While no official recommendation was made due to the lack of a quorum Tuesday night for the Trenton Utility Committee, the City Council will take a look at increasing the base electric rate by seven dollars for residential customers in Trenton. This is primarily a monthly charge for having an electric meter. The current rate […]
The Trenton Utility Committee meets next Tuesday, July 20, 2021, to discuss whether to plan for an increase in the base rate for electric customers. A discussion also is listed for the proposed security gate at the Trenton water plant reservoir. The 6 pm meeting also includes reports and an update from the utility director.
Trenton City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton discussed several topics at the Trenton Utility Committee meeting on June 22, 2021. Urton said the city is proceeding with getting prices for control panels and pumps for three lift stations, getting a price for a replacement pump for the headworks grit removal system to have a spare since […]
Trenton’s Utility Committee met Tuesday evening with an engineer to review preliminary plans for water-related projects. The committee reviewed details and saw cost estimates for work at the reservoir pump station and the river pump station. Members also learned costs would be forthcoming from a specialized company regarding upgrades or rehabilitation of the clarifier basins […]
Chairmen were elected for each of the four Trenton City Council committees. David Mlika was re-elected chairman of the administrative committee, John Dolan was re-elected chairman of the finance committee, Duane Urick is the new chairman of the economic development committee. These committees include four members each from the council. Mlika was elected chairman of […]
Without discussion, the Trenton City Council on Monday night adopted budgets for the city and Trenton Municipal Utilities for the year beginning May 1st. Members of the finance committee have met several times with city officials in recent weeks in developing the two budgets. Salaries have been established by city ordinance for the 2021-22 fiscal […]
Trenton’s Utility Committee heard details Tuesday evening on the preliminary financial impact for TMU regarding substantially-increased prices for natural gas and the electric market due to the prolonged extreme cold weather last month. Trenton Municipal Utility Comptroller Rosetta Marsh says having a large reserve in the electric department will help Trenton withstand the higher costs […]
The Trenton City Council on Monday night tabled an ordinance, approved a resolution, accepted a bid, and agreed to buy a riding lawnmower locally. More details also were presented on TMU’s use of diesel generators during the cold weather. The council voted to table a “right of way” agreement between the city of Trenton and […]
Trentons’ five-member Utility Committee is recommending the City Council accept a proposal for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for TMU. Two proposals were considered, and Utility Director Ron Urton said the committee recommends the proposal from Tantalus as the city looks to upgrade “meter reading.” This proposal allows TMU to use most of the existing […]
Trenton City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton continues to ask residents to conserve energy on February 16th and 17th due to the extreme cold. He reports Trenton Municipal Utilities is running three generators at the north substation, but it is still having problems getting enough fuel to each individual unit. It was noted on February 15th […]
Trenton’s Utility Director Ron Urton is asking for TMU customers to conserve on their power usage today and again on Tuesday due to extreme cold. For the first time in his tenure of more than four years as city administrator and utility director, Urton stated TMU is operating diesel generators to assist in making power […]
Refinancing three long-term loans with the use of lower interest rates is expected to save the city of Trenton $55,000 per year or as much as $798,000 over the life of the loans. The Trenton City Council on Monday night voted seven to nothing to allow Utility Director City Administrator Ron Urton to sign disclosures […]
High winds contributed to power outages throughout Trenton Thursday morning, February 4th. Trenton City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton reports Trenton Municipal Utilities started receiving phone calls about lights blinking around 10:15. He explains the blinking was caused by high winds whipping power lines together, especially near the lake and along 28th Street where there is […]
A power outage affected the Lake Area and the southeastern part of Trenton on Wednesday morning, January 20th. City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton reports a short in an underground wire at the south substation caused the outage, which lasted about 30 minutes.
A tree limb falling on a power line caused a power outage in part of Trenton on Tuesday evening, January 5th. City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton reports power went off about 7 o’clock in the Lake Area, north of 28th Street, and east of Oklahoma Avenue. Power was restored about an hour later.
Trenton Municipal Utilities is facing issues involving its aging water treatment plant in West Trenton. Preliminary plans are being formed to make upgrades to the two clarifier basins. TMU Director Ron Urton spoke more on the issue. Urton spoke of an issue at one basin that developed last month but was resolved. […]
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 […]
At Trenton, Gabe Chrisman, a property owner presented what she called a revised plan last night to the city council involving a proposed outdoor theater on land she owns at 22nd and Stature. After questions and discussions, the council voted to return the request for a conditional use permit back to the Planning and Zoning […]
The Trenton Utility Committee will recommend to the Trenton City Council conditional approval of TMU policies on water and sanitary sewer service connections. The three-member committee met Tuesday evening to discuss the draft of the two policies, agreed to a couple of additional clauses, and will recommend them for final approval at a meeting of […]
Trenton Municipal Utilities has provided numbers on how much additional revenue can be generated with proposed increases in water and sewer rates. According to Utility Director Ron Urton, the proposed 15 percent water rate increase is estimated to generate about $303,000 annually. The money would be used to pay for equipment repairs and replacements at […]