Four Corners to close

The Four Corners intersection will be closed Tuesday from 9 p.m. to Wednesday at 7 a.m. Painting will take place in the intersection. The Bennington County Sheriff's Department will be directing traffic. Please find an alternate route.

Road work, week of May 22

Please be advised Dewey Street will be closed to through traffic between Monument Avenue and Blackberry Lane (only). This construction project is expected to run through July 14. Local traffic only will be accommodated Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

— A crew will be replacing a culvert on Coleville Road in preparation for upcoming paving. This will require lane restrictions as men and equipment will be in the roadway.

— A highway crew will be repairing the intersection of Main Street and Washington Avenue on Wednesday. Work will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will require traffic control. Please expect delays and/or find an alternate route. Men and equipment will be in the center of both roads.

— Across town at various locations the Highway Department will be pouring and curing concrete sidewalks as well as painting road markings. Please use caution when approaching these areas.

— As a reminder, the town's semi-annual hydrant flushing continues Monday through Friday. This is a state-mandated program executed every spring and fall. Some residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water temporarily. These are normal side effects of the program and cause no harmful effects. If you are experiencing these issues, please refrain from doing light colored laundry and run your cold-water tap (only) until water is clear.

— Please do not rake or blow leaves into town streets or highways as this clogs storm drains and creates flooding and driving hazards for the entire community.

— Residents and contractors, please make sure all loads are covered when taking leaves and or brush to the transfer station.

Assessor's Office notice to Bennington property owners

Change in appraisal of real estate notices were mailed out Friday to all affected property owners in which there were substantive changes in land area and/or improvement size (new construction/additions/demolitions/sub-divisions etc.) that took place from April 1, 2016 to April 1, 2017. In addition, properties in which an error or an omission was found that changed assessed value were also sent a notice. Owners of properties in which no substantive changes have taken place over the last year will have their assessed valuations unchanged for the 2017 Grand List. Property owners who feel aggrieved by their assessed value must submit a grievance letter to the Board of Listers by June 1, 2017.


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