As we head into the final month of 2022, I’m reflecting on what we’ve accomplished this year. A lot of positive things have happened. The City’s staff and Public Works department worked diligently throughout the year.
Phase 2 of the water transmission line project is underway, and crews will be working on it throughout the coming year. Surveys are being conducted on Big Meadow Road with the design process to begin this winter for the improved Child Pedestrian safety route. As mentioned previously, Big Meadow will be a multi-phase project requiring time and patience. The newly constructed City Shop pole building is almost complete and is much sturdier than the previous one that collapsed last year after the first winter storm. Aside from housing water and wastewater-related items, it will also protect several pieces of heavy city equipment from the weather.
December is a busy holiday season. For many, it’s a time of joy and happiness when families get together and take time to be grateful for all the good things in life. For some, it’s a difficult time. People who have lost loved ones or may not have family near may struggle. I encourage everyone to reach out to friends and neighbors and help anyone who needs it
Make sure they know they are not forgotten by checking on them, helping them shovel snow or running errands. If appropriate, do not hesitate to include them in your gatherings. More snow is also on the way, so please make sure to clear your sidewalks of snow and ice after each storm. Pedestrian safety is very important, and property owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks. Before, during, and after a storm. Our Public Works Department does their best to make sure we can commute safely. Please help them by planning to park off-street or in your driveway if possible to allow for proper plowing after storms.
The City’s 2nd Annual Christmas Fest at the park will be held on Dec 3rd from 4 PM -7 PM. Come enjoy the festivities, food, and entertainment as we head into the Holiday Season! Mr. and Mrs. Claus, as well as The Grinch, will be visiting this year. I hope to see you there!
As always, thank you for all you do and for making 2022 a great year! I am truly grateful to live in a community like Troy and am proud to be your Mayor!
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!
Mayor Steve Corr
VOLUNTEERs NEEDED: Troy Preschool is looking for a Volunteer to make sure on those snowy mornings that the parking spots by the Troy Lutheran Church are plowed out. This is greatly appreciated for the safety of not only our preschoolers but also all who attend the Senior Lunches on Wednesdays. Contact 208-835-4442 with any questions.
THANK YOU to ALL who purchased items from our Wreath Sale!
We are truly grateful for the support you give the Preschool! You can still shop till December 10th through this link:
Merry Christmas from the Troy Preschool
こんにちは! (Hello) I'm Yuika Toyoda 4-H exchange student from Japan. November 14th to 18th was International Education Week. I had some presentations, I'm glad to sharing about my country with Troy.
The Troy Seventh-day Adventist church (1158 Big Meadow Rd) invite you to come and enjoy beautiful music presented by the Deary Seventh-day Adventist church bell choir on December 10, 2022 starting at 10:45 AM. There will a potluck meal to follow.
Thank you to our maintenance crew for keeping our streets plowed and safe. There is more snow to come and more plowing to be done in the near future. We would like to remind residents, that during a forecasted snowfall, it is necessary that property owners remove all vehicles from any street and/or right-of-way to allow for city plow operators to clear the snow. We know that some areas are tighter than others, but if you have room then please help us out. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter and your anticipated cooperation in order to facilitate efficient snow removal. Drive Safe!
Thank you AVISTA, CHS Primeland, STROM & all community members that helped decorate the park this year! A list of our generous donors will be published in the next Troy Talk.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Start the New Year by saving three lives. Donate a unit of blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 4th from 12 noon-6pm at the Troy Lions Hall. Sign up on line at REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG Drop-ins are welcome.
Did you know that December 16th isChocolate Covered Anything Day? Strawberries, cakes, marshmallows, bacon, and phone books are all things you can improve by covering in chocolate on this day, though probably not that last one! Chocolate Covered Anything Day means anything, and while the creators of this day may have only been talking about food, I challenge you to cover something truly weird with chocolate. But please, no people, it’s not Chocolate Covered Anyone Day.
The holiday season is upon us! If games and hot cocoa sound nice, stop by the Troy Community Library December 19th, 21st and 22nd. Games and a hot beverage station will be available during open hours, on these days for some cozy fun. The December STEAM Take-away Activity is a twofer: crystal snowflakes and candy science.
The STEAM activity will be available starting on December 14th. These activities are geared towards elementary-age kiddos. Supplies are limited, to-go activities are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Storytime is every Thursday at 10:30 am at the library, except on holidays and when otherwise posted.
There will be no storytimes on December 22nd and 29th. Storytime will return on January 5th.
If you have questions about anything happening at the library this month, please call Michelle Sturdy at 208-835-4311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org