Submitted by bentoncity on Fri, 2/28/2014 - 11:32 AM
On Monday, the City of Benton finalized the sale of more than $37 million in bonds that will finance the construction of the new Riverside Park complex. Voters approved a half-percentage-point sales tax increase in the Nov. 12 special election to pay for the bonds, which will fund improvements to Holland Park and the construction of the new complex. The projects are estimated to cost just more than $36 million and will include a five-field softball complex, a three-field soccer complex, a community center, an aquatic center, a new Boys and Girls Club, and a senior activity center.
Submitted by bentoncity on Thu, 3/6/2014 - 5:01 PM
The Benton City Council Agenda Meeting will be held at 6:15 P.M., Monday, March 10, 2014 in the Mayor’s Conference Room at the Benton Municipal Complex, and will be followed by a Public Hearing at 6:55 P.M. and City Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M. in Council Chambers. Click on the link below to view the agenda.
Submitted by bentoncity on Thu, 3/6/2014 - 11:20 AM
The Benton Police Department, in conjunction with the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Center and UAMS, will be hosting a free child car seat check-up event. The event will be held at Walgreens in Benton (702 Military Rd.), on Saturday, March 8th from 10:00 AM until Noon.
Submitted by bentoncity on Wed, 3/5/2014 - 9:20 AM
The Benton Police Department is continuing its traffic initiative focus for March with a focus on alcohol and drug impaired driving. This initiative, called ‘March for Safer Streets’, will encompass a two-pronged approach of enforcement efforts geared towards apprehending impaired drivers and an educational effort to help spread the word about the dangers involved.