By Zandra Johnson
A Troy City Council work meeting was held on Wednesday, July 11 at the council chambers in the Troy City courtroom at 6:30 p.m. Having no public comments at the start, discussion was moved to the refuse area or green dumpsters located in Troy and managed by Kootenai Disposal. Jerry Snell a representative of Kootenai Disposal was at the meeting to work with city council for a solution to a growing problem. This year, there has been a rise in abuse of the dumpster site.
Leaving large or even small items outside the garbage bins, salvaging from them, or putting items inside or at the site that don’t belong is not permitted. An item that may still get some use from another party can be donated to local businesses such as MaryAnn’s Second Hand shop located at 605 N. 3rd Street in Troy. Kootenai Disposal’s responsibility is to drive to the site and empty the bins into their truck, if there is a mattress in the way or other items are outside of the bins, this makes their job difficult. This is the largest garbage refuse site in Lincoln County and it is the only one that is left open to the public 24 hours a day. However, with recent circumstances this may change. No date is set, but new hours for Troy’s dumpsters would be from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily just like the other locations in the county. This site is for bagged household garbage, there is also a recycling station there, and what isn’t accepted in town can be taken to a Lincoln County Landfill.
Troy’s landfill is located at 273 Dump Road just off of Highway 2. The dump’s hours are Friday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Libby’s landfill is located at 2501 Pipe Creek Road and their hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Eureka landfill is located at 653 Airport Rd.
All county landfills are closed on holidays. Kootenai Disposal would also like to remind citizens that Lincoln County Solid Waste Regulations require you to secure your load when traveling on any county roadway. As stated on www.lincolncountymt.us, “Garbage or refuse transported on roads of the county must be protected from the wind and be loaded in such a manner that none of it shall fall, drop, or spill upon the ground. Rubbish and refuse shall be transported in such a manner as not to litter a roadway.”
Also during the meeting, resolution for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget amendments for the City of Troy were examined.
There were 18 amendments in total which were detailed on a Budget Transfer Document. Other financial documents were also reviewed including the Expenditure Budget vs. Actual Query, and the Statement of Revenue Budget vs. Actuals document.
On November 6 there will be a ballot for Troy’s citizens to vote on the sale of 2nd street. The City Council discussed some minor changes to the resolution drafted by the city attorney outlining the legalities and details. The final draft could be approved, signed and finished as early as next week to be ready for November’s ballot.
Recent events in Troy were reviewed as well. Timber Beast Disk Golf Tournament was successful and went smoothly with no major problems reported. With the increase in popularity of the tournament, a few changes may be underway for next year. The amount of people is too large for the number of bathrooms located at the park, so some portable bathrooms could be added. With resources being used it makes the most sense for the city to propose a small fee for camping at the park as well.
The 4th of July was discussed as another success for Troy. Mayor Dallas Carr stated “I thought it went really well.”
The next City Council meeting is scheduled for July 18 at 7p.m.