Sales tax deposits for April this year in the City of Troy were down by approximately six percent compared to one year ago, City Treasurer Linda Flinn reported to the Board of Aldermen earlier this month.
The one percent local sales tax was 5.56 percent less, bringing in $175,627.14. The one-half percent transportation tax was 6.42 percent less with the deposit being $83,600.99. The one-half percent capital improvement revenue was $87,667.96, down from the $89,527.50 one year ago. Flinn also reported that all departments have submitted their budget requests for the next fiscal year beginning July 1.
Troy Police Chief Jeff Taylor reported the Stranger Danger program will be held May 6-10. The police department will assist the Prosecuting Attorney’s office by distributing safety information for the young elementary school students at seven elementary schools in Troy and Lincoln County. Officer Nick Brimager will assist Leah Askey in putting on this program. This is the third year the Troy Police has assisted.
City Clerk Jodi Schneider said pool passes are on sale Monday through Friday during regular city hall hours. The administration department is working on special hours for Saturday, May 18 and 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The record management software (Laserfiche) has been ordered. The city’s minutes will be scanned and indexed on the server and will allow easy searches by topic, title and/or words/phrases.
The city has been awarded the Hall of Fame award for performance period April 2009 through March 2012.
David Lindsey, building commissioner, reported that 16 building permits were issued in March, bringing the total to 117 for the year. The transition from the old software to the new Incode has gone well, Lindsey reported.
The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended (and aldermen approved) the request from Troy Movie House for a new addition; MOST for a new office and the site plan review from the Troy R-III School District.
Clint Cunningham, public works superintendent, said the department placed 13 tons of asphalt in pothole patching and/or full dept repairs (March 18 – April 15). He said Well No. 11 has been repaired. He said all seven tornado warning sirens were tested…all were working properly except one at East Cherry and it was repaired.
The Park Board met April 8 with the members unanimously approving allowing the Troy Chamber to sponsor two movie nights (June and August).
Scott Muckerman said all restrooms were now open in the parks. Troy Elks have donated funds to stock fish in the pond this spring. The fountain is being repaired and will be installed soon.
There was discussion on changes made in the field usage calendar as well as on possible bandstand renovation and new pavilion. Mayor Mark Cross provided pictures of possible planned improvements.