Council consider increase of sewer rates


Funds to pay for more than $2 million in sewer-related upgrades

TROY — Council will consider increasing sewer rates beginning in 2019 to pay for Wastewater Treatment plant and other sewer related improvements at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

According to the committee report, the requested adjustments are a zero percent increase 2018, 1.5 percent increase for 2019, and a 3 percent increase for each year 2020 through 2022. The rates have been recommended by the city auditor to provide stability within the Sewer Fund and to provide the funding for three significant projects from the Sewer Fund in the next five years.

The three projects are replacement of the UV disinfection system with an estimated cost of $800,000 to $1 million. The process is used in the summer and is required by the Ohio EPA. The second project is to continue to reline sewer systems, which costs $100,000 per year. The third project is to replace four screw pumps at the Wastewater Plant, which is estimated to cost $1.2 million.

The ordinance will have its first reading.

The following is other legislation on the agenda:

• R-50-2017 Amended Complete Streets Policy, second reading

The changes include to define and clarify the scope, extent, and decision making steps and to include public notification processes, prior to decisions related to adding bike shared roads versus dedicated bike lanes.

The amendments to the Complete Streets policy include notifying and discussing the proposed changes with the Mayor’s Cycling Advocacy Committee and adding the policy that all proposed improvements should follow the AASHTO and NACTO guidelines. The mayor’s cycling committee is selected by Mayor Michael Beamish and is an advisory committee led by council member John Terwilliger.

• R-51-2017 Extension of Duty Injury Leave for Employee, first reading

The resolution seeks to extend duty injury leave for Troy Firefighter Brandon Knisley from 90 days to 120 days.

The meeting will also include an introduction for Nicole Loy, the new executive director of Troy Main Street, Inc. and brief update regarding Troy Main Street, Inc.

Kelly Snyder, executive director, Troy Recreation Association, Inc., will also provide a brief update regarding the Rec.

Ordinances:

• O-26-2017 Sewer Rates, establish for 2018-2022, first reading

• O-27-2017 Rezoning of Inlots 1302-1304 to B-1, Local Retail District, 322 W. Market St., first reading

The site is the former Valero Station. The rezoning seeks to combine three lots into one to build a new gas station. Public hearing set for Nov. 20.

• O-28-2017 Rezoning of Parcel C06-082005 from R-1AAA, Single-Family Residential to R-3, Single- Family Residential, 2436 McKaig Road, first reading. Public hearing also set for Nov. 20.

Funds to pay for more than $2 million in sewer-related upgrades