Parks and Recreation Department – Theme Park Discounted Tickets

The Bennington Recreation Center is selling discounted tickets to Great Escape,
Six Flags New England and Bromley Adventure Park.

Great Escape: $40.00 Six Flags: $40.00 Bromley Adventure Park $35.00
Money Orders ONLY payable to V.R.P.A. for exact amount will be accepted.
Tickets may be purchased anytime.

For questions or more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 802-442-1053

Fireworks – Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Bennington Town Fireworks – Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 – Willow Park, at Dusk

The Town of Bennington will be holding its Independence Day fireworks celebration on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Willow Park, beginning at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.). Rain date is Saturday, July 7, 2018, beginning at dusk.

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For more information contact the Bennington Town Offices at 802-442-1037

Bennington Town Offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day. Bennington Town Offices will reopen Thursday, July 5, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Week of 7/2/18 Bennington-Wilmington Paving Project

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 7/2/18, Bennington-Wilmington NH SURF (51) [Route 9 Paving Project]

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 16 miles. This paving project will include the towns of Bennington, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington, and ends at the Wilmington-Marlboro town line. A minor amount of work will be performed in Wilmington this year.

Work to be performed includes cold planing of the existing pavement, surface preparation, (including crack sealing, pothole repair and patching), a new layer of asphalt paving, installation of rumble strips in designated areas, pavement markings, and other related highway items.

PAVING: Side roads and drives will continue to be paved throughout the week of 7/2.

BRIDGE JOINTS: Crews are scheduled to work complete the bridge joints in Searsburg early next week, and will progress west working in Woodford later in the week next week.

RUMBLE STRIPS: Rumble strips have been installed. Crews will be sealing the rumble strips early next week. There is a 14-day cure for the fog seal before permanent lines can be painted.

MISCELLANEOUS:  Shoulder clean up from Searsburg to Bennington will continue throughout the week of 7/2.

TRAFFIC DELAYS:  Work on all listed operations may require lanes shifts and/or single lane closures in the areas of active construction resulting in one way alternating traffic at times. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Minor delays may occur. Please plan your travel time accordingly. Motorists are advised that they will still encounter more than one active operation along Route 9 between Bennington and Wilmington.

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.

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, EIV Technical Services, with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-855-3893 or at nboyle@eivtech.com. For additional information regarding the construction project occurring along Route 9 this summer 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 July 02-06, 2018

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of July 02 – 06, 2018

 

Town Office will be CLOSED Wednesday July 4th, 2018 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. 

Additionally, there will be NO Roadwork on Wednesday July 4th, 2018.

 

Construction Notice: 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.

Austin Hill Road will be reduced to One-lane traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work (service line connections) through July 6th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Bard Road will be reduced to One-lane traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work (service line connections) through July 6th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Gypsy Lane continues to be Closed from Rte 9/West Road to Walloomsac Road to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 06th .  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Hillside Street (North Benn) One Lane to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 6th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Matteson Road will be reduced to One-lane traffic from Rice Lane to Harlan Rd to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 6th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Murphy Road will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic from Austin Hill to Henry Bridge for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 6th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Murphy Road will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic from Austin Hill to Paper Mill Bridge for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 6th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Park Street (North Bennington) 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 in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Red Pine Road will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 6th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

River Road to Orebed Road will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 6th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Riverside Drive will be reduced to One-Lane Traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 6th.  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 Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 6th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Silk Road continues to be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 06, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Susan Taylor Lane & Asa Way (North Bennington) will be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 6th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

Walloomsac Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic between Dermody Rd and Fairview Street for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 6th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

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

Wilkie Way will be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through July 6th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

TOWNWIDE:

Highway Crews will continue basic maintenance across town including crosswalk painting.  Many streets will be reduced to One-lane. Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

STATE PROJECT:  Woodford Road / Rte 9 East: VTrans/State Highway Paving Project continues between Bennington (Rte 279 Entrance) and Wilmington.   Various activities (paving, crack sealing & shoulder work) will require lane changes and One-lane Traffic throughout this stretch.  Take caution as much of this portion is currently scarified.  Men and equipment will be 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.

 

 

Week of 6/25/18 Bennington – Wilmington Paving Project

Proposed Work Schedule, Week of 6/25/18, Bennington-Wilmington NH SURF (51) [Route 9 Paving Project]

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 16 miles. This paving project will include the towns of Bennington, Woodford, Searsburg and Wilmington, and ends at the Wilmington-Marlboro town line. A minor amount of work will be performed in Wilmington this year.

Work to be performed includes cold planing of the existing pavement, surface preparation, (including crack sealing, pothole repair and patching), a new layer of asphalt paving, installation of rumble strips in designated areas, pavement markings, and other related highway items.

PAVING: Side roads and drives will continue to be paved throughout the week of 6/25. Crews will be working from Bennington towards Searsburg.

BRIDGE JOINTS: Crews are scheduled to work on the joints for the bridges throughout the project next week progressing from Searsburg to Bennington.

RUMBLE STRIPS: Crews are scheduled to install center line rumble strips throughout the week of 6/25 in designated areas along the project.

MISCELLANEOUS:  Crews are scheduled to complete shoulder clean up from Searsburg to Bennington throughout the week of 6/25.

