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 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.