VIDEO: City Clerk Announces Mayoral Run at City Council Meeting
At a regularly scheduled Trenton City Council meeting City Clerk Kyle Stack formally announced she would run for mayor.
Nearing the end of the meeting Stack announced that she would be running for mayor following other city-related announcements.
Mayor Gerald Brown, who is also running for mayor in November, was sitting next to Stack as she made the announcement.
"Sometimes we have people object to making political statements in here, and I think I'm not going to, but that's what it was," Brown said.
Council members voted on several items from the agenda.
- Property easement request: Kevin and Tammy Spalsbury of 2633 Dickinson requested to have the property easement south of their home closed off. The two requested this because they believe traffic that does not adhere to a “Road Ends” sign could be damaging their basement. They claim to have spent thousands of dollars to repair the basement.
Brown said council had not had a chance to talk about the item and made a motion to review it and bring it back to council. The motion was approved.
GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
- Trenton Goodfellows requested permission for the annual Old Newsboys paper sale to be held on Nov. 18 and 19, 2011. The Goodfellows also requested permission for the use of the Department of Public Works personnel and trucks to deliver Goodfellows food and toys on Dec. 21, 2011, with Dec. 22, 2011, as an alternate day in lieu of inclement weather.
The requests were both approved.
- St. Joseph Catholic Church requested to have a picnic in honor of their volunteers on at 6:30 p.m. June 13, 2011, and to close Elm Street between Third Street and the alley for the picnic.
The request was approved.
- Request by Nancy Richards of Trenton to reserve May 5, 2011, for a gathering in front of City Hall for the 60th annual National Day of Prayer for the nation.
The event was approved and in the event of inclement weather council members approved the use of council quarters to hold the event.
- Request by Rich Grossman, owner of West Grange Pharmacy, to hold an outdoor event on the front property of the pharmacy, 3390 West Road, May 14, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is to celebrate National Women’s Health Week from May 8-14. The plan includes a large white tent for guests and representatives of many organizations.
The event was approved.
DEPARTMENT HEADS AND OFFICIALS
- Request to waive bid and install E-Light Emergency Vehicle Alert System because no other company can provide this emergency alert system.
The request was approved.
- The Department of Public Works requested permission to dispose of unused, old, or obsolete equipment by auctioning the items off at Martin’s Towing April 29, 2011. The items to be auctioned off are diesel arrow boards, five walk behind mowers and a snow blower. The mowers have a reserve bid of $650 each, and the other items do not have a reserve bid.
Councilman Terrence Teifer made a substitute motion to get rid of the snow blower and arrow boards, but not the lawn mowers.
Council members approved the substitute motion.
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