For the July meeting of the Bennington City Council, we are returning to the regular in-person format. The meeting is this Monday, July 13, at the city offices by the Bennington Public Library. The full agenda and supporting materials will be posted here. A few highlights:
156th Street: We'll get an update on this project. This has seen major delays, but we should start seeing real progress now.
New parkland: The Council will vote on whether to authorize the mayor to negotiate a purchase agreement for the land south of Bennington Road at Johns-Bohn Park. Meanwhile, a committee of stakeholders, including youth sports leagues and several community members, has been formed to begin the design process for the new space. While youth soccer and football fields are surely part of the project, the committee will be considering many other possibilities.
Library re-opening plan: Though a firm date has not been set, we will get an update on the Library's plan for re-opening safely.
Pedestrian safety on N. Molley: The Council will consider an ordinance to reduce the speed limit on N. Molley Street, newly joined to the Prairie Hollow subdivision, to 15 mph. I've talked to many residents on this street and found a consensus around the need for a speed table as well. I will ask the city engineer to put together plans for this work.
As always, please let me know your ideas, questions or concerns about these topics or any other.