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October 7th, 2015

Sign Up for Direct Payment For Benton Municipal Utilities and Avoid Late Fees!

Customers of Benton Municipal Utilities may sign up for direct payment of their utility bills. Simply fill out the attached Direct Payment Authorization Form and return to the Benton Village Office located at 244 Ridge Avenue. You will then be signed up to have your utility bill paid directly from your checking account each month. Payments will be withdrawn from your account on the 15th of each month. Customers must be signed up by the 10th of the month to participate in that month’s direct payment of their bill. You will continue to receive a copy of your bill, however, payments will be automatically withdrawn from your account. No need to write another check!! If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Village Office at (608) 759-3721.

DIRECT PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION

April 29th, 2015

EMS Training

EMS training opportunities for 2015-2016 are coming up!

You must register for classes 2 weeks prior to the start of the class. You can register by going to www.swtc.edu/emstraining

For details and information on dates and times, please click here.

February 11th, 2015

Dog Licenses

Please remember to license your dog! Any dog over the age of 5 months is required to be licensed.

To license your dog, please provide the village office with updated rabies immunization information including the vaccine manufacturer, serial number, date given and expiration date. The cost to license a fixed dog is $5 and an unfixed dog is $10. Licenses were due January 31st, but if you license before April 1st you can still avoid the $5 late fee!

 

October 24th, 2014

Online Payments

A new option to make online payments or view your utility bill balance is now available through Payment Service Network (PSN) at www.paymentservicenetwork.com.

PSN allows you to

  • Pay from checking, savings, credit card, debit card
  • Pay immediately, schedule a payment or set up Auto-Pay for the amount of your bill
  • Print receipts, view payment history, see status of payments (online only)
  • Check your account balance

Online payments can also be made through Official Payments at www.officialpayments.com; however this service will not provide your account balance.

Please note a convenience fee does apply for each of the above online services. You can compare the two to determine which will offer a lower fee based upon your payment amount.

Direct Payment continues to be available. This option allows automatic payment of your utility bill each month from a checking or savings account. No need to worry about another late fee or writing another check! There is no fee for this option. To enroll simply fill out the Direct Payment Authorization Form and return it to the Village Office.

 

 

July 9th, 2014

Lights for Sale

The Village of Benton has street lights for sale-make great yard lights!

  • 250 Watt HPS Lights
    • 21 available
    • $25/each
    • Discounted for quantity
  • 400 Watt HPS Lights
    • 5 available
    • $25/each
    • Discounted for quantity
  • 175 Watt Mercury Vapor Lights
    • Several available
    • $5/each
  • 400 Watt Mercury Vapor Bulbs
    • Several available
    • $5/each
    • New

January 24th, 2014

Benton VFW Steak Feed – 2nd Saturday of the Month!

Join the Benton VFW, located at 82 E. Main Street, for a wonderful steak feed the second Saturday of each month (except December).  Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. Cost is just $12.00. Dinner includes salad, potato, and steak.

 

December 11th, 2013

Gary Neis Scholarship Fund & Community Foundation of Southwest Wisconsin

The Gary Neis Scholarship Fund is now part of the Community Foundation of Southwest Wisconsin. Tax deductible donations can be made to the fund at any time.  This can be done online with a credit card at:  www.cfsw.org/give-now or mail a check payable to Gary Neis Scholarship Fund to CFSW, 26 S. Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53548. Scholarships will be given to a Benton High School graduating senior each spring.

October 23rd, 2013

Municipal Code

The Municipal Code of the Village of Benton is now available for viewing online! The code may be viewed in the eCode360 library at www.generalcode.com.

April 24th, 2013

Benton Community Fund

The Benton Community Fund was established in 2010 to provide a permanent endowment for the support of the community. Using a portion of its earnings, the Fund annually awards grants to local organizations striving to improve and enhance life in Benton. The Fund is led by a volunteer advisory board which initiates fundraising activities and determines the annual grant awards.

If you are interested in making a donation or would like additional information, please visit the Benton Community Fund site.

May 24th, 2007

How to Request an Event Posting

Non-profit groups and organizations may have announcements or events posted by emailing the necessary information to info@bentonwi.us. Please feel free to call the village office for additional information (608.759.3721).