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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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 Bennington Trick-or-Treating will be on Saturday, October 31st from 5-7 pm.

 

 
The November 3rd elections will be held at PIERCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in the Multi Purpose Room from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voters will be required to wear a mask to vote in person in the building. For those that refuse to wear a mask you will be allowed the opportunity to vote outside in your vehicle.


If you prefer to vote by absentee ballot please call the Town Clerk’s Office to request a ballot. Their hours are Tuesday’s 9:00-12:00, Thursday’s 4:30-8:30, and Saturdays 8:30-12:30. The State of NH is allowing voters to vote via absentee ballot for any COVID-19 concerns.
If you are returning your completed absentee ballot, you are required to either mail them or drop them off in person to the Town Clerk’s Office.
It is very important to note the restrictions on dropping off your completed absentee ballot: They cannot be put in the drop box located at Town Hall (because it is not monitored 24/7) and it cannot be hand delivered to any Town employee. It is very important that they be dropped off in person to the Town Clerk’s Office.
If you have questions please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 588-2189.

 


For voting information please visit http://benningtonelections.homestead.com/

 

 

Town Hall Opening Update 

(9/10/20)

We are pleased to report that last week the final improvements were made to our heating systems to improve air quality (UV lights were installed in the duct work and air exchangers were installed on two furnaces to pull fresh air from the outside and provide fresh air exchange). With these improvements, Administrative staff will return to work on Fridays.

 

However, despite direct mailings to local contractors and Notices posted on Social Media, the Town’s website, and advertising in the local newspaper, we have been unsuccessful in finding a contractor to make improvements to our customer service window and add a separate entrance for the Police Department.

 

Until such time as those improvements are made, Town Hall will remain closed to the public.

 

Town Hall Opening Update
(6/25/20)

Town Hall has been closed to the public since April 1 due to COVID-19. Staff has been working at Town Hall and has been finding innovative ways to serve our customers that cannot complete their business by mail, online, or over the phone.
On June 16th the Board of Selectmen met with Town Hall employees (Police and Office Staff) and our Emergency Management Director to talk about how we open back up to the public and when.
The biggest concern identified was the lobby. Our customer service lobby is 156 square feet. Because of ADA requirements we are unable to relocate the entrance to create a larger lobby; we cannot enlarge the existing lobby because of the location of the furnace and locations of support columns. Due to the size of the lobby we cannot properly accommodate more than one or two people at a time.
The other issue identified is air quality. There is no HVAC system at Town Hall; Town Hall is heated by two forced hot air furnaces and cooled by three window air conditioning units. We are actively researching options to improve air quality - either an air handler to draw air direct from the outdoors or UV lights to install in the duct work. Within the lobby area there is poor fresh air exchange and the Selectmen have agreed we cannot in good faith open up (even by appointment) and invite customers into that atmosphere.
We also have a Request for Proposal to obtain estimates to add a door for the Police Department and resize the customer service window and add a "sneeze guard".
Once we have resolved the air quality issue and modified the customer service window we will open by appointment only.
We appreciate the patience of our residents and we hope this explanation adequately addresses the reasons behind the Selectmen's decision to remain closed at this time.
 

  

 TOWN HALL COVID IMPROVEMENTS

Request for Proposal

 

 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION 

 

211nh.org
www.cdc.gov
https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org
https://www.nh.gov
https://nhpbs.org
https://www.who.int

     


Property Value Changes

 

    

Looking for Town Tax Maps? Click here 

 

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You can now request vital records (birth, death & marriage certificates), register your dogs & vehicles online!
Click the buttons above.

 

PT UB Payments 

The Town has switched vendors for our online property tax & utility payments. Customer pays the convenience fee.

You can still utilize this online payment site to check balances or if your mortgage company has paid your taxes. 
Please contact Kristie LaPlante if you have any questions or if you need assistance completing your transaction.