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Date registered: May 22, 2012

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  1. Upcoming Dance (Saturday March 21st) — March 19, 2015
  2. CANCELLED AS OF 5pm – Boil Water Advisory for Borough Residents — December 4, 2014
  3. Benton Community Days — August 13, 2014
  4. Halloween Happenings in Benton Borough — October 27, 2013
  5. Benton Borough Government Documents Posted — June 17, 2013

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Mar 19

Upcoming Dance (Saturday March 21st)

square_dancingDance at Mill Race is Saturday night 7pm – get your tickets now!

Don’t forget if you want to dine out before the dance check out The Old Filling Station on Main Street. Show your ticket stub and get 10% off your entree.

Irv Ball Band will be starting at 8pm! We are gonna have a ‘boatload” of fun. See ya there!

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Dec 04

CANCELLED AS OF 5pm – Boil Water Advisory for Borough Residents

CANCELLED AS OF 5pm 12/4/14

A Boil Water Advisory remains in effect for all of the water customers of the Benton Municipal Water & Sewer Authority until further notice. This is a precaution due to some coloration abnormalities noticed in some of the drinking water. An investigation is underway to determine reason/cause of this abnormality. As a precaution, a Boil Water Advisory has been issued.

A Boil Advisory means that if you use tap water for drinking or cooking, the water should be brought to a rolling boil for 1-2 min prior to consumption.

Have questions call – 570-925-6101

For the latest EMA notice please go to here – (Like the page to get the latest news hot off the press!

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Aug 13

Benton Community Days


Join us October 16, 17, 18 for Benton Community Days in the Benton Borough Park.

Time:  16 & 17 – 6pm to ??;  18th – All Day

Location: Benton Borough Park

Lots of Food, Entertainment, Games, and fun times for all!

Get more information here –

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Oct 27

Halloween Happenings in Benton Borough

Rain or Shine, trick or treat is still on! Be Safe and enjoy!

Lion’s Club Halloween Parade – 10/29 7pm – 9pm

Trick or Treat – 10/31 6pm – 8pm

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Jun 17

Benton Borough Government Documents Posted

We are finally getting around to updating our website (sorry 🙁 ). Here is a link to view Government documents for the Borough. Included for now are Meeting Agenda, Meeting Minutes approved by Council, and more to come. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for other documents.

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Jun 17

Curfew and Burning Ordinance Reminders

Curfew hours are 10pm through 6am Sunday through Thursday; and 11pm through 6am on Friday and Saturday. Violation of the curfew ordinance carries a $300 fine. All youths 17 & under must follow the ordinance. Direct questions to the Benton Police – 570.925.5432

Benton Borough Burnings
Burning within the Borough may take place between the hours of 6am and 12pm (noon), Monday through Saturday only. Items to be burned may include tree branches and leaves, yard trimmings and other non-vegetable matter. Burning must take place in an approved device, such as a 55-gallon metal drum, or a cinderblock structure, both of which must have a metal screen over the opening and must be located 25 feet from any building. The fire must be attended at all times. Violators may be fined $300. Direct questions to the Benton Secretary – 570.925.6101

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Apr 07

Welcome To Benton Borough

Benton Borough From the OverlookWelcome to the NEW Benton Borough Website!  We are excited about the great possibilities this site provides to the community.  We encourage all residents to become registered users, this will allow you to interact better with the content.  You can register by filling out the form on the right side of the website or by clicking this link –

If you would like content to be announced or have ideas, please send them to

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Apr 07

April 8th Council Meeting

Council will be meeting on April 8th at 7:00pm.  Here is the agenda for the meeting.

Click Here to view: Agenda 4 8 13

Highlights from Agenda:

  • Airport Lease Update
  • Borough Office Relocation Update
  • April Street Cleaning Update
  • Park Update & Smith Memorial
  • Dam Project Update
  • Police Report
  • Zoning & Codes Report

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Nov 16

Review the 2013 Budget Here

The 2013 Budget is posted for review.  Please address your comments or concerns with Council.

2013 Proposed Budget (Download the PDF)

2013 Liquid Fuels Budget (Coming Soon 12/6)

2013 Park Budget (Coming Soon 12/6)

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Nov 09

Benton Borough Council Meeting 11/12 7:00pm

Want to learn what Benton Borough is up too?  There is no better time than Monday November 12th, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Council Meeting.

Location – Benton Volunteer Fire Co. Social Hall
Time – 7:00pm
Date – 11/12/12

Agenda Items:

  • 2013 Budget
  • Appoint Member to Zoning/Hearing Board
  • Official Work Sessions Meetings for 2013
  • New Part-time Police Offer
  • Park Parking Lot (school students lot)
  • New Codes/Zoning Officer
  • Park Lighting

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