Select Board Meeting – September 26, 2022

There will be a meeting of the Select Board on Monday, September 26, 2022. You will find the agenda, minutes of the prior meeting, and all public documents that will be discussed during the meeting in the packet below.

The Select Board packet is available by clicking here.

All About Town – Town Manager Stuart Hurd

 

DPW Roadwork Sept 19-23, 2022

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of September 19 – 23, 2022

 

Anthony Drive: will be reduced to One-lane while a Sewer Crew rebuilds manholes.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays.

East Rd (Lower): will be reduced to One-lane while a Contractor paves large patch due to water line repair.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays.

Franklin Ln: will be CLOSED to through traffic all week while the Public Works Department begins a rehabilitation project on this street. Local (Street) residents will be accommodated. Please find alternate route.

Maple St: will be CLOSED to through traffic for several weeks (through September) while the Public Works Department continues to rehabilitate the entire street. Local (Street) residents will be accommodated. Please find alternate route.

Mt. Anthony Rd: will be reduced to One-Lane while Highway Crew grades the dirt road and ditches on the edges of the roadway.  Please expect delays and use caution when approaching.

TOWNWIDE: – SUMMER MAINTENANCE

Downtown Sidewalk Sweeping is every THURSDAY morning

Sewer Department continues Systemwide Jetting/cleaning of sewer mains. Please use caution when approaching these areas as large equipment and personnel will be in or on edge of roadways.

Various other Dirt Roads will be Graded during the week as well.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays.

Town Highway crews will continue working on roadside mowing and patching various digs throughout town.  Please use caution when approaching these areas and expect delays.

NORTH BENNINGTON: – SUMMER MAINTENANCE

The North Bennington Highway continues with routine summer maintenance. This may include roadside mowing & park maintenance. Please use caution when approaching these areas.

All Work will be dependent on weather conditions. Please use caution when entering a construction zone, men and equipment will be in the traveled portion of the road.

Free Covid-19 Test Kits Available

We encourage you to pick up free Covid Test kits while supplies last.

Test kits are available to the public at each of the following locations:

  • Town Office Lobby
  • Recreation Center Lobby
  • Senior Center Lobby

The expiration date for the test kits was extended by the manufacturer until January 31, 2023. To view documentation on the expiration extension, click here.

Fluorescent Bulbs to be Banned From Sale in VT in 2023

Mercury-containing Lightbulbs to be Banned from Sale in Vermont

This will apply to screw-based Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL) and Four Foot (4’) General-Purpose Linear Fluorescent Tubes

When will the ban on selling these lightbulbs in Vermont start?

  • Screw based – Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) Banned from sale starting February 17, 2023
  • General-purpose – Four Foot (4’) Linear Fluorescent Tubes Banned from sale starting January 1, 2024

Full details and alternative solutions to replace mercury-containing bulbs are provide here… download the full fact sheet.

USGS Seeks Help Monitoring Atmospheric Site at Bradford-Putnam Wetlands

Great opportunity for a retired person!

The U.S. Geological Survey is offering an opportunity for weekly operation of a National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) site located near Bennington, VT, and known by NADP Site ID “VT01”.

The position involves visiting the VT01 site every Tuesday morning to collect the weekly composite sample of precipitation obtained by a mechanical collector and ensuring that the automated precipitation gage is operating properly. CLICK TO VIEW DETAILS

The whole process takes less than an hour each week every Tuesday, not including driving time to the site. Even if it does not rain or snow, the bucket needs to be changed out and the data downloaded every Tuesday. Therefore, a backup operator is required to cover for life events and vacations. The operator may identify a backup operator.

Bennington County Regional Emergency Management Committee (REMC) meeting – Sept. 29

Please see the attached agenda for the upcoming Bennington County Regional Emergency Management Committee (REMC) meeting. This newly formed group has taken the place of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEPC).

 

 

Historic Preservation Commission – September 15, 2022

There will be a meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

The Historic Preservation Commission Agenda is available by clicking here.

Willow Park Playgrounds Almost Done – But NOT YET!

Picture of playground under construction with the words "Almost Done... but NOT YET!"

The playgrounds at Willow Park are looking good and nearing completion, but they are not yet ready for use.

A big remaining piece is the installation of the poured-in-place rubber at the small playground and large playground pathways. We expect that to happen this week, and it is especially important that the playgrounds are not disturbed during this work. There will be contractor personnel on site overnight while the poured -in-place rubber cures.

Once that is done, we will see the final installation of swings, final landscaping and cleanup work, and then a safety inspection and certification public use.
We hope to announce a completion date very, VERY soon! We will celebrate the re-opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and we invite you all to join us when that happens.

WE REMAIN INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL to our community who has been so very patient as this amazing renewal of the playgrounds take place.

DPW Roadwork Sept 12-16, 2022

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of September 12 – 16, 2022

 

Franklin Ln: will be CLOSED to through traffic all week while the Public Works Department begins a rehabilitation project on this street. Local (Street) residents will be accommodated. Please find alternate route.

Maple St: will be CLOSED to through traffic for several weeks (through September) while the Public Works Department continues to rehabilitate the entire street. Local (Street) residents will be accommodated. Please find alternate route.

 

TOWNWIDE: – SUMMER MAINTENANCE

Downtown Sidewalk Sweeping is every THURSDAY morning

Sewer Department continues Systemwide Jetting/cleaning of sewer mains. Please use caution when approaching these areas as large equipment and personnel will be in or on edge of roadways.

Town Highway crews will continue working on roadside mowing and patching various digs throughout town.  Please use caution when approaching these areas and expect delays.

NORTH BENNINGTON: – SUMMER MAINTENANCE

The North Bennington Highway continues with routine summer maintenance. This may include roadside mowing & park maintenance. Please use caution when approaching these areas.

 

All Work will be dependent on weather conditions. Please use caution when entering a construction zone, men and equipment will be in the traveled portion of the road.