Public Hearing Notice

June 10, 2021


The Town of Bennington is considering making two applications to the State of Vermont for Implementation Grants under the Vermont Community Development Program. A public hearing will be held as part of the regularly scheduled Bennington Select Board meeting at 6 pm on Monday, June 14, 2021 via video conference to obtain the views of citizens on community development, to furnish information concerning the amount of funds available and the range of community development activities that may be undertaken under this program, the impact to any historic and archaeological resources that may be affected by the proposed project, and to give affected citizens the opportunity to examine the proposed statement of projected use of these funds. Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting on CAT-TV or CAT-TV Facebook. If you wish to participate, you may join the meeting as an Attendee using the webinar link listed: or call into the meeting by dialing 1-646-558-8656, entering webinar ID: 894 4878 2346, and following the prompts.

One proposal is to apply for $500,000 in VCDP Funds which will be used to accomplish the following activities: acquisition of a 9-bedroom home located at 612 Gage Street for use as recovery housing, minor building improvements, and temporary rental assistance. The project will be overseen by Shires Housing with support from Turning Point Center.

The second proposal is also to apply for $500,000 in VCDP Funds. Requested funds will be used to accomplish the following activities: acquisition of the Squire House located at 185 North Street for use as recovery housing and minor building updates to meet programmatic needs. The project will be developed by Shires Housing with support from the Vermont Foundation of Recovery.

Copies of information about the application are available upon request. Please contact Shannon Barsotti at 802-442-1037 to receive copies via email or mail, or to ensure appropriate accommodations are made. For the hearing impaired please call (TTY) # 1-800-253-0191.

Legislative Body for the Town of Bennington