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.
|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 August 20, 2018 and took the following action:
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Under citizen comments, Vicky Smith who lives on Main St. requested the Police Department address speeding vehicles/bus stop near Main St./Perkins Blvd. Chief Taylor agreed to have extra cars in the area with a zero tolerance when it comes to handing out tickets to see if that will help.
Under Old Business; the board discussed, but didn’t approve, partnering with Utility Service Partners to promote a service line warranty program for the citizens of Troy. The Alderman determined that the program could be sold without the City being a partner in the process.
The Board adopted the 2018 Property Tax Rate of $0.1753 (which includes a voluntary reduction of $0.15) per $100.00 of assessed valuation. An increase will not be able to be considered again until two years from now because that can only happen in even numbered years.
The Board approved the bad debt utility write-off from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017 in the amount of $7,118.90.
Approved a disclosure Compliance Services Proposal by Gilmore and Bell in the amount of $1,500.00 per year (for an aggregate amount of $7,500.00 for the five-year contract term).
Approve personnel policy Guideline-Whistleblower protection, page 200-25.
Discuss and approve rezoning request from “R-2 single-family residential district” to “C-3 Highway Commercial District” for the location at 101 Front St. by James Needy, applicant and property owner, denied by Planning & Zoning Commission. Mr. Needy was advised to meet with Building Official to address the concerns the board and the commission.
Discuss and award Whitetail Crossing Lift Station improvement project #M16-7299 to Karrenbrock Excavating, LLC in the amount of $230,335,00 recommended by Cochran Engineering as the lowest and best bid.
Adopt Resolution 2018-3 Supporting Missouri General Assembly Ballot Measure Proposition D increasing the State motor fuel tax.
Discuss abatement services by Midwest Service Group for City Hall Kitchen Area as emergency purchase $16, 350.00.
Discuss personnel policy guideline – Sick Leave incentive plan, pate 400-23.
Discuss employee suggestions in Lieu of Raises.
Discuss Union health insurance proposal.
Discuss First Monday of September regular Board meeting for update on Wastewater Treatment Plant Project by Woodard and Curran. (postponed until Tuesday September 4, 2018).
Discuss Third Monday of September regular Board meeting conflicting with Missouri Municipal League Conference for Mayor and City Clerk. The Meeting was subsequently scheduled for Thursday September 20th.
Discuss and approve professional engineering services agreement by George Butler Associates, Inc. in the amount of $9,000.00 for 2018 Concrete Slab replacement Project.
The Police Department has two officers, Chad Booher and Austin LaGarce who have been in the FTO program for the last several weeks. Our new full time Officer, Tyler Northrup, and new reserve officer, Frank Kosmicki, have taken their psychological exam and we are waiting for the results. I would like to welcome all of the new officers to the Troy Police Department and the City of Troy team.
Major Raymond Floyd continues his training at the FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C. He is currently in the top 10% of his class in the physical fitness section and is getting 100% on all of his work assignments. He will be bringing back valuable information and tools which the City of Troy with benefit from greatly.
Now that school is back in session, we will start the School Community Check Program with all the schools located in the City of Troy. This program has each of the schools checked randomly throughout the week by Troy Police officers to help prevent any problems. It is done randomly so that the “bad guys” cannot plan something for when the police aren’t there.
In Public Works, the crews placed 100 tons of asphalt both pothole and full depth repairs. They also resurfaced the parking lot on Main St. and the Police parking lot on Cap au Gris. They used 24 cubic yards of concrete for street repairs, which included some new curbs in places along Boone St. in preparation for the resurfacing of that street and on Creekwood Blvd. in the Stonebridge subdivision. The Water Dept. pumped 46,453,000 gallons of water with a daily average of 1,401,000 gallons and a peak day of 1,832,000 gallons. We hope to see a drop off in usage as the weather cools down and hopefully we get some fall showers. All eight emergency sirens were tested, and all were found to be in working order.
In wastewater collection, they cameraed 1908” of sewer main and jetted 680” of sewer main. They cleaned 2 manholes and brush hogged 7,033” of sewer ROW, repaired the sewer main on Cap au Gris and assisted with a sewer main repair at City Hall. They met with contractors to line manholes and CCTV a major trunk line and smoke tested 2000’ of sewer main.
In Wastewater Treatment Department, the Hampton’s Liftstation pump that was out for repairs has been replaced. The main pumps at the Highway 47 Plant have been swapped with a repaired one and then the other pump went down with a severe lower seal and bearing failure. Two of our four pair of high voltage electrical gloves were recertified and the other two must be replaced and new ones are on order. We ran a Schwing Biosolids Screw Press demo to see if there is a possibility of dewatering our sludge in the future. Preliminary findings look great.
In the Administration Department, the Public Forum meeting on the Mennemeyer Road Improvement Project held August 13, 2018 was well-attended with 12 of the 16 property owners present. Many questions were asked/answered by Mayor Cross, Eric Kirchner of Cochran Engineering, City Attorney Granneman and Joanne Toerper of Boonslick Regional Planning. The design drawings of the road improvements were available for viewing and easement documents given to property owners. Property owners were told that upon receipt of all executed easement documents, the project from start-to-finish was estimated at 270 calendar days.
The new Personnel Policy on Whistleblower Protection was promulgated by a recently adopted State Statute (RSMo. Section 105.055) effective August 28, 2018. The statue specifically mandates employers to prominently post a copy of this section in locations where it can reasonably be expected to come to the attention of all employees of the public employer. It was further recommended by the City’s Human Resource Generalist to establish a separate policy to explicitly address whistleblower protections in employer’s handbooks. All city employees will receive training on this new policy the week of September 24th.
That is all 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