At the Bennington City Council meeting this Monday, Feb. 11, we will hold a public hearing on the city's priorities for street repairs and improvements. Known as the One- and Six-Year Plan, this document will help us prioritize and budget in the coming six years. It's not written in stone, and while your input on streets is welcome anytime, Monday night is when we'll really focus on this topic.
Have we been keeping up with street maintenance in Bennington? Is your street in good shape? Whether you can make the meeting or not, let me know what you think.
On a related topic, we'll also have a follow-up discussion on a new potential revenue source for road and street projects. The new fees would be assessed on newly constructed homes just outside of Bennington's city limits. I discussed the pros and cons of this idea in my update from the Jan. 14 City Council meeting. Click here to read that update again.
In other business this Monday night:
- We'll get an update on the hiring process for Bennington's new police chief.
- We plan to simplify the boundary of Bennington's zoning authority where it borders Omaha's authority.
- We'll get an update on the process of auctioning the city's former office building.
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. You can read the full agenda here.
Baseball and soccer season are right around the corner – I can just feel it. But for now, stay warm!