The Planning Commission approved an application from Anthony J. Gerardo Jr., 6 Seminary Lane, for a patio and wooden shed. See Planning Commission minutes for details. See Gerardo under Planning/Zoning Boards tab for more details.
An application from Lynn Green, 4 Chimneys Inn, to replace 3rd floor dormer casement windows, with double hung, wood tilt windows has been approved administratively by the Zoning Administrator. See Green under Planning/Zoning Boards tab for details.
The Trustees approved a revision to our Bylaws and Ordinances
Title 4, Chapter 4 – Vegetation, Tree and Shrub Obstruction #4-401 at their regular meeting on December 1, 2020. See the Agenda, Meetings, Notices tab for a copy of the Notice of the approval and the full text of the revised ordinance.
The Trustees will meet remotely using Zoom at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2. See the Agenda for instructions on how to access the meeting.
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.