Select Board Meeting – December 6, 2021

SNOW PLOWING SEASON: Reminder to remove all obstacles to plowing

Snowplowing season is here! We need your help 🙂
 
The Town requests that all obstructions be moved out of the Right-Of-Way during this time so that we may continue to plow, salt &/or sand in a safe manner.
 
This could include vehicles, basketball hoops, trash or recycling containers… basically anything that could get in the way or get damaged.  Our sidewalk plows, service truck plows, and salt trucks ALL must have clear access for effective snow removal and sanding!
 
Remember, if you live in an area with sidewalks, those sidewalks need to be clear as well. If you live in an area without sidewalks, please clear anything away that is within 25 feet from the center of the road (the official right-of-way) to ensure that everything stays safe and sound.
 
Thank you so much for your help! We are dedicated to keeping the streets clear and safe for everyone during the winter season… and your help is vital!

DPW Roadwork Dec 06-10, 2021

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of December 06 -10, 2021

Gage St: ONE lane Traffic as a Contractor replaces Lead service lines all week.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route.

Murphy Rd: MONDAY will be reduced to ONE lane Traffic as a Contractor replaces a damaged guard rail at the curve near Riverside Dr.  Traffic Control will be in place.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route.

North Branch @ East Rd intersection: MONDAY will be reduced to ONE lane Traffic as a Contractor replaces a damaged guard rail at the corner intersection. Traffic Control will be in place. Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route.

Safford St: ONE lane Traffic as a Contractor replaces Lead service lines.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route

TOWNWIDE: – Winter Preparations

** Remember: Overnight Parking BAN has Begun

The Winter Overnight Parking Ban for all streets within the Town of Bennington as well as Village of North Bennington was put into order on November 15th and remains in effect till March 31st between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. NO overnight parking is allowed on the streets.  Police will enforce this ban by ticketing individuals who leave unattended vehicles on the street during that time.

 

REMINDER – WINTER SEASON :

Did you Know ?

According to Vermont State Statue (23 VSA § 1126) it is ILLEGAL to plow snow or snow blow from your private property ONTO or ACROSS public highways.  Please remember to plow away from public roads into the private driveways and private roads. You cannot plow across a public road.   Failure to do so may result in possible fines!

**REMINDER:

Please keep children away from the roadside and/or parking lot Snow Piles/Snow Banks.  These are not play areas and can be dangerous.

Safety & Equity Task Force Meeting – Thursday December 2, 2021 at 4:30

There will be a Safety and Equity Task Force Meeting on Thursday December 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm.

The meeting will be held virtually via zoom. Zoom link is on the agenda posted below. You may also view the meeting from the Multi-Purpose room at the Firehouse at 130 River Street, third floor.

AGENDA for 12/02/21 Meeting (Click Here)

For more information, visit the Safety and Equity Task Force webpage.

Energy Committee Meeting – December 1, 2021

There will be a meeting of the Energy Committee on Wednesday, December 1,  2021 at 7:00 PM

The meeting will be held at the Fire Facility, if one wishes to participate via zoom, the login info along with the agenda and other information is available on the Energy Committee webpage.

 

Board of Abatement Meeting: Wednesday, December 8 – NOTICE and AGENDA

There will be a meeting of the Town of Bennington Board of Abatement on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The meeting will be held at the Firehouse located at 130 River Street, Bennington, VT.

BOA 120821 AGENDA (CLICK HERE)

New community “Fix-it” and comment form

Do you see a problem in your Neighborhood? Do you want to share a comment?

We greatly appreciate citizens coming forward to share with us concerns, problems, or comments about our community. To facilitate your ability to share that information, we now have a “Fix-it!” and comment form available for your use.

DPW Roadwork Nov 22-26, 2021

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of November 22 – 26, 2021

 

** Remember: Overnight Parking BAN is in Full Effect

County St: ONE lane Traffic as a Contractor replaces Lead service lines all week.  Local traffic will be accommodated.   Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route

Safford St: ONE lane Traffic as a Contractor replaces Lead service lines.  Local traffic will be accommodated.   Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route

TOWNWIDE: – Winter Preparations

Downtown planters and benches will be removed in preparation for winter

A Private Contractor will be Paving various patches across town.

** Remember: Overnight Parking BAN has Begun

The Winter Overnight Parking Ban for all streets within the Town and Village of North Bennington was put into order on Monday November 15th and remains in effect till March 31st between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. NO overnight parking is allowed on the streets.  Police will enforce this ban by ticketing individuals who leave unattended vehicles on the street during that time.

NORTH BENNINGTON: – FALL MAINTENANCE

The North Bennington Highway crew will begin winter preparations and continue with Village Park clean ups.  Men and equipment will be along the roadside.  Please use caution when approaching these areas and expect minor delays.

REMINDER – FALL :

Please DO NOT rake or blow leaves into Town streets or Highways as these clog storm drains and create 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.

 

 

Select Board Meeting(s) – Monday, November 22, 2021

There will be two meeting(s) of the Select Board on Monday, November 22, 2021 – 12:30 P.M. and  6:00 P.M.

The Select Board Agenda for the meeting at 12:30 P.M. is available by clicking here.

The Select Board Packet for the meeting at 6:00 P.M. is available by clicking here.

 

Safety & Equity Task Force Meeting – November 18, 4:30 pm at Firehouse

There will be an in person meeting for the Task Force this coming Wednesday at 4:00 pm at the Bennington Fire House on River Street.

An agenda, associated reports, and information are all available on the Safety & Equity Task Force page.