Trenton books show modest surplus

Amanda Jess
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TRENTON – The Town of Trenton is in the black with a net operating surplus of $6,000.  

Kim Livingston read the Consolidated Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report for the year ended March 31 on behalf of Grant Thornton at the council meeting Tuesday evening.

“Everything looks good and where we’re supposed to be. We’re moving forward,” said Mayor Glen MacKinnon.

Council also approved four recommendations from the Pictou County Shared Services Board.

They agreed Nova Enterprises Limited could supply a Freightliner truck chassis for $72,000; Parts for Trucks in Dartmouth will supply and install roll-off hardware for $26,395; Atlantic Caterpillar will sell a 5-tonne mini excavator for $58,225 and Linkletter’s Welding Ltd. will provide a trailer for $11,280.

They also approved indexing of garbage, bluebag and organics tipping fees be based annually on the average Consumer Price Index for Nova Scotia All Items Annual Average and the Canada All Items Annual Average.

These recommendations do not add any additional cost to the budget.

Organizations: Grant Thornton, Pictou County Shared Services Board, Nova Enterprises Limited Freightliner Welding Canada All Items Annual Average

Geographic location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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