Benton City Council Passes Sunday Liquor Permits for Civic Center

Benton City Council Passes Sunday Liquor Permits for Civic Center

BENTON — The Benton City Council Monday night passed the Sunday liquor permits for the Benton Civic Center.

City Clerk Brook Craig tells us the facility will be allowed to have 12 per year at a rate of $50 per time.

The council also approved a new meter bid proposal and new billing software for the city, amending a couple of ordinances to add no parking on the east side of South Ward from East Webster to East Main and making the intersection at Gardner Street and North Eighth Street a four-way stop, allowing no one to park on the north side of McKenzie from Kenneth to South McLeansboro Street during school hours and making the speed limit 20 mph on Sheridan from Carlton north to the dead end on Sheridan.

As for unrestricting wastewater treatment plant special fund monies to use for debt retirement and a new water metering system, that item was tabled but restricting the out of town surcharge on water bills to pay for infrastructure out of the city limits was passed.