Burn Ban LIFTED As of 4/23/17

Please be advised as per the Bennington Fire Warden, the Bennington Burn Ban has been lifted.  However, please proceed with caution.

Any further questions please contact the Town Offices at (802) 442-1037.

Green Up Day May 6th, 2017

Green Up Day is on its way! 

Thousands of volunteers across Vermont will take part in cleaning their own communities’ roadsides, public places and waterways. Always the first Saturday in May, Green Up Day will mark 47 years on May 6th, 2017

Did you Know: Vermont was the first state in the nation to designate one special day for cleaning the entire state. 

Call the Town Office (802) 442-1037 before Wednesday May 3rd to register who and where you’ll be cleaning up.  Learn where to pick up the special Green Up Day trash bags and how to properly dispose of them.  It’s Free, It’s Fun and it’s GREEN!!

 

BURN BAN IN EFFECT

 

BURN BAN IN EFFECT:

Please Be Advised:  The Town of Bennington Fire Warden Matt Hathaway has issued a TOWNWIDE BURN BAN for ALL Bennington residents. There are NO outside fires of any kind permitted to burn until further notice.  Those with existing burn permits must cease all outside burning.  NO NEW permits will be issued at this time.  Dry and warm conditions coupled with variable winds make outdoor burning hazardous.  Contact the Fire Warden directly for questions or information.

Inv to Bid – John Deere Loader/Backhoe

Town of Bennington

Invitation to Bid

Is accepting bids on a 1991 John Deere 710C 4×4 Loader/Backhoe. It will be sold in “AS-IS” condition with no warrantees of any type. The Town also reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

 1991 John Deere 710C 4×4 Loader/Backhoe with 4-buckets and a Frost Hook, 4375 Hours (VIN#7071OCJ780065).

The minimum bid for this vehicle is set at $16,000 with hammer ($14,000 without Hammer).

Viewing date will be Monday February 27th, 2017 from 9:00am-10:00am 581 Burgess Road Water Shop.

All sealed bids will be due on Thursday March 2nd, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Bennington Town Offices at 205 South Street.  Sealed Bids must be marked “710 Backhoe” and include a check in the amount of the proposed bid.  Checks will be cashed within 48 hours.  Bids will opened and read aloud.

 

DPW Reminders February 20 – 24, 2017

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of February 20 – 24, 2017

 REMINDER:

Town Office will be CLOSED Monday February 20, 2017 in observance of the President’s Day Holiday.


Notice:

Please keep children away from Roadside or Parking lot Snow Piles/Banks.  These are not play areas and can be dangerous.


Please also do not leave trash cans on sidewalks or edge of road during snow events.


** Overnight Parking Ban Remains in Effect

The Winter Overnight Parking Ban for all streets within the Town of Bennington remains in effect until March 31st.  This means NO overnight parking is allowed between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.  Police will enforce this ban by ticketing individuals who leave unattended vehicles on the street during that time.

 

                                                                                   

 

 

 

DPW Project List January 02-06, 2017

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of January 02 – 06, 2017


Please Be Advised:  Town Offices will be CLOSED Monday January 02, 2017 in observance of the New Year Holiday.


**REMINDER:  Please keep children away from roadside or parking lot Snow Piles and Snow Banks.  These are not play areas and can be dangerous.

 

** Overnight Parking Ban Remains in Effect

The Winter Overnight Parking Ban for all streets within the Town of Bennington remains in effect until March 31st.  This means NO overnight parking is allowed between the hours of 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M.  Police will enforce this ban by ticketing individuals who leave unattended vehicles on the street during that time.

 

                                                                                   

 

DPW Project List Wk Nov 21-25

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of November 21-25, 2016

 

 REMINDER: Town Office will be CLOSED both Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

** Remember: Overnight Parking Ban in Effect

The Winter Overnight Parking Ban for all streets within the town will be is now in effect. From November 15 to March 31 between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m NO overnight parking is allowed. Police will enforce this ban by ticketing individuals who leave unattended vehicles on the street during that time.

 **Please Be Advised:

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

To BOTH Residents and Contractors – When taking leaves or brush to the transfer station, Please make sure all loads are covered!!. Also, when disposing of leaf bags you MUST empty the bags into the pile.

