BOARD OF SELECTMEN

First Selectman
   DAN CHAMBERLAIN

Selectman

      MELISSA PATTERSON

Selectman

ANTOINE MORIN

The Board of Selectmen meets on the second Monday of every month, 6:00 PM at the Benton Town Office.

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Town Office Staff

MELISSA PATTERSON, Senior Office Staff

BRANDY MEADER, Full-time Office Staff


SUSAN RODRIGUE, Part-time Office Staff


Phone: 207-453-7191
Fax: 453-4428
E-Mail: benstaff@roadrunner.com
Facebook - click here.

The Town Office is open:
 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday;
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday;
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesday; 
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Thursday;
and 
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday.  

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PLANNING BOARD
LANCE SHORES, Chair
PATRICIA LANNING, Co-Chair
KATHY BOLSTER, Secretary
ROGER AVERILL
LEO CARON
PASTOR SHELDON KEEZER 

 The Benton Planning Board meets at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every month at the Benton Town Office.  The meeting is open to the public.  General concerns or questions will be handled by the Board.  However, anyone with business for the Planning Board including permits and conditional use applications should contact the Code Enforcement Officer, Albert Tempesta at 270-5191 to be put on the agenda for the meeting.  Requests to be on the agenda must be made at least 7 days prior to the meeting date.

For statistical information (from KVCOG) about the Town of Benton, click here.

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BENTON VETERANS MEMORIAL




The Benton Veterans Memorial is an ongoing project.  Any veterans who entered the service while living in Benton and served in a period of conflict are eligible for inclusion on the Memorial.  For a list of veterans currently on the MEMORIAL, click here.   Anyone with names or information regarding veterans who qualify for inclusion on the Memorial should contact the Benton Park and Veterans Committee through the Town Office.   

 

 

Mailing Address:  

Town of Benton

1279 Clinton Ave.

Benton, ME  04901

 

Phone: 2O7-453-7191

Fax:  2O7-453-4428
E-Mail: 
benstaff@roadrunner.com



ANNOUNCEMENTS


  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). 


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      
 


September 8, Monday.  Monthly Selectmen's Meeting, 6:00 PM, Benton Town Office.

September 9, Tuesday.  Monthly Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 PM, Benton Town Office.

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Town Clerk/ Registrar
Patrick A. Turlo - 453-7191


Treasurer/ Tax Collector

RICHARD LAWRENCE - 453-7191

Code Enforcement Officer/ Licensed Plumbing Inspector/ Health Officer

ALBERT TEMPESTA - 270-5191

Assessors' Agent

RYAN STINNEFORD - 671-2468

Road Commissioner
TODD HUNT - 332-4132

Animal Control Officer
DAVE HUFF - 487-1632

School Board Members
HARRY FITZPATRICK - 453-7738
RONALD LIBERTY - 314-4996
School Board info

Chairman, Cemetery Committee
HARRY FITZPATRICK - 453-7738

                  BOSTON POST CANE. 

For photos/info, click
here.

BRIAN L. BUKER / FRANK W. HASKELL   
      
MEDAL OF HONOR BRIDGE.

For info and photos of the July 20, 2011 event, click here.

               SPIRIT OF AMERICA AWARD. 
                
  
For information and photos, click here.

WII Gold/Silver Star Honorable Service Medal.
            
For information and photos of the August 23, 2011 event, click here.  Anyone wanting photos (no charge/ no cost to the Town), contact Pat Turlo at the Town Office.