The Trustees will meet at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 7 at the Old First Church Barn.
There will be special meeting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 7 at the Old First Church Barn to consider the proposed changes to the Zoning and Subdivision Bylaws. Click on the Agenda, Notices, Minutes tab for the Notice. Click on the Other Documents tab for the Proposed Subdivision Bylaw. If you are unable to attend the meeting and have any questions or comments, please send them to Bob Bullington at email@example.com.
The Planning Commission will not meet in April.
The Planning Commission has approved with conditions an application from David Crowley and Marie DeVito, 40 Monument Avenue, for the addition of a garage and enclosed breezeway. See the March 9 Planning Commission minutes (click on Agenda, Meetings, Notices tab) and the application for details (click on Planning/Zoning Boards tab).
Dennis McCarthy ended his tenure as Zoning Administrator on December 31. Until we find a replacement, please send any requests for permits, certificates of occupancy, etc. to Bob Bullington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.