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Sales tax revenue up in Troy, aquatic center closes for year

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm

City of Troy Treasurer Linda Flinn continued to report the sales tax deposits for the city of Troy continues to be strong. Her report was among those submitted by the department heads to the board of aldermen.

The tax deposits for August were 7.30 percent more than the deposits of August of 2017.  The local one-cent tax brought in  $174,534.75. the one-half percent transportation tax revenue was $83,297,66, and the revenue from the one-half percent capital improvement tax was $87,266.81.

City Clerk Jodi Schneider reported the public forum on the Mennemeyer Road Improvement project held in mid-August was well attended with 12 of the 16 property owners present. The design drawings of the road improvement  were available  for viewing and easement documents given to property owners.  The project from start-to-finished was estimated at 270 calendar days once all easements are secured. Informational letters were recently mailed to property owners on the Third Street Water Main replacement project.

Ryan Howell, parks director, said the aquatic center was closed for four days during the month due to weather. And since the beginning of school, the center is open on the weekends.

Police Chief Jeff Taylor said that he has heard from Major Raymond Floyd, getting  an update on his training at Quantico, Va.  He will be bringing back valuable information and tools which the city police officers will greatly benefit.  He also reported on the training of recently hired personnel.

Building Official David Lindsey said 15 building permits were issued during the month including nine residential permits

The public works department had a busy month, placing 100 tons of asphalt in pothole patching and/or full depth repairs, and 24 cubic yards of concrete  for street repairs.  They continue addressing the catch basins to keep them open.  The water department pumped a daily average of 1.4 million gallons. Clint Cunningham said all eight storm sirens were tested and are working properly.

Wastewater Plan Operator Ryan Peasel said the lift station pump at the Hampton’s has been replaced. The  main pumps  at the Highway 47 plant have been swapped out  the day the city received one pump  and the remaining one went down. The first screen at the MBR plant has been replaced and will be re-installed.  He said the operation plant renewals have been submitted along with the construction permits to the Department of Natural Resources  The EPA quarterly report was sent in July.

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