The City of Trenton is a city of some 20,000 residents, located along the shores of the Detroit River.
working as a partner to enhance the opportunities of the five county
region, Trenton has always set itself apart by enhancing its own
identity through its many "self-sufficing services."
has its own wastewater treatment plant, as well as nearly every
conceivable public service yet devised, such as: garbage and trash
pick-up, curbside compost collection, curbside recycling and a drop-off
recycling center, special pick-up of debris on call from citizens.
boasts the finest Fire, Police and Advanced Life Support services in
the Downriver area. Trenton was one of the first communities to operate
a paramedic Advanced Life Support unit operated by the public sector
within the 17 Downriver communities. This 36-member department, along
with state of the art equipment and continuous training, provides our
city with fire and ambulance service unparalleled in the region. In
1994 the department, with support of service clubs, business, and
industry, built a "fire safety house" which teaches children and
parents how to evacuate a burning building. With 47 sworn police
officers involved in all aspects of law enforcement activity and
education, Trenton has continues to enjoy a low crime rate. The
department takes a very pro-active stance when dealing with the many
social problems that continue to plague our cities such as drugs,
gangs, domestic violence, etc.
Although almost ninety percent
of Trenton is developed, a full-service engineering department is in
place to take care of the many physical and infrastructure needs. In
1993 this department instituted a "due on sale" inspection program, and
in 1994 launched a "rental inspection" program. Both of these programs
are designed to enhance the quality of buildings in our community thus
preserving property values.
Trenton is also graced with one of
the finest Parks and Recreation programs found anywhere with primary
distinction being three indoor ice arenas and one newly constructed
Aquatic Pool Center, which contains a waterslide, beach volleyball
court, and picnic area. Our expansive parks and recreation program is
designed to provide leisure time activities for all ages and interest
groups from the toddler to the senior citizen. Along with the
traditional activities, the department runs and/or coordinates many
special events including the Mid-Summer Festival, Taste of Trenton,
Country Christmas held at the Emily Frank Cultural Center, Somewhere in
Time, (held at the 180 acre county-owned Elizabeth Park which features
a launching ramp, 52 slip marina, and boardwalk along the Detroit
River), the National Outboard racing championships which draws
participants and spectators from around the country and the Walleye
Tournament that draws fisherman from all over North America. Many of
these programs are successful because of the great volunteer effort of
our residents. The City presently has 16 parks and playgrounds, and 5
tot lots housed within the 7.48 square mile corporate limits. The
department provides other recreational activities for children and
adults alike. These programs, as well as additional city information,
are published in a yearly calendar and delivered to all residents.
important characteristic of the City of Trenton which makes her notable
in the area is her large industrial base. Trenton has long been known
for its balance between residential, commercial, and industrial
properties. Among the larger industrial corporations are Solutia
Corporation, Daimler Chrysler Corporation, DSC, Limited, National Steel
Technical Research Center, Detroit Edison's Trenton Channel Power
Plant, Crest Industries and a viable industrial park with room for
expansion. Approximately 30 percent of Trenton's total land area is
zoned for industrial use.
In addition to the numerous
employment opportunities available for area residents, these same
industrial facilities are a primary asset to the City's tax base. This
is one of the reasons Trenton residents pay one of the lowest tax rates
in the region.
Not only are Trenton residents proud of all the
many opportunities and services, they can also boast a school system
second to none. Trenton Schools excel in the academic world with its
students earning many scholarships to colleges and universities each
year. Along with academics the system has a top rank athletic program
for both males and females in most sports. These young athletes have
won regional and state championships in many sports over the past
When you mention Downriver you automatically think of Trenton, the city where you are proud to live, work, and play.
For further information on the City of Trenton please go to: www.trenton-mi.com