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.
The Trustees will meet on Tuesday November 7 at 7:00 pm at the Old First Church Barn. The meeting will also be accessible on Zoom. See the Agendas, Minutes, Notices tab for the agenda and instructions on how to access the meeting on Zoom.
See the Agendas, Minutes, Notices tab for the Treasurers Report for September 30, 2023.
Real estate tax bills were mailed in August. Payments are due by November 10, 2023. Taxes not received by the due date are delinquent and subject to interest and penalties. While the Tax Collector will provide information on request to lending institutions and third-party mortgage loan servicers, it is the property owner’s responsibility to provide such information to the appropriate party and ensure that payments are made by the due date
On June 5, Governor Scott signed the Vermont HOME Act, which makes significant changes to municipal planning and zoning regulations. Over the next few months, the Planning Commission will be evaluating the impact of the Act on the Village. See the Other Documents tab a summary of the HOME Act provisions.
Weaver Excavating, a local contractor, has completed the initial phase of the reconstruction of Fairview Street. Weaver will complete the work in mid October.