TRENTON, Mo. — The mood was light at the Trenton City Council meeting last night as Police Chief Tommy Wright and Fire Chief Rick Morris engaged in some good-natured ribbing after the Trenton Police Department’s victory over the Fire Department in their annual “Guns and Hoses” basketball tournament.
The council also heard and passed seven ordinances, most of which tweak the language of the city code to reflect changes made to state law. One such change adds definitions of alternative nicotine products like vapor cigarettes to the list of items a person cannot purchase if they are under the age of 18. Another approved the display of either vertical or horizontal license plates for motorcycles, motor-tricycles, and trailers.
New business included the approval of bids for a new truck and flat-bed for the street department, and the approval of a bid to appraise two properties in connection with the 17th Street bridge project. The council also voted to adopt the city budget and municipal utilities budget for fiscal year 2016.
“We’ve been blessed with good revenues,” said Councilman Travis Elbert, who praised the efforts of the budget committee.