Benton to build backup well
The City also discussed two issues brought before the Council by the Benton Police Department.
By Emily Dilbeck
The Benton City Council held its regular meeting on Monday, November 5th at the City Municipal Building.
On the agenda was a resolution to approve accepting a $100,000 loan and a $50,000 grant from Rural Development to build a backup well and pump house for the City. Commissioner Jenkins made a motion to approve, and Commissioner Pack seconded.
The City also discussed two issues brought before the Council by the Benton Police Department. The Department requested that those given a citation for Failure to Yield Right-Of-Way be given the choice of appearing in court or paying the citation without contest. The ticket totals $97.00. This resolution passed.
The Police Department also proposed changing the cost of the fine for Failure to Improperly Restrain a Child from $132 to $65. Debbie Swigert, City Recorder, said many Officers had told her they felt the $132 was cost prohibitive. Many fined for this offense were those who simply could not afford proper car seats or restraints. By reducing the fee, they hope that those fined will be able to purchase proper child restraints. This resolution passed.
The City also passed a motion to hire Attorney Andrew J. Brown to represent the City in the Benton Water Source Development Project. Brown is an attorney experienced in real estate law and is needed to review the City’s Opinion of Title verifying the Deed for the land to be developed.
The Benton City Council meets the 1st Monday of every month at 5 pm in the Benton Municipal Building.
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