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Benton City Council Approves IDOT Agreement, Cybersecurity Policy Proposal at Monday’s Meeting

BENTON – The Benton City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with IDOT regarding traffic signal maintenance at Monday night’s meeting.

According to City Clerk Brook Craig, this is an agreement that has been going on for years. It is approved every 10 years.

The Council also approved a proposal from S.C.D. Rea Insurance to research a cybersecurity policy for the City of Benton. This will allow the company to research what this would cost the City. It would be for liability, restoration of data and ransom if the City were hacked.

The Council also approved a 2 percent pay raise each year for the next three fiscal years for non-union and non-contract City employees.