DPW Roadwork April 23-27, 2018

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of APRIL 23 – 27, 2018

 

NOTICE:  Hydrant Flushing begins Monday April 23th through May 05th

 

Construction Notice: PFOA Water Line Extensions work has begun again.  This will require road closures.  Please see below.

 Austin Hill Road will be reduced to ONE-Lane traffic from Bard Road to Vail Road for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through May 5th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please Expect Delays.

 Hillside Street (North Bennington) will be Closed to through traffic through May 5th, 2018 for PFOA Water Line Extension Work .  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Matteson Rd from Rice Lane to Harland Dr will continue to be Closed to through traffic through May 5th, 2018 for PFOA Water Line Extension Work .  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Murphy Road from Rte 67 to Austin Hill Rd will be reduced to One-lane traffic through April 27th, 2018 for PFOA Water Line Extension Work .  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please Expect Delays.

 Park Street (North Bennington) will be reduced to One-lane traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please expect delays.

 Red Pine Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic through May 5th, 2018 for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Riverside Drive will be reduced to One-lane traffic through April 27th, 2018 for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please expect delays.

 Silk Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through May 11th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Walloomsac Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic between Gypsy Lane and Fairview Street for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through May 4th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

  

** Reminder: Overnight Parking Ban Lifted

The Winter Overnight Parking Ban for all streets within the town has been lifted as of April 1st.

 

 

Select Board Meeting – April 23, 2018

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

Monday, April 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. Public Hearing
Charter Amendments             (6:00 PM)

3. Consent Agenda (5 minutes)
A. Minutes – April 9, 2018
B. Warrants

4. Citizens Comments (15 minutes) – sign-up sheet provided
(For items not on the Agenda)

5. Downtown Improvement District Funding
A. Bennington Downtown Alliance Workplan and Funding (20 minutes)
B. Downtown Bennington Alliance Funding (20 minutes)

6. 2018 Liquor License Renewals (5 minutes)

7. Manager’s Report (10 minutes)

8. Other Business (10 minutes)

 

 

 

2018 Summer Camp Programs Available

BERKSHIRE FAMILY YMCA’S CAMP GREEN MOUNTAIN
is now accepting applications for their Summer programs.

The Summer Program, Camp Green Mountain, provided by the Berkshire Y at the Bennington Recreation Center is accepting applications for camp. This is the second year of this relationship between the Town and the Berkshire Y.  We are looking forward to a great summer. The program runs from July 2 until August 24, Monday through Friday, 9 AM until 4:30 PM. and is for grades 1-8. For more information, contact Kathy Mancini at kmancini@bfymca.org or call 413-663-6529, ext. 245.

Camp Green Mountain is located at the Bennington Recreation Center, 655 Gage Street, Bennington, VT.

Click below for the flyer:
Camp Green Mountain Flyer
Application
Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town Manager’s Column – April 2018

ALL ABOUT TOWN
Stuart A. Hurd, Town Manager

The Select Board has set June 5, 2018 for a vote on the complete recommended revised Charter put forth by the Charter Review Committee. Two public hearings are required for any warned Charter change. The first hearing is scheduled for Monday April 23; the second for Monday May 14, both at 6 PM in the public room of the Fire Facility. Both nights are regularly scheduled Select Board meetings, so they will be televised live by CAT TV. The Board may make changes to the warned document after the first meeting, but not after the second meeting. Many of the revisions modernize the document, strengthen the role of the Select Board, and enhance the relationship between the Board and the Town Manager. An important change is the inclusion of language which allows the Board to put the question of local option taxes before the voters. This language does not approve any new taxes. It simply allows for a future action should the Board determine that it’s warranted. A second important change extends the downtown improvement district tax to non-owner occupied residences in the district. This will increase the grand list for the district thereby reducing the tax rate to those in the district. However, it will add a tax to some properties that are currently exempt. The thought is that all properties in the district benefit by the district tax and therefore including rental housing units spreads the cost over a greater number of properties. If you have questions on the specific changes, please feel free to contact me.

Work has begun once again in the northwesterly portion of Town to install water mains to the PFOA affected homes. Many of the roads are closed to through traffic so please be patient as you rethink how to move about in the community. The VT Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reviewing the final engineering responses provided by the Saint-Gobain financed study of the area east of the railroad tracks, Phase II so-called. The DEC continues to disagree with the findings provided. The Town continues to believe that Saint-Gobain is responsible for the PFOA contamination in this area as well. Extending municipal water is the only long-term solution. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide a timeline for when a decision will be made.

