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.
|NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE 2018|
|WATER CONSERVATION NOTICE|
|Effective immediately, the City of Troy requests its residents to conserve water by limiting outside water usage. Examples of outside water usage include sprinkling/watering the lawn, washing cars and filling pools. This request is a direct result from the excessive heat and dry summer weather. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!|
|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.|
|Open burning of yard waste is allowed from October first (1st) through March thirty-first (31st) as long as it is burned on the premises on which it originated. Burning may not occur on City right-of-way.|
|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 June 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. and took the following actions;
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The first citizen to approach the board was Eric Dunlap, 524 Turkey Call Court. He was requesting reimbursement from the City for a sewer back-up dated May 4, 2018. After hearing from Mr. Dunlap, the board heard that the insurance company had been out to look at the damage and determined that the City was not at fault because we did not know that there would be a problem with any of the equipment; therefore, there was no liability. It was suggested to Mr. Dunlap that he put in a backflow preventer to avoid a reoccurrence and he said that he already taken that action.
The next citizen to speak was Mr. Dale Black, representing CMS Homes L.L.C. at 111 N. Lincoln Dr. He was requesting annexation and hook-on to the city public water system at a residential development/Keeven Property (3 acre lots/septic systems pursuant to City Code Sections 705.020 and 705.030). This was tabled until the July 16, 2018 meeting.
Next the board approved an ordinance amending Chapter 210: Offenses, Section 210.2340: Fireworks, specifically amending Subsection Z and adding a new Section BB. This change authorizes the use of fireworks in the City Limits of Troy, MO only on July 4th and only between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11 p.m. It also states that any person who may use, discharge, set off, ignite, or firing of fireworks within the City Limits of the City of Troy, MO shall be responsible for the safe and responsible use of such fireworks and for any damages caused by such fireworks. The City shall not be responsible for the use, discharge, set off, ignition or firing of fireworks within the City limits of the City of Troy, MO. The City may suspend the use of fireworks pursuant to this Section through the Board of Alderman, the Mayor or the Chief of Police.
The board then heard comments on three proposed ordinances having to do with recreational off-highway vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and utility vehicles. Each of these ordinances failed approval by a 1 – 5 vote.
Under old business; The board denied a request from Robert and Lisa Seely, Tri-County Glass, to allow public water district #2 to purchase one sewer tap on their behalf.
The board, on a 4-2 vote, approved Tara Valley subdivision’s request to hook on to the City’s water system since they had been advised by MoDNR to make the request because of radionuclides being found in the water coming from their well. The residents of the subdivision now need to vote as to whether they want to take advantage of hooking on to the water supply.
The next group of citizens to speak to the board were from the Bully Alliance and they requested that the board repeal the Breed Specific Ordinance, a.k.a. the Pit Bull ban in the City of Troy. The citizens offered information showing that other breeds of dogs are just as likely to bite people as pit bulls. Alderman Anderson explained that at least ten years ago, angry and upset citizens came to the board meeting and requested the city ban pit bulls, relaying a story of an unprovoked pit bull attack on a neighborhood dog. Anderson continued that the ordinance was adopted as a tool to keep people safe. The pit bull had jumped a fence and attacked a smaller dog. It took four people to pull the pit bull off of the smaller dog, which later died of its wounds. Further, Anderson, also a dog owner, was not motivated to lift the ban after current research revealed articles containing facts and figures against pit bulls. Ms. Niebur commented that it is a deal-breaker for folks to buy in Troy due to the ban on pit bulls. Alderman Detert continued that all Aldermen receive periodic calls from citizens of Troy requesting not to lift the ban. Ms. Wieman explained that several years ago, the City of Florissant lifted their pit bull ban. The Mayor pointed out that while that was true, at the same time the City of Springfield adopted a pit bull ban. Alderman Anderson said that the pit bull ban accomplished its purpose of grandfathering-in current pit bulls and limiting new pit bulls from coming into the City to keep folks happy and safe. Finally, the group asked if they brought a petition and large numbers of people to the meetings if that would make a difference. Alderman Anderson said that the board would take all of that into consideration but that municipalities are not bound by petitions, by state statute, and legislation was handled in the best interests of all the citizens of Troy. Alderman Curt suggested that if they wanted to make a change that they should consider running for office and working within the system.
Mayor Cross asked if any of the aldermen wanted to sponsor an ordinance change for shared Landlord/Tenant responsibility on utility services or table the matter indefinitely. The aldermen voted to table the matter indefinitely.
Approved change order #1 by Karrenbrock Excavating on Crooked Creek Park rough grading project, decreasing the price ($1,798.00) and approved pay application 3 by Karrenbrock excavating on Crooked Creek Park Rough grading project in the amount of $4,275.00. Approved final pay application for retention Contingent upon receipt of certified payroll, lien waivers and material lien waivers in the amount of $4,042.93.
Approved request for building expansion for 6 The Plaza by the Sterling Group, applicant, on behalf of Aldi, as recommended by Planning and Zoning commission.
Mayor Cross advised the Board that the old Main Street bridge was gone and had been prepared for replacement concrete slabs. The bridge was closed earlier than planned because large trucks and buses continued to drive over it when signs clearly stated that they were prohibited from doing so. The replacement slabs were expected for delivery in mid-July and completion was expected by the beginning of August, before school starts.
Andrew Westmeier, Attorney representing PALS of Lincoln County, requested the Board consider PALS request to pick-up stray animals inside City limits and transport to PALS Animal Shelter at 4287 Hwy 47 West, Hawk Point, MO. Chief Taylor and Public Works Superintendent Cunningham relayed that stray dogs were picked up after-hours by police officers or public works crew. Alderman Sconce believed there were no issues with stray dogs and there was no need to utilize an outside agency. Alderman Detert commented that stray dog postings on social media work great and dogs are reunited with their owners usually within twenty-four hours. Alderman Walker agreed. Alderman Curt said she received messages from citizens today asking the Board to leave the current dog pound operation the way it was running. Jay Ikemeier and Christopher Groh, Troy citizens, both spoke for keeping the current system in place. A motion was made by Alderman Anderson to approve an agreement with PALS Animal Shelter per their request. The motion failed 0 – 6.
The Board was advised by its engineer, Cochran Engineering, to not approve Change Order #1 in the amount of $58,400.00; for the Whitetail Crossing Lift Station Project, submitted by Cannon General Contractors. After researching the change order request, Cochran determined that original equipment was sufficient rather than rent a 55 ton 40’ reach crane at a cost of $25,000.00. The Mayor confirmed with other construction firms that this project could be done with the original equipment. The Board declined by a 0 – 6 margin not to approve the change order. Cannon chose to not negotiate their position and at a subsequent meeting on June 26, 2018 the Board voted to terminate the contract with Cannon General Contractors and put the project back out for bid.
In closed session it was voted to authorize the Mayor to negotiate a long-term lease with Houghton, Mifflin and Harcourt on the water tank pump and equipment on the City’s Third Street well tower property.
I hope you are all protecting yourselves from the heat by drinking lots of fresh, cool water. You can also keep cool by swimming at the Troy Aquatic Center. Whatever you do during this vacation season, have fun and be safe. We want everyone to come back to Troy. Watch out for kids playing outside in yards and streets, be prepared to stop.
That is it for this month. 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