Motel Bed Tax

Audio: How the “Bed Tax” on the June 2 ballot works and the benefits the tax offers to Trenton

If a five percent lodging tax is approved by Trenton voters next Tuesday, a seven-member commission will be appointed to oversee the spending of the money for tourism-related promotions. Trenton City Councilmember Cathie Smith provides details.     Among other communities, money generated by the so-called “bed tax” has been used to purchase advertising in […]

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Water quality report from Missouri Department of Natural Resources shows no violations for City of Trenton

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has released the 2019 Annual Water Quality Report for Trenton Municipal Utilities. The report shows no violations occurred in the 2019 calendar year. The water for TMU comes from the Thompson River as surface water. For regulated contaminants, 90% of water utility levels were less than 0.0142 parts per […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve drafting ordinance on medical marijuana dispensary

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen Monday evening, on a split vote of three to one, approved drafting a city ordinance reducing the medical marijuana dispensary distance requirement from 1,000 feet to 100 feet from any church, school, or daycare. Board President Carol Walker was the no vote. The vote was taken after online survey results […]

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Trenton City Council approves city budget at short meeting on Friday

Without comment, the Trenton City Council unanimously approved a revised city budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year Friday evening. All eight members of the council were either present at City Hall or participated via Zoom from their homes. As described in previous articles, the city of Trenton budget shows deficit spending of $115,696 for the […]

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 […]

Trenton, Missouri

Breaking down proposed budget expenditures for the city of Trenton

Each of the city of Trenton departments has requested a portion of the funds generated by the capital projects sales tax. The proposed city of Trenton budget includes $1.037,641 in projected capital spending for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Categories involve police, fire, streets, airport, sidewalks, and demolition. The single largest payment coming out of capital […]