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Trenton City Council refers dog breed ban to Trenton Administrative Committee, approve hiring of two police officers

After hearing a request from economic developer Scott Sharp of the North Missouri Development Alliance, the Trenton City Council Monday night authorized Sharp to offer parcels of the city-owned Industrial Park land for potential business and industrial development prospects. The council referred a request to the Administrative Committee on whether to repeal Trenton’s breed-specific dog […]

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Chillicothe City Council approves health insurance opt-out policy

The Chillicothe City Council approved ordinances authorizing an agreement with a financial advisor and adopting a health insurance opt-out policy the evening of February 8th. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the agreement is with McLiny and Company pursuant to getting funds for the street department and street projects for this year.  The health insurance opt-out […]

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Chillicothe City Council accepts bids for health, dental and vision insurance, set salaries for city officials

The Chillicothe City Council accepted a bid for health, dental, and vision insurance last the evening of November 30th. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the insurance was renewed for city employees with a five percent rate increase, however, the deductible was changed, so the city will save $40,000 year. The council set the salaries of […]

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Chillicothe City Council addresses lengthy agenda, including budgets, bids and airport board

The Chillicothe City Council approved ordinances the evening of Monday, October 12th amending the police department budget and accepting a bid for a wood stove/boiler for the street barn. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the police department budget amendment recognized the increase in revenue from the new sales tax of a quarter of a cent […]

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Chillicothe City Council accepts city audit; adopts contract to provide mental wellness to first responders

The Chillicothe City Council on Monday evening, September 28th accepted the 2019-2020 city audit and adopted a contract with 42 CARES to provide additional mental wellness services to first responders. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the audit was “extraordinarily clean,” and the council is satisfied with the city’s financial position. Chappell says counseling is provided […]

Theft

Missouri State Auditor finds former clerk misappropriated over $300,000 from City of Center

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Center that detailed how the former clerk, Tracey Ray, misappropriated more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds. The audit, which focused on the period between January 2015 and July 2019, was performed by the Auditor’s Public Corruption and Fraud Division after information was received through […]

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Two hired, one promoted by Chillicothe City Council members

Three announcements involving city employees have been announced by officials in Chillicothe during Monday nights’ executive session of the Chillicothe City Council. According to Clerk Rozanne Frampton, Seth Rorebeck was hired as a full-time police officer; Cody Dysart was promoted to police sergeant, and Kaleena (Kali) Holmes was employed as an administrative assistant. Each vote […]

Finance

Trenton Finance Committee trims proposed budget; deficit reduced to $115,693

Using a combination of adding some revenue and reducing some spending has resulted in an adjustment of over $42,000 on the proposed city of Trenton budget for the one year period beginning the 1st of May. Revisions are recommended in several line item categories as Trenton Finance Committee members and department heads agreed upon reductions. […]

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Trenton city budget fails to pass; finance committee to “sharpen pencil”

Trenton’s’ Finance Committee will take another look at the proposed city of Trenton budget after an ordinance to adopt the budget, failed to get enough affirmative votes during Monday nights’ city council meeting. The city budget shows deficit spending of $158,000 for the one year period from May 1st through next April 30th. The roll […]

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Trenton City Council to consider budgets and proposed raises for city employees

When the City Council meets Monday evening to consider budgets for the city and Trenton Municipal Utilities, the proposed ordinances also establishes employee and officer positions and compensations. Salary increases have been proposed for the 2020-21 fiscal year beginning May 1st. Each of the following is subject to city council approved of the ordinance adopting […]

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Audio: Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton talks wages and raises for city employees

Department heads and Trenton City Council Finance Committee members have been working over the past few weeks to develop budgets for the city of Trenton and Trenton Municipal Utilities. The next fiscal year for 2020-21 begins May 1st. City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton spoke Tuesday with Open Line Moderator John Anthony.     The current […]

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Trenton City Council discusses, but takes no action, on establishing a cash reserve policy for the city

The Trenton City Council discussed, but took no action Monday night, on a proposal from the City Administrator to establish a cash reserve policy for the city. Discussion also was held on possible wage increases for city employees as well as potentially establishing steps of advancement within the police, fire, and street departments. This topic […]