Benton County Set To Open New Office Site

Posted: March 3, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTHOFF Deputy Michael Wright, from left, and inmates Chatwin Earnest and Chris Hedrick help Toni Fenton, records manager for archives at the Benton County clerk’s office, file tax records from the 19th century at the new county office in Rogers. The offices will open toay at 1428 W. Walnut St.

Benton County is set to open its new Rogers office building today, even though a few details will remain unfinished.

At A Glance

Moving In

Benton County is set to open its new Rogers offices today. Sarah Daniels, county comptroller, said the purchase price of the building was $779,270. The county set aside $50,000 last year to begin renovation of the building, Daniels said, and spent $21,643 of that amount in 2013. This year, the county had another $150,000 in the budget and the Quorum Court recently approved spending another $138,900 in added construction costs and $23,000 for moving expenses and chairs. The county’s “commissioned accounts,” which include the assessor and collector, and the Historical Preservation Commission agreed to cover $43,000 of the renovation costs and the county clerk agreed to pay $20,000 in moving expenses.

Source: Staff Report

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