The March meeting of the Bennington City Council is this Monday, and it will feature major milestones for some of the biggest issues facing the city (full agenda available here):
Kempten Creek: We'll hold a public hearing for the final plat of this new housing development located south of Bennington Road at Johns-Bohn Park. The city and the developer, with input from the Bennington Community Foundation, have arrived at a final design that will accommodate new parkland and benefit all of the city's residents.
New parkland: The Council will consider a resolution to purchase the low-lying ground bordering the Kempten Creek housing development for eventual use as a new city park, including youth athletic fields and more.
156th Street: The state received only one bid for this project, and the Council will consider strategies for how to finance the city's share. We'll also get an update on the likely construction timeline.
ASIP fees: We'll hold a vote on the final approval of these fees, which would be applied to new homes constructed outside the city limits. The revenue will help pay for the city's growing road maintenance costs.
The meeting is 6:30 Monday evening in the city offices next to the Bennington Public Library.
Questions or concerns about any of the topics above? Please let me know.