Nestled in the heart of Lincoln County and just 60 minutes from St. Louis, Troy offers a balance of rural charm and suburban convenience. Troy boasts a wide range of housing and has uniqueshops in its historic Main Street district. Troy’s picturesque parks system features walking trails, ball fields, acres of grassy picnic area, a duck pond, a skate park, and rentable pavilion space. Whether you’re planning a trip or relocating to this progressive town with a rural backdrop, you’ll find information about city amenities and services at cityoftroymissouri.com.
|Public Invited to Learn About Future Replacement of Troy Interchange Conceptual Design Will Be Presented Even Though Project Is Not Funded
HANNIBAL – The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open-house style meeting on Tuesday, May 21 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Black and Associates, 111 N. Lincoln Drive, Troy, MO, to share information about a future replacement of the U.S. Route 61 and Missouri Route 47 interchange in Troy. A brief, formal presentation will be given at 5 p.m.; otherwise, attendees are welcome to attend any time between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and visit individually with engineers from MoDOT and consultant H.R. Green about the various designs that have been considered. Even though replacing the existing bridge and interchange is not a funded project, engineers would like to work toward designing a diverging diamond interchange.
“There are many benefits to this type of interchange, including the ability to ease congestion and its lower cost than other designs,” explained MoDOT Area Engineer Erik Maninga. He said the newer interchange near Mid Rivers Mall is a diverging diamond, and there are several of them in other urban areas including Columbia, Springfield and Kansas City.
Those interested in learning more about the conceptual design of a diverging diamond interchange at Troy can attend the meeting, or all information will be available on MoDOT’s website next week at https://www.modot.org/us-61-and-mo-47-interchange-troy. To stay abreast of this project or others in the area, subscribe to MoDOT’s eupdate service at https://www6.modot.mo.gov/eMoDOTWeb/jsp/signon/signon.jsp.
|Dog Tag Registration Requirement|
|All residents of the City of Troy are required, under ordinance 205.110, to have their dogs properly licensed. Click here for more information regarding this ordinance.|
|Pay by Phone Option|
| The City of Troy is now accepting payments for utility bills through an automated system. You will need to have your account number and credit card (Visa or MasterCard) handy when placing the call. Please see below, or give us a call at 636-462-7611 for more information.
As a reminder, here are the other ways you are able to pay your utility bill:
|High Water Usage|
|Do you think you have high water usage? Click here for some tips to check around your house.|
|QR Code to Link to Utility Bills|
|See the attached document for information regarding setting up an online utility account. Contact the water department at 636-462-7611 with any questions. Click Here|
|From the Mayor’s Desk…|
The Board of Alderman met on April 15, 2019 and took the following action;
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With the municipal election having taken place on April 2, 2019, the first thing that needed to be done was to swear in the recently elected Alderman. In Ward I, Ron Sconce; Ward II Lisa Anderson and Ward III Dennis Detert. I would like to congratulate each of these individuals on their election and thank them for their dedication to the City of Troy.
The Board then approved the Certification of Election Results and elected Ron Sconce President of the Board of Alderman.
The Mayor read a proclamation congratulating Public Works Superintendent Clint Cunningham on 40 years of service to the City of Troy.
Under citizen comments, Drew Caruso from Auto Outfitters requested permission for Flea Market/Food Truck Permitting. The request was taken under advisement and referred to the various departments for further review. Mr. Caruso will be advised when the item will be returned to the board agenda for action.
Paul Cahill made a request for a special event in Woods Fort Park for the Lincoln County Bicentennial Anniversary. Mr. Cahill was directed to take his request to the Park Board for review.
Bill No. 1295 as Ordinance, an ordinance amending Chapter 705: sewer system, subsection 705.050: use of public sewers, subsection F: interceptors for greases and oils, etc., had a first reading and referred to the City Attorney for revision pertaining to enforcement.
The board approved a change order from M & H Concrete Contractors on the 2018 Concrete slab replacement project for a credit of $20,117.12 and the final pay requests No. 4 for retainage in the amount of $13, 994.12.
Approved a budget amendment for Police overtime for $8,850.00 from the Missouri Highway Safety Grant Reimbursements.
Approved the resignation of Tom Castor from the Board of Adjustment and the appointment of Charles Riney to the board after serving as an alternate member. I want to thank Tom Castor for his service to the City and to Charles Riney for volunteering to serve.
The board approved the lot consolidation and site plan and building permit for Dollar Tree.
Pat Nasi, Development Dynamics, discuss Community Improvement District (CID) for Grewe commercial property on Hwy 47. Mr. Nasi was interested in the boards level of interest in granting a CID and said that he would return with more specific information at the appropriate time.
