Town of Benton
1279 Clinton Ave.
Benton, ME 04901
The Selectmen have scheduled a Special Town Meeting, 6 PM, Aug 11th at the Benton Town Office to vote on a Fireworks Ordinance for the Town of Benton. To view the draft ordinance, click here.
The MINUTESfor 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.
The 2013 Town Audit Report is here.
The Bridge on the Bog Road is limited to 3 tons until further notice.
Weatherization Assistance. For more info, 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. The bills will be mailed week of July 21, 2014. Bills are due now; interest begins accruing Sept 30th. Payments are applied to oldest tax bill (if any past years are not paid).
The "Circuitbreaker" program has been replaced by a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that can be claimed on one's 2013 Maine income tax return. For more info, click here.
NATURAL GAS CONNECTION. For info and to connect with Summit NG to show them your interest, click 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
August 11, Monday. Special Town Meeting, 6:00 PM, Benton Town Office followed by the Monthly Selectmen's Meeting, 6:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
August 12, Tuesday. Monthly Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 PM, Benton Town Office.