By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The cleanup of
nuisance and problem properties continues in the City of Trenton as evidenced
by last week’s Trenton City Commission meeting.
Two bids were
opened at the meeting to cleanup a property on Glenwood Drive. The low bid went
to Mike Lawson for $1,200 and was approved by the council pending review of the
bid to make sure it meets the work required.
Part of last
month financial shortfall was the $2,700 spent to clean up another property and
was included in the February budget.
loss of $66,000 was covered by a Georgia Power franchise check of $222,366.
Some of the extra expenses for February included much higher than usual fuel
cost and payments for worker’s compensation insurance and liability insurance.
Utilities Commissioner Tommy Lawson reported the sewer department had one minor
line repair, six sewer calls and performed 23 underground locates during the
month of February.
Fire Department responded to 15 fire calls and 80 medical and rescue calls
Recreation Commissioner Terry Powell reported that a lot of work had been done
at Jenkins Park including painting picnic tables, adding gravel to walking
areas, installing fans in the Civic Center and getting the sign up for the
He also reported
the ball fields are in good shape and thanked everyone for their hard work. He
also thanked the Trenton Police Department for doing a little extra to make
sure the park is safe.
Commissioner Sandra Gray reported that the police department responded to 183
calls, took 16 incident reports, worked 14 traffic accidents, made 84 arrests
and issued 96 citations. The department collected $12,359.40 in fines in
Emmanuel gave the Street Department report. He said the department was working
hard to keep the streets in good shape during heavy rain and some snow and ice
issues. He reported that the department only has two employees and they have
been working hard to keep streets open.
approved the appointments of members to the Industrial Development Board. Those
appointed were Barry Page, Nathan Wooten and Dora Crisp.
were made to the Commission from different organizations including Tree City
and the Dade County Public Library.