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Spring Candidates Named, Veteran Cop To Retire

By Charlie Feldman

Candidates for spring election were announced and a hiring and a resignation were accepted at the Troy City Council’s last meeting before Christmas.

It met on Zoom due to COVID-19-related concerns on Monday, December 21.

The deadline for filing petitions came just hours before the meeting. Running unopposed on the spring ballot are Dave Nonn, mayor; Kim Thomas, clerk; and returning board members Elizabeth Hellrung (Ward 1), Sam Italiano (Ward 2) and Nathan Henderson (4-year) and Debbie Knoll (2-year) from Ward 4. A three-way race for the Ward 3 seat has developed between Tim Flint, Charles “Chuck” Lowrenz and James “Jim” DeCarli. Nobody is running for treasurer.

The names have been submitted to the county. The public has a week to file objections to the candidates but City Clerk Andrea Lambert said see does not for see any complications.

“I just want to give credit to everyone circulating petitions during a most unusual time in terms of COVID going on,” said Mayor Allen Adomite. “I’m happy to see many of our aldermen I get to serve with here come back for another round. Thank you for those that decided to put your names on again.

“And then then we’ve got a couple of former aldermen on the seat that Miss [Bonnie] Levo is vacating to so it looks like we’ve got a good opportunity to keep good experience,” he said.

Scott Holshouser was hired as City Inspector at an hourly rate of $25.68. He begins on January 11, 2021. This is a union position.

The council accepted the retirement of police officer Leo Paparigopoulos after 24 years, effective on January 3. He was with the department even before that as a dispatcher.

The city of Troy adopted Madison County’s regularly updated Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazard Mitigation Plan. This is required for receiving certain future federal mitigation funding.

The council also passed a resolution appropriating $383,211.50 in Motor Fuel Tax funds to bid on materials for maintaining streets and highways in 2021. 

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