Mayor Case started things off at the monthly meeting and reported that new metal poles and LED lights have been installed or replaced at the City Park. A pedestrian cross walk has been added on West Crabtree Street. Reported Surplus Property to Tri-Community Fire Department included ten air packs, 24 bottles, and four face masks.
Trenton has contacted the City Attorney regarding the Baby Box project that was brought up last month. The Attorney said that it is outside the city’s legislative authority. Therefore, a mother intending to surrender her child must do so directly to the properly authorized body (firefighter, police, etc)
In the month of March, the Trenton City Police Department has 247 calls for service. The Community Center was reportedly rented for a total of 131 hours. Commissioners reminded community members that rec softball has begun at the ball fields, and that work has begun of the pool to get it ready for the summer. The fire department received 89 total calls in March. Mayor Case reported a general fund total of $1,316,012.61.
On behalf of the Dade County Library, Mindy Haworth provided the stats for March. This included a door count of 2029, 15 involved with the Kids Programming, 62 with the Family Programming, six with the Teen Programming, and 64 with the Adult Programming. She mentioned they had a new hire. Lynn Arp is the new Youth Education Coordinator. Lt. Governor Burt Jones Statewide Field Representatives will be hosting mobile office hours for constituents in the local community. He will be in Trenton Thursday, April 20th at 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Dade County Public Library.