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Troy Talk - August 2023

Troy Talk - August 2023
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I hope this newsletter finds you all in good spirits. I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for making Troy Days 2023 an outstanding success! The camaraderie and enthusiasm displayed during the event were truly heartwarming. Seeing so many smiling faces enjoying the Food Truck Night was a testament to the strength of our community bonds.

I'm delighted to announce that due to the overwhelming positive response, we will undoubtedly be bringing Food Truck Night back to Troy Days in 2024. So mark your calendars and get ready for another delectable experience!

Another achievement in July, is the completion of the Pickle Ball Courts. I am confident that they will be a hub of activity for all our pickleball enthusiasts. The Troy Recreation District deserves a special thanks for making this project possible.

Now, onto a project close to many of our hearts—the Big Meadow project and the Child Pedestrian Safety route.

I want to keep you all updated on our progress. Though we faced some initial challenges in securing bids from contractors, I'm pleased to inform you that there are a couple of contractors who have expressed interest in bidding for the project. We are diligently working towards having the first phase completed before the deadline of December 2023. Safety is our utmost priority, especially for our children and pedestrians, and we are committed to making Big Meadow a safer place for everyone.

Thank you for your continued belief in our community and the progress we strive to achieve. As always, if you have any concerns or ideas you'd like to share, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or the city council. Let's keep working together to make Troy an even better place for all.

It is your unwavering support and dedication that make Troy such a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Together, we will accomplish great things, and as always, I am honored to serve as your mayor

- Mayor Steve Corr



Thank you to everyone who participated this year in the Troy Community Library’s Summer Reading Program (SRP)! We had a good turnout at our events, and lots of people participated in the SRP reading challenges. I appreciate all the positive feedback I got this year; Troy is a great community! The SRP prize drawing will occur on July 31st. If you won a prize, you will be contacted. A big thank you to the Friends of the Troy Library, ICfL, and the Idaho STEM Action Center for helping to fund SRP this summer!

The third and final Summer of STEM to-go activity is sun prints. This kit nicely marries science with art, so have fun flexing your science and artistic muscles with this one. The kit will be available at the library starting August 2nd. I love to see what everyone makes; please email me photos of your prints if you want to share them with the library.

Did you know that the Friends of the Troy Library has a book sale at the library? The prices are incredibly reasonable, and all the proceeds support the Troy Community Library programming.

Stop by the library, buy a book, and help fund library programs – you will also leave with a warm fuzzy knowing that you supported the library.

If you have questions about anything happening at the library this month, please call Michelle Sturdy at 208-835-4311 or email

Rockin the Ridge was such a huge success! With over 100 people, we were able to raise over $1,100 and a truckload of food for the ACS Troy and Deary food banks. Special thanks to my team; Ron, Don, Jeff, Nicole, Rusty and Bonnie for all their hard work. Thank you to the bands and especially Jim Boland for the lights and sound! It will be held again next year!

August: A Month of Fun and Wacky Holidays

As summer begins to wind down, the month of August brings a plethora of fun and offbeat holidays that add a touch of excitement to our lives. From celebrating our favorite foods to indulging in quirky traditions, August has something for everyone. Let's take a look at some of the wacky and delightful holidays this month has to offer.

  • National Book Lovers Day (August 9th): For all the bookworms out there, it's time to flaunt your nerdiness with pride. Dust off those bookshelves and get ready to spend the day lost in magical realms, far away from reality. Pro tip: Pretend to be engrossed in a classic, so people think you're sophisticated when you're actually just escaping the world's madness.

  • National Lazy Day (August 10th): Ah, the perfect excuse to be a couch potato! Turn off your alarms, ditch your responsibilities, and embrace your inner sloth. We'll call it a "personal growth day" – growth of your belly, that is, as you munch on snacks and binge-watch your favorite shows.

  • National Tell a Joke Day (August 16th): Cue the cheesy one-liners and puns galore! Gather your audience and unleash your inner stand-up comedian. Just be prepared for a mix of applause and eye-rolls – after all, not every joke can be a gem.