TRAFFIC DELAYS:  Work on all listed operations may require lanes shifts and/or single lane closures in the areas of active construction resulting in one way alternating traffic at times. Flaggers and uniformed traffic officers will be on site directing the flow of traffic. Minor delays may occur. Please plan your travel time accordingly. Motorists are advised that they will still encounter more than one active operation along Route 9 between Bennington and Wilmington.

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.

Contact Natalie Boyle, Project Outreach Coordinator, EIV Technical Services, with any questions or concerns in regard to this project at 802-855-3893 or at nboyle@eivtech.com. For additional information regarding the construction project occurring along Route 9 this summer please go to our regional Facebook page entitled “VTrans Rutland Region Construction Contracts”. Periodic updates and pictures may be Work to be performed includes cold planing of the existing pavement, surface preparation, (including crack sealing, pothole repair and patching), a new layer of asphalt paving, installation of rumble strips in designated areas, pavement markings, and other related highway items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DPW Roadwork June 25-29

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of June 25 – 29, 2018

 

Construction Notice: 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.

Austin Hill Road OPEN but reduced to One-lane traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work (service line connections) through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Bard Road OPEN but reduced to One-lane traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work (service line connections) through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edges of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Gypsy Lane continues to be CLOSED from Rte 9/West Road to Walloomsac Road to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Hillside Street (North Benn) continues to be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Matteson Road OPEN but reduced to One-lane traffic from Rice Lane to Harlan Rd to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Murphy Road – ALL of Murphy Road (in both directions) OPEN but reduced to One-lane Traffic from Henry Bridge to Papermill Bridge for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

North Street (MONDAY NIGHT) from County Street to Depot Street will be OPEN but reduced to One-lane traffic.  Water Crew will be replacing a water main valve in anticipation of the Route 7 State Paving project.  Men & equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

 Park Street (North Bennington) OPEN but reduced to One-lane for 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.

 Red Pine Road OPEN but reduced to One-lane Traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 Riverside Drive OPEN but reduced to One-lane Traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th.  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 Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Silk Road continues to be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 South Street from Prospect St to Merson will be Open but reduced to One-lane traffic all week.  A Private Contractor will be assisting a Sewer Crew with sewer main rehabilitation work in anticipation of the Route 7 State Paving project.  Men & equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays

 Susan Taylor Lane & Asa Way (North Bennington) will be Closed to through traffic for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th , 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please find alternate route.

 Walloomsac Road will continue to be Closed to through traffic between Dermody Rd and Fairview Street for PFOA Water Line Extension Work through June 29th, 2018.  Local traffic (including buses) WILL be accommodated.  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 will continue bridge cleaning & basic maintenance across town including crosswalk painting.  Many streets will be reduced to One-lane. Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 

STATE PROJECT:  Woodford Road / Rte 9 East: VTrans/State Highway Paving Project continues between Bennington (Rte 279 Entrance) and Wilmington.   Various activities (paving, crack sealing & shoulder work & rumble strip installations) will require lane changes and One-lane Traffic throughout this stretch.  Take caution as much of this portion is currently scarified.  Men and equipment will be in the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

 

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.

Bennington Select Board Meeting – June 25, 2018

 

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
Monday, June 25, 2018
Bennington Fire Facility
Multi-Purpose Room -3rd Floor
130 River Street
Bennington, VT 05201

A G E N D A
5:30 PM

  1. Executive Session – Interviews              (5:30 PM – 6:00 PM)

6:00 PM
1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Consent Agenda                            (6:00 PM – 6:05 PM)
A. Minutes – June 2,2018, June 4, 2018 and June 11, 2018
B. Warrants
3. Citizens Comments                        (6:05 PM – 6:20 PM)
4. John McCullough Library Presentation       (6:20 PM – 6:35 PM)
5. Monument View Grant Agreement Resolution (6:35 PM – 6:50 PM)
(amended)
6. Manager’s Report                          (6:50 PM – 7:00 PM)
7. Chester Knoll Water/Sewer Main Acceptance (7:00 PM – 7:15 PM)
8. Appointments  – Board of Listers          (7:15 PM – 7:20 PM)
9. Other Business                          (7:20 PM – 7:25 PM)

 

 

 

Town Water & Sewer Payments Due – June 27, 2018

Water and Sewer payments are due by Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by 5:00 PM to the Town’s Collection’s Office.
For more information, contact the Collection’s Office at (802) 442-1047

Water Quality Report 2018 Available

Bennington Water Quality Report 2018

 

All Town of Bennington Water Customers will be receiving a “Water Quality Report 2018” postcard-notification from the Town of Bennington Water Department.  These postcard notifications with the direct link were mailed on mailed on June 12, 2018.  You may also find the report on the Town’s Website under the “Reports & Docs” tab.

Property owners that are on the Bennington water system are responsible for the availability of this report to each tenant of those properties.

If you do not receive a copy, or as a tenant one has not been made available to you by your landlord, additional copies are available at the Bennington Town Offices located at 205 South Street.   You may pick up a copy Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  You may also call the Water Department (802) 442-1037 and request one mailed to you.

Summer 2018 Swim Lessons

Please click the following link for the Summer 2018 Swim Lessons Schedule

 

Bennington Parks & Recreation
Bennington Recreation Center
655 Gage Street
P.O. Box 469
Bennington, VT 05201
Recreation Center: 802-442-1053