Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Three properties advance to public hearing, four other properties receive extensions at Trenton Building and Nuisance Board meeting

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening advanced three properties to a public hearing and gave extensions of time to four others as work is underway. The board voted to move to a public hearing at a meeting in August 812 Grant Street, 1113, 1115 Main Street, and 1-09 Main Street. Ninety-day extensions were issued […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board identifies seven properties for demolition

Seven houses are scheduled to be demolished following actions Monday night of the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board and the Trenton City Council. Those locations include 1409 Lulu belonging to Russell and Bea Shaw; 701 East 6th Street – property of Jim and Mary Drake; 1314 Norton belonging to Bret and Penny Buswell; as well […]

Demolition Ball

Eight structures on list to be torn down in next round of housing demolition

Eight structures are on the city of Trenton’s’ tentative list to be torn down in the next round of housing demolition. The board last evening gave its consent to proceed with the project with Red Rock of Kidder previously selected as the contractor for the demolition work. Building Inspector Donnie Vandevender provided his recommendation after […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council adopts three ordinances, accepts four bids

Three ordinances were adopted and four bids were accepted during Monday nights meeting of the Trenton City Council. All votes were unanimous among the 8 members. Boone Construction Company of Columbia received formal approval for the 17th Street Bridge replacement project. The company is to be paid $2,339,736.00. Funding comes from the city of Trenton […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board to recommend increase in cost-sharing for demolition of buildings

In what officials hope will increase interest by property owners in tearing down dilapidated structures, Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board plans to recommend an increase the financial commitment the city makes in a cost-sharing arrangement.  The current city budget has allocated $30,000 for demolition costs. For several years, the city had offered up to $1,750 […]

Jewett Norris Library

Grundy County Jewett-Norris Library begins Summer reading program with sign-ups

Grundy County Jewett-Norris Library begins its Summer reading program with sign-up and other activities this Saturday, May 18, 2019. The signup period is from 10 in the morning until 1 o’clock in the afternoon at the children’s department of the library in Trenton. The theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Those participating on Saturday receive […]

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 reviews properties for demolition

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board last evening was told just three property owners have agreed to a cost-sharing arrangement with the city for demolition of houses. Two have returned a signed agreement and non-refundable $200 payment for hazardous materials inspection. Once such inspections are complete and owners are notified of the testing, the owner has […]