Benton City Council approved an ordinance Monday night that will allow the city to use eminent domain to acquire necessary property for the Alcoa Road improvement project.
The ordinance was read on its third and final reading and was approved unanimously. Absent from the meeting were Aldermen Kerry Murphy and Brad Moore.
Nine properties will be acquired with the passage of the ordinance and its emergency clause.
BENTON â€” Benton golfer Karli Lipinski was recently honored with a four-year, $8,000 scholarship from the Womenâ€™s Western Golf Foundation.
Candidates for the scholarship were selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, excellence of character and an involvement in the sport of golf, according to a release from the Foundation. Skill in the sport is not a criterion.