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Troy Takes Action On Plats, Good News From IDOT

By Charlie Feldman

Several projects in the city of Troy will move forward, according to developments at the Monday, June 21 City Council meeting.

After a public hearing on a water service pre-annexation agreement for the Schmalz Road development, the trustees not only voted in favor of it at the meeting but approved a final plat as well. That plat now goes to the county, which will decide whether to approve it.

The council also approved preliminary plats for Stonebriar Manors – Phase 3 and Homes of Liberty Place – Phases 3-6. The next step is submitting fully engineered drawings to the city for review.

In other developments, the board authorized the mayor to match up to $9,800 in funds with those from the Illinois Department of Transportation for the Troy O’Fallon Road Turn Lane project. IDOT will pay 90 percent of the cost.

The city has been awarded $486,720 in IDOT Illinois Transportation Enhancement Grant funds for the U.S. Highway 40 trail extension from South Main Street to C.A. Henning Elementary School. IDOT will pay 90 percent of the funds for that project as well.

The council accepted the appointment of attorney Patrick King to the Troy Police Department Commissioner’s Board and the resignation of Derek Delgado as chairman of the Planning Commission after six years of service.

It also gave its approval to hire Daniel Loyet, Brian Soehnlin and Trevor Isaak as public works crew employees at $25.50 per hour.

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the next city council meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy Municipal Building, after a 7 p.m. public hearing on the appropriations ordinance. The public is welcome to attend.

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