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The Trenton City Council met Monday in regular session. On the agenda were two ordinances to discuss.

One ordinance pertained to the sale of real estate owned by the city to a municipal corporation. “MC Power wants to buy 16 acres of land from the city to develop a solar farm,” City Administrator Kerry Sampson said. He further stated that issue was tabled due to some legal issues and will probably return at the next council meeting for discussion.

A second ordinance was about funds given by the Missouri Department of Transportation to repair areas of the city airport.

“MoDot ordered us approximately $28,000 for work we had to do at our airport due to a flood that occurred last fall,” Sampson said. “Through the state … we were able to get a grant to pay for 100 percent of the cost. So we were pretty happy about that.”

Another issue discussed under new business was court cost for a domestic violence shelter. Sampson said they have a shelter and there is a state law that allows a city and/or county to collect some money from court cases to help support the shelter. He said everyone thought that was a good idea and it will be brought forward in an ordinance at the next council meeting.