Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen hold discussion on employee retirement system; police department to organize “Toys for Tots” program

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on November 8, 2021, discussed the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System. The various retirement options with the program were discussed. Administrator Lance Rains provided a report with the annual costs for the LAGERS program for the City of Albany for the last 10 years. Alderman Carl McBee moved to join […]

Little Girl in Class at School Wearing Mask

Schools to continue mask rules despite legal challenge from Missouri Attorney General

(Missouri Independent) – The schools in Gov. Mike Parson’s hometown will continue to require students, teachers, and staff to wear masks indoors despite a lawsuit filed by the Missouri attorney general challenging public school mask mandates across the state. The Bolivar R-1 Board of Education in Polk County voted in a special meeting this month to […]

Audit Graphic

Missouri State Auditor makes recommendations to improve spending practices at Western Cass Fire Protection District

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a citizen-requested audit of the Western Cass Fire Protection District, which is located in western Cass County. The audit made recommendations related to spending and budgeting to ensure transparent and effective use of taxpayer dollars. “The citizens served by the Western Cass Fire Protection District requested this audit to […]

Trenton, Missouri

Agenda released for meeting of Trenton Municipal Utilities committee

The agenda has been released for a meeting on Tuesday evening of the committee that oversees Trenton Municipal Utilities. Besides department reports and the directors’ update, topics include discussion with Allstate consultants; a proposal from RS Electric; upcoming projects; and a review of the hot/cold weather rule as it applies to Trenton Municipal customers.  The […]

Spickard, Missouri

Spickard Board of Aldermen approve hay bid, approve advertising for water plant operator

Among action taken at a meeting Wednesday evening of the Spickard Board of Alderman, a hay bid was accepted from John Wagner of Tindall. Council members gave their approval to purchase a chain saw, a weed eater, and the oil mix needed for each. A financial report also was approved. The Aldermen decided to advertise […]

City of Trenton Website

Chairmen elected for committees at Trenton City Council meeting; reports presented on cash balances in electric, water and sewer funds

Chairmen were elected for each of the four Trenton City Council committees. David Mlika was re-elected chairman of the administrative committee, John Dolan was re-elected chairman of the finance committee, Duane Urick is the new chairman of the economic development committee. These committees include four members each from the council. Mlika was elected chairman of […]

Trenton, Missouri

Multiple committee meetings for city of Trenton to be held on April 19

Several Trenton city committees will meet at the Trenton City Hall on the evening of April 19th. The Administrative, Economic Development, and Finance committees will each hold an election of a chairman. The Administrative Committee meeting will start at 6 o’clock. The Economic Development and Finance committee meetings will follow. The Trenton Utility Committee will […]

Investigation

Securities Division seeks repayment from agent who allegedly swindled nearly $60K from investor

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division ordered Imani Butler to show cause why restitution and civil penalties should not be paid after he allegedly misled a St. Louis-area investor and misappropriated funds for his own benefit. Between August 2015 and April 2016, Butler allegedly collected at least $59,550 in investments in the form of […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Administrative and Utility committees to meet on March 16

The Trenton Administrative and Utility committees will meet on March 16th to discuss various topics. The Administrative Committee’s agenda for the meeting at city hall that evening at 5 o’clock includes an exotic animal ordinance, airport hangar buildings, rental inspections, and surplus bikes. The Trenton Utility Committee will discuss the February storm event at the […]

Nicole Galloway Missouri State Auditor

Missouri State Auditor releases monthly reports on municipalities and special district financial information

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently issued monthly reports detailing the compliance of municipalities and other political subdivisions with financial reporting laws. One report includes cities, towns, and villages, while the other lists political subdivisions such as water, fire protection, and other taxing districts.  These entities are required to file annual financial reports with the State […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee agenda includes reports

The Trenton Utility Committee will hear department reports and a director’s update next week. The committee will meet at the Trenton City Hall on the evening of February 16th at 6 o’clock. The public will not physically be allowed into the meeting, but the meeting can be watched on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/89307756549. The agenda also […]

Prison Sentence

Judge hands down prison sentence for former Coffey City Clerk on stealing and forgery charges

Sentencing was held in Daviess County on February 10th for a former Coffey city clerk who pled guilty in November to felony stealing and forgery charges. Online court information shows Mary Lou Browning was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for five years each on stealing $750 or more and two counts of forgery. She […]

Guilty Plea

Former Coffey City Clerk pleads guilty to stealing and forgery charges in Daviess County

A former Coffey City Clerk has pled guilty in Daviess County to stealing and forgery charges. A sentence assessment report was ordered for Mary Lou Browning. The case was continued to February 10th for sentencing and the trial scheduled to start next week has been canceled. Browning was charged with the felonies of stealing $750 […]

Utility Rates or Electrical Rates or TMU or Trenton Municipal Utilities

Trenton Utility Committee to review utility rates at meeting on September 22nd

The Trenton Utility and Economic Development committees will meet next week. The Utility Committee will review utility rates per the city council’s request at the Trenton City Hall the evening of Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 6 o’clock. Other items on the agenda include department reports, a director’s update, and a review of monthly financial reports. […]