Trenton, Missouri

Trenton’s Historic Preservation Commission defines area of Trenton to be designated as historic district

Trenton’s Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday evening approved a resolution as part of the process in setting up a historic district in the downtown area. The document explains the significance of the district as it relates to the criteria for designation and integrity. It also lists types of exterior architectural features that are to be […]

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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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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(Missouri Independent) – Missouri voters on Tuesday repealed a constitutional amendment they enacted in 2018 that would have required legislative districts be drawn to ensure partisan fairness.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 […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

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 City Council approves ordinance regarding development of land for new Orscheln Farm and Home location

All ordinances on the agenda were approved during Monday nights’ meeting of the Trenton City Council. One ordinance begins the process that ultimately involves the re-development of land at the southwest corner of 28th street and Highway 65 as the future location for a new Orscheln Farm and Home store. A funding agreement was unanimously […]

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Campaign launches to oppose wind turbines in Buchanan County

A citizen’s group has kicked off a campaign aimed at heavily restricting wind turbines from being built in northwest Missouri’s Buchanan County. Turbines have not gone up in Buchanan County, but some companies have shown interest.Anita Simon with the group ‘Friends of Buchanan County’ says a petition gathered asks County Commissioners to require a one-mile […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board acts on 12 properties

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening granted seven extensions, three locations advance to public hearings; and two others were released. Two fire-damaged houses also were topics of discussion during the nearly one-hour meeting. Public hearings are to be held November 25th for 213 West 6th Street, 1004 Laclede, and 18-14 Hillcrest. Ninety-day extensions allow […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Board of Adjustments, Planning and Zoning Commission approve requests

The Trenton Board of Adjustments and Planning and Zoning Commission approved requests at public hearings on Monday night. Trenton Deputy City Clerk Tracy Maberry reports the Board of Adjustments approved River of Life United Pentecostal Church’s request for a 20 and a half square foot variance on the maximum requirement of 12 feet for a […]

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Trenton Building and Nuisance Board adds three addresses to nuisance list

Three additional addresses were declared a nuisance when the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board met Monday evening. Those addresses include 1004 Laclede, 1814 Hillcrest Drive, and 213 West 6th Street. Each location will be added to the agenda for the next board meeting on October 28th. That agenda also will include public hearings for 1011 […]

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Audio: Buchanan County commissioners consider controversial wind farm regulations

Buchanan County commissioners don’t want to wait until a wind farm proposes locating in the county before adopting regulations on wind energy, they want to approve regulations before that would happen. Presiding Commissioner Lee Sawyer says, at present, there are no rules on the books.     Sawyer says the Kansas City engineering firm of […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission discuss city code pertaining to medical marijuana

The Trenton Board of Adjustments and Planning and Zoning Commission held public hearings Monday night. Trenton Deputy City Clerk Tracy Maberry reports the Board of Adjustments approved, four to zero, Phil and Connie Hoffman’s request for a 480 square foot variance on the maximum requirement of 720 square feet on an accessory structure to allow […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board addresses eleven properties of concern

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening advanced five properties of concern, granted time extensions to four others, heard about two new locations and released one from the list. Because work was completed as recommended by the city, the board agreed to release 1323 Tindall and revoke existence of a dangerous building. After reviewing 309 […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board grants extensions due to cold weather

Citing winter weather conditions, Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board last night granted several extensions of time for exterior work to be done on properties of concern. Following public hearings, 90-day extensions were granted at 409 East 19th, 812 Grant, 813 Olive, and 2002 Chicago Street. After review for the “findings of fact” phase, 90-day extensions […]