so.  Please indicate on the envelope “No, thank you”, “voting in person” or something similar and deposit it in the drop box at the Town Office, your early ballot request will be removed from your voting record.

Additionally, already, there are social media reports of attempts to vote twice, once via early ballot and once in person.  Rest assured, there are security measures in place to prevent these situations.  If you vote via early ballot, your name will already be marked off the entrance checklist on Election Day.  You will not be able to cast a second ballot.  Please do not rely on social media for advice or so-called facts and procedures of Elections.  Pursuant to 17 V.S.A. 1971 “A legal voter who knowingly casts more than one ballot at any one time of balloting for the same office shall be fined not more than $1,000.00 if the offense is committed at a primary or general election.”

Cassandra Barbeau
Town Clerk
Bennington, VT

Bennington Select Board Meeting – September 28, 2020

To view the Select Board packet for the meeting of September 28, 2020, please click here: Current Select Board packet

October Pool Schedule

October Pool 2020 Schedule  – Lap lanes are reserved by calling the Rec – 802-442-1053


Town of Bennington Police Department Policy Advisory Committee Meeting

Select Board Meeting – September 14, 2020

To view the Select Board packet for the meeting of September 14, 2020, please click here: Current Select Board Packet

Bennington Energy Committee Meeting


M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Zoom Meeting

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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1.      Review minutes from August meeting

2.      Madison Kremer to report on meeting with Stephen Dotson, Brattleboro sustainability/energy coordinator

3.      Marsh to report on research into EV and hybrid police vehicles.

4.      Marsh to report on Climate Advocates interest in helping people navigate the process for adopting new technologies (heat pumps, etc.) and state/utility incentives and rebates

5.      Allison to report on op-eds campaign

6.      Wendy to report on adding EE to Town building ordinance

7.      Deanna to report on list of incentives for renters to include at food drop on 9/3

8.      Jeannie to report on possible stronger partnership with BROC on weatherization

9.      Jeannie to report on possible relationship between Planning Commission, DRB and Energy Committee

10.  Bruce with more detail on Efficiency Vermont incentives;

11.  Michael to report on signing for 2020 Button Up Campaign

12.  Nancy to report on Habitat conversation

13.  Review recommendations to Select Board for 2021

14.  Public comment

15.  Confirm agenda for second Thursday of month, October 8, 2020 meeting.

Bennington Rec Center – Berkshire Family YMCA – Schedules

The Bennington Rec Center is back to almost normal hours.  They are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please find schedules below:

September Pool Schedule -Lap lanes are reserved by calling the Rec – 802-442-1053

September/October 2020 Group Fitness Schedule

September-October Youth Programs

New Senior Center Procedures


Due to requirements set by the Governor’s office and the Department of Health, the following procedures/protocols will remain in place until further notice:

  1. Masks will be required for everyone entering the building.
  2. Everyone will have their temperature checked with a contact-free thermometer.
  3. You must fill out a registration/contact information form. We are required to keep this information in the event COVID-19 contact tracing is needed.
  4. You must sign in at the reception desk each time you come for an activity.
  5. You must maintain a 6 foot distance from others while at the Senior Center.
  6. Signing up for activities ahead of time will be required due to occupancy restrictions. Our phone number is (802) 442-1052.
  7. Entry to the Senior Center is for scheduled activities ONLY.

    We appreciate your cooperation in following these procedures. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for you while you are here. This entire re-opening process will take time; we thank you for your patience and look forward to seeing you again.

September Schedule

Sample Ballots

Sample ballots for the November 3rd General Election are now available for viewing.  Please note, early absentee ballots will automatically be sent to all active voters in late September.  You do not need to request a ballot.  

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Cassandra Barbeau
Town Clerk