Troy City Council Fall meeting; Troy Police Report

By Brian Baxter


Troy City Council met on Wednesday, Sept. 18. All council members were present including City Clerk / Treasurer Tracy Rebo; Councilwoman Shawna Kelsy; Councilwoman Crystal Denton; Mayor Dallas Carr; Councilman TJ Boswell; and Councilman Chuck Ekstedt.

There were no public comments and the meeting proceeded along with new business. After discussion, the council decided to approve a new business license for Sandi Sullivan’s TLC – Miscellaneous Services. The council then decided to table discussion on TMHP, LLC-Mobile Home Park, as owners Jeremy Hageness and Shawna Norry were not present to discuss. The council then moved to approve a Resolution to cancel the Nov. 5, 2019 election as there were no write in candidates. Both Crystal Denton and TJ Boswell were elected as Councilpersons for a four year term.

Councilwoman Shawna Kelsey began a discussion on planning and zoning with focus on Community Development Black Grant (CDBG) Funding. The focus centered on potentially applying for funding for a zoning process with a consultant leading that process. CDGB grants are concerned with general zoning issues and areas. The County Growth Policy which is currently being updated can relate directly to zoning, including residential, industrial, and commercial. Mayor Carr stated that the City has a map with zoning overlays, and that the council will get a committee together to look into this issue.

Clint Taylor, Manager for Troy Power and Light reported that his crews responded to seven power outages recently. There was also an outage at the Unit #2 Dam. Crews also disconnected a meter base and upgraded services.

Tree trimming and removal of branches was performed at 11th Street, Lavi Court, and Riverside. The crews additionally addressed replacing street lighting lamps on Riverside, and replaced lenses on the walking path. Personnel worked on the generator at the sewer lift station, the electrical panels and cameras at the dumpsters, and did a Dept. of Labor and Industry Inspection.

Dave Norman’s Dept. of Public Works Crews stayed busy with building a structure at the cemetery, fixed a water leak at the museum bathroom, addressed a water leak on Riverside, and cleaned out their shop.

City of Troy employees attended a safety training session on preventing back injuries and stacking materials safely.

The Troy Police Sept. 2019 Department Report included a request for approval from the Troy City Council to purchase  a secure warrant, which is 100 dollars per officer per year. These warrants save time and make the warrant process more streamlined and efficient with Justice and District courts.

The council approved this request. The report also stated that Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) hiring grants are coming soon, and that the department would like to apply for this grant and use it to fund a fourth officer. The department will be helping with Troy High School’s Homecoming on Sept. 27, and they will assist with the parade, and continue to have reserve officers at the games.

Department personnel will again have a police car decorated for Trunk-or-Treat, and two units will be donating their time.

The council approved a motion to do the Christmas Tree Lighting on Nov. 30.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:40 pm.