Discussion dominated meetings last evening involving members of the Trenton Utility Committee and Trenton Administrative Committee. City Administrator Ron Urton said no action was taken but information was shared with councilmen on several topics.
Utility committee members Dave Mlika and Travis Elbert reviewed the TMU net metering report. Urton said the report, in part, noted the hourly peak for electricity usage last year occurred on a weekday, January 16th, with 16.5 megawatts.
Trenton purchases power through the Missouri Public Utility Alliance which has not requested use of TMU generators for Trenton to produce its own electricity. Urton presented information on the estimated cost of having three street lights installed at the west city limits of Trenton. They would be along Highway 6; in the vicinity of 4th street to the Dollar General driveway. The total cost, he said, is $16,700. The discussion also included the potential of installing a sidewalk for pedestrians. Urton said the Missouri Department of transportation will be contacted regarding where the possible sidewalk and street lights should be.
Administrative committee members Dave Mlika, Lou Fisher, and Glenn Briggs discussed specifics they’d like to see when bids are sought for residential trash pickup. Urton is to finalize details and present the information to the full city council, including the period of time to submit bids as well as when they will be opened. In December, the city council authorized a 4-month extension for the trash hauler, Rapid Removal.