By Pat Pratt
Troy City Council members tackled a light agenda Monday, approving an annexation that clears the way for the annexation of Triad High School.
Triad School Board members at the June 26 meeting approved a petition to seek the high school campus located at 703 US Highway 40 near Troy be annexed into city limits. District officials cited lower water/sewer rates and security as the primary reasons.
The move will put the campus under the jurisdiction of Troy Police, who are closer to the school and more readily available to provide service if needed, district officials said.
Before annexation could progress, all contingent properties would first have to be incorporated into Troy City limits. The residential property located at 8740 State Route 162 was the last hurdle to annexation of the high school, which is expected to be on the agenda at the upcoming July 17 city council meeting.
City officials during the meeting approved a new hire for the police department, officer Austin Cripe. Officials also thanked the Troy Fire Protection District for their assistance in the annual Independence Day fireworks display held July 4 at Tri-Township Park.
The next meeting of the Troy City Council is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 17 in the City Council Chambers of the Troy Municipal Building, 116 E. Market Street.