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New Trenton City Council members sworn in; loan to cover costs at wastewater plant fails yet again

In the last meeting before five city officials were sworn in, the Trenton City Council approved six of seven ordinances on the agenda. After reports, Mayor Nick McHargue requested the agenda be re-arranged to allow the swearing in of the new Mayor and four council members before considering the ordinances. But his request died since […]

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Audio: Mayor Nick McHargue on losing bid for third term as Trenton’s Mayor

Trenton voters elected a new Mayor in Tuesday’s election with Linda Crooks winning the race with a total of 802 votes from Trenton’s four wards and absentees. Incumbent Nick McHargue received 360 votes, Rocky Dunkin had 130, and Larry Porter received 60. At the end of Tuesday’s voting, McHargue congratulated Crooks on her win.   […]

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Contentious loan to cover wastewater project tops discussion of Trenton City Council

The Trenton City Council last night took no action on a proposal to transfer two million dollars from one TMU fund to another. Members postponed the Green Hills Animal Shelter contract requesting some additional language. At the beginning of the meeting, a long-time member of the former Board of Public Works, Phil Hoffman, addressed the […]

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Trenton Finance Committee to once again recommend TMU loan of $2M to wastewater department

The city council’s Finance Committee again is recommending the full city council considers allowing the TMU electric department to allocate $2,000,000 to help fund the head works sewer project for the wastewater department.  An estimated $1,000,000 would come out of the wastewater reserves to cover the anticipated $3,000,000 cost, although the actual won’t be known […]

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Trenton Finance Committee to reccommend borrowing of money from TMU to cover wastewater plant costs

The finance committee at a meeting Tuesday night decided to recommend to the full city council that money be borrowed from one department of Trenton Municipal Utilities to assist another department in paying costs of a major project. Such action is being recommended after the committee and council members were discouraged from doing so by […]

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Micah Landes updates Trenton City Council on accomplishments of North Central Missouri Development Alliance

In her report to the Trenton City Council, Micah Landes reviewed economic development accomplishments during the past year. As director of the North Central Missouri Development Alliance, Mrs. Landes said 91 business contacts were made since she began duties in the fall of 2017. This includes seven new business, four businesses retained; and she’s worked […]

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Trenton City Council informed of possible business venture interested in building at airport

Discussion on several topics dominated a 90-minute meeting last night of the Trenton City Council. Action was taken on just two items and approval was given by the seven council members present to a resolution for reimbursement to the city of over $54,000 in expenditures made since July on the new asphalt plant project. The […]

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Trenton City Council approves lease-purchase agreement for fire training tower

The Trenton City Council Monday night approved a lease-purchase agreement for the modular fire training tower for Trenton, but before the ordinance passed with support from seven councilmen present, there was a discussion about additional costs due to what was called requirements of the lending institution. The lease purchase is with First Security Finance Incorporated […]

Candidates finalized for Trenton City Council positions in April 2nd election

Tuesday was the final day to file for the Trenton City Council’s April 2nd election for the mayor and one councilman from each of the city’s four wards. Four candidates filed for Trenton’s Mayor, which is a four-year term and include incumbent Nick McHargue, current Second Ward Councilman Larry Porter, Linda Crooks, and Rocky Dunkin. […]

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Traffic lights among discussions at Trenton City Council meeting

An issue involving a traffic light at 9th and Oklahoma was among reports at last nights’ meeting of the Trenton City Council. The department of transportation has been made aware of a concern that motorists, exiting the ShopKo/Orschlen’s lot, sometimes wait longer than expected before making a left turn onto 9th street.  It was explained that some motorists […]

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Trenton City Council approves new shut-off policy for TMU, update presented on sewer plant upgrades

Several topics related to Trenton Municipal Utilities were approved during last evening’s meeting of the Trenton City Council. The council voted six to nothing to proceed with Burns and McDonnel engineering to proceed with designing the headworks project at the sewer plant. Other improvements are underway in the design-build project at the sewer plant where […]

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Trenton City Council overrides Mayor’s veto, hires law firm in regard to land and fire department burn tower

The Trenton City Council last night over-rode the Mayor’s veto and selected a special tax attorney to prepare legal documents related to the financing of the fire departments’ burn training tower and land development. The agreement is with the public finance law firm Gilmore and Bell. The company was represented at last evenings’ city council meeting […]