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Proposed F.Y. ’22 Agencies Funding Allocations

Please find below the Proposed F.Y. ’22 Agencies Funding Allocations: Updated January 8, 2021

Proposed F.Y. ’22 Agencies Funding Allocations

Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice
BCRC
BPI
Bennington Free Library
BROC
J. McCullough Library
Paran Recreation
P.A.V.E.
R.S.V.P.
S.W.V.T. Council On Aging
Tutorial Center
V.C.I.L.
Bennington Free Clinic
Bennington Homeless Shelter
Bennington County Association Against Child Abuse
Sunrise Family Resource Center
Bennington Rescue Squad

Coronavirus Update

 

For Immediate Release

 

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Launches COVID-19 Hotline
Screening at Entry and Digital Information Session Aim to Increase Information and Awareness

 

BENNINGTON, VT—March 12, 2020—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), is continuously working to minimize the spread of COVID-19, while providing safe care for all patients. The most recent actions include the launch of a COVID-19 hotline and a respiratory etiquette check-in at the main entrance. 

 

“Proactive monitoring and protection efforts have made SVMC safe for those with appointments and procedures scheduled,” said Tom Dee, SVHC’s president and CEO. “We want our patients to feel confident that SVMC is open and ready to provide the care they need.”

 

Hotline

A COVID-19 information hotline is now available at 802-440-8844. The most commonly requested information is delivered via a recorded message, after which a representative answers between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays.

 

SVMC recommends primary care providers as the best source for individual guidance and information. The hotline offers support for primary care providers and ensures those who do not have a provider get the information and services they need.

 

“Everyone’s situation is a little bit different,” said Paula Johnson, director of Quality, Safety and Value at SVMC. “The aim of the hotline is to deliver the information that patients need in a customized and timely way. We hope this will empower community members to take actions that will help ensure their safety and limit the spread of the illness.”

 

Front Entrance Check-In

 


 

Patients and visitors to the hospital will now notice signage that directs them to the touch-free automatic door at the main entrance. Patients have the option to go immediately to the Emergency Department for care or stop at a respiratory etiquette check-in, where they will be greeted and asked whether they have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath. Those with symptoms are given a mask, and all are given a sticker with the date and which department or unit they are visiting. These efforts will allow clinical professionals to take the appropriate measures to ensure safety for all patients, visitors, and staff.

 

“If someone in the building has a cough or a fever, we need to know about it,” said Trey Dobson, MD, chief medical officer for SVMC. “These new screening measures ensure that we treat that person appropriately and minimize exposure to others.”

 

Visitors

The respiratory check-in is also provides an opportunity to reinforce the flu-season visitor policy, which recommends that those with symptoms of infectious disease (respiratory or gastrointestinal) wait until they are well to visit in person. In addition, visits are limited to those who are over the age of 18 and to no more than two per patient at a time. 

 

In addition, for the safety of patients and residents, the visitor policies at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, on SVMC’s Bennington Campus, and The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls have been updated to exclude all except medical visits.

 

“We know it is difficult to forego in-person visits with loved ones in our care,” said Suzanne Anair, who administrates both facilities. “But we trust that the families of our patients and residents will understand our desire to protect them from exposure to this potentially devastating illness.”

 

Digital Information Session

The hospital is partnering with the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV) to present an online lunch and learn session for area business members at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16. The session will feature SVHC’s President and CEO Tom Dee and SVMC’s Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson, MD. Participants will be able to ask questions related to COVID-19. Chamber members and members of the public can access the session at www.facebook.com/CATTVbennington/.  It will air on CAT-TV and be posted to www.SouthwesternVermontChamber.com/lunchandlearn.

 

“We lean on the strength of our award-winning health care system to keep us informed and safe.  We appreciate all the hard work Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and our other healthcare members are doing during this crisis,” said Matt Harrington, executive director, Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce. “We hope this Lunch and Learn provides a regional perspective and good information to the many communities we serve.”

 

Drive-Up Testing

 

SVMC nurses conduct a drive-up test for COVID-19.

