Town of Benton
1279 Clinton Ave.
Benton, ME 04901
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;
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday.
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING. The MINUTES for the March 12, 2016 TOWN MEETING are here. All Articles passed as written with the exception of Article 88, which was amended from a maximum of $35 to $40 for library reimbursement. Article 93, Land Use Ordinance Amendment was defeated.
TOWN AUDIT. The 2015 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.
2015 TAXES. The mill rate is 13.5.
2015 TAXES. The mill rate is 13.5. To view original 2015 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 stationed 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 located at 23 Lawrence Ave., Fairfield (behind the Fairfield Town Office).
Hours are 9 AM to Noon the 1st and 3rd 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
Second Monday of each month: Monthly Selectmen's Meeting, Benton Town Office, 6:00 PM.
Second Tuesday of each month. Monthly Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
Eating with the Alewives Dinner, May 13th. 5:30-7:00 P.M, Benton Grange Hall. 4 School Drive, Benton. Tickets can be purchased at the Benton Town Office.
Benton Alewife Festival, Saturday May 14th. 10:00A.M- 4:00 P.M. at the Benton Fun Park. 269 Neck Rd, Benton.