Serve Mercer County

Audio: Serve Mercer County volunteers set to tackle projects this Saturday, April 17

Volunteers will lend a “helping hand” this Saturday when Serve Mercer County works on projects on behalf of the elderly, those who are ill, or unable to do the work themselves. First Baptist Church Pastor Abner Neill said that Serve Mercer County allows several organizations and individuals to work together on projects to benefit the […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee addresses tree trimming, transformer replacement

Transformer replacement and tree trimming were discussed at December 15th’s Trenton Utility Committee meeting. City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton reports the electric department crew is working with RS Electric Utility this week to replace the main transformer at the south substation. He says power will not have to be shut off during the replacement. Crews […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen, with lengthy agenda, approve ordinance related to commercial structures billed for utility cost

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance on November 23rd establishing rules related to multiple-unit commercial structures to be billed for utility cost of service. City Clerk Hattie Rains explains the ordinance provides a definition and acknowledges that multiple units within the same commercial structure would have to adhere to additional cost of service […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council to consider change in zoning, revision of city code and purchases at Monday meeting

The Trenton City Council will consider ordinances regarding a change in zoning, a work order for sewer mains, revising city code, and approving contracts for tree trimming, purchasing rock aggregate, and purchasing sand. A meeting will be held at the Trenton City Hall on Monday, October 26th at 7 o’clock. The public will not physically […]

Utility Rates or Electrical Rates or TMU or Trenton Municipal Utilities

Trenton Utility Committee to recommend 20% and 15% rate increases to wastewater and water rates

Citing a need to generate additional funds for Trenton’s water and sewer departments, the Trenton Utility Committee has voted to recommend that the full city council consider an increase in rates. A discussion was held among three committee members and the Trenton City Administrator before a motion was made to request rate increases for both […]

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Planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 21, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of September 21 – 27. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council selects construction company to replace 17th Street Bridge

All votes were unanimous Monday night when the Trenton City Council approved three bills and adopted three ordinances. The 17th Street Bridge replacement will be done by Boone Construction Company of Columbia who submitted the lowest of bids from six companies. City Administrator Ron Urton said the selection of Boone has been accepted by the […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves new shut-off policy for TMU, update presented on sewer plant upgrades

Several topics related to Trenton Municipal Utilities were approved during last evening’s meeting of the Trenton City Council. The council voted six to nothing to proceed with Burns and McDonnel engineering to proceed with designing the headworks project at the sewer plant. Other improvements are underway in the design-build project at the sewer plant where […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council holds heated discussion on electric rates, ends in vote to reduce rates by 5%

The Trenton City Council last night voted to authorize a 5% reduction in electric rates effective with the bills received in November, and the council ultimately voted to have an electric rate study done, but not until after the Mayor vetoed two separate motions. Last week, the utility committee advanced discussion on having a three-month […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council meeting agenda to include electric rate study

Several items are on the agenda for a meeting of the Trenton City Council Monday night, September 24th. Topics include discussion regarding an electric rate study and a policy for Trenton Municipal Utilities operating funds, discussion concerning the Green Hills animal nutrition building, approval of demolition of structures, an asbestos abatement bid, and discussion regarding […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Mayor Nick McHargue calls for 10% reduction in electric rates

Trenton Mayor Nick McHargue, citing what he called a huge surplus, requested Trenton Municipal Utilities reduce electric rates by ten percent effective with the next bills. Then re-visit the rate issue in two months and consider another possible reduction. After further discussion, the issue involving electric rates, including the Mayor’s request, is to be considered […]

Daviess County Courthouse

Street work tops list of topics at meeting of Gallatin Board of Aldermen

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted a server and installation bid and approved an ordinance regarding electric refinancing at its meeting Monday evening. The accepted server and server installation bid was from Green Hills Communications for $9,750. Harland Technology Services also bid at a price of $13,558.08. The board approved an ordinance authorizing Gallatin to […]