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Trenton City Council member gives presentation on proposed bed tax at Rotary meeting

A Trenton City Council member talked about the bed tax to appear on the April 7th city election ballot at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on Thursday. Cathie Smith represents Trenton’s Third Ward and is a member of the council’s economic development committee. She said the proposed five percent tax would be paid by individuals […]

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Trenton Economic Development Committee reviews visitor guide

The Trenton Economic Development Committee on Tuesday evening reviewed a visitor’s guide and discussed possible incentives to offer businesses. City Administrator Ron Urton reports a few changes are to be made on the visitor’s guide before it is distributed to the public. Those changes include updating pictures and fixing typos. The committee also talked about […]

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Trenton Economic Development Committee to recommend public vote on hotel/motel bed tax issue

Members of the city councils’ Economic Development and Administrative committees met separately Tuesday evening at the Trenton City Hall. Information provided by City Administrator Ron Urton shows the Economic Development Committee is recommending a public vote next year on a hotel/motel bed tax issue at Trenton. The recommendation that’s to be presented to the full […]

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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 […]

Economic Development

Trenton Tax Increment Financing Commission and Economic Development Committee meeting report

The Trenton Tax Increment Financing Commission and Economic Development Committee both held meetings Tuesday evening. City Administrator Ron Urton reports the TIF Commission selected officers. Those elected were Rob Maloney as Chairman, Ann Constant Vice Chairman, Greg Geib Secretary, and Dale Swanton as Treasurer. The commission discussed the duties of the group and the commission […]

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Trenton Economic Development Committee collaborates with North Central Missouri Development Alliance

The Trenton Economic Development Committee discussed projects with the North Central Missouri Development Alliance Wednesday evening. City Administrator Ron Urton reports various ideas were shared about how to attract new businesses and help existing businesses. He says areas of possible development included Downtown Trenton, the Eastgate Shopping Center, the former Shopko building, the area around […]

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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 […]