The trustees will meet remotely via Zoom at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3. See the Agenda for instructions on how to access the meeting.
An application from Kristin Castellanos, 11 Monument Ave., to extend a small roof on the north side of her house to cover existing outside stairs has been approved administratively. Click on the Planning/Zoning Boards tab for details.
On September 27th. the Planning Commission approved administratively revised plans for the railing system to be used on the covered open deck proposed by Anne Slattery, 1 Monument Ave. Click on the Planning/Zoning Boards tab for details.
On September 24th, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a request from Nancy & Richard Steinberg, 20 Monument Ave., for a variance from the lot coverage and setback requirements of the Village Bylaw. Click on the Agenda, Minutes, Notices tab for details.
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.