Troy Council OKs Bid For Pedestrian Trail Project

By Charlie Feldman

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Approval of the lowest bid for the Pedestrian Trail Project and accepting the resignation of the associate city attorney were the highlights of the Monday, February 1 meeting of the Troy City Council.

They met on Zoom due to COVID-19-related restrictions.

Associate Attorney Andy Carruthers is leaving because he has accepted a position in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s office and is no longer in private practice. He was not only Troy’s longtime police board attorney, but handled its ordinances and violations docket as well.

“He checked, and unfortunately, he can’t represent the state’s attorney’s office and represent us at the same time,” said Troy Mayor Allen Adomite. “We will miss Andy’s advice, especially on the police board.”

At $823,633.50, Keller Construction submitted the lowest bid for the Pedestrian Path project that goes from Illinois Highway 40 down to the park to Illinois 162, a distance of 1.8 miles.  The board approved.

“We’re excited about this,: Adomite said. “Theoretically, construction will start here in the spring.”

In other action the board:

• passed an ordinance urging the governor and the Illinois General Assembly to veto House Bill 3653 regarding criminal justice reform.

• authorized the mayor to execute a letter in support of a small business loan for LC Properties, LLC, doing business as Troy Storage. This was at the company’s request.

Due to the President’s Day holiday, the next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.

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