By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
monthly meeting of the Trenton City Commission was April 14th and newly elected
Streets Commissioner Tommy Lowery attended his first meeting since being
His was also
one of the first orders of business taken up by the Commission as he requested
the hiring for a full time employee for his department.
out that the position had been approved earlier and that a person had been
selected through the interview process and he recommend the hiring of Tim
Weathers to fill the position. The Commission approved the hiring.
pointed out that one of the department’s employees was out with bypass surgery
and a time frame for his return was not known at this time.
Emanuel reported on the City’s financial reports for March, which showed
revenue was $134,000 more than was budgeted while expenses were $39,000 less
than budgeted for the month.
that March’s net surplus of $172,000 was a result from total revenue of
$269,000 exceeding total expenses of $96,000.
Commissioner Sandra Gray reported that the police department responded to 220
calls, took 22 incident reports and worked six traffic accidents. The
department issued 163 citations and collected $12,369.02 in fines.
Tommy Lawson reported that the Trenton City Fire Department responded to 66
medical and rescue call and seven fire calls during March. He also reported the
sewer department performed 28 underground locates, answered 11 sewer calls and
replaced one sewer cap.
discussed the possible modification of the lift station on Highway 136 East
near Woodhaven. He reported that due to the depth independent contractors had
to be hired to work on the pumps and that was very expensive.
He stated that
another lift station had been modified for the same reason and was working out
well. No estimate was available for the cost of the modification but Lawson
said it wouldn’t be cheap. “I think we need to do it for safety reason and then
we can work on our own pumps,” he stated.
stated that funds have not been budgeted for the project and will need to come
from the reserve sewer fund if the projects move forward.
Commissioner Terry Powell reported that new lights had been installed at
Jenkins Park and thanked Southeast Lineman Training for their help on the
The City Pool
is scheduled to open on May 31 and the lift for handicapped or elderly should
be installed soon.
approved a transfer of $8,000 from SPLOST to be used to buy a new Gator for
parks department. The one the department currently uses is 12-14 years old.
heard reports from the Chamber of Commerce, Tree City the Dade County Public
Library and the Arts Council.
approved proclamation for Law Enforcement Week and Georgia Manufacturing
Appreciation Week before adjourning the meeting.