Bennington is a city in Ottawa County, Kansas. Bennington was platted in 1878 and currently has a population of over 600. The city name comes from one of two sourcees. A paper written on the history of Bennington states that Bennington is an Indian name meaning "place of fine trees." The same article also states that co-city founder George R Parker gave the town it name after Bennington, Vermont. The Solomon Valley Railroad, a branch of the Kansas Pacific Railroad, reached Bennington in 1878.
In 1879, the first school was located one half mile south of town. In 1918, a new school house was built. In 1938, an auditorium was added; in 1955 a shop was added, and in 1961 a new grade school building was annexed.
Mayor and Council
Mayor Ward Stockamp
President Yvonne Geering
Council Meetings are the second and fourth Monday's of every month at 7pm at the City Office located at 121 N Nelson.
ALL OF THESE MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. YOUR IDEAS, COMMENTS AND OPINIONS ARE IMPORTANT AND WELCOMED.
The City of Bennington will be implementing a city wide trash service beginning on April 1, 2016. Minneapolis Refuse will begin delivering poly carts to all residents within the city limits in mid March. Trash pick up day will be on Mondays and all poly carts will need to be in the alleys. For questions contact the City Clerk.
If you are new to the City of Bennington and have a pet please stop by the City Office with your current rabies certificate and purchase your city tag for $3.00
The City of Bennington and Sunflower Veterinary will be having a Rabies clinic on Saturday, February 20th from 10 a.m. to noon at the City Shop.
The zoning board is looking for new members, if you are interested in being a part of the zoning board please contact the City Clerk.
Credit/ Debit Cards
The City of Bennington is now taking Debit and Credit Cards. We are happy to take your payment for your water bill over the phone. There is a 2.5% charge that gets added onto your bill and paid to the company. If you have any questions or would like to pay your water bill please call 785-488-3767 today.
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