Board of Civil Authority Agenda – August 21, 2018

Town of Bennington
BOARD OF CIVIL AUTHORITY

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

5:00 PM

 Agenda

  1. Hear committee report of grievance
  2. Discuss November 6th General Election

 

 

 

Ever Wanted to Write a Memoir?

EVER WANTED TO WRITE A MEMOIR?

But you’ve worried about how to do it and you’ve long
Postponed even starting it?

DON’T MISS OUR
MEMOIR-WRITING WORKSHOP
At the Bennington Senior Center
124 Pleasant St

You’ll have fun, and you’ll leave with
new skills and new confidence!

WED AUGUST 22ND , 10 AM to 2:30PM

Run by Ellen Perry Berkeley, award-winning
writer and excellent teacher.
Bring your own lunch
or buy lunch at BCMP café. 

Only $5.00 – limited space, so sign up early!
Follow up date Sept. 12 – 10 at 12pm.

 

Free Dance – Sponsored by the Bennington Senior Center

 

THE BENNINGTON SENIOR CENTER

IS HAVING A

FREE DANCE AT THE MOOSE LODGE

 FOR SENIORS AGE 50+

ON
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22

1-4pm

Rsvp 442 -1052 for sign up & if you need transportation in the

Bennington area.

THERE WILL BE A 50/50 RAFFLE
&
BASKET RAFFLE FULL OF GOODIES
Country Music & The Oldies

Recreation Center Closure – August 16 & 17th

Recreation Director, Tracy Knights passed away this past weekend after a long battle of cancer, our recreation center will be closed Thursday, August 16 to allow staff to attend funeral services.

The Bennington Recreation Center will be CLOSED on Friday, August 17th in observance of Bennington Battle Day.

 

 

Select Board Meeting – August 13, 2018

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, August 13, 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 – July 23, 2018
B. Warrants
3. Citizens Comments (6:05 PM – 6:20 PM)
4. Manager’s Report (6:20 PM – 6:30 PM)
5. Economic Development Fund – 650 Main Street(6:30 PM – 6:40 PM)
6. Rules of Procedure – Adoption – (6:40 PM – 7:00 PM)
7. Bond Documents for Approval- (7:00 PM – 7:20 PM)
8. Other Business- (7:20 PM – 7:30 PM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Primary Elections – Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

Elections are held at the Bennington Fire Station, 130 River Street (Bennington), and the Train Depot, Village Trustees Office in North Bennington on Main Street (North Bennington). Polls are open from 7AM-7PM. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office for other election related information, 802-442-1043, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please Note: The Town Clerk’s office will be closing at Noon on Monday, August 13, 2018 in order to prepare for the election.

 

 

Bennington Battle Day Weekend of Events, August 16th – August 19, 2018

Bennington Battle Day Events Schedule
Battle Day festivities begin on Thursday, August 16th!
 All events listed are open to the public.
Bennington Fire Department Station is located at 130 River Street.
Bennington Monument is located at 15 Monument Circle in Old Bennington.


 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, August 16th-Official Battle Day
All state historic sites are free!
6pm: Softball game with Bennington Fire Department against Bennington Rural Fire Department at Willow Park in Bennington.
7pm: Commemorative ceremony at the Bennington Battle Field (NY-67, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090).

Friday, August 17th
11am – 2pm: 
Hot sausage, burgers and hot dog lunch available for purchase at the Bennington Fire Department.
4pm – until food runs out: Chicken BBQ dinner at Bennington Fire Department, $10 per person.
4pm – 9pm: Silent auction at Bennington Fire Department.
6pm – 8pm: Car cruise at Bennington Fire Department, cars will parade down Main Street at 8:15pm.
6pm – 10pm: ‘Las Vegas Night’ with DJ Ben Patten from Magic 590AM at Bennington Fire Department.

Saturday, August 18th
8am:
Pre-registration for Battle Day 5K Road Race at Bennington Monument.
9:30am: 5K Road Race to begin and end at Bennington Monument. This is the fourteenth annual 5K race! The course is slightly rolling. In keeping with the Battle Day activities, this race is started with the firing of a cannon or revolutionary war era rifle. Following the 5K race is a 1/2 mile kids fun run (a fun, easy race for children). Forms available at the Monument or call 447-0550.
10am – 12pm: Kids Day at Bennington Recreation Center (655 Gage Street), sponsored by BFD.
10am-5pm: Battle Day Weekend Encampment, At the Bennington Monument Re-encounters will be on the grounds. Encampment will include a display of cannons, artillery and discuss what camp life was like at the time of the Battle.
12pm: USS Bennington memorial service and wreath laying ceremony at the ship’s bell (located at Bennington Town Office – 205 South Street).
3:30pm – 6pm: Battle of the Pies at 423 Main Street (next to Banner office). Prizes for best apple pie! Sign up to enter your pie (download form below or call 802-442-1050 to request a form). Judging at 5:00 pm. Pie slices available for purchase, all proceeds to benefit the BFD and DAR Ormsby chapter.
12pm-4pm: Firefighters’ Water Polo Event, rear parking lot of the Fire Station. Call for more information at 442-1050 and leave contact info for Capt. Tim Kinney.
3pm-5:30pm: On the lawn of the Bennington Monument. Moodus Fife and Drum Corp. played in 1891 for the Monuments dedication.
3:30pm-6pm: Battle of the Pies at 423 Main Street (next to Banner office). Prizes for best apple pie! Sign up to enter your pie (download form at Bennington.com/battleday or call 802-442-1050 to request a form). Judging at 5:00 pm. Pie slices available for purchase, all proceeds to benefit the BFD and DAR Ormsby chapter.

