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Princeton Council Approves New Budget

The Princeton City Council approved its 2015-2016 budget during a special meeting held Wednesday evening.
City Clerk Danette Summers said the new budget will go into effect May 1 and although figures on anticipated revenues and expenditures were not available this morning, she indicated that city had a balance of $1.486 million as of the end of March. Ms. Summers said the council approved an average 4 percent raise for

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Council Overrides Veto, Abolishes Board of Public Works

The Trenton City Council voted to abolish the Board of Public Works during a special meeting held this morning.
The vote was 6-1 to override Mayor Dr. Nick McHargue’s veto of the measure, with First Ward Councilman Allan Quilty voting against it and Third Ward Councilman Travis Elbert absent. Members of the council voiced concerns about the 2015 budget process and the need to manage the utility in such a

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Two Seeking Fourth Ward Council Position

Editor’s Note: In an effort to provide information to local voters regarding the April 7 election, the Republican-Times has asked each candidate for contested Trenton City Council races to provide information about themselves. Today’s story features candidates for the two-year fourth ward position.

Jim Bush
Jim Bush is seeking his fifth term as a councilman from the fourth ward.
A native of Trenton, Bush served 22 years in the U.S.

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City Council Approves Bids, Ordinances

The Trenton City Council approved two bids and acted on six ordinances during a meeting on Monday night at city hall.
On a vote of 8-0, the council approved a bid from Kevin Ireland to hay ground owned by the city at a cost of $12.50 per bale. It was the highest of three bids received.
Approved on a vote of 7-0, with councilman Kenneth Ewing abstaining, was a bid

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Galt City Council Meets

The Galt City Council held a meeting Tuesday night, but took little action.
According to City Clerk Mary Young, the council voted to pay the bills, but no other action items were acted upon. The next regular meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 at city hall.

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Little Action At Laredo Meeting

There was only one action item at a meeting of the Laredo City Council held Wednesday evening.
According to information provided by Laredo City Clerk Ashley Boren, the board approved an ordinance that allows the city to forgo an election if the number of candidates filing for office equals the number of seats that are to be filled by the election.
The next regular board meeting is scheduled for 5:30

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Laredo Aldemen Discuss Water Tank Report

The Laredo Board of Aldermen met Nov. 6, discussing the water tank and employee tax forms.
City Clerk Ashley Boren said a report was given by Utility Service Group about their inspection on the water tank, which is currently in good condition. They are offering an asset management program to the city, a proposal which was tabled.
Board members voted to approve Sager Accounting and Tax to prepare the city’s

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Spickard, Galt Councils Meet

The Spickard and Galt city councils met Tuesday evening, taking care of routine items.
According to the Spickard city clerk, the council agreed to adjust its contract with the Spickard Special Road District to allow it to use equipment, with the repairs to the equipment to be split equally between the city and the road district. The council also approved a reimbursement of $7.33 to Wendell Tharp for bottled water

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Galt Council Sets 2014 Levy

The Galt City Council met Tuesday evening, setting the 2014 tax levy.
According to information provided by City Clerk Mary Young, the council set the levy at $1 on the assessed valuation, which is the same as last year. Mrs. Young said the assessed valuation has gone from $907,000 in 2013 to $910,000 this year. In other business, the council approved an agreement with Grundy County for the collection of

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