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Grundy County Clerk to hold public hearing prior to preparation of 2021 budget document

Grundy County Clerk and Budget Officer Betty Spickard will hold a public hearing with the Grundy County Commission before preparation of the 2021 budget document. The hearing will be at the courthouse in Trenton on the morning of January 19th at 9 o’clock. It will include general revenue, road and bridge, assessment, ambulance, and law […]

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Chillicothe Board of Adjustments, Planning and Zoning Board to meet on January 4, 2021

The Chillicothe Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing regarding a variance, and the Planning and Zoning Board will review a petition to nominate an address as a historic landmark. Both meetings will be at the Chillicothe City Hall on the evening of January 4th. The Board of Adjustments hearing at 5:30 involves a […]

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State auditor says fund transfers, budgeting process in Jackson County left taxpayers in the dark

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report on Jackson County government focusing on budgeting and funds transfers which found that more can be done to ensure transparency in county spending. The audit was completed at the request of the Jackson County Legislature and the recommendation of the county executive. “Jackson County taxpayers deserve […]

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Trenton City Council agenda includes police department pay raises, “use” tax and buying local for small purchases

The Trenton Building and Nuisance Board will meet before the city council meeting next week. The Building and Nuisance Board will discuss five properties at the Trenton City Hall on the evening of November 23rd at 6 o’clock. The meeting can be watched on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/81381193340. Of the properties, one is listed under declaration […]

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Public hearing held on environmental impact of East Locust Creek Reservoir

The National Environmental Policy Act and the Clean Water Act required a study be performed on the impacts and alternatives to the East Locust Creek Reservoir. ELCR had an approved Environmental Impact Statement in 2006, however, a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement was needed to update the alternatives analysis to meet the current United States Army […]

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Voters repeal Clean Missouri redistricting plan they enacted in 2018

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri voters on Tuesday repealed a constitutional amendment they enacted in 2018 that would have required legislative districts be drawn to ensure partisan fairness. They replaced it with one that critics contend could forgo the use of total population to draw districts and instead exclude all non-voters, specifically children and non-citizens — tilting the political […]

Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

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Trenton Building and Nuisance Board advances five properties of concern, releases another from consideration

Trenton’s’ Building and Nuisance board on Monday evening advanced five properties of concern while releasing another from consideration. The board was told work requested by the city has been completed at 812 Grant Street. It then voted to remove the location from further review. Owners are listed as Steven and Serenity Leivan. Two locations were […]

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Trenton citizen presents revised plan to city council for outdoor theater; council approves six ordinances

At Trenton, Gabe Chrisman, a property owner presented what she called a revised plan last night to the city council involving a proposed outdoor theater on land she owns at 22nd and Stature. After questions and discussions, the council voted to return the request for a conditional use permit back to the Planning and Zoning […]

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Trenton Building and Nuisance Board to address six properties at Monday meeting

  The Trenton Building and Nuisance Board will discuss six properties at its next meeting. The board will meet at the Trenton City Hall Monday evening, October 26th at 6 o’clock. It will be available on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/81522988418. The agenda includes two properties under declaration of a nuisance, one for a public hearing, and […]