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Troy Council moves forward with PD, City Hall feasibility studies

By Devese “Dee” Ursery

Troy City Council on Monday moved forward with a planning study regarding the feasibility of the current police station and administrative building. 

Meeting documents show FGM Architects Inc. will initiate a study that will assess possible relocation of the police station and assess a potential renovation of city hall to utilize the freed-up space following council approval at the meeting. Cost of the study is estimated at $30,180 maximum. 

Council members also passed a resolution approving a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Redevelopment Agreement with Eric and India Johnson. The agreement relates to property located at 101 East Market Street and reads the city will reimburse the developers up to $30,000 or 15% of the costs of construction. 

The developers will receive $15,000 of that upon issuance of a building permit and the remainder when construction is complete. 

Four voluntary annexation resolutions were approved during the meeting. 

The first was for a property owned by Cynthia Strunk described as 95 West Lake Drive. Property owned by Eric R. Smith and Lauren V. Smith, located at 204 Arrowhead Drive was also annexed. Michael T. Morrisette and Mary Kate R. Morrisette property located at 711 Cheshire Road was annexed, as was the southerly 350 feet of a vacant tract owned by the Jeanne L. Bohenstiehl Living Trust. 

Troy Police provided the month activity report for April. According to the report, incidents were higher than April one year ago, however, fine revenue was down in the same comparison. Fines collected in April 2022 were $6,570 and fines in the month past were $1,607. In April 2022, police responded to 1,224 incidents. Last month, police responded to 1,714 incidents. 

New business reports showed one commercial business registration for the month of April. BeLong Luxury Salon and Extension Co. is located at 103 East Market Street and will serve the community as a Hair salon and extension company. The new business expects to employ between one and four people, according to meeting documents. 

City treasurers also issued the mothy report for April. The report shows the beginning balance for all funds combined for the month was $12,917,586. Ending balance for the month was $13,062,018. The totals include the general and other major funds used by the city, as well as lesser federal and state funding streams. 


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