Council approve ordinances

Members request updates on projects

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — Council approved both ordinances on the agenda at Monday’s regular meeting.

No public comments were made in reference to the two ordinances prior to council vote.

All members of council were present.

Council adopted the rezoning request for 614 S. Crawford St., from M-2 Light Industrial district to Office Commercial district. The applicant, Mike Lyons, is interested in purchasing the property and renovate the building to open a fitness center.

There were no comments for or against the rezoning issue during its public hearing on Sept. 8.

Council voted to suspend the rules and unanimously adopted a request to vacate a storm sewer easement along Corporate Drive. It was designated an emergency due to the property being in the process of being purchased.

According to the law and ordinance committee report, the city has no requirement that this easement be maintained. The easement must be vacated prior to Arc Abrasives purchasing the property for the construction of a new facility.

According to the report, during the site investigation process, it was determined that there is a recorded storm sewer easement for a storm water detention pond and lines that has never been needed or constructed. This easement will not be needed for the Arc Abrasives project, as the project will provide for a storm sewer retention system at another location on the site.

In other news:

Council member Bobby Phillips asked for an update regarding the Villages of Concord subdivision.

City of Troy’s Public Service and Safety Director Patrick Titterington said the developer has not completed final work on the development, so the city has been communicating with the developer.

“It is our understanding that the developer has reached out to at least one contractor to get some estimates for some finishing work,” Titterington said.

Titterington said the city will continue to monitor the work and if no work has commenced within 30-60 days, the city will explore its options with the city’s law director.

Phillips said he received several positive comments about last weekend’s events including Second Story Secrets and Taste of Troy.

Council member Lynne Snee asked about the construction progress on East Main Street. Titterington said the work was being completed weather permitting. Titterington said there is access to the businesses despite the ongoing streetscape work.

Council member Bill Twiss also noted the success of the recent Lincoln Train exhibit.

“It was excellent. My own children got to go and they couldn’t stop talking about it,” Twiss said. “I learned a lot of things also on it. It was very well organized and very well run.”

Council member Alan Clark congratulated the five Troy Police Department officers on their recent promotions.

President Marty Baker also offered her condolences to Troy Fire Department’s Shawn McMaken’s recent loss of his son Kevin due to a car accident this past weekend.

Titterington said the city anticipates to begin its leaf pick-up program the week of Oct. 6.

Baker reminded the public to mark their calendars for Leadership Troy’s “Meet the Candidates Night.” The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Troy Junior High School.

Members request updates on projects

By Melanie Yingst

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