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By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher

 

The Trenton City Commission met February 10 at Trenton City Hall for the regular monthly meeting.

Mayor Anthony Emmanuel opened the meeting with the monthly financial reports that showed revenue of $134,014 for the month of January. While that was just short of the $135,974 budget, expenses for the month were only $124,000 so they actually had a surplus of roughly $10,000.

Mayor Emmanuel reported that the City currently has 17 employees and they are all doing an excellent job watching expenditures. The number of employees is also down from previous years but will increase as summer activities increase, especially at the City pool.

The upcoming election for Streets Commissioner has been set for March 18 with three people qualifying for the position, Tommy Lowery, David Moore and Donald Taylor.

Early voting will begin on Feb. 24 and end March 14.

Mayor Emmanuel stated they were looking forward to filling the position but at the same time the election process is very expensive.

Each of the Commissioners gave their monthly reports.

Fire and Utilities Commissioner Tommy Lawson reported that things were running smoothly with calls for each department being about average. The fire department answered 19 fire calls during January. He also reported that in 2013 the Fire Department answered 88 fire calls and 1,005 medical and rescue calls.

Police Commissioner Sandra Gray reported that the department answered 237 calls during January, worked 12 accidents and made 107 arrests.

Parks Commissioner Terry Powell reported that work had started on the ball fields to get them ready for the upcoming season and that the lift for the pool should be in and installed before the pool opens.

Mayor Emmanuel reported that the Streets Department had been busy with all the bad weather and were doing a good job keeping up.

In old business the Mayor reported that they would be advertising for bids for the cleanup of a lot in Glenbrook that was left after the tornados. Currently two lots have been cleaned by the City and liens will be placed on those properties to recover the expense of the cleanup.

The Dade Chamber of Commerce, Tree City, Arts Council and the Dade County Library all made reports to the Commission about current activities.

 


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