DPW Roadwork Oct 22-26, 2018

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 22- 26, 2018

 

Due to Weather / Rain Delays previously scheduled roadwork may carry over to this week

 

 **Townwide Hydrant Flushing continues Monday October 22th through Friday October 26th.  This program generally begins on the East side of Town and works its way West during the two-week period.  Some may lose pressure or experience discolored water.  These are normal side effects.  Please run the Cold Water ONLY to restore water.

 

Rte 67A / North Bennington Road will be reduced to One-lane traffic from Hanaford Plaza to Water Street as this section continues with PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Gypsy Lane – will be Closed from Rte 9/West Road to Walloomsac Road for topcoat paving. Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Harwood Drive will be CLOSED for topcoat paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Merson Street at South Street ONLY will be CLOSED for topcoat paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Scott Street will be CLOSED for topcoat paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

 

TOWNWIDE:

Highway Crews continue Roadside Mowing and road patching around town.  A Private Contractor will also begin paving numerous roads throughout town.  Water Department begins Hydrant Flushing townwide.   Many roads may be temporarily reduced to One-lane.  Men and equipment will be in, or on the edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 

STATE PROJECT:  Rte 7 North-South / Rte 9 East-West:

A few details remain to be addressed on the curb and sidewalk on Route 9 near Monument Ave.  Paving on Route 7 mainline has been completed.  Crews will continue to work on driveway aprons along Route 7.

Paving operations are dependent on weather and surface conditions and the paving schedule may change as a result.  Line striping will continue as long as weather permits

 

 

Additional State Paving Project:   North Bennington Rte 67 / Rte 67A

Mainline, side road, and driveway paving has yet to be completed.  Work will continue this week and possibly next week.

Work on the sidewalk near the railroad crossing is still underway (due to weather delays). Please follow sidewalk closure and detour signs.

Men and equipment remain in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays!

 

Reminder – Leaf Season:

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

 

Reminder:

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

Select Board Meeting – October 22, 2018

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

Monday, October 22, 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 – October 8, 2018
B. Warrants
3.New MAU Principal Introduction (6:05 PM – 6:10 PM)
4.Citizen Public Comments (6:10 PM – 6:25 PM)
5.Citizen Survey – Preliminary Review (6:25 PM – 6:55 PM)
6.Manager’s Report (6:55 PM – 7:05 PM)
7.Other Business (7:05 PM – 7:15 PM)
8.Executive Session
A. Contracts

 

 

 

 

 

Town Manager’s Column – October 2018

ALL ABOUT TOWN
Stuart A. Hurd, Town Manager

The paving project along Routes 9 and 7 through the downtown is nearing completion. The rainy weather delayed the project somewhat. Work remaining includes striping, repair of some deficiencies in the paving, concrete and sign installations and general clean up. Thank you all for your patience and understanding. It was a massive and complex undertaking. It will be nice to have the congestion over.

The Putnam Redevelopment Project has now entered the demolition phase. It is expected that construction in Phase 1, the historic buildings including the Pennysaver building, the Putnam building and the Winslow building, will begin soon. This activity is a welcome change to the intense effort that it took to pull the necessary funding together. Congratulations to all the partners. Thank you for your perseverance and commitment to our community.

The State DEC was in Town October 17th at the Middle School to update the community on the PFOA projects and planning. While the water line extensions in the westerly portion of the community, Phase 1, are nearing completion, negotiations for water line extensions in the easterly portion of the community continue. We heard last night that Saint-Gobain has agreed to fund the final design for this area known as Phase 2. That is great news and indicates that negotiations are moving in a positive direction. The PFOA crisis rocked this community. Thankfully, the State of Vermont, through the Department of Environmental Conservation, reacted quickly and effectively to help us find a solution.

Three park projects are underway. The pump track at Stark Street playground, sponsored by the Bennington Area Trail System (BATS), is now in the construction phase. I understand they are looking for material to get underway. The splash pad, a water feature, is soon to be constructed at Merchants Park. Initial site work is nearing completion. The splash pad contractors should begin work soon. Additional funding is still being sought to complete the park’s amenities, including a stage, a public restroom, landscaping, benches, and walkways. And at long last, the Park at 336 Main Street is underway. We look forward to the completion of these projects most likely in the Spring.

At its October 22nd meeting, the Select Board will review the revised citizen survey scheduled for release this Fall. The Board is committed to surveying the community every other year to gain an understanding of the community’s concerns and desires. The results will help us define goals moving forward and provide a measure of how we’re doing.

The Select Board has invited the Bennington Opiate Group to its November 12th meeting. This group, made up of a number of partners, is working together to identify possible solutions to the opioid crisis. We’ve long known we can’t arrest our way out of this terrible problem. Addiction is a disease. We need to treat the disease, not condemn those who suffer from it.

