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

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.


 

FREE Dance – Sponsored by the Bennington Senior Center – October 6, 2018

 

THE BENNINGTON SENIOR CENTER

IS HAVING A FREE DANCE AT THE MOOSE LODGE

BAND “CHAMPAGNE JAM”

Country Music & Oldies

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH

1-4pm

FOR SENIORS AGE 50+

Rsvp 442 -1052 for sign up if you need transportation

in the Bennington & North Bennington area

 it will be provided by “Green Mountain Express

THERE WILL BE A 50/50 RAFFLE

BASKET RAFFLE FULL OF GOODIES

DOOR PRIZE

IF YOU LIKE TO COME DRESSED IN WESTERN CLOTHES

THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR BEST DRESSED, ETC.

OR COME AS YOU ARE

 

 

DPW Roadwork Oct 01-05, 2018

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of October 01 – 05, 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 reduced to one-lane traffic for through Oct 5th, 2018 as crews finish/clean-up PFOA water line extension work.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

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 all week.  Highway Department continues with sidewalk & curbing work.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Harwood Drive will be CLOSED through Oct 5th for proper grading and final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Merson Street will be CLOSED through Oct 5th for proper grading and final paving of the roadway.  Men and equipment continue to be in the roadway.  Please use find Alternate Route.

Murphy Road 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 on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

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.

 

TOWNWIDE:

Highway Crews continue Roadside Mowing and road patching around town.  A Private Contractor will also begin paving numerous roads throughout town.  Water Department will be conducting 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:

Final paving of side roads along Route 9 has been completed.  Crews are scheduled to continue to pave side roads along the south end of Route 7. Once side roads along 7S are done, mainline paving on Route 7S will begin. Paving will also begin on Route 9 heading WEST.  It is anticipated that paving along the west portion of Route 9 will be completed mid-week weather and conditions permitting.

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.

Crews will continue adjusting manholes and storm drain structures along Route 7.  This work will be ongoing for a few weeks.

A few locations of curb and sidewalk work along Route 7 are nearing completion.  New curb and sidewalks have been completed on the West end of Route 9 near Monument Ave. Topsoil, seed and mulch will be placed in this location.

 

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

Paving of driveways and side roads is tentatively scheduled to occur late in the week of 10/1. The scheduling of this work has yet to be confirmed.

Work on manhole and storm drain structures along Routes 67 & 67A will continue for the rest of this week and into next week if necessary.

Crews are scheduled to work on guardrail on Monday, 10/1.

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

 

Reminder:

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

Select Board Meeting – September 24, 2018

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, September 24, 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 10, 2018 & September 12, 2018
B. Warrants
3. Public Comment Period                 (6:05 PM – 6:20 PM)
4. Prospect Mountain Community Ski Area (6:20 PM – 6:45 PM)
Donation Consideration
5. Opioid Issues in Bennington – Part 1 (6:45 PM – 7:15 PM)
6. Municipal Planning Grant Application (7:15 PM – 7:25 PM)
Bylaw Update – Form Based Standards
7. Bond Documents for Approval (7:25 PM – 7:35 PM)
Wastewater Treatment Facility
8.Manager’s Report, if any (7:35 PM – 7:40 PM)
9. Other Business (7:40 PM – 7:45 PM)
10.Executive Session – Real Estate

DPW Roadwork Sept 24-28, 2018

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of September 24 – 28, 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.

County Street THURSDAY at Park Street will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic while a Water crew repairs a leaking Hydrant valve.  Men and equipment will be in & on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Dewey Street will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic between Elm St and Weeks St all week.  Highway Department continues with sidewalk & curbing work.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Murphy Road 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 on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Royal Street (North Benn) will be reduced to one-lane traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through Sept 28th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Scott Street is now OPEN

South Branch Street WEDNESDAY will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic while a Water crew repairs a water valve.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Susan Taylor Lane & Asa Way (North Bennington) will be reduced to one-lane traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through Sept 28th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 

TOWNWIDE:

Highway Crews continue Roadside Mowing and road patching around town.   Many roads may be 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:

Crews will begin paving side roads connections along Route 7 sometime the week of 9/24.

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.

Crews will continue adjusting manholes and storm drain structures along Route 7.  This work will be ongoing for a few weeks.

Work on sidewalk ramps will begin on ramps along Route 7.  New curb and sidewalk will be installed on the West end of Route 9 near Monument Ave. Curb and sidewalk work along Route 7 will continue throughout the week of 9/24.  PLEASE STAY OFF OF FRESH CONCRETE AND FOLLOW SIDEWALK CLOSURE DETOURS. 

 

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

Paving of the shim coat has been completed along Route 67A/67.  Crews have begun adjusting manhole and storm drain structures along Routes 67 & 67A. This work will continue into the week of 9/24.

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

 

Reminder:

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