Assessor’s Change of Value Notice

Assessor’s Office

Notice to Bennington Property Owners

 

Change in Appraisal of Real Estate notices were mailed out Friday May 19 to all affected property owners in which there were substantive changes in land area and/or improvement size (new construction/additions/demolitions/sub-divisions etc.) that took place from April 1, 2016 to April 1, 2017. In addition, properties in which an error or an omission was found that changed assessed value were also sent a notice.

Owners of properties in which no substantive changes have taken place over the last year will have their assessed valuations remain the same for the 2017 Grand List.

Property owners who feel aggrieved by their assessed value must submit a grievance letter to the Board of Listers by June 1, 2017.

 

 

 

DPW Road Work May 22-26, 2017

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of May 22 – 26, 2017

 

Construction Notice: DEWEY STREET PARTIAL CLOSURE

Please be advised Dewey Street will be closed to through traffic between Monument Avenue and Blackberry Lane (only).  This construction project is expected to run through July 14th. Local traffic only will be accommodated Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm

 Coleville Road: A crew will be replacing a culvert on Coleville Road in preparation for upcoming paving.  This will require lane restrictions as men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use caution when approaching

Main St / Washington Ave: A highway crew will be repairing the intersection of Main Street & Washington Avenue on Wednesday May 24th.  Work will begin at 6:30am and will require Traffic Control. Please expect delays and/or find an alternate route.  Men and equipment will be in the center of both roads.

Townwide: Across at various locations the Highway Department will be pouring and curing concrete sidewalks as well as painting road markings.  Please use caution when approaching these areas.


TOWNWIDE HYDRANT FLUSHING

As a reminder, the Town’s Semi-Annual Hydrant Flushing continues Monday May 22nd through Friday May 26th.   This is a State-Mandated program executed every Spring and Fall.  Some residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water temporarily.  These are normal side effects of the program and cause no harmful effects.   If you are experiencing these issues, please refrain from doing light colored laundry and run your cold-water tap (only) until water is clear.

 

Reminder:

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

DPW Roadwork Week May 15-19, 2017

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of May 15 – 19, 2017

 Construction Notice: DEWEY STREET PARTIAL CLOSURE

Please be advised beginning Monday May 15th, 2017 Dewey Street will be closed to through traffic between Monument Avenue and Blackberry Lane (only).  This construction project is expected to run through July 14th.  Local traffic only will be accommodated Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm

 Division Street Closure:  Tuesday May 16 from 6:00am – 4:00pm Division Street will be closed to through traffic from Scott Street to Gage Street.  A private Contractor will be conducting roof repair for Energizer that will require a large crane for lifting supplies.  Please find alternate route.

 Gore Road: Shoulder work all week (roadway work and roadside trimming).  Please use caution when approaching as Men and equipment may be in the travelled portion of the road.

 Grant Street Closure: Grant Street will be closed to through traffic (only) Wednesday May 17th from 7:00am – 3:00pm.  Highway crews will be replacing a culvert.  Local Traffic (only) will be accommodated.  Please find alternate route.

 

 TOWNWIDE HYDRANT FLUSHING

As a reminder, the Town’s Semi-Annual Hydrant Flushing begins Monday May 15th and runs for a two-week period ending May 26th.   This is a State-Mandated program executed every Spring and Fall.  Some residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water temporarily.  These are normal side effects of the program and cause no harmful effects.   If you are experiencing these issues, please refrain from doing light colored laundry and run your cold-water tap (only) until water is clear.

 

Reminder:

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Townwide Semi-Annual Hydrant Flushing

Town of Bennington’s Semi-Annual

Water Main HYDRANT FLUSHING

2 Week Period

MAY 15 – 19, 2017

AND

MAY 22 – 26, 2017

Monday through Friday

7:00am thru 5:00pm

 

  • Bennington’s Hydrant Flushing is a STATE Mandated Program that occurs every May and October.
  • It is ensures higher Water Quality and allows for proper Hydrant Maintenance for Fire Protection.
  • You may experience low water pressure.
  • You may also experience discolored water.
  • These are normal and unavoidable side effects of the program.
  • We recommend you schedule clothes washing and other cleaning projects after daily flushing hours and once your water has run clear.
  • If you experience discolored water Run Your Cold Water Until It Is Clear.

 

Any further questions please call the Bennington Town Offices at 442-1037.

 

Roadwork May 01-05, 2017

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of May 01 – 05, 2017

 

Construction Notice:

Please be advised beginning Monday May 8th, 2017 Dewey Street will be closed to through traffic between Monument Avenue and Blackberry Lane (only).  This construction project is expected to run through July 7th.  Local traffic only will be accommodated Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm

 

 Reminder:

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.

 

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

 

 

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.