Benton – The new Benton City Council was sworn-in during its organizational meeting Monday night at City Hall. Judge Tom Tedeschi swore-in Mayor Fred Kondritz, then Commissioners Don Storey, Cathy Ann Garavalia, Ian Zane Perkins and Lee Messersmith. Mayor Kondritz appointed Storey to Public Health and Safety, Garavalia to Finance, Perkins to Public Properties and Messersmith to Streets and Improvements. The first official meeting with the new council is set for Monday. May 13 at City Hall.