New Benton County Office Takes Shape

Posted: January 12, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Alvaro Ramirez with Laxen Painting works on the renovation inside the former USA Drug building on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, on W. Walnut Street in Rogers. Renovation work is being done for the new Benton County office for the Assessor, Collector and County Clerk, along with the state Revenue Office.

Benton County’s new office in Rogers is taking shape and officials expect to open for business March 1 at the 15th and Walnut streets location.

At A Glance

County Leases

Benton County has been moving offices from leased space to county-owned space for the past three years. Sarah Daniels, comptroller, said the county spent $253,934 on office leases in 2010 and $257,160 in 2011. The cost of leased office space dropped to $155,342 in 2012 and $104,210 in 2013. The county has $117,300 budgeted for leases in 2014. That includes $25,200 budgeted for the lease at Southwest 28th Street, which is a month-to-month lease at $2,100 per month.

Source: Benton County

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