Town of Benton
1279 Clinton Ave.
Benton, ME 04901
Absentee Ballots for the March 13, 2015
General Election are now available at the
Benton Town Office. The Town Meeting will
be held at the Benton Grange on
March 14, 2015.
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 2014 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.
For More Information on
Zero Sort Recycling click here.
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).
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 9 AM to Noon the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month (2nd and 3rd Thursdays in November and December). 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
March 9, Monday. Monthly Selectmen's Meeting, 6:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
March 10, Tuesday. Monthly Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
March 13, Friday. Town elections, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Town Office.
March 14, Saturday. Annual Town Meeting, 10:00 AM, Benton Grange Hall. Lunch served by Benton Grange.
March 16, Monday. Selectmen's Meeting to select Chairman of Select Board and appoint Committee members.