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Town of Bennington, New York
905 Old Alleghany Road, Attica NY  14011
Phone:  585-591-2157
Fax:       585-591-1830


 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Town's annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday March 23rd at the Bennington Fire Hall grounds.  The Hunt starts at 11 a.m. sharp, so plan to be there by 10:45 a.m.  Bring a basket or bag for the eggs, and wear appropriate footwear.  Open to children ages 2 to 12 from Bennington and Cowlesville.
 

Local Law #1 Year 2024 A Property Tax Exemption for Volunteer Firemen and Ambulance workers was approved by the Town Board Feb. 14th.  - click here for text of the law.  A Q&A page for potential applicants can be obtained by clicking here, and the Real Property Tax Exemption form necessary to apply is located herePlease note that the exemption application must be filed with the Town Assessor by March 1st.
 

Open Burning Ban
Reminder that the annual open burning ban placed by the NYS DEC goes into effect March 16 through May 14th. Open fires are the largest cause of wildfire, and due to the dried out leaves and brush, and strong Spring winds, the DEC enforces the ban for public safety. The number of NYS wildfires have decreased over 40% since the ban program started in 2009.

2024 Anti-Rabies Clinic Schedule
The Wyoming County Health Dept. Dog, Cat and Ferret Vaccination Clinic Schedule is available by clicking here.  If you have any questions, please call 585-786-8894.

Winter Parking Restrictions and Seasonal Use Roads.  As per Local Law #1, Year 1978, there is a legal parking restriction on roads within the Town of Bennington during winter months - November 1 through April 30 - from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.  Per Local Law #1, Year 1978, the following roads within the Town have been designated as seasonal use roads and are not maintained or plowed during the period November 1 through April 30 - Geise Road, between Clinton Street and Stedman Road, Hodge Road, and Graff Road between Hodge Road and Poland Hill Road.


Town Board 2024 Meeting Dates

January 3                     May 8                        September 11
February 1
9                 June 12                      October 9
March 13                     July 10                        November 6
April 3                          August 14                  December 11
An additional, year-end business, meeting will be schedule for the last week in December.  Workshop session to audit bills, compile reports and review agenda is at 6:30 pm and Regular Board Meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  All meetings are held at the Bennington Town Hall.  Any additions or changes to the above schedule will be posted on this webiste, on the Town Clerk's bulletin board and in The Daily News, the Town's official newspaper.



 

2024 Town Budget is available to view in our Forms and Minutes Section.  To view charts that outline the breakdown of the Town's General Fund and Highway Fund budgets, click here.  Also available are charts showing typical annual tax bills for residents with the breakdown of County, Town, School and Special Districts or services.  You can access them by clicking here.

Senior Services
Wyoming County Office for the Aging offers many services for our senior residents including home delivered meals, respite services, the Monday nutrition program at the Pine Lounge, education and advocacy, and Alzheimer support services. 
They also offer a Personal Emergency Response Service - Response 4 Help Button - similar to a life line.  Information is available by calling 585-786-8833 and ask for Paula.  Even if you aren't able to qualify f
or the subsidized program, you can participate through the same company for a discounted monthly rate that depends on the level of services you want ($27.50/month basic up to $39.50/month for a GPS service that monitors falls.)  There are no contracts and no equipment to purchase, with cancellation anytime.

The Bennington Senior Citizens Group meets monthly at the Pine Lounge on the
2nd Monday of the month, prior to the lunch at the Pine Lounge.  Activities and outings are planned by members and the organization is open to seniors from Bennington and surrounding Towns in our County.

Senior Patient with Walker
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             Trash & Recycling collection:    Waste Management changed to the automated tote                  collection in 2022.    There are separate trucks for garbage, recycling and large items, so if             one stops and not everything is picked up, keep the remaining items out for the next trucks           to come by.  Recycling is collected every other week.  If you live east of, but not on Rt. 77,           your recycling will be collected as per the Green Schedule .)  Those living on Rt. 77 and to       the west, your recycling will be collected the following Friday (Gold.)  A corrected list of streets and which week it is collected is located on this website under Forms & Information.  A calendar has also been mailed out showing the alternating green and gold weeks for the year (click here to view.)  If you have any questions, you can go to the County's website - www.wyomingco.net and check out the curbside collection site under County News.  
For additional information on services, such as additional totes, bulk items, stickers for additional bags, click here.  For the guidelines on bulk item collection, click here.  


Copies of the updated calendar and guidelines are available on our Town facebook page.  Check the bottom of the calendar to note which holidays will impact our pickup schedule.  If a holiday falls on the weekend (like Christmas just did) it doesn't change the schedule.       
Please remember if there are problems with no pickups at your residence, call the Wyoming County Planning Dept before 4 pm, as they have staff on hand who can immediately work to resolve any issues.  585-786-8820Contact them also regarding any broken or damaged totes so they can make arrangements with WM for repair/replacement.

  • Senior Citizen Congregate Meal 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

  • Zoning Board of Appeals meets the second Tuesday of the month, if needed, at 7:00 pm

  • The Town Board meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm.

  • The Planning Board meets the third Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

ABOUT
THE TOWN OF BENNINGTON, NEW YORK

                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 3,233 during the 2020 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.) 

GOVERNMENT

                The Town is governed by the Town Council or Town Board, made up of one Town Supervisor (2 year term), and four Councilmen (4 year terms.)  The Board meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. to conduct Town business - pay claims, review the financial status of the Town, review the work of the various departments, approve actions such as contracts for services, appointing members to committees and boards, and planning future activities and projects.  Each member of the Board has one vote and actions must be approved by a majority of the Board. 

                The Town Supervisor also serves as the Town's representative to the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors.  There the Supervisor has voting authority by weighted vote - following each US Census, the Town's population is apportioned against the total County population and receives a number of votes for actions on the County level.

               Other elected officials for the Town include two Town Justices, who each serve four year terms.  The Justices receive training and operate under the direction of the New York State Office of Court Administration. 

                The Town Clerk serves a two year term and provides many of the services the Town offers to residents - hunting and fishing licenses, handicapped parking permits, birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, dog licenses, etc.  The Clerk also takes and maintains minutes of the official proceedings of the Town Board at their meetings.                   

                The Town Highway Superintendent serves a two year term, and oversees the operations of the Town Highway Department., including planning and carrying out maintenance, repairs, snow removal operations, removal of fallen trees, and road improvements.

                Town officials and employees, other than the Highway Superintendent and the Highway employees, serve as part-time employees.

ABOUT

TOWN CLERK

Town Clerk hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 5pm to 7:30pm and Saturdays 9 am to Noon

OUR SERVICES

OTHER SERVICES

Trash Service
Water Department
Town Offices
Tax Assessor
Highway Department
Town Historian
Zoning Office
Town Court
Pine Tree Park
NEWS & EVENTS

Event Calendar

FORMS & DOCUMENTS
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