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Trenton City Council selects construction company to replace 17th Street Bridge

All votes were unanimous Monday night when the Trenton City Council approved three bills and adopted three ordinances. The 17th Street Bridge replacement will be done by Boone Construction Company of Columbia who submitted the lowest of bids from six companies. City Administrator Ron Urton said the selection of Boone has been accepted by the […]

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Trenton City Council approves third-party company to handle billing and mailing of TMU services

While all eight agenda items were eventually approved, several were decided by split votes last night of the eight-member Trenton City Council. By the end of this year, Trenton Municipal Utilities will have transitioned to having an Olathe, Kansas company provide the billing and mailing services. The change is seen by TMU officials as saving […]

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Trenton City Council approves development of plans for new hangars at airport

On a split vote, the Trenton City Council approved a motion last night to develop plans that could ultimately lead to the possible construction of new hangars to replace aging facilities at the airport. City Administrator Ron Urton told the council Trenton has $118,000 in Federal Aviation Administration credits that need to be committed or […]

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Trenton City Council hashes out financing of sewer system improvements, approves ordinances

Financing sewer system improvements at Trenton will now be divided into two loan documents rather than one. That was the advice delivered last night to the Trenton City Council by Toni Stegeman of the Gilmore and Bell law firm. But she pointed out the city will still get a favorable interest rate of three point […]

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Trenton City Council votes to maintain current electric rates at lower Winter level

The Trenton City Council Monday night approved several ordinances; a bid to develop city-owned land for the fire training tower; agreed to keep electric rates at the current, lower, winter level; but the council had a divided vote on beginning the process toward an electric rate study. Preliminary approval was given to establish a one […]

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Mayor Linda Crooks assigns Trenton City Council members to serve on committees

Trenton Mayor Linda Crooks has made appointments of city council members to serve on three committees and assigned liaison members to various boards. Each of the committees has four members with the exception of the utility committee. Selected to the finance committee were Brad Chumbley, Larry Crawford, John Dolan, and Cathie Smith. Chosen for the […]

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Trenton City Council votes to proceed with headworks project at sewer plant

After hearing an explanation of additional costs, the Trenton City Council unanimously voted last night to proceed with the headworks project at the sewer plant, financing the nearly $4,000,000 fixed cost is yet to be determined. Burns and McDonnell Engineering from Kansas City had two representatives meet last night with the city council and answer […]

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New Trenton City Council members sworn in; loan to cover costs at wastewater plant fails yet again

In the last meeting before five city officials were sworn in, the Trenton City Council approved six of seven ordinances on the agenda. After reports, Mayor Nick McHargue requested the agenda be re-arranged to allow the swearing in of the new Mayor and four council members before considering the ordinances. But his request died since […]

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Contentious loan to cover wastewater project tops discussion of Trenton City Council

The Trenton City Council last night took no action on a proposal to transfer two million dollars from one TMU fund to another. Members postponed the Green Hills Animal Shelter contract requesting some additional language. At the beginning of the meeting, a long-time member of the former Board of Public Works, Phil Hoffman, addressed the […]

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Trenton Finance Committee to once again recommend TMU loan of $2M to wastewater department

The city council’s Finance Committee again is recommending the full city council considers allowing the TMU electric department to allocate $2,000,000 to help fund the head works sewer project for the wastewater department.  An estimated $1,000,000 would come out of the wastewater reserves to cover the anticipated $3,000,000 cost, although the actual won’t be known […]

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City council chooses Rapid Removal as Trenton’s trash disposal service; Hope Haven to continue recycling in Trenton

The Trenton City Council, with seven members present Monday night, unanimously accepted a bid for Rapid Removal Disposal to continue with residential trash pickup Bids on residential solid waste collection came from two companies. Rapid Removal Disposal of Trenton submitted a monthly quote of $11.25 this year and pledged to keep it at $11.25 per […]