Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves ballot question relating to brush control

The Grundy County Commission approved the morning of Tuesday, July 14th placing a question on the April 2021 election ballot regarding a Missouri statute (263.247), which would allow the commission to enforce brush control adjacent to county roads. The statute involves brush removal along county right-of-way or maintenance easement, subject to voter approval of all […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS

Deadline extended for NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program

The application deadline has been extended in Missouri for the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program. The deadline has been extended to November 27, 2019, due to the addition of 14 Missouri counties recently added to a federal disaster declaration following flooding this year. Missouri State Conservationist J. […]

Flood of 2019

NRCS offering more than $9 million to restore flood-prone lands in 69 Missouri counties

In response to flooding in Missouri and across the country this year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the availability of $9 million to fund conservation easements in 69 Missouri counties damaged by flooding and other natural disasters. Funds are available through the floodplain easement component of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP-FPE). […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

August 30th is sign-up deadline for emergency assistance to flooded farms

Farmers affected by flooding have until Aug. 30 to apply for help from USDA emergency assistance programs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow. The USDA Farm Service Agency provides up to 75% of approved renovation costs, to a maximum of $500,000, through its Emergency Conservation Program, says Conrow, who was part of […]

MoDOT

MoDOT to meet with property owners in Trenton regarding temporary easements

Property owners along portions of Main and 9th Streets in Trenton are asked to meet with Missouri Department of Transportation personnel Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21st, regarding temporary easements. MoDOT reports those easements are needed in connection with planned improvements including pavement resurfacing, approaches, and rehabilitation of sidewalks between Fourth and Kitty streets. […]

Road Milling MoDOT

Audio: MoDOT project to resurface Highway 6 through Trenton begins preliminary phase

The Missouri Department of Transportation has set the dates and times to obtain easements from owners of properties along Highway 6 through Trenton in preparation for a resurfacing project involving portions of Main Street and 9th Street. The project is one point seven miles in length and stretches from the west city limits to the […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Grain Belt Express/Eminent Domain Bill quickly passes committee, heads to House

A bill to stop – or at least redirect–the Grain Belt Express powerline project, is headed to the Missouri House floor.   A House committee moved quickly this week to pass the bill by Jim Hansen, Republican from Frankford. The issue, he says, is the privately-held company’s use of the power of eminent domain to put […]

Grain Belt Express

Missouri Public Service Commission grants Grain Belt Express permission to build transmission line

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt) which sought Commission authority and a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate, control, manage and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line, and associated facilities within eight Missouri counties (Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS

Missouri Natural Resources Conservation Service sets April 15 application deadline to apply for easements

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has set an April 15 deadline to apply for wetland and agricultural land easements in Missouri. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups protect valuable lands through easements. The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program focuses on restoring and protecting wetlands as […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

2019 work plan released for East Locust Creek Reservoir project

The East Locust Creek Reservoir Project Team and North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission have released the 2019 Work Plan for the reservoir in Sullivan County. Water Commission General Manager Brad Scott reports the Commission and Project Team “are at the mercy” of about 23 agencies and their oversight, inputs, and approvals. The East Locust […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts easement agreement

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education accepted an easement agreement for sidewalk construction Monday evening. The agreement for $1,400 was accepted following a presentation from the Missouri Department of Transportation on sidewalk construction through Newtown. The board voted to jointly purchase a new popcorn machine with the Newtown-Harris Ball Association and the school district. The […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves financing plan for development of fire department training ground and tower

The Trenton City Council has approved employee health insurance quotes for employees of the city and Trenton Municipal Utilities. As recommended by the finance committee, the city and TMU will continue to pay 100 percent of the monthly premium for employees with coverage for dependents borne by the employee. The city’s health insurance is provided […]