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Troy Talk - January 2024


Troy Talk - JANUARY 2024
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Happy New Year Troy! As we step into 2024, I am filled with optimism for the fresh starts and opportunities that lie ahead. This new year symbolizes a time of renewal, providing us with the chance to establish new objectives and strengthen the bonds within our community.  


It was a pleasure to see so many familiar faces at our recent Christmas Fest at the park. The shared sense of community and joy was uplifting. I hope we maintain this positive spirit throughout the year, and I look forward to the next Christmas fest!


Looking ahead, 2024 promises to be an exciting year for Troy, with several key projects on the horizon. We will begin the Child Pedestrian Safety route on Big Meadow Road towards Mid-Spring, a project aimed at enhancing the safety and well-being of our youngest residents. Our RV campground will hopefully undergo some rejuvenating improvements, ensuring a more enjoyable experience for visitors and locals alike. Last but not least, significant upgrades are planned for our wastewater system, an important step toward maintaining our city's infrastructure and environmental health.


We will provide more specifics on these projects as their start dates near. Your understanding, cooperation, and support will be instrumental in the successful realization of these initiatives.


In line with this, I want to share a thought that guides my outlook for the year: Pointing out problems without offering solutions is like navigating a ship without a destination. As we confront the challenges and opportunities of 2024, let us be active navigators, not just passengers. 


Our collective aim is to transform our challenges into opportunities that lead us toward a brighter, more prosperous future.I encourage each of us to embrace an open-minded attitude, valuing ideas that not only address immediate concerns but also lay the groundwork for progress and the long-term welfare of our community. By adopting a forward-thinking approach, not only can we resolve today's issues, but we can chart a course for a thriving Troy for future generations. 


I also want to remind everyone about the importance of safe driving during the winter months. We must guide our young drivers to exercise caution, especially on icy roads to ensure the safety of all. Winter conditions can be tricky, so it is important for inexperienced drivers to be vigilant and cautious.  


Additionally, please remember that overnight parking on Main Street is prohibited and off-street parking is limited to 72 hours. (Troy Code 8-7-10 & 8-7-25) 


Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to the City Council members for their dedication and service. Working together, we aim to make 2024 a year of growth and achievement for Troy. Your participation in council meetings is highly valued and contributes significantly to our city's progress. Let's make 2024 a year to remember, filled with prosperity, joy, and a strong sense of community. As always, I am proud to be your Mayor and excited to see what we will accomplish together. Here's to a fantastic year ahead!


Mayor Steve Corr

 
 

LIBRARY NEWS

Happy New Year Troy! Is one of your goals to read more in the coming year? The Latah County Library District’s Winter Reading Program starts on January 2nd at the Troy Community Library and might be just the motivation you need to reach your reading goals. Winter Reading is for all ages and participants can win prizes.


The January STEAM activity is an in-person, interactive robotics event led by John (an SEL STEM outreach facilitator). The activity will be held at the Troy Library on January 24th, 3:30-5:00 pm. The event will be geared towards elementary-age kids. This should be a fun one!


Story time resumes on January 11th at 10:30 am. Story time is every Thursday 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 troy@latahlibrary.org



The winners of these years Show and Glow contest based on the combined results of the Facebook poll and offline votes are as follows:


1st Place : 105 W 5th Street 

2nd Place: 1076 Spring Valley Road

3rd Place: 104 Valley View Drive 


Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. The creativity and effort put forth by each participant was outstanding and filled our community with festive cheer!


A special thank you is also due to the many businesses whose generous contributions made both the annual Christmas Fest and the Show and Glow contest possible. We look forward to holding this contest again next year and wish everyone a very happy New Year!


 

We appreciate our maintenance crew for their hard work in ensuring our streets remain safe. With more snow expected soon, further plowing will be necessary. We want to remind all residents that when a snowfall of 4 inches or more is predicted, it's essential for property owners to remove their vehicles from the streets and rights-of-way. This is important for allowing city plow operators to clear the snow efficiently. We understand that space constraints vary across areas, so we would like to ask those with available space to help in this effort. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Please stay safe on the roads!

 

We would like to thank our neighbors and numerous community members for their generous help following Carol Shrewsberry’s surgery. Your efforts shoveling snow and ensuring our driveway remained clear were very appreciated. We are also deeply grateful to everyone who provided meals during this time. Living in such a supportive and caring community is a huge blessing!  - Jeff and Carol Shrewsberry

 



IMPORTANT REMINDER

Winter is just around the corner.  Please remember to remove trailers, parked cars and other items from the side of the streets to allow for plowing once the snow arrives. Temporary winter parking is available at the back parking lot at the city park FREE of charge.  PERMIT REQUIRED.  For more info on how to obtain a permit, please contact City Hall (208) 835-2741.

 
 

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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