BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFTA) — For the first time in 21 years, the only elevator in the Benton County Administration Building will be completely upgraded.
Crews will add a new motor, electronics and lighting which will shut down the elevator from Dec. 5 through Jan. 4.
During that time, employees will make sure people who can’t take the stairs still get the help they need.
“Anything that moves inside the elevator will be upgraded to new and modern… make a little bit better, more reliable. It won’t speed it up, but it will make it more reliable because it is showing the effects of it being 21 years old,” said Bryan Beeson, Benton County facilities administrator.
Because of the elevator maintenance, several county meetings will no longer be held at the administration building, including the following:
- Planning Board meeting on Dec. 5
- Committee of the Whole meeting on Dec. 11
- Planning Board Meeting on Dec. 19
- Quorum Court on Dec. 20
Have all been moved to the county courthouse building on North East A Street in Downtown Bentonville.