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Benton County Quorum Court Exceeds Budget

Posted: April 26, 2014 at 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace, tasked with monitoring county spending, have exceeded their own budget for the first four months of the year.

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Quorum Court Pay

Benton County’s justices of the peace are paid $350 a month. That will be split to $175 each for Quorum Court and Committee of the Whole meetings under a pending proposal. Justices of the peace also are paid $100 for other committee meetings when they are members. Non-members who attend committee meetings are eligible to be reimbursed for mileage. Fourteen of the justices of the peace commonly submit mileage costs to the county. If those 14 attend one meeting their mileage costs run between $209 and $242, according to the County Clerk’s Office

Source: Staff Report

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