The Summer Program, Camp Green Mountain, provided by the Berkshire Y at the Bennington Recreation Center is accepting applications for camp. This is the second year of this relationship between the Town and the Berkshire Y. We are looking forward to a great summer. The program runs from July 2 until August 24, Monday through Friday, 9 AM until 4:30 PM. and is for grades 1-8. For more information, contact Kathy Mancini at kmancini@bfymca.org or call 413-663-6529, ext. 245. Information will also be available at the Bennington Recreation Center very soon.

Here’s a list of some upcoming events sponsored in part by the Town:
Exposion 2018 at Mt Anthony Country Club, April 25, noon until 3 PM
Youth Appreciation Day May 5th at middle Willow Park
Green Up Day May 5th (bags are available at the Town Offices. Must call by May 2nd to get bags.)
HAZMAT Collection Day at the Bennington Transfer Station May 12th
Mayfest May 26th in beautiful Downtown Bennington.

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.

 

DPW Roadwork April 16-20, 2018

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of APRIL 16 – 20, 2018

 

Construction Notice: PFOA Water Line Extensions work has begun again.  This will require road closures.  Please see below.

 

Bard Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic through April 27th, 2018 for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Murphy Road from Rte 67 to Austin Hill Rd will be Closed to through traffic through April 27th, 2018 for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Park Street (North Bennington) will be Closed near the West St/Church St end (only) to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Red Pine Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic through April 27th, 2018 for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Riverside Drive will be Closed to through traffic through April 27th, 2018 for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Silk Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through May 11th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Walloomsac Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic between Gypsy Lane and Fairview Street for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through May 4th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

** NOTICES:

1) The Winter Overnight Parking Ban in Bennington has been lifted as of April 1st.

2) Hydrant Flushing will begin Monday April 23th and will run through May 05th

 

Green UP Day – May 5th 2018

Green Up Day is on its way! 

Over 22,000 volunteers across Vermont take part in cleaning their communities’ roadsides, public places and waterways each year.  People of all ages and walks of life take part.  Many families go out together and involve their children in learning about the negative effects of littering.

Always the first Saturday in May, Green Up Day will mark 48 years on May 5th, 2018. 

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 2nd  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!!

Spring Hydrant Flushing Schedule

Town of Bennington’s Semi-Annual

Water Main HYDRANT FLUSHING

2 Week Period

Monday through Friday           7:00am thru 5:00pm

April 23 – 27, 2018

AND

April 30 – May 04, 2018

 

  • Bennington’s Hydrant Flushing is a STATE Mandated Program that occurs every April and October.
  • It ensures a 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 and pose NO Health risk.
  • If you experience discolored water Run Your Cold Water (only).. Until It Is Clear.
  • We recommend you schedule clothes washing and other cleaning projects after daily flushing hours and once your water has run clear.

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

 

 

Bennington-Wilmington – Paving Project

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 4/9/18, Bennington-Wilmington – 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 23.5 miles. This paving project will include the towns of Bennington, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington, and ends at the Wilmington-Marlboro town line.

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

SIGNS:  The contractor, Peckham Road Corp., is scheduled to begin installing construction signs the week of 4/9/18.

SHOULDER WIDENING: Crews are scheduled to begin shoulder widening operations the week of 4/16/18. This work will begin at the  the project limits in Bennington.

COLD PLANING: Milling (grinding of the road surface) operations are tentatively scheduled for late April and will begin at the project limits in the town of Bennington.

TRAFFIC DELAYS:  Shoulder widening operations may require single lane closures 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. 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.

 

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DPW Roadwork April 09-13, 2018

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of APRIL 09 – 13, 2018

 Construction Notice: PFOA Water Line Extensions work has begun again.  This will require road closures.  Please see below.

 Austin Hill Road will be Closed from Bard Road to Vail Road to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through May 16th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Bard Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Fuller Road West: A Highway crew will be clearing brush and performing spring clean-up.  Please use caution when approaching.

 Red Pine Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Silk Road will be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through May 11th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Walloomsac Road will be Closed to through traffic between Gypsy Lane and Fairview Street for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through May 4th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

  

** NOTICE: Overnight Parking Ban Lifted

The Winter Overnight Parking Ban for all streets within the town has been lifted as of April 1st.