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.

 

Changes to Recycling
The recycling industry has faced significant changes in 2018. China, which had been the world’s largest importer of recyclables, no longer accepts contaminated single-stream recyclable materials from the United States. Due to this drastic change, the City’s hauler, Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., will no longer accept single-stream recyclables curbside as of December 1, 2018.

Dual Stream recycling (limited curbside collection) will still be offered and limited to cleaned and rinsed aluminum, tin and steel cans, clear or colored plastic labeled #1, #2, #3, #5 and #7 (found on the bottom of the container). No black plastic or glass will be accepted. There will be drop-off containers for cardboard and paper located in the Fairgrounds Park parking lot, off Monroe Street.

The cost of processing recycling has tripled and necessitates the need for a surcharge. Each recycling household will be charged $1.00 a month surcharge beginning in December/January. Meridian Waste Solutions has stated that this surcharge will go away when and if an alternative recycler can be utilized to bring down costs.

Many neighboring municipalities are also facing hard decisions whether to continue recycling in a limited form or stop it altogether. The City of Troy appreciates your help in keeping our environment green. We would appreciate your help in spreading the word! Thank you!

Dog Tag Registration Requirement
DogAll 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:

*Cash
*Check or Money Order
*Credit (Visa or MasterCard only)
*Online at www.cityoftroymissouri.com
*Direct Pay (if you have additional questions, please contact us)

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…
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November 2018

The Board of Alderman met on October 15, 2018 and took the following action:

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The board approved the 2018 Christmas/New Year’s Holidays on Monday, December 24, 2018, Tuesday, December 25, 2018, New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 2018 closing at noon and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Approved a liquor license application for Buzzy’s of Troy, LLC, Luke Whiston, Applicant, 208 N. Lincoln Drive.

Approved a budget amendment of +$80,000.00 for City Hall Maintenance. We have a pretty severe mold problem that needs immediate attention and remediation.

Approved a request by Moscow Mills Willing Workers 4H Group to build a Blessing Box located at Troy City Hall, 800 Cap au Gris.

Discussed September 1, 2018 Performance Review on City of Troy Worker’s compensation Insurance Trust by Barry Alexander, Cowell James Forge Insurance.

In the Police Department:

A Letter of Commendation was written to Sergeant Robinson for saving the life of a female who climbed onto the outside of the fencing of the Old Cap au Gris walkway threatening to jump. As Sgt. Robinson was speaking to her, she was distracted for a moment and as she looked down to the highway, Sgt. Robinson immediately jumped forward, reaching through the bars and physically holding her preventing her from jumping. While holding her, he spoke to her and calmed her down which gave the Fire Department time to get a ladder from the highway up to her to get her to safety.

A letter of commendation was also written to Officer Voland. On 09/20/2018 Officer Voland stopped a motorcycle with improper plates. Through further investigation, he discovered this vehicle was stolen and had an improper VIN stamped on the motorcycle. This motorcycle was stolen from the parking lot of Bodine Aluminum on July 24, 2018. The driver was taken into custody for tampering with a motor vehicle.

A letter of commendation was written to Lieutenant Tienter, Sergeant Streicher, Officer Church and Officer Northrup. On August 30, 2018 the department was dispatched to the Super 8 Motel for an unconscious male. When they arrived, they were directed to the hospitality room where they observed a male subject laying on his back on the floor. Sgt. Streicher immediately noticed the male had stopped breathing and did not have a pulse, so they immediately started CPR. Officer Church met with Lt. Tienter to have him bring up the AED at which time Lt. Tienter delivered a cardiac shock while Officers Church and Northrup assisted the Lincoln County Ambulance district with their equipment. Once a pulse was sustained and the patient had a blood pressure the patient was transported to the hospital. Due to their quick actions and ability to recognize when CPR was needed, the officers were able to save a life.

On September 27, 2018 the Troy Police Department received a letter from Police Chief Kurt Frisz of the Wentzville Police Department offering their assistance and to extend an offer of the use of their unmanned aerial system (aka Drones) in their Faro 3D scanner to our department to assist in our investigations. They have 10 FAA licensed unmanned pilots for their drones which they will send to assist with investigations such as a missing persons investigation, article searches, surveillance i.e., drug activity/traffic, crime scene investigations and evidence gathering. The Troy PD has always had a great working relationship with the City of Wentzville PD and we thank them for their offer.