For patients who have a referral for COVID-19 testing from their primary care provider, SVMC offers drive-up testing. The service allows patients to remain in their cars. The process was initiated over the weekend to minimize potential viral exposure to other patients and staff for patients who do not need emergency care or monitoring. Clinical staff wear personal protective equipment (PPE), swab patients in their cars, and remind patients to practice self-isolation until results are known. Samples are sent to the Vermont lab for results, which typically arrive to the primary care provider within 96 hours. The State of Vermont is not charging for the test.

 

Dee continued, “We have an extraordinary team of professionals and dedicated community leaders all committed to ensuring, as best as we can, that this virus has as little impact as possible on the health of our communities. The situation is changing rapidly. We aim to keep everyone informed, so we can all work together in this important effort.” 

 

If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, call your state’s department of health. Telephone numbers and other COVID-19 information, including frequently asked questions and helpful resources, are available at svhealthcare.org. The site is updated continuously.

 

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit svhealthcare.org.

 

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

 

Media Contact:

Ray Smith
Director of Marketing and Communications | Public Information Officer

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

(802) 447-50003

ray.smith@svhealthcare.org

 

Roadwork September 20-24, 2021

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of September 20 – 24, 2021

Chapel Road: will be OPEN, however shoulder work continues.  Men & equipment will be on the edges of the road.  Please use caution when approaching.

East Rd: near Willow Rd intersection: One Lane Traffic as a Contractor makes a new water service connection. Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route

Division St: between Gage St & County St: One Lane Traffic continues as a Contractor replaces Lead service lines. Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route

Short St:   Wednesday will be CLOSED as a Sewer Crew repairs a sewer main. Please use caution when approaching.

Washington Ave: between MAIN St to Observatory St: One Lane Traffic as Highway continues full rehabilitation of the road, sidewalk and curbing including installation of new drainage.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route

TOWNWIDE: – SUMMER MAINTENANCE

Downtown Sidewalk Sweeping THURSDAY

Patching the roadway in various locations across town.  Please use caution when approaching these areas and expect delays.

Street sweeping continues.  Some traffic may be slowed down due to cleaning equipment in roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Roadside Mowing continues this week.  Some traffic may be slowed down due to mowing equipment on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Green Mountain Power continues their Tree Trimming Program.  For the next 2 months, Davey Tree Service will be assisting GMP with tree trimming around town.

NORTH BENNINGTON: – SUMMER MAINTENANCE

The North Bennington Highway crew will continue roadside mowing and park maintenance.

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.

Select Board Meeting – September 16, 2021

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
September 16, 2021
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
BENNINGTON FIRE FACILITY
MULTI PURPOSE ROOM – 3RD FLOOR
130 River Street
Bennington, VT 05201
A G E N D A
5:00 P.M.
1. Executive Session
Community Safety and Equity Task Force Interviews

Select Board Meeting – September 15, 2021

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
September 15, 2021
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
BENNINGTON FIRE FACILITY
MULTI PURPOSE ROOM – 3RD FLOOR
130 River Street
Bennington, VT 05201
A G E N D A
5:00 P.M.
1. Executive Session
Community Safety and Equity Task Force Interviews

HPC Meeting – September 14, 2021

Please view this link for the current HPC Agenda

Select Board Meeting – September 13, 2021

To view the Select Board packet for the meeting of September 13, 2021, please click on this link to download the pdf.

Bennington Select Board Meeting – September 9, 2021

M E E T I N G   N O T I C E
September 9, 2021
BENNINGTON SELECT BOARD
BENNINGTON FIRE FACILITY
MULTI PURPOSE ROOM – 3RD FLOOR
130 River Street
Bennington, VT 05201
A G E N D A
5:00 P.M.
1. Executive Session
Community Safety and Equity Task Force Interviews

DPW Roadwork Sept 13-17, 2021

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of September 13 – 17, 2021

 

Chapel Road: will be OPEN, however shoulder work continues.  Men & equipment will be on the edges of the road.  Please use caution when approaching.

