On Monday night, February 9th, 2015, the regular meeting of the Benton City Council was held. Mayor David Mattingly proclaimed Feb 15-21 Benton Athletic Memorial Museum Wall of Fame Week. He then gave the State of the City speech for 2015. The speech included highlights of the past couple of years, with emphasis on street improvements, parks & new business & residential developments.
“Yes, a new Kroger Marketplace is coming, Academy Sports is coming,” stated Mattingly, “and some exciting new restaurants which I cannot tell you about, but let your imagination be your guide.”
See the full State of the City address in the comments section of this blog.
Topics in the Address: Fairfield Inn, Links at Longhills, City of Benton Facebook, BentonProud.com, Benton as lead agency for Alcoa Road widening. new lighting at baseball complex, new radios for police, 6 additional police officers, 6 additional firefighters, new substation for PD, new pump truck for FD, all done with cash. City Clerk is ready to issue alcohol permits, human resources efficiency improvements, utility costs not going up in 2015, praised department heads & aldermen, balanced budget for four years.
(Stop this video at about 13:00 and go to the one below it for much higher quality on Riverside Park flyover presentation)