The Trustees will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 pm. See the Agenda, Minutes, Notices tab for agenda.
With the approval of the Trustees, the Planning Commission has appointed Danielle Gallen as Zoning Administrative Officer for a three-year term beginning February 3.
On Monday, February 22, 2021, the Planning Commission approved a zoning application from Anne Slattery, 1 Monument Ave., to replace an existing, overhead garage door on the west side of her house with a 3’-0” x 6’-8” entry door and 2 windows. See Agenda, Minutes, Notices tab for meeting minutes. See Planning/Zoning Boards tab for additional 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.