Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
Printed on Dec 20, 2014 @ 10:06 PM

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New Commissioner

Why do Counties Matter?

Economic Development Partnership

A Record of Service

Benton County is Sustainability

Mapping the Trail

Anne Schuster was elected Benton County Commissioner in the November 2014 General Election. Read More…

This video produced by the National Association of Counties does a nice job of displaying what county government does across the country and why it matters to our constituents. Watch the Video…

The City of Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office has launched a new brand identity and website portal. Read More…

After 16 years on the job, Benton County Commissioner Linda Modrell is retiring at the close of 2014. Read More…

Benton County Departments work every day to implement sustainability into projects and programs.
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Benton County and its partners recently launched The Right Trail, a mapping website displaying trail systems throughout the county. Read More…

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What's Happening in Benton County

Code revision on gathering places moves forward
The Benton County Board of Commissioners moved forward with revisions to the Benton County Development Code that would put the same requirements on community gathering places in the Urban Residential Zone as those that are required of other uses that can generate impacts to neighboring properties and infrastructure.
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Commissioner, Sheriff to be sworn in Jan. 5
The public is invited to the swearing-in ceremony for Benton County officials elected in the November 2014 general election.
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Pertussis cases identified in Benton County
Benton County Health Department, area school officials and medical providers are working to prevent the spread of Pertussis -- commonly known as "whooping cough" -- as 14 cases were identified among area school children recently.
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Beazell Forest re-opens on limited basis
Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Department has re-opened Beazell Memorial Forest and Education Center on a limited basis.
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Hubbard Bridge to close on Dec. 1
The Benton County Board of Commissioners voted to close the Hubbard Bridge, crossing the Long Tom River in South Benton County, effective Dec. 1.
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Bailey Branch Strategy
Bailey Branch Management Strategy information is available online from Benton County.
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Flu season is upon us
Vaccination is best way to protect against illness
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County maintaining roads, preparing for winter weather
Benton County Public Works crews are out fulfilling maintenance plans on county roads while simultaneously preparing for the coming winter.
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County releases natural hazard progress report
A report outlining Benton County's progress regarding natural hazard mitigation and response is available for public review.
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Jail tours
Those who want to see the situation at the Benton County jail for themselves will have their chance, starting this weekend, with some community jail tours hosted by the Sheriff's Office.
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Floodplain Permits

Benton County would like everyone to be aware that a Floodplain Development Permit is required for all development conducted within the Special Flood Hazard Area (also referred to as the 100-year floodplain). This includes flood damage repair and projects that do not require building permits. These permits are free.

Flood Facts

Whether you live in a floodplain or not, you can learn how to prepare your home and family for flooding, as well as find resources for when floods occur. Read more...


An informational video was created by the Minnesota Department of Transportation that discusses the advantages of roundabouts. More information is available from Public Works.

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