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Select Board Meeting – October 21, 2019

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E

BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD

Monday, October 21, 2019
Bennington Town Office
Conference Room 2
205 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201

A G E N D A*

5:30 PM

REMINDER: MEMBERS PLEASE MUTE PHONE DURING SESSION

1. Executive Session Personnel

 

DPW Roadwork Oct 21-25, 2019

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 21 – 25, 2019

 

 **Townwide Hydrant Flushing continues Monday October 21th through Friday October 25th.  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.

 

PFOA Water Line Extensions work continues as well as Town DPW Projects.  These may require road closures or lane reductions.  Please find below the anticipated road closures and lane restrictions.

Autumn Acres will be reduced to One-Lane this week for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.    Men and equipment will be on the edge of the roadway.  Please use caution and expect delays.

Harwood Hill Road -between Orchard Rd and Rte 7 Connector will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for the next several weeks for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Houghton Lane will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for the next several weeks for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 

River Street is expected to be OPENED to through traffic.

 

Willow Roadwill be CLOSED for the next several weeks to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Local traffic ONLY will be allowed.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 

TOWNWIDE:

Highway Crews will be in various locations across town conducting and completing smaller tasks from the construction season.  PLEASE USE CAUTION when approaching these areas men & equipment may be on the edge or in the roadway.  Delays may be possible.

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.

Sewer Department will be jetting various sewer mains across town. 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.

 

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.

 

REMINDER – LEAF SEASON :

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 Oct 14-18, 2019

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 14 – 18, 2019

 

Please Be Advised: Town Offices will be CLOSED on Monday October 14th, 2019 in Observance of Indigenous People’s day.

Town Road Crews however will continue to work throughout town. 

 

**Townwide Hydrant Flushing begins Monday October 14th and runs for two-weeks through Friday October 25th.  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.

 

PFOA Water Line Extensions work continues as well as Town DPW Projects.  These may require road closures or lane reductions.  Please find below the anticipated road closures and lane restrictions.

 

Autumn Acres will be reduced to One-Lane this week for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.    Men and equipment will be on the edge of the roadway.  Please use caution and expect delays.

Fox Hill Road – Tuesday & Wednesday will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic while Highway Crew repairs a sinkhole.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Harwood Hill Road -between Orchard Rd and Rte 7 Connector will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for the next several weeks for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Houghton Lane will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for the next several weeks for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

River Street continues to be CLOSED to through traffic from 7:00a.m – 3:30p.m while several crews work on its rehabilitation.   Local traffic ONLY will be allowed.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Willow Roadwill be CLOSED for the next several weeks to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Local traffic ONLY will be allowed.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 

TOWNWIDE:

A Highway Crew will be repairing and/or replacing signs.  PLEASE USE CAUTION when approaching these areas and expect delays.

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.

 

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.

 

REMINDER – LEAF SEASON :

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.

Select Board Meeting

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, October 14, 2019
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 of September 23, 2019
B. Warrants
3. Public Comment (6:05 PM – 6:20 PM)
4. Berkshire Y Proposed New Management Agreement (6:20 PM – 6:50 PM)
5. Charter Review for 2020 (6:50 PM – 7:10 PM)
6. Borrowing Lead Line Grant (7:10 PM – 7:20 PM)
7. Errors and Omissions (7:20 PM – 7:25 PM)
8. Manager’s Report (7:25 PM – 7:35 PM)
9. Upcoming Agenda (7:35 PM – 7:45 PM)
10. Other Business (7:45 PM – 7:55 PM)
11. Executive Session
A. Contracts
B. Personnel

Please click the following link for the Select Board Packet – October 14, 2019

Town Office Closure – October 14th, 2019

BENNINGTON TOWN OFFICES
WILL BE CLOSED
Monday, October 14, 2019
In observance of
Indigenous Peoples’  Day
We will reopen, Tuesday, October 15th at 8:00 a.m.

DPW Roadwork Oct 07-11

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 07 – 11, 2019

 

Please be Advised: The Next Phase of PFOA Water Line extensions has begun. Please find below the additional road closures and lane restrictions.

Autumn Acres will be reduced to One-Lane this week for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.    Men and equipment will be on the edge of the roadway.  Please use caution and expect delays.

Harwood Hill Road  (between Orchard Rd and Rte 7 Connector) will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for the next several weeks for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Houghton Lane will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for the next several weeks for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

River Street continues to be CLOSED to through traffic from 7:00a.m – 3:30p.m while several crews work on its rehabilitation.   Local traffic ONLY will be allowed.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Silver Street (Monday – between Grandview St and Norton St) be CLOSED to through traffic from 7:00a.m – 3:30p.m while Water Dept installs a new valve. Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Willow Roadwill be CLOSED for the next several weeks to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work.  Local traffic ONLY will be allowed.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 TOWNWIDE:

A Highway Crew will be repairing and/or replacing signs.  PLEASE USE CAUTION when approaching these areas and expect delays.

 

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.

 

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.

Town of Bennington Cemetery Clean-Up

Town of Bennington
Cemetery Clean-up

The Town of Bennington will be clearing White Chapel Cemetery, Hinsdillville Cemetery and the Village Cemetery of all items on October 21st – October 25th, 2019. We will not remove any cement urns. If you have items that you wish to keep, please have them removed prior to Monday, October 21st, 2019.  If you have any questions please call Kayla at the Town Office 442-1044.

 

Town of Bennington Notice of Public Hearing

September 30, 2019

Town of Bennington Notice of Public Hearing
Re: Bennington BF 1000(20) – Town Highway 2, VT Route 9, Bridge 6 over Walloomsac River

An Alternatives Presentation on the project listed above will be held on Monday, October 28th, 2019 beginning at 6:20 PM at the Bennington Fire Station, located at 130 River Street, 3rd Floor, Bennington, VT.  The meeting will be held jointly between the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Town of Bennington Select Board.  The preferred alternative includes a full bridge replacement with traffic maintained on an off-site detour for 60 days.

The intent of the meeting is to provide an overview of this bridge replacement project to Town Officials, local residents and businesses, emergency services and other interested parties.  The presentation will include a review of the existing site conditions, proposed work, and overall schedule followed by a question and answer period.  Representatives from both VTrans and the Town of Bennington will be available at the meeting to address public concerns about the project.

A copy of the Scoping Report for this project may be seen at the Bennington Town Clerks Office or at the Structures Section of the Agency of transportation’s office in Montpelier, Vermont.

An electronic copy of the Scoping Report is available online at:https://outside.vermont.gov/agency/vtrans/external/Projects/Structures/12J606
A project factsheet can be viewed at the following location: http://www.aot.state.vt.us/FactSheet/default.aspx?pin=12J606

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact  the VTrans Scoping engineer, Laura Stone, at laura.stone@vermont.gov or by phone at (802) 917-4996.

 

 

Hydrant Flushing Schedule

Town of Bennington’s Semi-Annual

Water Main HYDRANT FLUSHING

2 Week Period

October 14 – 18, 2019

AND

October 21 – 25, 2019

 

Monday through Friday

7:00am thru 5:00pm

 

  • 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.