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Rescheduled Police and Fire Merit Board Meeting

Special Called Police and Fire Merit Board Meeting

Meter Reading System Update

To all our valued Water and Sewer customers in the City of Benton:

The City of Benton is in the middle of the process of changing out the meter reading system. This has resulted in some routes being estimated and some routes have more days than usual on their bill. This will be solved once all of the meters have been changed.

With any change, issues pop up. We currently are having some issues between the reading system and the billing system on a few accounts, as some of our customers have unfortunately experienced. PLEASE DO NOT PANIC! Please give us a call and let us know if you have any issues and we will work through them together.

Our Billing Clerk is working diligently to get the issues resolved as quick as possible. The City of Benton appreciates our customers and your understanding during this time of transition from our old system to the new. We believe this is going to be a positive move for the citizens as well as the city.

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding.

Special Meeting — Police & Fire Merit Board, 02/20/19


The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Benton Illinois will hold a special meeting at 10 AM on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The meeting will be held in the council chamber of the Benton City Hall, 1403 South Main Street, Benton IL 62812. The purpose of the meeting is:
1. Possible employment of a full time probationary police officer

John D. Aiken, Chairman
City of Benton Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

12/11/18 Benton Municipal Airport Advisory Board Regular Meeting

Please refer to the document below for the full Benton Municipal Airport Advisory Board regular meeting agenda scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

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12/5/18 Zoning & Planning Commission Meeting Canceled

The Zoning and Planning Commission regular business meeting has been canceled for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 as there are no items to discuss. Please see below for the formal release. Thank you!

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8/27/18 Benton City Council Meeting Agenda

Please refer to the document below to view the full Benton City Council Meeting agenda set for Monday, August 27, 2018 at 6 p.m.

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For Sale: Lake Hamilton Subdivision Property


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CLICK HERE to view a video of the Lake Hamilton Subdivision Property

The City of Benton is taking bids on ten acres of prime real estate at the Lake Hamilton Subdivision on the north side of the City. Please take a moment to view the video below. If you have further questions, please feel free to give the City’s Zoning Administrator, David Garavalia, a call at City Hall. You can reach David at: 618-439-6131 ext 406. You can download the bid form by clicking the pdf file below.
The City Clerk, Brook Craig, will accept closed bids until 4 p.m. on October 22nd. The bids will be opened and discussed for consideration that evening at 6 p.m. at the regular City Council meeting. All bidders will be notified pending the final decision of the City Council. The City reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all bids.
Thank you for your interest!

Bid Form for Lake Hamilton Subdivision Lots – Phase 1

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View the full list of restrictive covenants:

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Council Meeting Minutes — May 29, 2018

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4/11/18 Zoning & Planning Commission Recommendations

Please refer to the document below for the Benton Zoning & Planning Commission’s recommendations, stemming from their Regular Business Meeting held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, to City Council.

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