July 26th, 2014
Benton Police Department's leadership and expertise have drawn the attention of the Arkansas Safe Schools Conference in North Little Rock and drew praise Thursday night from officials of the Benton School District.
During the recent conference, Chief Kirk Lane was selected as the winner of the 2014 top award for the department's contribution to the School Resource Officer program.
The Benton City Council will vote on five ordinances Monday night during its regular monthly meeting. Each of the ordinances is presented by the Finance Committee.
Ordinance 44 is set to appropriate a total of $1.250 million for street improvement projects in the areas of Christy Acres, Pamela Street, Princeton/Montclair Streets, Longview Street and Overview Street.
Mayor David Mattingly in March asked for a listing of recommended street improvement projects by ward.
The filing period for candidates seeking municipal and county offices kicked off Friday.
As of press time, 16 candidates had filed for open positions.
The following filed for positions in Benton:
â€¢Charles F. Cunningham for Ward 2, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
â€¢Alderman Bill Donnor for Ward 3, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
â€¢Alderman Brad Moore for Ward 4, Position 1 of the Benton City Council.
â€¢Brent Houston for city attorney.
â€¢Cindy M. Stracener for city clerk.
The following candidates filed for positions in Bryant:
â€¢Randy Cox for mayor.