Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and are as excited as I am to make a fresh start with a fresh new year. Each time a new year rolls around, it brings a sense of renewal. It's an opportunity to set goals and resolutions with ourselves, our families, and our community. I am excited to see what 2023 brings to our wonderful city of Troy. There is always so much possibility in a new year. I challenge each of you to think of ways to help and improve things in your own area of our community. Look out for your neighbors and friends. Step outside the box and introduce yourself to those you haven't met. I love the quote, "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” I am so thankful for our residents, each one of you.
Winter has finally arrived, and so has the snow! Please take precautions as you travel. Give yourself more time, drive slowly, and be prepared with an emergency kit in case you get stuck and need it!
Make sure to give a friendly wave to the best snow plow drivers on the road. When a storm hits, they work hard to keep our streets clear, graveled, and safe. There have been years that these fine men work through Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We are so thankful for them! Also, just a reminder, there is no overnight parking on Main Street and a 72-hour limit for off-street parking. Troy Code 8-7-10 & 8-7-25
I would also like to take a moment to thank my fellow City Council members, it is my privilege to work shoulder to shoulder with the finest public servants anywhere. Along with our citizens, we will all work together to make 2023 a great year for all of us! I encourage you all to try to attend our council meetings every once in a while, you will learn a lot.
Once again, I wish you and your family a very happy new year! Make it a great one and one to be remembered! And, as always, I am proud to be your Mayor!
Mayor Steve Corr
CHRISTMAS FEST AT THE PARK 2022
On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 the City of Troy hosted its 2nd annual Christmas Fest at the Park. Community members braved the weather and gathered at the park for this beautiful new tradition to kick off the holiday season. We are lucky and blessed to live in such a fantastic community!
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Martin & Julie Haarr) the Troy Volunteer Fire Department, the elf committee and all the extra elves that helped out. Thank you to the Carolers, Marilou's School Of Dance, and the Troy School Band & Choir for performing despite the frigid temperatures. Also, thank you to our Mayor, City Council, and the Troy Rec. District, and to every individual and business that helped, donated, or volunteered. This event was a huge success and was made possible because of everyone's generosity. \
The 3rd Annual Christmas Fest at the Park will be held the first weekend in December 2023. Let's keep our fingers crossed that weather would be warmer next year!
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Troy will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 5:00 PM at the Troy Lions Hall to receive verbal/written comments on a CUP (Conditional Use Permit) received from Mr. Matt Meyer (1177 Cornwall Rd., Troy ID) regarding property on 424 S Main Street, Troy ID (Formerly UMPQUA Bank Building, subdivision of the “Town of Troy,” block 10, Lots 23 & 24) to allow for the building to be rented to a religious organization for religious meetings.
The present land use of the property is: a vacant building since (2021); it is zoned as a C-1 & C-2, and the proposed use includes Church or religious gatherings.
Public comment is encouraged. Written comments that are less than one page must be received by the city no later than 12 PM on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023. Written comments in excess of 1 page must be received at least 3 working days prior to the hearing. Verbal comment is welcome during the hearing.
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Notice to acquire accommodations must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2023, to City Hall by calling (208) 835 – 2741.
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-6 pm at the Troy Lions Hall. Sign up online at REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG Drop-ins are welcome.
DID YOU KNOW?
In Spain, 12 grapes are eaten at midnight on New Year's Eve to secure 12 months of good luck in the coming year – What began as an excuse for grape-growers to shed their excess produce a century ago has blossomed into a much-loved Spanish tradition, with Spaniards scarfing down grapes to each stroke of the clock at midnight. Completing the challenge means a full year of fortune, but fall a couple of munches short, and you might not be so lucky!
January is a month full of wacky and weird days, and here are a couple for you to enjoy:
16th January – "Nothing Day" Invented by newspaper columnist Harold Coffin in 1973, this day has no purpose or structure and no particular way of celebration. It is literally about nothing.
27th January – "Chocolate Cake Day" Let’s face it, everybody loves chocolate cake. It’s sticky, gooey, and just divine. Nobody really needs a reason to eat chocolate cake, but here’s one anyway.
Latah County Parks & Recreation Board Seeks New Member
Do you have a particular interest in the well-being and management of our county parks (Spring Valley, Moose Creek, Virgil Phillips Farm, Robinson, Bateson-Hylton (Harvard), Robert Edwin Lloyd (Moscow), Latah Trail)?
As a member of the Parks & Recreation Board, you would provide the Latah County Parks & Recreation Department with advice and support for park improvement, maintenance, and other purposes. For information about the board and its functions, contact Andy Grant, department director, at (208) 883-5709.
To apply, write a brief letter or email to the Latah County commissioners giving your name, address, and contact information and explaining why you want to serve and what personal skills and experience you would bring to the position.
The board meets the second Thursday of each month at the Latah County Courthouse (or via remote connection), 4–5 pm. Latah County Commissioners, email@example.com, 522 S Adams St, Moscow, ID 83843
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!
The Latah County Library District’s Winter Reading Program (WRP) begins in January and runs through February. This program is for ALL ages. You may pick up WRP challenge cards at any Latah County Library, including the Troy Community Library. Complete your challenge card to find out if you win a prize. To celebrate Winter Reading, a fun to-go craft will be available for patrons to enjoy starting January 9th.
The January STEAM Activity is a combo in-person event and to-go activity. William Seybold, from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, will give a family-friendly presentation about Idaho animals. He will bring pelts and other show-and-tell objects to share with patrons. The presentation will be on January 18th, from 5-6 pm. The to-go activity will be a nature observation kit geared toward elementary-age kiddos. The kit will be available at the presentation (January 18th, 5-6 pm). Supplies are limited, and to-go activities are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Story time is every Thursday at 10:30 am at the library, except on holidays and when otherwise posted.
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