Sunday, August 19th
10am – 4pm:
‘Living History Encampment’ with cannon muster and military drills at the Bennington Battle Monument. Soldiers and minutemen will be camping on the grounds.
10 am – 4 pm: Battlefield Tours – Guided tours of the Bennington Battlefield located in Walloomsac, NY.
11am – 3 pm: Battle of the Pies at 423 Main Street (next to Banner office). Buy a slice of pie, with milk, ice cream, and/or cheese, or all four! All proceeds to benefit BFD and DAR Ormsby Chapter.

12:30pm: Battle Day Parade! Public to line up on downtown Main Street. Parade will run from Main & Safford Street to Depot Street, North on Depot Street to River Street, River Street to the Fire Station.

3pm – 4:30pm: Fashionable Times – A historical review of woman’s fashions. The Bennington Battle Monument and the Friends of the Bennington Battle Monument will sponsor a production by Vintage Visitors Presentations to take place at the Old First Church Barn on Monument Circle. Several lovely ladies will model reproduction historic clothing dating from the late 1700’s to the early 1900’s. Fashions for children and gentlemen will also be featured. The Vintage Visitor Interpreters will remain for a short period after the show, in costume, to chat and answer questions.
There will be a $10.00 admission for adults (15 and over) and $2.00 for youth (14 and under). Light refreshments will be served.

4pm: Winner drawing for BFD $3,000 First Prize Battle Day cash raffle at the Bennington Fire Department.

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection – Dorset – September 15, 2018

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BENNINGTON ARTS WEEKEND – August 3-5, 2018

15 Vermont 05201
802.442.5758

Bennington Arts Weekend 
Aug 3-5, 2018
it’s a weekend full of cultural, historical, and enjoyable events and activities.
In addition to all the large events during Bennington Arts weekend you
will also love our museums, galleries, live theatre and performances,
and our downtown restaurants and shops.

Come for the day, stay for the weekend!

Bennington Arts Weekend is proudly part of Vermont Arts 2018,
a project of the Vermont Arts Council

Friday   August 3rd  3rd                                            Aug              AA

10a – 5p     Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival
Camelot Village, Rte. 9, Bennington

5p – 8p        First Friday, Downtown Bennington

6p – 8p       “Funtastic Friday”
Village Chocolate Shoppe, 471 Main St., Bennington

All Day        North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show
Throughout the Village of North Bennington

Museums, Galleries, Live Performances, Equity Theatre, Exhibits, and more

Saturday August 4th                            

There will be a free shuttle from the Home Brew Festival, Art and Craft Festival,
and downtown between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday.

10a – 5p     Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival, Camelot Village
Camelot Village Route 9

11a – 1p     Bennington Farmer’s Market
River Walk – Depot Street

All Day        North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show
Throughout the Village of North Bennington

Museums, Galleries, Live Performances, Equity Theatre, Exhibits, and more

Sunday    August 5th                                             

10a – 4p     Southern Vermont Art & Craft Festival
Camelot Village Route 9

All Day        North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show
Throughout the Village of North Bennington

Museums, Galleries, Live Performances, Equity Theatre, Exhibits, and more
turday August 4th                            

There will be a free shuttle from the Home Brew Festival, Art and Craft Festival, and downtown between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday.  

Bennington Downtown Alliance
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201
802.442.5758
admin@betterbennington.com

Select Board Meeting – July 23, 2018

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

Monday, July 23, 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 – July 9, 2018
    B. Warrants
  3.  Citizens Comments (6:05 PM – 6:20 PM)
  4. WWTF Treatment Facility Phase II project costs(6:20 PM – 6:35 PM)
  5. BATS Children Pump Track at Stark Street Park(6:35 PM – 6:50 PM)
  6. UCS/Recreation Center Collaboration        (6:50 PM – 7:20 PM)
  7. Manager’s Report, if any                                 (7:20 PM – 7:25 PM)
  8. FY2019 Tax Rate                                               (7:25 PM – 7:30 PM)
  9. Other Business                                                  (7:30 PM – 7:45 PM)
  10. Executive Session                                             (7:45 PM)
    A. Contracts