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Join us as we celebrate longtime friend of the Benton County Fairgrounds, Dan McDaniel, with the dedication of the arena at Sun Downs racetrack as the McDaniel Arena.
Posted: 6/12/2019
 
 
 
 
 
The Benton-Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Center (BFJJC) is requesting proposals from medical firms, agencies, and/or companies to provide a medical services program in the BFJJC Detention Center.
Posted: 6/11/2019
 
 
 
 
 
New reduced speed limits have been approved for several roads in the Prosser and Finley areas.
Posted: 4/24/2019
 
 
 
 
 
Maintaining solid waste can result in $500.00 civil citations, with a second similar offense resulting in criminal misdemeanor charges.
Posted: 4/1/2019
 
 
 
 
 
Benton & Franklin Counties Department of Human Services to screen low-income veterans and active military personnel for the PUD’s discounted electrical service.
Posted: 2/26/2019
 
 
 
 
 
As of February 14, 2019 a restriction on through traffic will be placed on the following County Roads in the Finley Area.
Posted: 2/21/2019
 
 
 
 
 
On February 5, 2019 the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded Benton County with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
Posted: 2/15/2019
 
 
 
 
 
Benton County Commissioners have continued to discuss the feasibility of dissolving the bi-county Benton and Franklin Counties Department of Human Services, the outcome of which would create two independent Human Services departments, one in each County.
Posted: 2/8/2019
 
 
 
 
 
The Nirvana Cannabis Company, located on Arena Road in West Richland, has not yet received final building approval and therefore cannot yet open their doors.
Posted: 1/4/2019
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Commissioners approved funding in the amount of $856,458.10 from the Public Safety Sales Tax for the SARC Engagement Specialist and the Benton-Franklin Health District Nurse Family Partnership Program.
Posted: 12/18/2018
 
 
 
 
 
This document is a weekly review of the Board of Commissioners meeting, held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
Posted: 12/18/2018
 
 
 
 
 
Benton Franklin Fair Association has signed a lease agreement with Benton County to put on the annual Benton-Franklin Fair & Rodeo in 2019 and 2020.
Posted: 12/13/2018
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Commissioners approved funding in the amount of $400,000 from the Public Safety Sales Tax for the My Friends Place Homeless Teen Shelter.
Posted: 12/4/2018
 
 
 
 
 
Benton County Commissioners are proposing an increase to the 2019-2020 Benton Franklin Fair Association’s lease for use of the Benton County Fairgrounds.
Posted: 11/28/2018
 
 
 
 
 
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, in partnership with the Benton Franklin Health District and the Benton Conservation District, the Benton County Board of Commissioners adopted the Benton County Groundwater Nitrate Community Action plan as the official mechanism to address groundwater nitrate issues in Benton County.
Posted: 11/27/2018
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Commissioners approved funding in the amount of $90,000 from the Public Safety Sales Tax for the FORGE Youth Mentoring Program.
Posted: 11/20/2018
 
 
 
 
 
Today, November 6, 2018, the Benton County Board of Commissioners approved funding for additional projects from the Public Safety Sales Tax, for an additional amount of $218,888.
Posted: 11/6/2018
 
 
 
 
 
On October 30, 2018, the Benton County Board of Commissioners approved funding for additional projects from the Public Safety Sales Tax, for an additional amount of $79,340.
Posted: 10/30/2018
 
 
 
 
 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That the Board of Benton County Commissioners has completed and placed on file a 2019 / 2020 biennial preliminary budget for all Benton County budgets.
Posted: 10/30/2018
 
 
 
 
 
Pat Austin was selected as Court Manager of the Year
Posted: 10/24/2018
 
 
 
 
 
On October 23, 2018, the Benton County Board of Commissioners approved funding for additional projects from the Public Safety Sales Tax, for an additional amount of nearly $370,000.
Posted: 10/23/2018
 
 
 
 
 
On October 16, 2018, the Benton County Board of Commissioners approved funding for multiple projects from the Public Safety Sales Tax, for a total amount of over $3.15 million.
Posted: 10/16/2018
 
 
 
 
 
The Southeast Communications Center (SECOMM) emergency dispatch center in Richland, WA, managed by Benton County Emergency Services (BCES), will begin fielding all Mid-Columbia 911 calls effective 3:00 a.m., on Monday, August 6, 2018.
Posted: 8/6/2018
 
 
 
 
 
Status update on the Benton County Public Safety Sales Tax
Posted: 7/24/2018
 
 
 
 
 
City of Richland will use $500,000 of Rural County Capital Fund (RCCF) monies to renovate and revitalize the Swift Boulevard corridor between Jadwin Avenue and Stevens Drive in Richland.
Posted: 7/13/2018
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Canyon Rd Phase III detour map and project photos.
Posted: 6/11/2018
 
 
 
 
 
Sellards Rd project update, photos.
Posted: 6/11/2018
 
 
 
 
 
Tyrell Rd project update, photos.
Posted: 6/11/2018
 
 
 
 
 
The Benton County Clerk’s Office will be implementing a new computer system, Odyssey, on Sunday, June 3rd. It is possible that some Clerk’s Office functions will be impacted during this transition.
Posted: 5/29/2018
 
 
 
 
 
Clarification and additional information regarding the County’s use of its Public Safety Sales Tax (PSST) funds.
Posted: 3/13/2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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