We have had problems with drivers on Meadowbrook Dr. located off Cap-au-Gris, driving at excessive speeds trying to get around the line at the stop sign at S. Lincoln Dr. This has presented a very serious safety concern for the people that live on Meadowbrook. Whether it is kids playing outside or trying to get out of their driveway someone is going to get hurt. After discussing options internally and with residents on Meadowbrook, we have come up with what we think is a workable plan. We will be making Meadowbrook Dr. a one-way street going south from Old Cap-au-Gris to Cap-au-Gris so that drivers waiting in line at the stop sign will not be able to cut through. Once the new signs arrive we will pick a target date to make the change. We will put out a news release to the LCJ, post the information on both the City’s and the Police Dept.’s Facebook page, the High School will make announcements several times leading up to the change and we will send out a Nixle alert. We will also have officers positioned to correct drivers that try to turn without knowing otherwise. This should help with the safety problem.

In the Public Works Dept., there were 47 tons of asphalt used for potholes and full depth repairs and 98 cubic yards of concrete used for street repairs. They are trying to keep up with cleaning the catch basins in the event of heavy rain, the water will go into the storm sewer and not flood the street.

The tornado sirens were tested, and all were in good working order.

They camera checked 2,440 feet of sewer main and power jetted another 1,010 feet of sewer main; dug out and repaired two sewer clean outs, raised three manholes, re-sealed four manholes and inventoried how many feet of sewer main were left to be camera checked. They contacted a contractor about lining the sewer main on Friendship Ct. to avoid further breaks in that line.

The Water Dept. reports that they pumped 38,268,000 gallons of water during the month of September with a daily maximum of 1,460,000 gallons. All the monthly water samples were reported absent of any contamination.

Sales tax deposits for October of 2018 were 3.87% lower than deposits for October of 2017. The 1% Local Sales Tax was 3.82% lower, the ½% Transportation Tax was 4.02% lower and the ½% Capital Improvement Tax was 3.82% lower than October of 2017. For the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, our sales tax receipts are up 6.05% as compared to the same period in FY2018.

In comparing the current fiscal year to the prior fiscal year, we find the following: Sales taxes are up. Franchise taxes are up, attributable to the change in Ameren’s remittance schedule and the taxes on non-service charges at Toyota-Bodine. Interest revenues have tripled over the same period last fiscal year. Water rights-to connect are up by 57%. Sewer rights-to connect are at 21, compared to 18 in the same period last year.

In the Building Dept., there were four new housing starts in September and a total of sixteen for the first quarter of the fiscal year.

In the Parks Dept., on September 21st we had a break in at the concession stand in Fairgrounds Park. There was a lot of candy stolen. On the same night we had some vandalism in Weinand Park, fixtures were broken, and bathrooms were flooded. The police department worked quickly and found those responsible for both the break in and the vandalism. Also, Fairgrounds Park Pond was restocked with catfish. We recently switched to a different fish supplier and we able to add much larger fish which made the fishermen very happy.

There is no Administration Dept. report for this month.

That does it for this month. Be kind to one another, be safe and God Bless you all.

Sincerely,

Mark

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NIXLE NixleAdforLicenseBureau Over the past several years, Lincoln County has faced floods, fires, missing children, boil orders, automobile accidents and flu outbreaks, and the new system, Nixle, will help residents stay informed, officials say. Nixle allows emergency service agencies to send emergency alerts, advisories and community messages to everyone in the county database. The emergency service agencies include Lincoln County Emergency Management, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Fire Protection District #1, Lincoln County Health Department, and the City of Troy. Residents can sign up to get the alerts for free at www.nixle.com or by texting their Zip code to 888777. They can also download the free iPhone Nixle app. Resident can select whether they want to receive texts, emails or phone messages.
Park Dedication Project

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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.

ATM Location

ATM 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
Meridian Logo 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

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