 

 

 

DPW Roadwork Wk Nov 07-11

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of November 07 – 11, 2016

 ** Remember: Overnight Parking Ban begins November 15th

Real Estate Taxes are Due THURSDAY – November 10th

 

  • Putnam Block Area – Water Crews will be conduction Leak Detection and marking water/sewer lines in the Putnam Block area all week. This will include Main Street, South Street, Franklin Lane and Washington Avenue.
  • Emma Street – Highway Crews will be working on a drainage issue. One lane traffic. Expect delays.
  • Gage Street (Upper) – Tuesday Water Crew will be repairing a water leak. Upper Gage Street will closed from Branch Street to Cross Street between 7:30am-3:00pm. Local traffic will be accommodated during those hours.
  • Harrington Road – Highway crews will be added gravel and grading the roadway. Please use caution when approaching this area. Lane Restrictions will be in place. Expect delays.
  • North Street – Monday Water Crews will be repairing a leaking water main in the right-of-way (near the VT Veteran’s Home). Crews and equipment will be on the edge of the road. Sheriff’s will assist the flow of traffic. There may be delays.
  • Observatory Street – Monday a private contractor will be repairing a broken sewer service line. Observatory Street will be closed to through traffic, however local traffic will be accommodated.
  • South Branch Street– crews will be finishing concrete work & paving sidewalks. Road Closures and/or lane restrictions may apply. Local traffic will be accommodated.
  • Water Crews will be flushing Dead End Hydrants and small pump hydrants in (ONLY) preparation for winter. Men & equipment will be in the roadway. Please use caution when approaching.
  • – Roadside mowing continues throughout Town. Please use caution when approaching these areas.
  • – Small follow-up items along the Ninja Trail will be worked on this week. Please use caution when approaching the Silk Road / Rte 67A area.

 

All Work will be dependent on weather conditions. Please use caution when entering a construction zone; men and equipment will be in the traveled portion of the road.

 

Please Be Advised:

To BOTH Residents and Contractors – Please make sure all loads are covered when taking leaves and or brush to the transfer station. When disposing of leaf bags you MUST empty the bags into the pile

 

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

 

Remember: Parking Ban begins November 15t

Roadwork Week Oct 31 – Nov 4

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 31 – November 04, 2016

 ** Monday is Halloween – Please be aware of

“Trick or Treaters” and Pedestrians.

  • Beech Street – Highway crews will be finishing concrete work. Road Closures and/or lane restrictions may apply. Local traffic will be accommodated.
  • Barber Street – Wednesday Water Crew will be repairing a water main leak. One lane traffic. Expect delays.
  • Gage Street (Upper) – Thursday Water Crew will be repairing a water leak. Upper Gage Street will closed from Branch Street to Cross Street. Local traffic will be accommodated.
  • Lyons Street – Friday Water Crews will be repairing a water leak. One lane traffic. Expect delays.
  • Marilyn Street – Highway crews will be preparing the road and paving. Local traffic will be accommodated.
  • Main Street – Crews will be finishing concrete work in the area between Bradford St and South Branch. Road Closures and/or lane restrictions may apply. Local traffic will be accommodated.
  • 421 Main Street – Monday a Private Contractor will be conducting roof & crane work. The sidewalk will be closed on the south side of Main Street between School Street and South Street for a 4-hour period. Please use caution.
  • North Street – Tuesday Water Crews will be repairing a leaking water main in the right-of-way. Crews and equipment will be on the edge of the road. Sheriff’s will assist the flow of traffic. There may be delays.
  • Rutter Road – Monday the Water Crew will be repairing a leaking water main. Rutter Road will be closed from Tel Rd to Filmore Street between 7:30am – 3:00pm. Local Traffic will be accommodated.
  • South Branch Street– crews will be finishing concrete work. Road Closures and/or lane restrictions may apply. Local traffic will be accommodated.
  • Woodward Drive – crews will be preparing the road and paving. Local traffic will be accommodated
  • – Roadside mowing continues throughout Town. Please use caution when approaching these areas.
  • – Sign work & Road markings along the Ninja Trail will finish up this week. As well as other numerous replacement and new sign installations throughout town.
  • – A Private Contractor will be painting road lines all week during both the Day and Night. Please use caution when approaching.

 

All Work will be dependent on weather conditions. Please use caution when entering a construction zone; men and equipment will be in the traveled portion of the road.

 

Please Be Advised:

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

 

Remember: Parking Ban begins November 1

DPW Roadwork Oct 24-28

Town of Bennington Project List
Week of October 24 – 28, 2016

  • Townwide Hydrant Flushing begins continues through Friday October 28th.   Some may lose pressure or experience discolored water. These are normal side effects. Please run the Cold Water ONLY to restore water.
  • Crews will also be building shoulders along Middle Pownal Road, Niles Road, Morgan Street (extension) and Hewitt Drive. Please use caution when approaching.
  • South Branch Street will be closed to through traffic only between 7:30am – 3:30pm each day, as Highway crews will continue rehabilitation work. Local Traffic will continue to be accommodated during those hours.
  • Roadside mowing continues throughout Town. Please use caution when approaching this end of Town.

All Work will be dependent on weather conditions. Please use caution when entering a construction zone; men and equipment will be in the traveled portion of the road.

Please Be Advised:

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

Remember: Parking Ban begins November 15th