  • National Dog Day (August 26th): Time to celebrate the true rulers of our hearts – our canine companions! Pamper your furry friends with extra treats and belly rubs, and don't forget to capture their adorable antics on camera for the 'Gram.

  • National Beach Day (August 30th): Ah, the final hurrah of summer – a day dedicated to the sun, sea, and sandy shenanigans. So, slip into your swimsuit (it's okay if it's a tad too tight) and unleash your inner beach bum. Just remember to bring extra sunscreen; nobody likes a lobster look.

There you have it, folks! August, the month of delightful madness and offbeat celebrations, is waiting for you to join the party. Whether you're being a couch potato or bonding with your furry friend at the beach, make sure to have a blast while you can. After all, life is too short not to embrace the absurdity!


Attn Residents – Invasive noxious weed Hawkweed needs to be sprayed.

Noxious weeds are a problem in our region with the most common being the Canada thistle and Morning Glory. A lot of people don't know what noxious weeds are and oftentimes they look like pretty flowers. Idaho has designated noxious weeds as harmful, and currently there are 64 species on the state's watch list. It is important that noxious weeds do not get out of control and hop to other yards. They can spread easily, and eradicating them would then be hard. Troy Code 7-4-2 requires residents to destroy noxious weeds on their premises.



A resolution has been adopted by the City Council of Troy, Idaho on August 3, 2023, declaring an emergency situation due to a potential water shortage caused by the main well, known as Twin Creeks Well, needing repair. The well is experiencing inadequate pumping and requires essential servicing. As a consequence, the capacity of the City's other wells has decreased, leading to a reduced water supply. This decrease in supply could result in insufficient water pressure, posing significant fire protection issues. To address the issue, the resolution imposes restrictions on outdoor water use for residents, including activities like watering lawns, water play, and washing cars. The sale of bulk water for commercial purposes is also temporarily suspended. Violating these restrictions may result in a misdemeanor and a fine. The resolution will remain in effect and will be rescinded once the well is repaired and the water supply is stabilized.

Lefty or Righty? Unveiling the Fascinating World of Handedness!

Have you ever wondered if you're a lefty or a righty and what that says about you? Well, you're about to find out! Did you know approximately 10% of the world's population are left-handed? From Leonardo da Vinci to Barack Obama, lefties have left their mark throughout history. Studies suggest they excel in sports like tennis and baseball, thanks to their advantageous positioning.

Meanwhile, right-handed individuals make up about 90% of the population. Research shows they are often better at problem-solving and logical reasoning. Interestingly, right-handedness may have evolved due to certain tasks favoring the right hand.

And let's not forget the rare ambidextrous folks, who can use both hands equally well. Even some animals display handedness traits. So, whether you're a lefty, righty, or an ambidextrous marvel, embrace your uniqueness!

  • The world's first electric traffic light was installed in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 5, 1914. Although it had only red and green signals, it marked a significant step forward in modernizing traffic control.

  • On August 3, 1906, Willis Carrier invented the first modern air conditioning system, revolutionizing the way people live and work during hot summer months.

  • Woodstock: One of the most iconic music festivals in history, Woodstock, took place from August 15 to 18, 1969, in upstate New York. It attracted nearly half a million attendees and became a symbol of the counterculture movement of the 1960s.

  • The Perseid Meteor Shower: Every August, stargazers are treated to a spectacular display of shooting stars known as the Perseid meteor shower. This celestial event occurs as Earth passes through the debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle.



A public hearing, pursuant to Idaho Code 50-1002, will be held for consideration of the proposed budget for the fiscal year from October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024. The hearing will be held at City Hall, Troy, Idaho at 5:00 p.m. on August 23, 2023. All interested persons are invited to appear and show cause, if any, why such budget should or should not be adopted. Copies of the proposed City budget in detail are available at City Hall during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays). City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone desiring accommodations for disabilities related to the budget documents or the hearing, please contact the City Clerk, (208) 835-2741 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.


NOTICE: If at any time you notice recycling bins full or almost full please let City Hall know by calling 208.835.2741 We truly appreciate it ♥


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