The trustees will meet on Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 pm using the Zoom videoconferencing service. See the Agenda for instructions on how to access the meeting.
The trustees have decided not to hold our annual meeting this year due to Covid-19 concerns. Instead, we will conduct the business of this year’s meeting by ballot as permitted by recent legislation. Election day will be Tuesday, August 11, 2020. See the Other Documents tab for a list of registered voters as of July 18, 2020. Click on the Other Documents tab for the 2020 Annual Report .
Just a reminder concerning the placement of signs within the village: The appropriate placement of political and other signs is outlined in Section 54 (A)(5)(c) of the Village Zoning Bylaw which requires “all free standing signs and their associated support structures shall be installed at least three (3) feet from the inner edge of sidewalks; where sidewalks do not exist, the setback shall be at least ten (10) feet from the traveled way or edge of pavement of the street or highway. Supports and frames should be minimal and unobtrusive.”
Government in Bennington. The Village of Old Bennington represents the original center of Bennington. Samuel Robinson and a band of religious separatists from Connecticut and Massachusetts founded it in 1761. During the past 256 years the focus of industrial, commercial and residential development has shifted to the valley below and Old Bennington has become a small, incorporated Village within the Town of Bennington. Its character has become a historical single family residential community.
Old Bennington is situated on a height of land approximately one-half mile west of the center of the Town of Bennington, which lies in the Walloomsac River valley below. Looming over the Village to the southwest is Mount Anthony. A ridge called Monument Hill elevates the northern third of the Village, but along the eastern edge of the Village the land falls sharply away in a steep slope toward the river below. The remainder of the Village is fairly level. Many large, well-spaced houses are surrounded with lawns and gardens. We still enjoy the luxury of some open land with beautiful vistas.