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Council Approves City, TMU Budgets

The Trenton City Council this week approved budgets for the city and Trenton Municipal Utilities, which go into effect on May 1.
The city budget shows anticipated revenues of $2,839,501 while expenditures are listed at $3,053,436. However, with a transfer of road and bridge funds into the budget of $262,000, the city is anticipated to have a surplus in the budget of $48,065. This would leave an anticipated fund balance

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City Council OKs City, TMU Budgets; No Raises Included

 R-T Photo/Diane Lowrey Newly-elected members of the Trenton City Council were sworn in by City Clerk Cindy Simpson during Monday’s council meeting. They include, from left, Larry Huffstutter, Chuck Elliott, Kenneth Ewing and Allan Quilty.

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Newly-elected members of the Trenton City Council were sworn in by City Clerk Cindy Simpson during Monday’s council meeting. They include, from left, Larry Huffstutter, Chuck Elliott, Kenneth Ewing and Allan Quilty.

The Trenton City Council approved both 2014-15 city and Trenton Municipal Utilities budgets during a meeting on Monday night at city hall, eliminating raises that were a part of the TMU budget while maintaining no

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Princeton Councils Raises Rates, Galt Discusses Cleanup

The Princeton City Council took action on several items, including increasing water and sewer rates, during a meeting held Tuesday evening, with the Galt City Council spending most of its time talking about cleaning up the community.
Princeton
According to information provided by assistant city clerk Danette Summers, the Princeton Council voted to increase both water and sewer rates, with the new rates being reflected on the May bill. The

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City To Change Insurance Plan

The Finance Committee of the Trenton City Council is recommending employees pay 35 percent of insurance premium coverage cost for spouses, independent children and family members as part of the 2014-15 city budget.
During a meeting on Monday night, committee members heard a presentation regarding changes in the insurance that would have the city pay the premium cost for employees, but would ask that the employees pay a greater percentage

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Mayor Outlines Budget Cut Proposal

A special meeting of the Trenton City Council on Wednesday night, called by Mayor Dr. Nick McHargue on Tuesday to review his ideas for possible budget cuts, drew just three councilmen and, as a result, no action could be taken.
Kenneth Ewing, Travis Elbert and Jim Bush were the only council members to appear at the meeting, which drew several individuals who had also been present at a meeting of

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Finance Committee Meeting

The Finance Committee of the Trenton City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 31 at city hall.
Committee members will continue work on the 2014-15 city budget. An executive session for personnel is also planned.

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Council Overrides Veto On Police Hires

Three individuals were hired by the Trenton City Council to fill open positions on the Trenton Police Department, but not before Mayor Dr. Nick McHargue vetoed the recommendations.
During a meeting of the council on Monday night, council members voted 6-1 to hire two persons to fill full-time positions and a third to fill one half-time position. Because of what he termed as concerns about the city’s financial future, Dr.

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City Council To Meet On Monday

The Trenton City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at city hall.
Items on the announced agenda include the awarding of bids for a trailer, mowing, hay ground and sale of city-owned properties, a request from the North Central Missouri Fair Board and a recommendation for appointment to the Police Personnel Board.

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Building And Nuisance Board To Meet

The Building and Nuisance Board of the Trenton City Council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at city hall.
Items on the announced agenda include an update on the city demolition project; an update on Troy Hanes properties and 2735 Lakeside Place abatements; declaration of nuisance for properties at 1214 and 1216 Shanklin Avenue and 1427 Merrill; discussion of property at 431 W. 13th

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