Council to review 2018 city budget

Proposed expenditures include $2M renovations at Miami Shores

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — Troy City Council will meet to review the city’s proposed 2018 budget at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room in the basement of City Hall.

The budget includes agency funding for Troy Main Street at $55,000, Troy Rec at $29,000, and Troy Development Council at $125,000.

According to the memo from Patrick Titterington, director of public service and safety, to the city council finance committee, the city’s budget remains stable “in the face of continued state of Ohio threats and revenue confiscations.”

Revenue funds for the city is estimated to be $31 million. Operating expenses will increase 6.4 percent for $26 million, plus $9.4 million in capital improvement projects for a total of $35.4 million in expenses in 2018.

The 2018 budget includes $7 million, which includes Miami Shores, West Main Street, Hobart Arena parking lot and utility department upgrades.

“Structurally and operationally, we continue to remain in balance and stable,” Titterington stated in the memo.

Other highlights of the 2018 budget recommendation include $500,000 for planning for the replacement of Fire Station 1. The budget notes to replace the Fire State 1, it could cost $5 million in 2019. The station was built in 1965.

In 2018, the city will begin the reconstruction of West Main Street and continue with phase 4 of the McKaig Road project. Phase 1 of West Main Street from Cherry Street and toward I-75 is estimated to cost around $2.2 million. Phase 4 of the McKaig project from South Monroe to I-75 is estimated to cost $1.13 million.

Titterington also stated the 2018 budget “addresses staffing concerns in the Park and Arena operation, replaces capital equipment and vehicles and funds planned projects and programs.

“You should note that during 2018 we will analyze several rates and fees, including water, refuse and storm water,” Titterington said. “As we did with the recently adopted sewer rate changes, staff will critically review each before making any recommendations to City Council regarding future year revenue needs.”

Proposed expenditures for the 2018 budget include:

• $2 million for Miami Shores renovations

• $500,000 for Hobart Arena parking lot renovations

• $15,000 for two riverway informational kiosks at Treasure Island and Miami Shores

• $150,000 for Riverfront/Treasure Island development (general fund)

• $78,000 for wayfinding and branding, plus an additional $48,000 from a potential grant

• $25,000 for possible health clinic set up (1/5 funding from each: general fund, HR fund, tax fund, water fund and sewer fund)

• $80,000 for fountain renovation

• $343,548 for various maintenance of water treatment facility

• $100,000 downtown/Riverfront project

• $1 million for UV Module upgrades for disinfection system at sewer treatment facility

• $15,000 for roundabout evaluation of Riverside/Staunton

• $10,000 for Washington and Wilson Road realignment preliminary layout and estimate

• $500,000 for architects and engineers to study the renovation of Fire Station 1

• $550,000 to replace 1995 fire engine

• $110,000 for Fire State 3 maintenance of concrete

• $120,000 for annual police cruiser replacement

• $150,000 in 2018 and $150,000 in 2019 for HVAC for police department

• $243,000 automated packer trucks for refuse division

• $128,000 for dump/plow truck

• $800,000 for annual street resurfacing

• $300,000 for annual sidewalk program

• $500,000 for annual water line improvements

• $30,000 for half-ton pickup truck to replace 1997 Ford F150 for parks department

• $30,000 to resurface Community Park tennis courts

• $27,000 to resurface senior citizens parking lot

• $20,000 LED upgrades for intersection of Dorset and State Route 718, West Main and Cedar, West Main and Monroe, West Main and Plum

• $73,773 for salaries of nine council members

• $8,783 for council president’s salary

• $23,061 for mayor’s salary, plus $5,150 in city promotional items, $5,050 for mayor’s and manager’s trade mission, and $700 for mileage reimbursement

• $156,230 for director of public service and safety’s salary, plus $12,000 for travel for Europe Trade Mission, training and bond rating

Proposed expenditures include $2M renovations at Miami Shores

By Melanie Yingst

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