Grundy County Commissioner Don Sager spoke to the Spickard Board of Aldermen on January 13th. Sager said the county commission is interested in putting an antenna on the city water tower to improve communications for emergency services. The board will check land and sizes, and the board plans to have a special meeting regarding the […]
Mercer County Public Water Supply District has issued a precautionary boil water advisory following repairs made Monday to a water main break. Affected are the rural water customers on both sides of Highway 136. The advisory area extends from Princeton (at 65 and 136) east to the intersection of Highway 136 and Fireworks Avenue. The […]
The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved several ordinances and a resolution on April 12th. One resolution declared the results of the April 6th Municipal Election. Others authorized entering into contracts with Mike Walker for cemetery mowing and Rodell Sperry for mowing service at Dockery Park. The resolution established an interfund transfer amount to pay for […]
The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an amendment to an agreement for phone service and accepted a bid for cemetery mowing on March 22nd. The amendment to the City of Gallatin’s Windstream agreement for phone service at the city hall includes upgrading the phone service. City Administrator Lance Rains reported monthly recurring charges will be […]
Accepting recommendations from the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board, the City Council Monday night approved a list of nine houses to be demolished and the selection of a demolition contractor. Three companies submitted bids including Red Rock of Kidder who had the lowest bid for all nine structures at $42,000. His bid actually was $43,400 […]
The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance setting tax levy rates at a hearing prior to this week’s regular meeting. The rates were set at 64.01 cents for the General Fund, 22.77 cents for Parks and Recreation, and two cents for Band. The total assessed valuation is estimated to be $14,248,173 for the current […]
Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1 asks all of its customers to cut water usage to a minimum over the next few days as the Ravanna water tower is drained. A representative says the Ravanna water tower feeds other towers in the district.
The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted several ordinances this week. One authorized the city entering into an equipment lease agreement with the Friends of Gallatin. Another approved an electric franchise with Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, Incorporated. A third authorized the city entering into a service contract agreement with the Missouri Rural Water Association to conduct sewer […]
Spickard Mayor Alan Tharp reports the precautionary boil advisory has been canceled for the City of Spickard. The advisory was put into place Thursday due to cleaning of the water tower. Sullivan County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has lifted a precautionary boil advisory for Sullivan County Rural Water customers. The advisory affected Route […]
The City of Spickard will be placed under a precautionary boil advisory starting Thursday, September 12, 2019, due to cleaning of the water tower. The Spickard City Clerk reports the advisory will go into effect at 8 o’clock in the morning and continue until further notice.
Grundy County Public Water Supply District #1 customers in the northeast corner of Grundy County could experience low water pressure for the next few days. The low pressure is due to the draining and repair of a water tower.
The Spickard Board of Aldermen approved various actions at its meeting on Wednesday night. The purchase of Missouri Rural Water Association water billing software and a package of postcard paper for $360. Bills went out late this month, but tax was not included. The tax that should have been applied will be calculated and shared […]
The Spickard Board of Aldermen approved ordinances adopting water and sewer rates as well as amending the budget this week. Each vote was three to zero with board member Charles Holtzclaw was absent. The board approved replacing a sewer grinder pump control panel that Mayor Alan Tharp reported had failed. Irvinbuilt construction reported the cost […]
The Spickard Board of Aldermen accepted an ordinance regarding water and sewer rates and charges at a special meeting Wednesday. Board member Maggie George reports the ordinance rescinded a previous ordinance that set the rates. April utility bills were discussed and customers whose bills showed usage greater than their actual meter reading were given a […]
The Laredo Board of Aldermen approved one ordinance and one agreement at its meeting Monday evening. The ordinance renewed the city’s agreement with Kansas City Power and Light for franchise taxes and to allow the company to provide electric services to Laredo. The contract is for 20 years. The agreement regarded a renewal with water […]
Discussion on several topics dominated a 90-minute meeting last night of the Trenton City Council. Action was taken on just two items and approval was given by the seven council members present to a resolution for reimbursement to the city of over $54,000 in expenditures made since July on the new asphalt plant project. The […]
Much has been said in recent months about revenues, expenses, and profits of Trenton Municipal Utilities. Information has been shared with the Utility committee that indicates December financials show a loss for the month instead of a profit. While profit is determined from revenues, minus normal operating expenses, debt payments and major construction costs are […]
The utility committee will recommend to the Trenton City Council to make some changes in the TMU shut off policy in an effort to reduce the number of late notices, the shut-off notices, and re-connect fees. With payments due by the 18th, bills are sent a shut-off notice with a date when shut off will […]
Ordinances were adopted and bids accepted last night by Trenton City Council. Some of the ordinances resulted from previous city council actions, however, one other proposed ordinances got defeated after the council and the Mayor heard complaints. Danny Stephens of Trenton received formal approval to pay $325 per month for a one year period to rent […]
A representative with MIRMA presented a grant award to the Mayor of Gallatin at the Gallatin Board of Aldermen meeting Monday evening. Jeff Arp presented the 75% cost grant award for $1,396.52 for the purchase of an electric crimper. The board approved purchasing two certificates of deposit for $350,000 each at Farmer’s Bank at the […]