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Benton Police Department's leadership and expertise have drawn the attention of the Arkansas Safe Schools Conference in North Little Rock and drew praise Thursday night from officials of the Benton School District.
During the recent conference, Chief Kirk Lane was selected as the winner of the 2014 top award for the department's contribution to the School Resource Officer program.
The Benton City Council will vote on five ordinances Monday night during its regular monthly meeting. Each of the ordinances is presented by the Finance Committee.
Ordinance 44 is set to appropriate a total of $1.250 million for street improvement projects in the areas of Christy Acres, Pamela Street, Princeton/Montclair Streets, Longview Street and Overview Street.
Mayor David Mattingly in March asked for a listing of recommended street improvement projects by ward.