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Quorum Court

The legislative body of Saline County government is called the quorum court and is composed of 13 members.  The quorum court members are called justices of the peace and are elected for two-year terms from districts within the county. These district officials meet each month, more often if necessary, to conduct county business and review ordinances and resolutions for passage. The county judge is the presiding officer over the quorum court without a vote, but with the power of veto. This veto can be overridden with a 3/5ths vote of the total membership of the quorum court. As provided by Amendment No. 55 of the Arkansas Constitution, the county government acting through its quorum court may exercise local legislative authority not expressly prohibited by the Constitution or by law for the affairs of the county. Some limitations are: The quorum court cannot declare any act a felony (felonies are covered by the State Criminal Code); quorum courts may not participate in the day-to-day administration of county executive branch offices and exercise no authority unrelated to county affairs.  The quorum court may exercise the following powers, but not limited to: A) the levy of taxes in manner prescribed by law; B) appropriate public funds for the expenses of the county in a manner prescribed by ordinance; C) preserve the peace and order and secure freedom from dangerous or noxious activities; provided, however, that no act may be declared a felony; D) for any public purpose, contract, or join with another county, or with any political subdivision or with the United States; E) create, consolidate, separate, revise, or abandon any elected office or offices except during the term thereof; provided, however, that a majority of those voting on the question at a general election have approved said action; F) fix the number and compensation of deputies and county employees; G) fix the compensation of each county officer with a minimum and maximum to be determined by law; H) fill vacancies in elected county offices; I) provide for any service or performance of any function relating to county affairs; J) to exercise other powers, not inconsistent with law, necessary for effective administration of authorized services and functions.

Saline County Quorum Court
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Act 742 of 1977, as amended, implements the provisions of Amendment 55 to the Arkansas Constitution.  Act 742 (ACA 14-14-904) provides, “The Justices organize as a Quorum Court body on the first Monday, excepting holidays, after the beginning of the Justices’ term in office.  Thereafter, the Justices shall assemble each calendar month in their respective counties to perform the duties of Quorum Court, except that more frequent meetings may be required by ordinance.  The time and place of the initial assembly of the justices shall be designated by written notice of the County Judge.  The Justices, there after shall meet as a Quorum Court at a regular time and place specified by ordinance.”

To address the Quorum Court with your concerns you should contact the Justice of the Peace for your district.

Meeting Schedule

The Quorum Court meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in Courtroom #1 at the Saline County Courthouse or at such other location or time that is designated by the Quorum Court at the regular scheduled meeting of the preceding month.  The Finance and Personnel Committee meets the first Monday of the month unless specified otherwise.

Address:
Courthouse, Room 115
200 N. Main
Benton, AR  72015

Phone:  501.303.5601
Fax:      501.303.5611


Saline County Quorum Court Members

Pat Bisbee – Dist. 1
21887 Mountain Maple Circle
Hensley, AR  72065
(H) 501.888.7911
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Josh Mesker – Dist. 2
14506 Woodside Place Drive
Shannon Hills, AR 72002
501.350.2505
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Mark Kizer – Dist. 3
4 Neal Street
Bryant, AR  72022
501.351.8502
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Barbara J. Howell – Dist. 4
5217 Bass
Alexander, AR  72002
(C)  501.681.7577
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Dr. Allan M. Dabbs – Dist. 5
3519 Independence Drive
Bryant, AR  72022
(C)  501.425.0454
(W)  501.653.2225
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Tammy Schmidt – Dist. 6
1217 Blue Grass Drive
Benton, AR  72019
(C) 501.515.0088
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Josh Curtis – Dist. 7
708 Shaker Ridge
Benton, AR  72015
501.776.7004
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Buster Warrick – Dist. 8
412 Woodland Drive,
P.O. Box 31, 72018
Benton, AR  72019
(H)  501.315.1164  
(W)  501.316.3156
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Greg Thomas – Dist. 9
240 Cartwright Cr.
Benton, AR  72019
(H) 501.778.8945
(W) 501.776.3600
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Jim Whitley - Dist. 10
3020 Whitetail Lane
Benton, AR 72019
501.317.0654
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Mike Creekmore – Dist. 11
8333 Sagebrush Cr.
Bauxite, AR  72011
501.776.3411
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J.R. Walters – Dist. 12
13223 E. Polk Road
Alexander, AR  72002
(H)  501.847.9138
(C)  501.912.9868
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James Zahnd – Dist. 13
21 Sergio Way
Hot Springs Village, AR  71909
501.701.3738 
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Jonathan Greer – Civil Attorney
Courthouse, Room 112
200 N. Main
Benton, AR  72015
(W)  501.303.1555
(F)   501.303.1556
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Darlene Westbrook – Secretariat
215 N. Main
Benton, AR  72015
(W)  501.303.5630
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