Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves 2020-2021 budget

The Princeton City Council approved the 2020-2021 budget on Monday. Projected revenues are $617.551.51 for general funds and $940,688.48 for enterprise funds for a combined total of $1,558,239.99. Anticipated expenditures are $432,915 for general and $1,077,390 for enterprise funds for a combined total of $1,510,305. Princeton City Clerk Danette Snapp reports the city has sales […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton’s Utility Committee to recommend deadline on delinquent bills to avoid disconnection

Citing a concern for a larger number of delinquent bills than usual, Trenton’s Utility Committee is recommending a deadline of mid-May to either have the bill paid, or a payment plan established, to avoid potential disconnections. The recommendation to be forwarded to the City Council lists a May 15th deadline. Utility committee members Larry Crawford, […]

Finance

Trenton Finance Committee trims proposed budget; deficit reduced to $115,693

Using a combination of adding some revenue and reducing some spending has resulted in an adjustment of over $42,000 on the proposed city of Trenton budget for the one year period beginning the 1st of May. Revisions are recommended in several line item categories as Trenton Finance Committee members and department heads agreed upon reductions. […]

Electric Power Lineman

Rate study analyst warns Trenton City Council against reduction of electric rates

An official with a consulting company that analyzes utility rates told the City Council last night that no changes are recommended. But he also warned against thinking of reducing electric rates any more than they have been. Craig Woycheese is the senior rate analyst for Toth and Associates which was commissioned by the city to […]

Trenton, Missouri

Breaking down proposed budget expenditures for the city of Trenton

Each of the city of Trenton departments has requested a portion of the funds generated by the capital projects sales tax. The proposed city of Trenton budget includes $1.037,641 in projected capital spending for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Categories involve police, fire, streets, airport, sidewalks, and demolition. The single largest payment coming out of capital […]

St Joseph News Press

Saint Joseph News-Press to eliminate Saturday and Wednesday print editions

The Saint Joseph News-Press will eliminate its Saturday and Wednesday print editions, effective Saturday, April 18th and Wednesday, May 6th. The announcement was made in a letter to readers by Publisher and Editor David Bradley and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stacey Hill.  The letter says the News-Press plans to “beef up” the […]

Sales Tax

Audio: Trenton sales taxes already trailing but what happens during the Coronavirus crisis

Shopping habits and the business climate are the driving forces for sales tax revenue, especially for local communities. The city of Trenton collects on five different local sales taxes – each for a specific purpose as we review in our news stories each month. With one more month left in the current fiscal year, Trenton […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council discusses, but takes no action, on establishing a cash reserve policy for the city

The Trenton City Council discussed, but took no action Monday night, on a proposal from the City Administrator to establish a cash reserve policy for the city. Discussion also was held on possible wage increases for city employees as well as potentially establishing steps of advancement within the police, fire, and street departments. This topic […]