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Public Notice




The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Benton Illinois will hold a special meeting at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 24, 2024.  The meeting will be held at the Benton City Hall, 1402 South Main Street, Benton IL  62812.  Agenda for the meeting is:


  1. Review Test Results and possibly approve the hire of a probationary firefighter.



John D. Aiken, Chairman

City of Benton IL Fire and Police Commissioners





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Proposed Budget – FY 24-25

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Employee Contracts

Employee Contracts

2019 City of Benton Annual Water Quality Report

2019 Water Quality Report for City of Benton

2019 Trash Rate Increase

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8/26/19 Wastena Street Project Public Meeting Video

Please click the link below to view the Wastena Street Public Meeting video, recorded at City Hall on Monday, August 26, 2019.

8/26/19 Wastena Street Project Public Meeting

On Monday, August 26, 2019, the City of Benton held a public meeting at the Benton City Hall from 4 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. to discuss the Wastena Street Project. City engineers, Crawford and Associates brought with them the plans for the project, and were available to answer the public’s questions.

8/5/19 Water Main Work Begins on North Main

If you missed the water main replacement project story on WSIL TV 3, click here.

The water main replacement project along North Main (Route 37) will begin this week.
Construction on the project will cause a lane reduction; the north bound lane of North Main will be closed during the duration of the project.
The lane closure will span from Washington Street to Joplin Street. The water main replacement project is expected to last approximately 30 days.
Drivers who regular this area are encouraged to use an alternate route during the project.

11/12/18 New Water Meter Install – Informational Letter

Dear Valued Benton Water Customer:

During the next few months, you are going to see a lot of activity involving the water meters throughout town. The City is currently in the process of replacing all water meters within the Benton Water and Sewer system.  You may see blue paint marks or flags in your yard or on your water meter. This is to help installers locate the meters. If your meter is located in the basement, please contact the Water Department at 618-439-6131 to set up a time for our crew to replace the meter. Overall, the install will take a few months to complete. We hope to finish the transition by the end of 2018. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we undergo this change.

The upgrade will be good for the City and our water customers. The new system will allow us to read by the gallon. For example: If you use 3,750 gallons on the current system, you would be charged for 3,000. The remaining 750 gallons would remain unapplied until your next bill. The new metering system will apply the exact 3,750 gallons to your current bill with no rollover. We hope to eventually have all meters read on the same day within a 28 to 30-day cycle.

Again, we sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this transition.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 618-439-6131.



Craig Miles

Benton Water and Sewer Superintendent

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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