By Charlie Feldman
The city of Troy swore in its new mayor and other officials and donated three parcels of property to the Madison County Transit District for bike trails at its Monday, May 3 council meeting.
That meeting was the first of two that night. Outgoing Mayor Allen Adomite presided over the regular business. Then, after a short intermission, the council reconvened for the swearing-in ceremonies of incoming Mayor Dave Nonn, new city clerk Kim Thomas, Ward 3 alderman Timothy Flint and treasurer Kelly Leah Huelsmann. Adomite’s parents were there taking pictures. His wife and daughter were there too. So was the family of Dave Nonn.
Retired Illinois Supreme Court justice Phil Rarick, who is from Troy, did the honors.
“I’d like to thank everybody,” Nonn said as the ceremony drew to a close. “Mayor Adomite, you’ve done a really great job. You’ve really helped me along.
“And in the future I expect that you’ll continue to be a vital part of our community,” he said.
In other business, the city gave the mayor permission to execute a land donation agreement with MCT for a bike trail. Easements have been prepared to allow the Public Works Department access to the property.
“It allows us to continue to operate our water services and other things through there,” Adomite explained, “and it hands over future maintenance of the trail to the people that belong with Madison County Transit.”
The 2021-22 budget was approved. It has a surplus this year. The total general revenue fund is budgeted at $6,622,590.00, up 3.03 percent from last year. The total general expense fund is budgeted at $6,568,933.00, up 2.24 percent from last year.
The council accepted the resignation of Building and Zoning Administration Board member Rob Baker.
A time of congratulations and cupcakes followed the ceremony.
The next city council meeting will be held on Monday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Troy Municipal Building.