Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council meets via video conference; declares “State of Emergency” in Trenton

Meeting for the first time using internet technology, the Trenton City Council Monday night declared a “State of Emergency” within the city of Trenton and ordered certain measures to protect public life, health, safety, and property to limit the spread of the coronavirus or Covid-19 – the disease creating the emergency. Essentially, five members of […]

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Payment of rental inspection and nuisance services tops meeting of Trenton Administrative Committee

The Trenton Administrative Committee voted Tuesday night to make a recommendation to the Finance Committee regarding paying for rental inspection and nuisance services. City Administrator Ron Urton reports the recommendation was to reduce Economic Development by $20,000 on the city side and use that money to pay for a part-time code enforcement person who would […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission approves two requests from Orscheln Farm and Home

The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission discussed, then voted to approve, two requests involving development of vacant land at 28th Street and Highway 65 as a future location for a new Orscheln’s Farm and Home store. The requests were for a conditional use permit and a final plat. Both were approved by the five members […]

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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 […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee to recommend construction of storage building at wastewater plant

Trenton’s Utility Committee will recommend a construction bid be accepted for a storage building at the wastewater treatment plant. According to Utility Director Ron Urton, the bid from Jamesport Builders came in at $60,074 for a 40-foot by 60-foot building with an optional second door of 14 by 14 feet. The bid will be referred […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council Administrative Committee hears request from fire department on inspections

Members of the Trenton City Council Administrative Committee Monday evening heard a request for the fire department to stop doing inspections of rental properties and resume with the commercial inspections or surveys. The committee on a split vote involving a motion will recommend to the city council that more of the residential inspections be handled […]

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Trenton City Council endorses idea proposed by pilots at municipal airport

With seven members present, the Trenton City Council endorsed an idea proposed by pilots allowing them to construct and own an eight place T-hangar building at the Trenton airport. The new all-metal building would replace the two wooden hangars currently in use at the airport. An engineering company assembled a cost estimate for the new […]

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Trenton City Council approves plans for repair of sewer main under Muddy Creek

The Trenton City Council Monday night authorized the Howe Engineering Company to proceed with plans to have repairs made to a flood-damaged sanitary sewer force main under Muddy Creek. During the flooding of last May, the stream bank severely eroded and exposed the force main pipes. City Administrator Ron Urton said the piping is still […]

Emergncy Snow Route

Trenton’s Emergency Snow Ordinance to once again become active Friday night

Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton says overnight snowfall hampered the street department’s efforts in removing snow from streets. Trenton’s emergency snow route ordinance will once again go into effect Friday night at 11 o’clock until Saturday morning, January 25th at 7 o’clock. This allows snow to be cleared from streets designated as emergency snow routes. Vehicles […]