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Planning and Zoning Commission approves request by Head Start program

With a unanimous vote by the four members present Monday evening, the Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a conditional use permit sought by the Green Hills Head Start program. The recommendation advances for consideration by the Trenton City Council. Subject to final approval, the permit would allow for the construction of a new Head […]

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Trenton City Council : Two interviews done, two more scheduled, for Adminstrator/TMU opening

The Trenton City Council, on Thursday night, interviewed two people for an administrative position.  Two more interviews are scheduled for tonight (Monday night). The council has expressed interest in having a combined position for City Administrator and Trenton Municipal Utilities Director. The City Council’s Administrative Committee, during an August 11 meeting, selected three applicants to […]

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Trenton mayor opposes hiring city administrator, because of unsettled ConAgra situation

Trenton Mayor Nick McHargue has voiced opposition to hiring a City Administator while the city’s future financial future is unclear because of the ConAgra plant situation.  ConAgra has announced its intentions to close its Trenton facility in the early part of 2018 Mayor McHargue said, until the Harris Avenue matter is resolved, he would be […]

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Trenton City Council discusses raising sewer rates

The Trenton City Council has voted to resume advertising to seek applications for the vacant City Administrator’s position.  The advertisement will be placed through the Missouri Municipal League.  It was mentioned the advertising cost for a 30 day period is $40.00 to $45.00. City Clerk Cindy Simpson is serving as Interim City Administrator following the […]

Trenton City Council meets, discusses a variety of issues

The Trenton City Council met in regular session on Monday night, with an update on the milling work that began earlier in the day.  That work, on Trenton’s streets, is anticipated to be completed on Tuesday, according to Trenton Street Supervisor Martin Schieb.  Originally, the work was planned for Monday through Wednesday.  However, the contractor […]

Trenton City Council discusses ConAgra issue, welcomes new members, at Monday night’s meeting

    At Monday night’s meeting of the Trenton City Council, Fire Chief Rick Morris and Training Officer Doug Franklin offered appreciation for the passage of a city sales tax for training and equipment.  Morris spoke on how “Trenton citizens spoke on their feelings for firefighters”, and added that “his department will not let those […]

Brandon Gibler named as Trenton Fire Chief

The Trenton City Council has approved the employment of Brandon Gibler as the next Trenton Fire Department Chief, effective July 6, when current Chief Rick Morris retires. Brandon Gibler has served 18 years with the Trenton and Grundy County Rural Fire departments. He’s assistant chief of the Grundy County Rural Fire Department and a firefighter […]

Conagra Foods announcement dominates Trenton City Council meeting

Trenton Community Development Director Ralph Boots, on Monday night,  gave a “general update” to the City Council on continued attempts to meet with corporate officials of ConAgra Foods, hoping to learn what “can be done to keep the plant operating in Trenton”.  He indicated that attempts to meet have been thus far unsuccessful, but efforts […]

Trenton City Council expected to discuss rental housing on Monday night

The Trenton City Council agenda for a Monday night (March 14th) meeting includes an ordinance amending the charge for having rental housing units inspected.  It is currently $35.00, with any re-inspections within a year charged $10.00.  The proposed amendment would make the charge $35.00 with every inspection done. Another ordinance on the agenda corrects a […]

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Trenton City Council Meeting Report for Monday, February 22, 2016

The Trenton City Council’s finance committee meets several times during preparations for the city budget for the fiscal year beginning May 1st. That’s also the case this year, with two more meetings announced for Wednesday, February 23, and Friday, February 26, both at noon. Trenton mayor nick McHargue, during last night’s city council meeting, said […]