Bennington Select Board Meeting – 03/27/2017

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, March 27, 2017
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 (6:05 PM – 6:10 PM)
    A. Minutes – March 13, 2017
    B. Warrants
    C. 2017 Liquor License Renewals
  3. Citizens (6:10 PM – 6:25 PM)
  4. Bennington County Industrial Corporation Contract – 2nd Reading  (6:25 PM – 6:35 PM)
  5. Manager’s Report (If Any) (6:35 pm – 6:45 PM)
  6. Other Business (6:45 PM – 6:55 PM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Preservation Meeting – March 20, 2017

BENNINGTON HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
TOWN OFFICE – Town Clerks Office
205 SOUTH STREET, BENNINGTON, VT
Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.

AGENDA

  1. The Scarlett Creation, Sign Permit, 626 Main Street                          25 minutes
  2. Other Preservation Issues                                                                         10 minutes

 

 

YMCA Community Visits, March 21, 2017

YMCA Staff will be available to community members at the following locations and times to listen to questions, hopes and concerns.

Bennington Senior Center- 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – 124 Pleasant Street
Bennington Recreation Center – Noon – 1:00 p.m. – 655 Gage Street
Dept. of Health/CCV – Community Room – 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – 324 Main Street

You can also reach the Town of Bennington’s email for comments regarding the YMCA:  info@benningtonvt.org
and the Vermont Department of Health’s Bennington Facebook page also has a place to make comments about the YMCA :https://www.facebook.com/vdhbennington/

 

Bennington Select Board Meeting – March 13, 2017

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, March 13, 2017
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 (6:05 PM – 6:10 PM)
    A. Minutes – February 27, 2017
    B. Warrants
    C. 2017 Liquor License Renewals
  3. Citizens (6:10 PM – 6:25 PM)
  4. Northern Berkshire “Y” (6:25 PM – 7:00 PM)
  5. Bennington County Industrial Corporation contract (7:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
  6. Downtown Transportation Fund Grant Resolution (7:30 PM – 7:45 PM)
  7. Manager’s Report (7:45 pm – 7:55 PM)
  8. Other Business (7:55 PM – 8:05 PM)
  9. Executive Session
    A. Contracts
    B. Litigation

Oral Health Commission – Agenda (March 21, 2017)

Oral Health Commission
March 21, 2017
5:30 p.m.
Town Hall Conference Room

Agenda

  1. Minutes
  2. Discuss rough draft of Report circulated by Don in January
  3.  Presentation on Fluoridation, Robin Miller
  4.  Next meeting

Notice: 2017 Annual Town Meeting – Public Warning

-WARNING-

 TOWN OF BENNINGTON

2017 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

The residents of the Town of Bennington qualified by law to vote in Town Meeting are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Bennington Fire Facility on River Street (Lincoln Street entrance) in said Town on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., or immediately following the Bennington School District’s Annual meeting should that run over, to transact the business specified to be done from the floor.    

 

If you are a resident of the Town of Bennington, intend to be present at the meeting and are hearing impaired, arrangements will be made for a sign interpreter to be present at this meeting. For necessary arrangements, please contact Stuart A. Hurd, Town Manager at the Bennington Town Offices, 205 South Street, P.O. Box 469, Bennington, VT – (802) 442-1037 no later than Friday, February 17, 2017.

 

Following the completion of such business, the Meeting will stand adjourned to Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at The Bennington Fire Facility on River Street (Lincoln Street entrance). The Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. for the election of officers and voting on all ballot articles specified. However, those on the checklist to vote in the Village of North Bennington shall vote for the election of officers and on all ballot articles at the North Bennington Village Office on Main Street in North Bennington. The Bennington Fire Facility above mentioned, is hereby established as the central polling place for those on the checklist to vote in said Bennington. Residents of Bennington and North Bennington may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s Office, 205 South Street, Bennington, Vermont. Eligible residents registering on Election Day must do so at the polling place where they will cast their Town Meeting ballot.

 

 

                            BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED FROM THE FLOOR

Monday, March 6, 2017                                                                       7:00 P.M.

 

ARTICLE 1.  TOWN REPORT: To hear the report of Town Officers and to take appropriate action thereon.

 

ARTICLE 2.  SELECT BOARD MEMBERS COMPENSATION: To determine what compensation shall be paid to the Town Select Board Members.                                                           

 

ARTICLE 3.  OTHER BUSINESS: To transact such other proper business when met.

                                    BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED BY BALLOT

                                                          TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

                              THE POLLS TO BE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.

                                       AT THE POLLING PLACES SPECIFIED ABOVE

 

                       

                        SELECT BOARD ELECTION. Two Select Board Members residing in the Town shall be elected for terms of three (3) years.

