Charter Review Committee – October 11, 2017

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E

TOWN OF BENNINGTON
CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bennington Town Office – Conference Room
205 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201

A G E N D A

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

  1. Public Comments – 5 minutes
  2. Public Comments rec’d – 5 minutes
  3. Review Chapter 3 Section 304 – Absenteeism and Barlow comments – 10 minutes
  4. Chapter 3 Section 304 – Term Limit discussion, if any, from Barlow comments – 10 minutes
  5. Chapter 4 Section 401 – Town Manager appointment and conditions – 10 minutes
  6. Remainder of Chapter 4

   Next meeting, October 17, 2017 – 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DPW Roadwork Oct 09-13, 2017

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 09 – 13, 2017

 

Please Be Advised: Town Offices will be CLOSED on Monday October 9th, 2017 in Observance of the Columbus Day Holiday.  Road Crews will continue working throughout town

 

Construction Notice: DEWEY STREET PARTIAL CLOSURE

Please be advised Dewey Street will be closed to through traffic between Monument Avenue and Hospital Drive (only).  This construction project is expected to run 6-7 Weeks beginning Monday October 2 through November 24th. Local traffic only will be accommodated Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm

 

Townwide Hydrant Flushing continues Monday and Tuesday.  Some may lose pressure or experience discolored water.  These are normal side effects.  Please run the Cold Water ONLY to restore water.

Water Crews will then repair any hydrants necessary the rest of the week throughout town.  This may require men and equipment on the edge of the roadway.  Please use caution when approaching.

 

Coolidge Avenue- Crews will be digging a sewer line Monday.  This will require a road closure.  Please find an alternate route.  Local traffic will be accommodated.  Additionally, a Private Contractor is scheduled to pave Coolidge Avenue (weather dependent) later in the week.  The street will be reduced to one-lane traffic during paving.  Please expect delays.

 Division Street remains Closed to through traffic all week.  Local traffic WILL be accommodated.  Highway crews will be pouring concrete sidewalks and driveway aprons.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Grandview Street- a Private Contractor is scheduled to pave Grandview Street (weather dependent).  The street will be reduced to one-lane traffic.  Please expect delays.

Grove Street – will be Closed to through traffic all week.  Local traffic WILL be accommodated.  Highway crews will be pouring concrete sidewalks and driveway aprons.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Jefferson Avenue – Sewer Crews will be rebuilding/repairing manholes Wednesday and Thursday (weather dependent) on Jefferson Avenue.  Men and equipment will be 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.

State of Vermont – Proposed Use of Incremental Property Tax

STATE OF VERMONT

Proposed use of Incremental Property Tax Revenue for Tax Increment Financing District,
Town of Bennington

Public Comment Invited

On October 18, 2017, the Vermont Economic Progress Council (VEPC) will meet in Bennington to begin consideration of an application submitted by the Town of Bennington to utilize future incremental municipal and education property tax revenues to finance debt, if approved by the voters and incurred, for infrastructure to serve expected real property developments within the Tax Increment Financing District that was established by the Town of Bennington on September 11, 2017.

VEPC invites the public to comment on the consideration of this application by the Vermont Economic Progress Council. Comments can be made:

  • In person: On October 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Oldcastle Theater Company, 331 Main Street, Bennington. Please arrive between 12:45 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to sign up to speak. Comments are limited to 7 minutes per person. Please bring a written copy of your comments.
  • In writing: By November 16, 2017, email comments to kenney@vermont.gov

 

Select Board Meeting -October 9, 2017

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, October 9, 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 (6:00 PM – 6:05 PM)
    A. Minutes – September 25, 2017
    B. Warrants
  3. Citizens (6:05 PM – 6:20 PM)- sign-up sheet provided
    (For items not on the Agenda)
  4. Rescue Squad presentation (6:20 PM – 6:50 PM)
  5. Tax Sale property – sale approval (6:50 PM – 7:05 PM)
  6. Library Board Liaison – appointment (7:05 PM – 7:10 PM)
  7. Manager’s Report (7:10 PM – 7:20 PM)
  8. Other Business (7:20 PM – 7:25 PM)

 

 

 

 

 

BENNINGTON-WILMINGTON SURF (51)[Route 9 Paving] – Week of 10/9/17

BENNINGTON-WILMINGTON SURF (51)[Route 9 Paving]

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.

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 on the Wilmington area of the project will begin at the Wilmington-Marlboro Town line (near the Horizon Inn) and end at Lind Lane in Searsburg. This section of work has a completion date of 10/13/17.

Work to be performed includes shoulder widening, 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.

BRIDGE JOINTS: Crews are scheduled to finish the joints on the bridge in town today. Once this bridge is completed, they have one remaining bridge on the west end of the project between the village limits and Haystack Rd. All bridge joints are scheduled for completion by Tuesday, 10/10.

SIGNAL WORK: Crews will be onsite Tuesday through Thursday, 10/10-10/12 installing the new signal system at the intersection of Routes 9 and 100. 2 traffic officers and 3 flaggers will be onsite to help direct the flow of traffic. One lane alternating traffic will be necessary. Delays should be expected.

SHOULDER WORK: Crews are scheduled to complete shoulder work today (10/5/17).

PROJECT CLEAN-UP: Crews are scheduled to begin cleaning up the project throughout the week of 10/9/17.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Bridge joints and signal work will require lane closures in the location of these operations. One-way alternating traffic will be required. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Delays are expected.

COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY:  Crews will be off the road by noon on Friday, 10/6 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Work will resume on Tuesday, 10/10 at 7:00 AM.

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, GPI, Inc. with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-310-7822. For additional information regarding the paving project in Wilmington this summer and fall, please go to our regional Facebook page entitled “VTrans Rutland Region Construction Contracts”. Periodic updates and pictures may be posted from time to time.

 

 

Wastewater Treatment Facility Bond Vote Information

The Wastewater Treatment Facility Bond Vote will be voted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the
Bennington Fire Facility, River Street, (Lincoln Street entrance) and at the North Bennington
Village Office on Main Street in North Bennington.  The Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Please click the links below for information on the Bond Vote and the Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades.

Please contact Town Manager, Stuart A. Hurd, with any questions, call: 442-1037, or Email: shurd@benningtonvt.org.

Wastewater Treatment Facility
Bond Vote Information

Town of Bennington
Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater Treatment Upgrades

Charter Review Committee – October 4, 2017

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
TOWN OF BENNINGTON
CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Bennington Town Office – Conference Room
205 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201

A G E N D A
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

  1. Public Comments –
  2. Public Comments rec’d
  3. Decide dates for public forum in Oct and Nov and discuss public outreach
  4. Discuss who will attend Fire Dept. quarterly meeting, Oct 4, 6:00 PM (Rob and Robert and ?)
  5. Discuss Committee meeting time and length of meetings going forward
  6. Approve Minutes of September 27, 2017 – x 2
  7. Review Chapter 3 Section 303(6) – Retention based on Barlow comments – 10 minutes
  8. Review Chapter 3 Section 304 – Absenteeism and Barlow comments – 10 minutes
  9. Chapter 3 Section 304 – Term Limit discussion, if any, from Barlow comments – 10 minutes
  10. If time allows Chapter 4 Section 401 – Town Manager appointment and conditions

   Next meeting, October 11, 2017

Bennington-Wilmington Route 9 Paving – Week of 10/2/17

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 10/2/17,  BENNINGTON-WILMINGTON SURF (51)[Route 9 Paving]

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.

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 on the Wilmington area of the project will begin at the Wilmington-Marlboro Town line (near the Horizon Inn) and end at Lind Lane in Searsburg. This section of work has a completion date of 10/13/17.

Work to be performed includes shoulder widening, 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.

PAVING: Mainline paving has been completed. Crews will continue to work on remaining driveways and a few small miscellaneous sections of paving along the project throughout the remainder of this week and next week.

BRIDGE JOINTS: Crews are scheduled to work on bridge joints in the latter part of this week into next week.  Bridge joints should be completed by the end of the week of 10/2. Crews will be working on the joints of the bridge located within the village limits as well as other bridges located outside the village. Bridge joint work will require alternating one way traffic.

RUMBLE STRIPS: Rumble strips have been installed in all locations throughout this portion of the project. Crews will fog seal the rumble strips today and tomorrow if needed, and this sealant will need to cure for approximately 2 weeks before permanent lines can be painted.

SIGNAL WORK: Crews will be onsite tomorrow, 9/28 working on the signal at the intersection of Routes 9 and 100. Every attempt will be made to keep trucks and equipment off to the side so that two way traffic can be maintained through the intersection. Delays should be expected.

SHOULDER WORK: Crews will continue placing gravel along the shoulders in needed areas of the project throughout the week of 10/2. This work will be in areas located outside the village limits.

TRAFFIC DELAYS: Paving, bridge joints, and shoulder work will require lane closures in the location of these operations. One-way alternating traffic will be required. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Delays are expected.

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, GPI, Inc. with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-310-7822. For additional information regarding the paving project in Wilmington this summer and fall, please go to our regional Facebook page entitled “VTrans Rutland Region Construction Contracts”. Periodic updates and pictures may be posted from time to time.

DPW Roadwork Oct 02 – 06, 2017

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 02-06, 2017

 

 Construction Notice: DEWEY STREET PARTIAL CLOSURE

Please be advised Dewey Street will be closed to through traffic between Monument Avenue and Hospital Drive (only).  This construction project is expected to run 6-7 Weeks beginning Monday October 2 through November 24th. Local traffic only will be accommodated Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm

  

Townwide Hydrant Flushing continues Monday October 02 through Friday October 06th.  Some may lose pressure or experience discolored water.  These are normal side effects.  Please run the Cold Water ONLY to restore water.

 

 Division Street remains Closed to through traffic all week.  Local traffic WILL be accommodated.  Highway crews will be pouring concrete sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Grove Street – will be Closed to through traffic all week.  Local traffic WILL be accommodated.  Highway crews will be pouring concrete sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

  

Townwide Work:

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.

DPW Roadwork Sept 25-29, 2017

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of September 25 – 29, 2017

 

Please be Advised:  Townwide HYDRANT FLUSHING begins Monday September 25th and runs for two-weeks through Friday October 06th.  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.

  

Division Street remains Closed to through traffic all week.  Local traffic WILL be accommodated.  Highway crews will be pouring concrete sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Grove Street – will be Closed to through traffic all week.  Local traffic WILL be accommodated.  Highway crews will be pouring concrete sidewalks.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Hall Street – North Bennington – Friday will be reduced to one lane traffic.  Sewer Department will be repairing a sewer main.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use caution.

 Park Street – Wednesday between Gage Street & Scott St will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic.  Highway Crew will be working on Sidewalk repair between Gage Street & Scott Street.  Men and equipment will be 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.