With the arrival of warmer weather and longer days, I hope this letter finds you excited for the season ahead. As we prepare for the summer months, there is so much to look forward to. From picnics in the park to camping and barbeques, the opportunities for outdoor fun and relaxation are endless. It's also a time when children are out of school and can enjoy their summer break, filling the streets and neighborhoods with the sound of laughter and playful energy. The atmosphere is electric, and it's a reminder of the simple joys that come with the summer season.
However, as we anticipate the summer festivities, it's important to remember to stay safe and be mindful of our surroundings. With more people and children out and about, it's crucial that we take extra care to ensure the safety of ourselves and those around us. With this in mind, I would like to remind everyone to slow down and be cautious while driving, particularly in residential areas where children tend to play outside. As we embark on this season of warmth and wonder, let's keep in mind the importance of safety and responsibility. By doing so, we can make the most of this wonderful time of year.
Recently, Troy patrons have been inquiring about the status and progress regarding the tennis and pickleball courts that are being made possible in collaboration with a Grant received from the Troy Rec. District. Many of you are eager for updates on the resurfacing project. Unfortunately, the vendor contracted to carry out the work has been overwhelmed with other projects and has not been able to fulfill their obligation to complete the project for the past two years. In response to the delay, the city has been seeking other bid estimates and waiting to hear back. However, it appears that there are not many companies in the area that specialize in this type of work, which can make finding a suitable replacement vendor a challenge. While the delay with this project is unfortunate, I do want you to know that the city is actively working to provide you with the best possible outcome.
As a final note, Troy Clean Up Day is scheduled for June 10th this year. Thank you to the Troy Volunteer Fire Department for organizing this annual event. Your dedication and hard work makes a real difference in our town, and it is always wonderful to see so many members of our community come together to help out. As always, I am proud to be your Mayor!
Mayor Steve Corr
Freshen Up Your Home: Tips & Tricks for Successful Spring Cleaning and Decluttering
Spring is the perfect time for decluttering your home and refreshing your living space. As the weather warms up and the days get longer, it's a natural time to start fresh and let go of the items that are no longer serving you. Whether it's clearing out your closet, reorganizing your kitchen, or donating items you no longer need, decluttering can help reduce stress, increase productivity, and create a more peaceful living environment. So take advantage of the season and start decluttering today! Here are some tips:
Plan which areas to tackle first and set goals.
Focus on one room at a time, start with one that needs it the most.
Sort items into categories: keep, donate, sell, or throw away.
Be ruthless and get rid of unused items.
Organize items you're keeping using storage containers etc...
Clean as you go to give your home a fresh start.
Consider asking for help if needed.
Remember, the goal of spring cleaning and decluttering is to create a more organized, functional, and peaceful living space. With these suggestions, you'll be well on your way to achieving that goal.
THS Class of 2023 is hosting a Troy Alumni Basketball Game Friday Night, May 5th at 6:00 pm. Troy High School Cinco de mayo Dinner will be available for purchase and Raffle Board winner will be announced! We invite the Troy community to come and enjoy a Friday night game, cheer on THS alumni, enjoy a yummy Cinco de mayo dinner and support the Seniors Safe & Sober grad night!!
Beulah Cemetery - Clean Up Day
Beulah Cemetery Clean up day is scheduled for MAY 21, 2023 from 9 AM - 12 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and help. Please contact Kathy or Steve Ewert if you would like to help: (208) 835-4691
DID YOU KNOW?
May 9th is "National Lost Sock Memorial Day." An actual holiday dedicated to all the socks that have mysteriously disappeared in the laundry and encourages people to remember their lost socks and donate any unpaired socks to charity.
The Troy Lions are sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 10th from noon until 6 pm. Honor your Mother by saving lives. A unit of blood saves 3 lives. To make an appointment, please sign up at: email@example.com
Wow, it is already May and school will be out soon! I am busy preparing for the 2023 Summer Reading Program (SRP), I am excited to bring some educational and fun programming to our community this summer. Stay tuned for more information to come about SRP.
The May STEAM activity will be an in-person event exploring circuits. We will use Snap Circuits to learn about and make circuits. The in-person STEAM activity will be at the Troy Community Library on May 17th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm. The library’s STEAM activities are geared towards elementary-age kids. The last Storytime before summer break will be on May 4th, at 10:30 am. Storytime will be on hiatus over the summer and will return next school year.
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