 

ARTICLE 1. Shall the Town appropriate for the next fiscal year,   July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, the total sum of $12,450,600.00 consisting of the following: $3,996,990.00 for the laying out, maintaining, and repairing of the highways and bridges of the Town; and $8,453,610.00 for the payment of the following: Any indebtedness not otherwise specifically provided for, interest on indebtedness, legally authorized State and County taxes, the prosecution and defense of the common rights and interests of the inhabitants of the Town, and for other necessary incidental expenses?

                                                                                                                                                                     

The proposed budget includes $60,000.00 for fire  equipment, $20,000.00 for parking improvements, $5,000.00 for regional economic development, and $402,750.00 for healthcare reserve and workers compensation insurance, any unexpended portion of which will be reserved to subsequent years for that purpose.   

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                     NO    o

 

ARTICLE 2. Shall the bonds of the Town of Bennington in an amount not to exceed $3.2 million be issued for the purpose of purchasing and renovating a public works facility at 78 Bowen Road in the Town of Bennington?

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                    NO      o

 

ARTICLE 3. Shall the Town of Bennington grant tax exempt status as provided in T.32 §3840 to the Bennington Rescue Squad, Inc. for its property #49514600 for the tax listing years April 1, 2017, through and including March 31, 2022?

YES    o

NO      o

 

 

ARTICLE 4. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of

                     $2,500.00 for Bennington County Association Against Child Abuse?

                                                                                                                                  YES    o

                                                                                                                                  NO      o

 

ARTICLE 5. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of

                       $2,500.00 for Turning Point Center of Bennington?

                                                                                                                                  YES    o

                                                                                                                                  NO      o

 

ARTICLE 6. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of

                       $5,000.00 for Project Against Violent Encounters?

                                                                                                                                  YES    o

                                                                                                                                 NO      o

 

ARTICLE 7. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of

                     $7,000.00 for Vermont Center For Independent Living?

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                  NO      o

 

ARTICLE 8. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of

                            $7,200.00 for Green Mountain Retired and Senior Volunteer Program?

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                    NO      o

 

ARTICLE 9. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of

                     $7,500.00 for Bennington Free Clinic?

                     YES    o          

              NO      o

 

ARTICLE 10. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of                                            $7,500.00 for BROC – Community Action In Southwestern Vermont?

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                    NO      o

 

ARTICLE 11. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of $7,500.00 for Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, Inc.?

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                    NO      o

 

ARTICLE 12. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of

                       $10,000.00 for The Tutorial Center?

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                   NO      o

 

 

 

ARTICLE 13. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of $11,000.00 for Bennington Project Independence?

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                    NO      o

 

ARTICLE 14. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of

                       $15,000.00 for Sunrise Family Resource Center?

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                   NO      o

 

ARTICLE 15. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of $21,600.00 for Bennington Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice?

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                   NO      o

 

ARTICLE 16. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of $25,000.00 for Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless?

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                     NO      o

 

ARTICLE 17. Shall the voters increase the F.Y. 2018 General Fund by the sum of $207,459.00 for the Bennington Rescue Squad?

                                                                                                                                    YES    o

                                                                                                                                   NO      o

  

                                                            BY THE SELECT BOARD

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Thomas H. Jacobs, Chair                                    Michael A. Keane, Vice Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Donald A. Campbell                                              Jim Carroll

                                                                                                                                                                                      

Jeanne Conner                                                       Justin J. Corcoran

                                                             

Jeannette Jenkins

  

Dated at Bennington, Vermont this    30th day of January, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bennington Select Board Meeting – 02/27/2017

M E E T I N G N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, February 27, 2017
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 (6:05 PM – 6:15 PM)
A. Minutes – January 30, 2017
February 20, 2017
B. Warrants
C. 2017 Liquor License Renewals
D. Proclamation – Church Pension Fund 100th Anniversary
E. Resolution – Dr. Michael Mugits
3. Citizens (6:15 PM – 6:30 PM)
4. Battle Creek 1 Solar 45-day notice review (6:30 PM – 6:50 PM)
5. Town Audit presentation FY2016 (6:50 PM – 7:20 PM)
6. School/Town Budget presentation (7:20 PM – 7:50 PM)
7. Manager’s Report (7:50 PM – 7:55 PM)
8. Other Business (8:00 PM – 8:05 pm)
9. Executive Session
A. Contracts

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.

 

Ballots are now available for the March 7, 2017 Town and School Meetings

Ballots are now available for the March 7, 2017 Town and School Meetings. If you wish to vote by early absentee ballot, please stop by the Town Clerk’s Office, 205 South Street, to pick up your ballot or vote in person. If you prefer to have a ballot mailed to you, please call (802) 442-1043 or email cbarbeau@benningtonvt.org

Sample ballots are also available for viewing below.

Voter Registration
Sample Ballots
Absentee Ballots
Election Results

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.