Town of Benton
1279 Clinton Ave.
Benton, ME 04901
ELECTIONS. For info on the Nov 4 elections, visit the Town Clerk page on this site (here).
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING. The MINUTES for the March 15, 2014 TOWN MEETING are here. All articles passed with a few minor modifications. The Town's proposed TIF District passed. A copy of the final TIF Application is available here.
TOWN AUDIT. The 2013 Town Audit Report is here.
The Bridge on the Bog Road is limited to 3 tons until further notice.
TRANSFER STATION. The Clinton/Benton Transfer Station is 6.3 miles north of the Benton Town Office on the Bangor Rd-Rte 11 through the Town of Clinton towards Burnham on the right side of the road. Open Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat, 7 AM to 5 PM. RECYCLE.
2014 TAXES. The mill rate is 13.6. To view original 2014 real estate taxes, click here. Personal property tax amounts are here. Bills were mailed and are due now; interest begins accruing Sept 30th. Payments are applied to oldest tax bill (if any past years are not paid).
WI-FI. The Town Office in Benton is now offering WiFi as a service on a trial basis. Click on: Town of Benton Guest as the network and "Accept" the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy. You will then have access to the Internet. View the Acceptable Use Policy here.
FIREWORKS. Benton has no ordinance. State laws apply. In general, "consumers" may use fireworks between 9 AM and 10 PM with exceptions on/around July 4th and Dec 31st. To view the law, click here. Noise complaints should be directed to dispatch at 624-7076.
VEHICLE EXCISE TAX EXEMPTION FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL. The Commanding Officer's certification form for personnel station outside of Maine is here. For personnel stationed in Maine, the CO's certification is here.
For information about BURN/FIRE PERMITS, click here.
FOOD PANTRY. Benton uses the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry, 12 Newhall St, Fairfield (Fairfield First Baptist Church). Hours are 1 PM to 3:30 PM the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Point of contact is Nancy Marcoux at 509-9972.
CLOTHING. The Lamb's Clothes Closet provides clothing, one bag per visit per person. Adult, child and baby clothes are available every Tuesday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. For more info, click here.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 13, Monday. Town Office will be closed for Columbus Day. Monthly Selectmen's Meeting, 6:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
October 14, Tuesday. Monthly Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
October 18, Saturday. Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day, 9:00 AM to noon, Winslow Public Works, 135 Halifax St. Benton residents must pre-register at the Benton Town Office. For more info view flyer here and sign-up sheet here.
November 8, Saturday. Annual rabies clinic, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Benton Town Office.