Public Hearing: Proposed Amendment to Bennington Town Plan – 3/28/16

Bennington Select Board
Notice of Public Hearing
Bennington Town Plan
March 28, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.
Bennington Fire Facility, 3rd Floor
130 River Street
Bennington, Vermont

The Bennington Select Board will conduct Public Hearings on March 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM and on April 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Bennington Fire Facility, 3rd Floor Assembly Room, 130 River Street, Bennington, Vermont for the purpose of adopting an amendment to the Town Plan for the Town of Bennington.

A. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
The proposed amendment to the Bennington Town Plan establishes criteria for the siting of solar electricity generation facilities for the purpose of maintaining Bennington’s scenic views and traditional settlement pattern of a compact downtown center surrounded by rural countryside.

B. AREA COVERED
The proposed amendment to the Town Plan impacts all areas of the Town of Bennington.

C. SECTIONS OF PROPOSED AMENDEMENT
Community Standards
Plan Conformance
Benefits
Impacts
Decommissioning
Solar Facility Siting
Siting Requirements
Preferred Areas
Prohibited Areas
Mass and Scale

D. WHERE THE FULL AMENDMENT MAY BE EXAMINED:
Copies of the full text of the proposed amendment to the Bennington Town Plan, and accompanying report, are available for examination at the Bennington Town Office at 205 South Street, in Bennington, Vermont.

Town of Bennington
Thomas Jacobs, Chair
Town of Bennington Select Board

 

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