Town of Benton
1279 Clinton Ave.
Benton, ME 04901
The WARRANT for the March 15th TOWN MEETING is here. Article 5 addresses the Town's proposed TIF District and includes wording for the vote on the article. A copy of the draft TIF Application is available here. To obtain updates, if any, e-mail the Town at email@example.com.
The 2013 Town Audit Report is here.
Primary voting (Jun 10, 2014) info is here.
The Bridge on the Bog Road is limited to 3 tons until further notice.
Weatherization Assistance. For more info, click here.
2014 Maine Hunting Seasons: click here.
2013 TAXES. The mil rate is 13.1. Tax bills were mailed in July. To view original 2013 real estate taxes, click here. Personal property tax amounts are here.
The "Circuitbreaker" program has been replaced by a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that can be claimed on one's 2013 Maine income tax return.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. There are no 2012 rent/property tax refunds/forms.
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 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
ABSENTEE BALLOTS for the March 14th Town Election are available at the Town Office. NOTE: Voting hours on March 14th will be from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Absentee ballots must be requested by 4:00 PM, Tuesday, March 11th. Voters who want to vote absentee after that date must fill out a "Special Circumstances Application." All absentee ballots must be returned to the Town Office by 6:00 PM, March 14th.
March 11, Tuesday. Monthly Planning Board meeting, 7:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
March 14, Friday. Town Elections, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Benton Town Office (for Selectman, Treasurer, School Board and Road Commissioner).
March 15, Saturday. Town Meeting, 10:00 AM, Benton Grange.
March 17, Monday. Special Selectmen's Meeting, 6:00 PM, Benton Town Office. Annual 'business meeting' to make appointments; also discuss TIF (pending Town Meeting vote).
April 19, Saturday. Spring Clean-Up Day, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at the Transfer Recycling Station in Clinton for Benton residents.
May 17, Saturday. 3rd ANNUAL BENTON ALEWIFE FESTIVAL. Events/locations to be determined.