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IN THE KNOW...

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Please come back to this page often for City news and the scoop on Benson!

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Splash Pad Update:

The official opening of the Splash Pad will be part of the City of Benson 4th of July Centennial celebration!

The Splash Pad in Lions Park is coming along great! A test of the water systems was recently completed, benches have been installed and the Splash Pad Logo from our contest has been added to the water tower! 

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Old City Hall:
The old City Hall building at 120 E. 6th St. is officially gone!

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The Public Works Department conducted several hazardous substance surveys to ensure the demolition of the old building would have no environmental impact, including the removal of asbestos, freon and PCBs. Next step for the project is the clearing of any additional debris and the removal of the old building's foundation to start completely anew!

Please visit the new City Hall location is 101 E. 6th St., directly across Patagonia St. to pay your bills or continue to use the frog drop off next to the old City Hall.

From City Hall:

Joe Konrad With Governor

On Tuesday, Mayor Konrad, Council Member Levi Johnson, and City Manager Vicki Vivian attended Governor Katie Hobbs’ address to Cochise County sponsored by the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce.

This provided a wonderful opportunity to communicate with the leadership of our local area as well as our state leaders.
Many rural communities struggle with funding, and at this event, Mayor Konrad had a discussion with Governor Hobbs about the roadblocks we face with our infrastructure and progressing forward.

He also spoke to her about the security of our border, an issue we know is very important to the people of Benson.
We are grateful for the chance to bring to light the concerns of our City to Governor Hobbs and to express our gratitude for her support.


NEW CONSTRUCTION
City Hall has been lighting up with calls from Benson residents that want to know what's going on with the new construction projects popping up all over the City!

Here's the scoop!

A brand new Maverik Gas Station is underway next to the KFC/Taco Bell on Highway 90.

Love's Truck Stop is adding a new Tire Shop and Truck Scale to their services on Highway 90.

A Filibertos Mexican Food restaurant is going in on Ocotillo Rd. across from the Chevron Gas Station in the Old Burger King building. The Grand Opening is Thursday, May 16, 2024!

Want to know the news before everyone else? Download the My Benson app to get the In the Know updates first!


Melanie
Meet Me
lanie Hernandez, the City of Benson’s new Recreation Supervisor.  You might recognize her from
her previous work as a primary school teacher and planning engineer in our community.  Melanie is an Arizona native who has been living in the Benson area since 2000.  When not at work, she volunteers her time for local schools and organizations that benefit our community. Melanie is excited about the new adventures and opportunities working in the Recreation Department will bring. Give her a call if you’re interested in renting the Community Center or reserving a park ramada. Welcome Melanie!