By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
City Commission met February 10 at Trenton City Hall for the regular monthly
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.
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.
election for Streets Commissioner has been set for March 18 with three people
qualifying for the position, Tommy Lowery, David Moore and Donald Taylor.
will begin on Feb. 24 and end March 14.
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.
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.
Commissioner Sandra Gray reported that the department answered 237 calls during
January, worked 12 accidents and made 107 arrests.
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.
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.
Chamber of Commerce, Tree City, Arts Council and the Dade County Library all
made reports to the Commission about current activities.