Council to vote whether or not to place levy on ballot

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — Troy City Council will have its first reading of the proposed 10-year 2.01-mill park and recreation levy to place it on the November general election ballot.

Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

Members of the Parks and Recreation Committee agreed to present the 2.01-mills park levy for city council’s consideration last week.

If passed, the levy would generate approximately $8 million over the 10-year period for proposed Duke Park North baseball and soccer field improvements, Miami Shores golf course clubhouse renovation and repairs and maintenance at the Troy Senior Citizen’s Center. If passed, the levy could cost $70.35 per $100,000 property value.

The levy was proposed by the grassroots organization called“Operation Recreation 2020” and is not a city-led effort. The group has also pledged to raise $4 million in private donations and possible grants as part of its “public/private endeavor” for the improvements.

Public hearings will be held for the following zoning requests:

• O-28-2016 Rezone part of IL 39 (16 S. Short St.) from B-2, General Business District, to R-5, Single Family Residence District

• O-29-2016 Rezone IL 8661 (532 Grant St./619 Lincoln Ave.) from M-2, Light industrial District, to OR-1, Office Residential District

First readings for two dedications of right-of-way will be held for part of Inlots 7099 and 7100, along Union Street and part of Inlot 6384, along East Staunton Road.

A finance committee meeting will be held at 6:15 p.m. to authorize the city of Troy to participate in the ODOT bid for road salt.

Council to vote whether or not to place levy on ballot

By Melanie Yingst


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