Out at the Waste Water Treatment Facility (WWTF), work has now begun on the upgrade to the remainder of the Plant. Town staff completed the RBC portion of the work in a timely and professional manner. Many, at the State, thought it was too complex an undertaking for a municipal employee team. Our team proved them wrong.

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.

 

 

 

 

Town of Bennington – Open Position

The Town of Bennington is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Water Resources/Sewer Division – Operator.  This position involves performance of duties in the operations of a secondary sewerage treatment plant and maintenance of the collection system.

Qualifications include, at a minimum, a high school diploma or equivalent (technical college desired), a Grade 1 Vermont Wastewater Certification or the ability to obtain one within 24 months following date of hire and must possess a valid driver’s license maintained in good standing with 2 years of driving experience. A CDL Class B license must be obtained within 6 months of employment.

A complete job description is available below.  Applications may be obtained at the Bennington Town Offices, Reception.  Applications and resumes should be sent to the Town Manager’s Office, ATTN:  Human Resources, 205 South Street, P.O. Box 469, Bennington, Vermont, 05201.  Closing date for applications is Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5 PM.

Bennington is an EOE employer. The Town of Bennington does not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.

Job Description Water Resources – Sewer Division – Operator

Roadwork Oct 15-19, 2018

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 15 – 19, 2018

 

Due to Weather / Rain Delays previously scheduled roadwork may carry over to this week

  

**Townwide Hydrant Flushing begins Monday October 15th and runs for two-weeks through Friday October 26th.  This program generally begins on the East side of Town and works its way West during the two-week period.  Some may lose pressure or experience discolored water.  These are normal side effects.  Please run the Cold Water ONLY to restore water.

 

Rte 67A / North Bennington Road will be reduced to One-lane traffic from Hanaford Plaza to Water Street as this section continues with PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Austin Hill will be Closed for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Bard Road will be Closed for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Crescent Blvd at South Street will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic at South St only.  Highway crew will be patching recent roadwork.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Dewey Street continues to be One-Lane Traffic between Elm St and Weeks St.  Highway Department will be patching blacktop edging due to sidewalk work.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Gypsy Lane – will be Closed from Rte 9/West Road to Walloomsac Road for final paving. Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Harwood Drive will be CLOSED for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

McCall Street will be CLOSED for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Merson Street at South Street will be CLOSED for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Murphy Road will be Closed for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Scott Street will be CLOSED through Oct 19th for final phase of rehabilitation work including proper grading and final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Walloomsac Road- will be Closed to through traffic between Dermody Rd and Fairview Street for final paving work. Men and equipment will be in the roadway. Please find alternate route.

**William H. Morse Airport may be accessed by way of Dermody Road

 

TOWNWIDE:

Highway Crews continue Roadside Mowing and road patching around town.  A Private Contractor will also begin paving numerous roads throughout town.  Water Department begins Hydrant Flushing townwide.   Many roads may be temporarily reduced to One-lane.  Men and equipment will be in, or on the edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 

STATE PROJECT:  Rte 7 North-South / Rte 9 East-West:

Temporary parking restrictions are now in place within the active construction zones for the following day.  Temporary “no parking” signs will be put in place in advance for areas that are to be temporarily restricted.  Please be advised that cars remaining in temporary no parking areas when work commences each morning will be towed at the owner’s expense.  This is necessary in order to allow construction activities to progress.

The sidewalk/drainage work located in front of the Tastee Freeze will continue. A few details remain to be addressed on the curb and sidewalk on Route 9 near Monument Ave.

 

Additional State Paving Project:   North Bennington Rte 67 / Rte 67A

Dates for the paving of driveways and side roads is still yet to be determined.   Once paving along Route 7 is complete, paving will begin on Route 67.

Work on the sidewalk near the railroad crossing may be still underway (due to weather delays). Please follow sidewalk closure and detour signs.

Men and equipment remain in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays!

 

Reminder – Leaf Season:

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

 

Reminder:

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

Hydrant Flushing

Town of Bennington’s Semi-Annual

Water Main HYDRANT FLUSHING

2 Week Period

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

October 15 – 19, 2018

AND

October 22 – 26, 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.
  • 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.

 

DPW Roadwork Oct 08-12, 2018

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 08 – 12, 2018

 

Please Be Advised: Town Offices will be CLOSED on Monday October 9th, 2018 in Observance of Columbus Day. Town Road Crews will continue working throughout town. 

** State Paving Project will be Suspended for the Holiday till Tuesday October 10th, 2018

 

 STATE PROJECT:  Rte 7 North-South / Rte 9 East-West: VTrans/State Highway Paving Project continues this week in Bennington.   PFOA Water Line Extensions work continues as well as Town DPW Projects and State Paving Project work.  These may require road closures or lane reductions.  Please see below.

