Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton on asphalt plant sales and issues at the brush dump

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Trenton City Administrator and Utility Director Ron Urton reports this has been a “really good year” at the Trenton asphalt plant. The city recently received numbers through the end of October.



Urton comments that total is more than usual for the asphalt plant.



There is a set price for selling to private contractors or the Missouri Department of Transportation.



Urton notes the street superintendent has a list of which city streets are designated for improvement.



Trenton has a brush dump on the north end of town for residential brush.

City Administrator Ron Urton reports there have been problems with contractors and others dumping illegally.



Urton says someone with the street department opens the gate at 6:30 or 7 o’clock in the morning and closes it at 2:30 or 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

He notes part of the problem is the type of items being left there.



Urton asks residents to report it to the police if they see someone at the brush dump after hours in the evening or on weekends, so illegal dumping can be stopped.

Jennifer Thies

Jennifer’s interest in radio began at a young age. She started as a news reporter at KTTN in January 2017, but previously worked almost a year and a half as an on-air announcer and with news at the NPR affiliate KXCV/KRNW, which serves Northwest Missouri. Jennifer was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Media: Broadcast Production with an Emphasis in Audio Production from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.