Public Notice – Herbicides

Public Notice

Intent to Apply Herbicides

Highway Maintenance

 

The Town of Bennington and Villages of North and Old Bennington have requested a permit from the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets to apply herbicides to select road shoulders, guardrails, sign pots, fences and sidewalk curbing where mowing is not practical.   The purpose of the maintenance is to improve safety and manager the spread of certain invasive species.

Selective ground applications will be made using back-pack sprayers or motor-driven diaphragm pumps with hand held applicators.  Herbicides to be used are as follows: Makaze (Glyphosate) Garlon 4 (Triclopyr) and Pathfinder (Triclopyr) Garlon 3A (Griclopyr)

Treatment will begin on or about June 01, 2018

Property owners with questions regarding private water supplies adjacent to Town Roads and Highways should contact RJ Joly, Highway Superintendent at the Bennington Town Offices located at 205 South Street Bennington VT 05201 or via phone at (802) 442-1037.

Residents who wish to submit comments or complaints regarding this Vegetation Management treatment should contact the Vermont Department of Agriculture located at the State Office Building 116 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 or via phone at (802) 828-2431