Town of Bennington
Thank you to the Bennington and Cowlesville firemen for displaying the flags along Clinton Street in the hamlets of Bennington Center and Cowlesville. And a salute to the Hoy family for their annual display of American flags along their road front on Clinton Street!
Town of bennington leads all wyoming county towns in completing the 2020 census, but there are still about 29% of the households that need to respond. Any growth in population improves our potential for federal & state funding for programs and infrastructure and for legislative representation. If you haven't completed the census, please go on-line and do so today!
Wyoming County Emergency Operations Center has provided us with a supply of washable face masks in packages of 5. If you need a package, please contact the Town Clerk
Dog, Cat and Ferret Anti-rabies innoculation clinic - Wednesday July 15th 6 pm to 8 pm at the Attica Town Highway Dept., 700 Rt. 98. Pre-registration available up to Noon on 7/15 by going to In person registrations taken on site until 7:45 p.m. Animals must be over 3 months old and under control by owner/adult and there is a $10 fee for non-County residents. Contact the Wyoming Co. Health Dept at 585-786-8894 if you have questions.
The Town of Bennington was formed in 1818 and celebrated our bi-centennial in 2018. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Town of Bennington has a total area of 55.3 square miles, of which 55.0 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles (0.40%) is water. The west town line is the border of Erie County, New York, and the north town line is the border of Erie County and Genesee County. The population was 3,349 during the 2000 census. The town was named after Bennington, Vermont. Geographically, the town of Bennington is the largest in Wyoming County, occupying a significant portion of the county's northwest corner. There are no incorporated cities or villages in the town, with two hamlets - Bennington Center and Cowlesville - that serve as community centers. Town offices and services are located in Bennington Center, as well as the Bennington Fire Company, two churches and several businesses. Cowlesville has the Cowlesville Fire Company, one church, several businesses, the Town's Historical Museum and Town Park. Other rural areas of the Town contain cemeteries, and there is also a church in Folsomdale. Local students attend school at Attica Central School, Alden Central School, Alexander Central School and Iroquois Central School Districts, all located outside the Town's boundaries. There is no post office in the Town, but residents are served through the following post office/zip codes: Cowlesville (14037 - no longer a physical post office); Attica (14011); Alden (14004); Darien Center (14040); Varysburg (14167) and Strykersville (14145.)
Pine Tree Park
Due to Covid-19, any person entering the Town Hall must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Plese respect the space of others in the building. Hand sanitizer and masks are available. Public participation at meetings resumed on June 20th.
Note that Town Court is still not in session and notice will be made when it is resumed, as per the NYS Office of Court Administrration.
Town Court is every Monday except holidays at 6pm
Senior Citizen Nutrition is every Monday except holidays from 11am until 2pm (Pine Lounge Restaurant)
Town Clerk is available every Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 7:30pm and Saturday from 9am to Noon
The Transfer Station is Closed. No further trash or recycling accepted. Trash collection is held on Wednesday each week, with the exception of weeks with a national holiday. In that event, collection will be held on the following day.
Zoning Board of Appeals meets the first Wednesday of the month, if needed, at 7:00pm
The Town Board meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm - The Town Board is holding in person meetings effective 6/10/2020.
The Planning Board meets the third Wednesday at 7:15pm
The Town Assessor is available by appointment at the present. Call 585-219-3843.
2020 Town Hall Holiday Schedule
Town offices will be closed the following dates in 2020:
January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Town Court
February 17 - Presidents Day - Town Court and Town Clerk
April 13 - Easter (observed) - Town Court only
May 25 - Memorial Day - Town Court and Town Clerk
July 4 - Independence Day - Town Court & Town Clerk
September 7 - Labor Day - Town Court and Town Clerk
October 12 - Columbus Day - Town Court and Town Clerk
November 11 - Veterans Day - Town Court and Town Clerk
December 26 - Christmas (Observed) - Town Court and Town Clerk
Town of Bennington is looking for residents interested in serving in the following positions:
Zoning Board of Appeals: Member/Alternate Member for meetings held 1st Wednesdays at 7 pm to review variance applications and zoning interpretations.
Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary: Prepare documents, mailings & legal notices, attend meetings, take and prepare minutes and board paperwork.
Zoning Officer: Applying the Town’s zoning laws and state property management laws, assist the public and process applications for zoning permits, attend meetings.
Training is provided for the above positions. Letters of interest or applications can be mailed to: Town of Bennington, 905 Old Alleghany Road, Attica NY 14011 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org