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Trenton Commission intends to expand City Park with purchase of property

By John Ayers
The Trenton City Commission took action Monday afternoon to purchase a .5-acre parcel of property that is located at 410 South Main Street and Southeast Third Avenue. This property is adjacent to the Trenton Community Center on the west and the Trenton Fire Department on the north. City Manager Lyle Wilkerson reported to the Commission that there is a real estate appraisal in the meeting packet that identifies the property of interest is valued at $80,000. This property has three older mobile homes that are currently rented out to single families.
Lucy Hendricks owns this property and she has put the property on the market for sale. Commissioner Randy Rutter made a motion to direct the City Manager to enter into an option to purchase the property from the owner for $75,000 plus the cost of the closing to expand the Trenton City Park onto this parcel. Commissioner Davis gave a second to the motion as Vice Mayor Haley called for a vote. The Commission approved the motion by a 4-0. Attorney David M. Lang, Jr. explained if the owner is receptive to the offer, the Commission will enter into a contract, have a public meeting and then determine when a closing on the property would be held.

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