By Charlie Feldman
The Troy City Council approved its annual appropriations ordinance at its Tuesday, July 6 meeting.
This is a required step in the Truth in Taxation cycle and sets the absolute limits for spending by the city.
A grand total of $25,703,000 was appropriated to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities for the fiscal year that began on May 1, 2021 and will end on April 30, 2022. These include:
- $1,490,300 in the general fund.
- $3,367,100 in the police fund.
- $1,347,300 in the total streets fund.
- $40,000 in the total Police Article 37 fund.
- $150,000 in the total Police Article 36 fund.
- $300,000 in the Police Federal Treasury fund.
- $300,000 in the Police Federal DOJ fund.
- $10,000 in the Illinois Money Laundering Fund – that is, the money laundering asset recovery fund.
- $1,000 in the police grant fund.
- $686,800 in the police pension fund.
- $334,000 in the Illinois Municipal Retirement fund
- $332,500 in the total Social Security tax fund.
- $30,000 in the audit tax fund
- $498,000 in the insurance tax fund.
- $635,500 in the Motor Fuel Tax fund.
- $215,600 in the total tourism fund
- $3,589,200 in the total TIF fund.
- $3,836,100 in the total water fund.
- $324,000 in the water design/construction fund.
- $806,400 in the water alternate bond fund.
- $4,409,200 in total sewer funds, and
- $3,000,000 to cover contingencies in all funds.
This does not mean that the city will spend all that money, according to city officials. It’s just there in case of unexpected expenses.
The council also approved the appointments of former Edwardsville Police Commissioner Jay Keeven as the new city administrator; Don Clark to a three-year term on the board of police commissioners; Heather Stirling as a trustee on the police pension fund board for a two-year term; and planning commissioners Aaron Adams, Laura Boeren, Jack Burnett, Chuck Lorenz, John Nehrt, Michael Niermann, Matt Rieter, Jami Stone and Larry Talbert. Still to be appointed are a zoning officer and historic preservation commissioners.
It also authorized payments in the amount of $56,038.61 to the civil design Lochmueller Group for work on the roundabout on Illinois Route 162 and Old Troy Road. Due to funding, the city will get about 80 percent of the money back, according to Mayor David Nonn.
In other action, the council authorized the city to execute a contract change order/agreement with Keller Construction at a lump sum of $183,416.82 to continue work on the bike trail along U.S. Highway 40 and extend the Troy Pedestrian Path to Ottwein Lake. The entire project is estimated to be done sometime in September.
The next city council will be held on Monday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Troy Municipal Building.