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Benton City Parks Committee Meeting

Benton City Parks Committee Meeting

Mayor’s Conference Room

May 21, 2013

6:15 p.m.

 AGENDA

 

 

I.                 Call to Order                                                           Alderman Steve Lee

Protect yourself during tick season

Protect yourself during tick season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses of any state in the nation and we are expecting another big year. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illness were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Five of these cases resulted in death. Cases were found in 63 counties, with illnesses occurring every month of the year but peaking in June. Because many of these illnesses go unreported, the actual number of persons sick from tick-related illness is much higher.

According to Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Section Chief at ADH, “Tick-related illnesses are serious and can be deadly if not treated properly. It is very important that people realize the seriousness of the infections that some ticks can carry, and to see their doctor if ill. Thankfully, we can prevent many of these infections if we become aware of the risks and take some simple precautions.”

Benton Parks Committee to meet

Benton Parks Committee to meet

The Benton Parks Committee meeting is April 29 at 5:30 in the mayor's conference room. The agenda is as follows:

  • Call to Order, Alderman Steve Lee
  • Approval of Minutes, April 2, 2013
  • Girls Softball Tournaments – ASA Fees
  • Splash Pad Fees/Rules
  • Parks Community Survey Results
  • Splash Pad Contractor                                                    
  • Old Airport Property Management                            
  • Fireworks
  • Dog Park Equipment RFP
  • Adjourn

City water deluges competition in region-wide taste test

City water deluges competition in region-wide taste test

HOT SPRINGS – Hot Springs Municipal Utilities was named the winner in a drinking water taste test held during a recent meeting in Benton, Arkansas of the Central District Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association.  Competitors included Benton Water, Center Grove Water Association, Central Arkansas Water, Jacksonville Water and Conway Corporation.

Drinking water samples from each competitor were given blind labels and served to judges Tim Bratton, Little Rock Wastewater; Thea Hughes, Jacksonville Wastewater; Fred Oswald, Oswald Engineering; and Jane Hurley, ADEQ. 

Benton Parks Committee to meet

Benton Parks Committee to meet

There will be a Parks Committee Meeting for the city of Benton on Thursday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room. The agenda is as follows:

I. Call to Order, Alderman Steve Lee

II. Approval of Minutes, January 10, 2013

III. Baseball and Softball Field Material

IV. Splash Pad Equipment Purchase

V. Dog Park Sponsorship

VI. Meeting Adjourned

Parks meeting set for Jan. 10

Parks meeting set for Jan. 10

There will be a Benton Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting on Thursday, January 10 at 6 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room.

Workshop teaches about proper tree care

Workshop teaches about proper tree care

BENTON, Ark. (May 16, 2012) – The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC) is holding a workshop on tree management on Wednesday, May 23, at the UALR Benton Center at 410 River Street, Room 202, in Benton. 

The half-day workshop will provide guidance and training on specifications for tree selection and planting, identifying pests and properly pruning trees. Workshop participants will be able to ensure their newly planted trees will survive and care for mature trees. Trees not only increase property values, they contribute to the community as a whole clean water, air and wildlife habitat, as well as reduce storm water run-off.

Registration, open until May 16, is $15 for AUFC members and $30 for non-members. The public is invited and professionals involved in tree programs can receive continuing education credits.