Dewey St: Harwood to Weeks will be reduced to ONE lane with Traffic Control in place while a Sewer crew rebuilds manholes in this area in preparation for topcoat paving.    Please use caution when approaching and expect delays

Division St: between Gage St & County St: One Lane Traffic continues as a Contractor replaces Lead service lines. Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route

Maple St: will have multiple road patching from recent lead line replacement project.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays.

Park St: between Gage St & County St: will have multiple road patching from recent lead line replacement project.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays.

Spring St: will have multiple road patching from recent lead line replacement project.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays.

Washington Ave: between MAIN St to Observatory St: One Lane Traffic as Highway will be demolishing the existing sidewalks on lower Washington and installing drainage in preparation for new curb and sidewalk installation.  A Water Crew will also be doing valve repairs and a Sewer crew will rebuild manholes in preparation for new pavement in near future.

TOWNWIDE: – SUMMER MAINTENANCE

Downtown Sidewalk Sweeping THURSDAY

Patching the roadway in various locations across town.  Please use caution when approaching these areas and expect delays.

Street sweeping continues.  Some traffic may be slowed down due to cleaning equipment in roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Roadside Mowing continues this week.  Some traffic may be slowed down due to mowing equipment on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Green Mountain Power continues their Tree Trimming Program.  For the next 2 months, Davey Tree Service will be assisting GMP with tree trimming around town.

NORTH BENNINGTON: – SUMMER MAINTENANCE

The North Bennington Highway crew will be doing sidewalk work on Bank St in North Bennington.  Park maintenance & mowing will also continue within the Village

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.

Notice To Taxpayers

Roadwork Sept 06-10, 2021

Town of Bennington Project List

Week of September 06 – 10, 2021

 

 Town Office will be CLOSED Monday September 6th, 2021

in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. 

 There will be NO Roadwork on Monday September 06th, 2021. 

Please have a Safe Labor Day Holiday!!!

 

Tuesday – Friday roadwork continues as follows:

Chapel Road: will be OPEN, however shoulder work continues.  Men & equipment will be on the edges of the road.  Please use caution when approaching.

Dewey St: Harwood to Weeks will be reduced to ONE lane with Traffic Control in place while a Highway crew pours concrete for new sidewalks.    Please use caution when approaching and expect delays

Division St: between Gage St & County St: One Lane Traffic as a Contractor replaces Lead service lines. Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route

Main St: TUESDAY between Silver St & School St: One Lane Traffic as a Contractor slip lines the Sewer Main in this area.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route

Maple St: will have multiple road patching from recent lead line replacement project.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays.

Park St: between Gage St & County St: One Lane Traffic as a Contractor replaces Lead service lines. Please use caution when approaching and expect delays or find an alternate route

 Spring St: will have multiple road patching from recent lead line replacement project.  Please use caution when approaching and expect delays.

 Valentine St:  Tuesday – from Main St to Pleasant St: CLOSED (local traffic only)to install flushing hydrant (this had to be rescheduled again while waiting on parts).

Washington Ave: between Elm St to Observatory St: One Lane Traffic as Highway will be installing drainage.

TOWNWIDE: – SUMMER MAINTENANCE

Downtown Sidewalk Sweeping THURSDAY

Patching the roadway in various locations across town.  Please use caution when approaching these areas and expect delays.

Street sweeping continues.  Some traffic may be slowed down due to cleaning equipment in roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Roadside Mowing continues this week.  Some traffic may be slowed down due to mowing equipment on edge of the roadway.  Please use Caution and Expect Delays.

Green Mountain Power continues their Tree Trimming Program.  For the next 4 months, Davey Tree Service will be assisting GMP with tree trimming around town.

NORTH BENNINGTON: – SUMMER MAINTENANCE

The North Bennington Highway crew will be doing sidewalk work on School St and Church St in North Bennington.  The crew will also be conducting a temporary repair on Bank St.

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.

 

Labor Day Office Closure