Notice: Bennington Board of Abatement Meeting Agenda – 12/5/16

Town  of  Bennington BOARD OF ABATEMENT
Town Clerk’s Office
205 South Street, Bennington, VT

Monday, December 5 , 201 6
5:00 PM

AGENDA

 

  1. To hear requests for abatement
  2. To hear Treasurer ‘s report for abatement

Town Offices Closed – November 24th & 25th, 2016

The Bennington Town Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Notice: Bennington Transfer Station Updated Fee Structure

Bennington Transfer Station Pricing

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 8 a.m. – 1p.m.

Approved by Bennington Select Board 11-14-16, Effective 12-01-16

(CLICK HERE FOR FEE STRUCTURE)

DPW Project List Nov 14-18, 2016

Town of Bennington Project List
Week of November 14-18, 2016

** Remember: Overnight Parking Ban begins November 15th

The Winter Overnight Parking Ban for all streets within the town will be in effect from November 15 to March 31 between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.  Police will enforce this ban by ticketing individuals who leave unattended vehicles on the street during that time.

Please Be Advised:

To BOTH Residents and Contractors – Please make sure all loads are covered when taking leaves and or brush to the transfer station.  When disposing of leaf bags you MUST empty the bags into the pile

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.

Notice: Winter Overnight Parking Ban In Effect November 15 until April 1

** Remember: Overnight Parking Ban begins November 15, 2016**

The Winter Overnight Parking Ban for all streets within the town will be in effect from November 15 to March 31 between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.  Police will enforce this ban by ticketing individuals who leave unattended vehicles on the street during that time.

 

Notice: Property Taxes Due Thursday, November 10, 2016

Town of Bennington property taxes are due Thursday November 10, 2016.  No credit/debit cards are taken at Town Office.  Town Offices are open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Bennington Office of Collections at (802) 442-1046.

Notice: 2016 Citizen Survey Now Available!

Take the 2016 Citizen Survey!

Use the web address below to access the Bennington Citizen Survey online.

https://benningtonvt.org/surveys/

*One submission allowed per person*

Bennington Town Offices
205 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-1037

Recreation Center Closed on Sundays Until Further Notice

Due to staffing shortages, the Town is unable to cover the Recreation Center Sunday hours beginning Nov 12, 2016. As such, the Rec Center will be closed on Sundays until further notice.  We hope to rectify this situation and re-open by January 1, 2017.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

For more information, contact the Bennington Town Offices at (802) 442-1037.

White Cane Safety Awareness Day Celebration – Oct 14, 2016

BENNINGTON, Vt. – Bennington will celebrate this year’s 52nd annual White Cane Safety Awareness Day on Friday, October 14th at the VT Department of Health (CCV Building) at 324 Main Street, Suite 2.

The white cane is a symbol of strength and independence for blind and visually impaired people. This year’s celebration, which begins at 11 a.m. in the Community Room, will include an experiential walk. Participants of all ages and backgrounds will have the opportunity to use the white cane as they walk through downtown Bennington, learning first-hand what it is like to make their way in the world as a blind or visually-impaired person.  The walk will be followed by a reception in the Community Room.  Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

The walk and celebration are being sponsored by the State of Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) and the Vermont Association for the blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI).

According to the American Council of the Blind, the white cane was first introduced in the United States in 1931 by a member of Lions Club International after he saw an individual crossing a busy street with a black cane that seemed to be extremely difficult for motorists to notice.  On October 6, 1964, Congress passed a joint resolution to grant the President of the United States the power to proclaim October 15th of each year as White Cane Safety Awareness Day.  President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the first White Cane Safety Day within hours of the passage of the resolution. Since its inception, White Cane Safety Day has both celebrated the white cane and brought awareness to those who are not familiar with what it is like to travel under the guidance of the white cane.

For more information about this year’s White Cane Day celebration in Bennington, contact:  Carol Wood, Vermont Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired, 802-786-5822 or carol.wood@vermont.gov.

Vermont: Help “Reinvent” State Government – Oct 11th (Manchester)

Help “Reinvent” State Government

Public Meeting of the State Government Restructuring and Operations Review Commission to be Held in Manchester

 

The State Government Restructuring and Operations Review Commission will be holding a public hearing at the Manchester Community Library on Tuesday, October 11th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

The Commission was charged by the 2015 General Assembly to identify opportunities to increase State government efficiency and productivity in order to reduce spending trends. The Commission plans to hold four hearings statewide to listen to ideas Vermonters may have about “reinventing” state government.

The three member “Blue Ribbon Commission” is chaired by Vermont Foodbank CEO John Sayles. His fellow members on the study committee are Paul Costello, Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development and former Manchester Town Manager and State Representative Jeff Wilson.

The Commission plans to issue its final report by mid-November.

For more information, contact the Bennington County Regional Commission at 802-442-0713.