IN CASE OF FIRE OR OTHER EMERGENCY,
For any EMERGENCY, dial 9-1-1.
For non-emergency fire and rescue issues (including burn permits), call the Fairfield Fire Department at 453-2429.
Requests for General Assistance are handled during normal business hours by Brandy Sloan, General Assistance Administrator.
For after-hours requests, call the office (207) 453-7191 and leave a message.
For after-hours emergency requests, call the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office at 1-800-498-1930.
"Each town has a General Assistance Program to help people in emergencies. You may be eligible even if you work or receive other benefits such as: food stamps, veterans' benefits, or Social Security income. To request General Assistance, contact your town office. Your application must be accepted for review. You may be turned down for help if you do not meet the guidelines for the program. The application is private and confidential." - State DHHS website GA application - click here.
To get answers to frequently asked questions regarding General Assistance, click here.
For Cemetery Plot Information contact Robin Patterson (207) 540-3793 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Cemetery information and prices click here.
BENTON GRANGE HALL
Point of Contact is Mary Colson: (207) 453-4796
The gazebo at the Benton Riverfront Park is available for weddings and other family-oriented gatherings. Call or visit the Town Office to reserve a date. The Town requires a refundable deposit when making a reservation. There's a small walking path downriver from the gazebo.
BENTON RIVERFRONT PARK
Any veteran who entered the service while living in Benton and served in a period of conflict is eligible for inclusion on the Memorial. 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.
The Benton Park and Veterans Committee continues to seek veterans' names for our memorial. Any veteran who entered the service while living in Benton and served during a period of conflict is eligible to be on the Benton memorial.
BENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The phone number is (207) 453-4240.
For more information about MSAD 49 Benton Elementary School
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 on the right hand side of the road. Hours are Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat 7 AM to 5 PM.
**PLEASE NOTE: All Benton Resident's will be required to present their Benton Vehicle Registrations at the Transfer Station. If you own land in Benton you may obtain a single day permit at the Benton Town Office, but will not be issued a permanent pass until you are a Benton Resident. ALL PERMANENT TRANSFER STATION PASSES are issued at the transfer station only.
YOUTH RECREATION PROGRAMS
"The town annually contributes to the Police Athletic League to allow children to participate in its sports programs. The PAL program uses ball fields in area communities especially in Fairfield. Sports programs are also offered through MSAD 49 during the school year."
Boat launches are available on the Kennebec River (in Fairfield) and the Sebasticook River (in Benton and in Clinton).
"The Country Cousins Snowmobile Club of East Benton" and the Good Time Riders Club maintain "trails in town which connect with neighboring communities. A popular crossing is located on the Neck Road."
Burn permits are handled by the Fairfield Fire Department - 453-2429. Call after 9:00 AM.
Burn permits can also be purchased on-line from the State of Maine
The Town of Benton uses the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry located at 23 Lawrence Ave, Fairfield (behind the Fairfield Town Office).
The Town of Benton has a library card refund program. Any resident may obtain a library card from one of our neighboring towns' libraries and get a refund at the Benton Town Office. A resident just needs to apply at his/her library of choice and then bring the receipt to the Benton Town Office for a refund of up to $40 - one card per family/home.
Exciting news! Your Library Card Just. Got. Better.
We are participating in Maine State Library's new Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program! Anyone with a library card from one of 67 participating libraries can visit any of the other participating libraries and check out materials in person. MRBP essentially turns your Waterville Public Library card into a "statewide" library card! For more info contact the Waterville Public Library at 872-5433 or follow the link here