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Local Government

Fiscal Court addresses requirements for roads to be taken into county road system, tax dispute resolved

fiscalcourt8-5-14BENTON -  Assistant County Attorney Lisa Carter reported to the court that a tax issue dispute and law suit filed over two un-paid property tax bills dating back to 2006 and 2007 has been resolved. Marshall County School District purchased the property at the time of the delinquency sale and felt the taxes owed would be exonerated because they do not have to pay taxes.

Fiscal Court moves forward on Industrial Park, modifies nuisance ordinance notification procedure

courtBENTON - During the second July monthly meeting of the Marshall County Fiscal Court, members moved forward on several issues including nuisance ordinance modifications, bank bids and industrial park data collection.

Sign approved to honor Marshall County native and Krispy Kreme founder, bid openings at Fiscal Court meeting

andylepistoBENTON - Bobby Gifford appeared before the court with a draw request to the Delta Regional Authority for work performed at Sanitation District #1 in the amount of $12,164.58 and another invoice to Paul Cloud Engineering for $6,825 for a grand total of $18,989.58. This is the second draw request and was approved by the court.


Nuisance property updates, tourism budget among Fiscal Court agenda items

randynewcomb1BENTON - Marshall County Fiscal Court met in regular session Wednesday, June 18, hearing from several guests including Robert York with the Ponderosa Subdivision landowners association. An un-named portion of road owned by the landowners association that is not maintained by the county, the association would like to close off that section which is a picnic/park area. The court agreed that they have no interest or claim to that section of road.


Fiscal Court hires new residential building inspector, hears from Air Evac Lifeteam about membership plans

rickperryBENTON - Mark Harrison and Rick Perry with Air Evac Lifeteam, spoke to the court at their regular session meeting on Tuesday, June 2nd, about membership opportunities in their AirMedCare program. Perry explained their program with a focus on rural areas that may have been under-served in the past. They have grown from one base that began in Missouri to over 28 states with 220 networks.

Fiscal Court hears new concerns over Gun Club site, awards bid for clean-up of nuisance properties

fiscalcourt(2)5-19-14BENTON - Marshall County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Monday, May 24th. 
Chris Smithmier with the Marshall County Gun Club, reported concerns the club has on the site with water issues that have come up from under the ground following stump removals. A specialist prepared a report for the club that states that an underground stream exists under the site that they were unaware of. Smithmier says it is now not feasible to use that land for the gun club.

Bid Openings, tourism and county website rating among many topics at Tuesday's Fiscal Court meeting

fiscalcourt5-6-14BENTON - There was a long agenda of items to discuss Tuesday beginning with Attorney Marty Johnson who said  the city of Benton is in great need of a temporary residential construction inspector and feels they are in a crisis situation with construction coming to a stand still until inspections can be done, as required under the new state inspection code standards.


County commissioner contests article in local paper, asks for clarification on the record

fiscalcourt4-15-14BENTON – In the last meeting of the Marshall County Fiscal Court, County Commissioner Terry Anderson addressed an article published in the March 26th edition of The Lake News that he said he feels needs clarification.
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