 

Rte 67A / North Bennington Road will be reduced to One-lane traffic from Hanaford Plaza to Water Street as this section continues with PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Austin Hill will be Closed for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Bard Road will be Closed for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Crescent Blvd at South Street will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic at South St only.  Highway crew will be patching recent roadwork.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Dewey Street continues to be One-Lane Traffic between Elm St and Weeks St.  Highway Department will be patching blacktop edging due to sidewalk work.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Gypsy Lane -TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY will be Closed from Rte 9/West Road to Walloomsac Road for final paving. Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Harwood Drive will be CLOSED for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

McCall Street will be CLOSED for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Merson Street at South Street will be CLOSED for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Murphy Road will be Closed for final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Scott Street will be CLOSED through Oct 12th for final phase of rehabilitation work including proper grading and final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Walloomsac Road-Tuesday & Wednesday will be Closed to through traffic between Dermody Rd and Fairview Street for final paving work. Men and equipment will be in the roadway. Please find alternate route.

**William H. Morse Airport may be accessed by way of Dermody Road

 

TOWNWIDE:

Highway Crews continue Roadside Mowing and road patching around town.  A Private Contractor will also begin paving numerous roads throughout town.  Water Department continues Townwide Leak Detection.   Many roads may be temporarily reduced to One-lane.  Men and equipment will be in, or on the edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 

STATE PROJECT:  Rte 7 North-South / Rte 9 East-West:

Mainline paving of Route 7 is scheduled for the middle of the week (10/8). Specific schedule and start location to be determined depending on weather conditions.

Temporary parking restrictions are now in place within the active construction zones for the following day.  Temporary “no parking” signs will be put in place in advance for areas that are to be temporarily restricted.  Please be advised that cars remaining in temporary no parking areas when work commences each morning will be towed at the owner’s expense.  This is necessary in order to allow construction activities to progress.

A few details remain to be addressed on the curb and sidewalk on Route 9 near Monument Ave.

 

Additional State Paving Project: North Bennington Rte 67 / Rte 67A

Dates for the paving of driveways and side roads is to be determined.

Work on the sidewalk near the railroad crossing is still underway. Please follow sidewalk closure and detour signs. This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the week (week of 10/8).

Men and equipment remain in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays!

 

Reminder – Leaf Season:

Please DO NOT rake or blow grass and/or leaves into Town streets or Highways as these 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.

Cemetery Clean-up

Town of Bennington
Cemetery Clean-up

The Town of Bennington will be clearing the White Chapel Cemetery,
Hinsdillville Cemetery and the Village Cemetery of all items on October 15th & 16th, 2018.
We will not remove any cement urns. If you have items that you wish to keep, please have
them removed prior to Monday, October 15th, 2018.  If you have any questions please call
the Town Office at 442-1044.

 

 

Select Board Meeting – October 8, 2018

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, October 8, 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 – September 24, 2018
B. Warrants
C. Rotary Week Resolution
3.  Citizen Public Comments   (6:05 PM – 6:20 PM)
4.  Bennington Tennis Center (6:20 PM – 6:30 PM)
Classroom Structure Proposal
5.  Bennington Redevelopment Group (6:30 PM – 7:00 PM)
w/BCIC Update
6.  Report on RFP for Former Highway Garages   (7:00 PM – 7:20 PM)
7.  Permission to sell property taken at tax sale(2017)209 Pleasant Valley Road (7:20 PM – 7:30 PM)
8.  Errors and Omissions (7:30 PM – 7:35 PM)
9.   Manager’s Report (7:35 PM – 7:45 PM)
10. Other Business(7:45 PM – 7:55 PM)
11. Executive Session
A. Litigation

 

 

 

Bennington Senior Center Calendar – October – December 2018

Bennington Senior Center
124 Pleasant Street, P.O. BOX 469
Bennington, VT 05201

Phone: 802-442-1052
Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Susan Hoag
Senior Center Director
shoag@benningtonvt.org

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Please view the Senior Center Calendar links below for a variety of services and activities from October – December 2018:

October 2018

November 2018

December 2018


Bennington Senior Center is a Senior Center. Senior centers are often lively places that bring together older adults who want to be engaged in their communities and with their peers. Senior centers provide the services older adults need to be healthy, happy and as independent as they can be. More than 10 million Americans take part in activities through the 15,000 senior centers around the country. Senior centers offer a wide range of services and activities for older adults. At most senior centers, you can have a meal, make friends, get fit, take a class, be creative, get a ride, get help, have fun, help out and more.

Senior Centers play a vital role. They help create and environment that encourages a senior to interact with others, get out of the house on a regular basis, and enjoy themselves. They can be an important element of a healthy aging-in-place strategy for an aging loved one.