A discussion was held on the increase in application fees for Rezoning, Conditional Use Permits, Board of Adjustment and Voluntary Annexation Petitions. The discussion was led by Building Official Dave Lindsey with the rational being that the City should not make money off the fees, but should be able to recover expenses and not lose money. A more in-depth review will take place and a report will be given later.
A discussion of food truck district and regulations was led by City Clerk Jodi Schneider.
May 14th was set as the first meeting to discuss the budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year. This will be a first look at all the requests by each department.
The board approved the purchase of a Self-Contained Salt Brine System for $40,000.00. The money will come from funds that were not spent for salt during the past winter.
Lt. Roger Mauzy attended a MAC TACT training course and is now certified to teach the entire Troy Police Department, as well as any other departments in Lincoln County that want to receive training. This tactical training is the same training which all departments in St. Charles County and St. Louis County receive. In the event we have an active shooter at a school, all departments that would assist us would be operating under the same guidelines.
During the month of April, the Street Department used 12 tons of asphalt in pothole patching and repairs. Once the weather warms up and dries out, they will be able to perform more permanent repairs. They also used 28 cubic yards of concrete for street repairs.
The Water Dept. pumped 35,125,000 gallons of water in April. During the month, Well #10 was down for repairs. Production was drooping and upon removal a hole was found in one of the pipes. Twenty-two sections of pipe were replaced along with a new pump and motor. The approximate cost of the repairs was $40,000.00. The well is now back in service.
In the Sewer Dept., Henry Runyon completed his OSHA 10 Safety class as required by MoDNR and OSHA.
They jetted 1,575 feet of sewer main, cameraed 142 feet of storm drain, cleaned two manholes and added three manholes to the GIS mapping. They cameraed 524 feet of sewer main and walked 667 feet of sewer ROW checking for damage from the recent flooding.
The warning sirens were tested on April 2nd and all were working.
Sales tax deposits for March of 2019 were down by 10.26% as compared to March of 2018. The 1% Local Sales Tax was 9.56% less, the ½% Transportation Tax was 12.36% less and the ½% Capital Improvement was 9.56% less than March of 2018.
Sales tax deposits for April of 2019 were down by 2.39%. the 1% Local Sales Tax was 3.34% less, the ½% Transportation Tax was 1.05% more, and the ½% Capital Improvement Tax was 3.61% less than April of 2018. For the Fiscal Year, our sales tax deposits are up by 3.74% as compared to the same period in FY2018.
Through the end of March 2019, there have been forty-eight new housing starts which puts us on pace to surpass our goal of 57 for the fiscal year.
In the Parks Dept., preparations for the coming season at the aquatic center are progressing nicely. We have hired staff, filled the pool and made sure everything is working. An online purchasing option is almost live for the aquatic center. Tracker Design is building the website for an additional way to purchase season passes.
We continue to have a problem with someone setting fires in the restrooms at Fairgrounds and Weinand Parks. The vandalism takes place between when school lets out and when the restrooms are locked at night. If you see something suspicious, please call the police at 528-6100.
In the Administrative Dept., Tonya Hawkins, Human Resources Generalist, scheduled a mandatory Active Threat and De-Escalation techniques training for City employees. The Training was held on May 3rd and was conducted by Lt. Dustin Tienter from the Troy P.D.
Tonya has been busy bringing onboard six seasonal maintenance workers with safety webinars and City personnel policies. With the weather change, park pavilion rentals, hydrant permits, weekend directional sign permits, liquor license renewals and solicitor license requests have increased dramatically, keeping Marie and Conni busy.
That is all I have for this month. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at City Hall and I will try to answer them as quickly as I can. In the meantime, try to enjoy the improving weather and watch out for kids running around once school is dismissed for the year on May 22nd.
Be kind to one another and God bless you all.
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|Park Dedication Project|
The City of Troy is dedicated to lasting community improvements, you can participate by dedicating amenities to your favorite park.
Click here for complete form.
For your convenience, there is an ATM located in the lobby of City Hall at 800 Cap Au Gris. Whether you need money to pay your court fines, your water bill, or just need a little cash in your pocket, come in and use our accessible ATM. Our lobby hours are 7:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday.
|Consumer Confidence Report|
|Troy’s 2017 Annual Water Quality Report click here to see report.|
|Sanitation & Recycling Schedule|
| The Troy Board of Alderman have entered into an agreement with Meridian Waste Solutions (formally Christian Environmental Services) to provide solid waste, recycling and yard waste collection for the residents of Troy. The routing will be implemented and the City will be divided out into four sections and trash, recycle and yard waste will be picked up on the same day in each quadrant. The contract started July 1, 2017. Click here for Meridian’s website and here for the new Sanitation & Recycling Schedule.
Click here for The Recycling & Waste Management Guide