Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live

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Printed on Aug 21, 2014 @ 9:01 AM

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Economic Development Partnership

Responding to snow

Why do Counties Matter?

Giving Back to the Community

Benton County is Sustainability

Mapping the Trail

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

Benton County emergency personnel and roads crews worked around the clock during two separate snow events in December and February to keep the community safe. 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…

Often, when people volunteer in youth activities it's because they have a child involved. But husband and wife duo Bruce and Barb Ashenbrenner, of Monroe, were volunteering long before their own kids began 4-H, and they've continued long since. 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

Do you need health insurance?
Health Navigators at Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties can help you fill out an application for Cover Oregon. Call us at 541-766-2130.
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Necesita cobertura medica?
Los Navegadores de Salud de los Centros Comunitarios del Salud de los Condados Benton y Linn pueden ayudarle a llenar una solicitud. Llamenos al 541-766-2130.
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Still time to nominate Benton County residents for environmental award
There is still time to nominate community members for a relatively new award designed to honor contributions toward improving the environment.
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Still time to nominate Benton County residents for environmental award
There is still time to nominate community members for a relatively new award designed to honor contributions toward improving the environment.
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Citizen's Academy accepting applications through Aug. 26
The deadline to register for the Benton County Sheriff's Office Citizen's academy has been moved to Aug. 26, so there's still time to sign up!
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New Elections Supervisor takes over Monday
Benton County will have a new Elections Supervisor starting on Monday.
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Benton County Environmental Award
Benton County award to honor community environmental accomplishments
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Bailey Branch Draft Management Strategy
The draft Management Strategy for the Bailey Branch corridor is available now.
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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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¡Campeones de Salud!
9o Aniversario del Torneo de futbol
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Preparation can protect homes from wildfire risk
Benton County and wildfire safety experts from the National Fire Protection Association's Firewise Communities Program are encouraging residents to prepare their homes for the impending wildfire season.
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Goal! County set annual family weekend/soccer tourney
The Benton County Health Department and the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department and Creciendo en Salud community partners are teaming up to offer "Campeones de Salud," (Champions for Health) Ninth -- Annual Soccer Tournament and Family Weekend.
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County seeks campground hosts
Do you love to camp? The Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Department could have an opportunity for you, then! Openings exist for camp hosts at Salmonberry Campground near Alsea.
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News from Benton County
The quarterly Benton County newsletter is hot off the presses. It's being distributed in the June 4 edition of The Gazette-Times and the North Albany run of The Democrat-Herald. Electronic copies also are available.
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Salmonberry Campground open for camping season
Benton County is inviting the public to book spaces for the upcoming camping season at Salmonberry County Campground.
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Bailey Branch Management Strategy under development
Benton County is putting together a management strategy to guide uses for the recently acquired Bailey Branch corridor, and public comments are being accepted.
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Meeting minutes, agendas and information
Benton County now is posting meeting packets, agendas and approved minutes, as well as audio recordings from public meetings, online.
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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...

Roundabouts

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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