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Troy Talk - October 2023

_Troy Talk - October 2023
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I hope this newsletter finds you well as we transition into the beautiful Fall season. I want to take a moment to address an important matter- the state of our water supply here in Troy.

As many of you are aware, we recently encountered an issue with the Twins Creek well, which was not operating as it should. Upon investigation, it was determined that the pump was the culprit. During that time, we asked for your cooperation in conserving water, and there was even a temporary restriction on water usage.

I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to those of you who played your part in helping us manage this situation. I'm pleased to report that the new pump has been installed and that the tank is fully repaired. Unfortunately, despite our collective efforts to conserve water usage, the reservoir levels are notably lower than in previous years for the month of September. While we anticipate cooler weather ahead, it is crucial to reflect on what this situation reveals about the importance of water in our lives.

Water is an essential need, one we often take for granted in our daily routines. When we turn on the faucet, flush our toilets, or step into the shower, we rarely think about the intricate processes behind the scenes that ensure we have a steady supply of clean water. It's only when something goes wrong, and water becomes scarce, that many of us realize its true value.

Water conservation is a shared responsibility. One that we all must take seriously, not only during challenging times but as an ongoing commitment.

Our community's well-being relies on the responsible management of this invaluable resource.

In addition to its daily importance, water plays a critical role in fire protection. Adequate water supply and distribution systems are vital for our Fire Department to respond effectively to emergencies. Whether it's a residential fire or a larger-scale disaster, access to water is essential for saving lives and protecting property. Our public works department, led by dedicated individuals, is responsible for ensuring that we have water available when we need it most. They work tirelessly to maintain our water infrastructure and ensure that we have access to clean drinking water. I want to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to them for their commitment to our community's well-being.

Once again, thank you to all who supported our conservation efforts during the recent Well repair. Please always remember the importance of water conservation in your daily lives, and together, we can safeguard this vital resource for generations to come.

Thank you for your support and as always, I am honored to serve as your mayor .

Mayor Steve Corr



Happy October Troy! It is a great time of year to get cozy with a book. Stop by the Troy Community Library for all your reading needs and then get tucked in with your reads. October’s STEAM to-go activity is leaf-shaped sun catchers. Hang it in your window, where this delightful activity will shed some light on your fall season. The to-go kits will be available starting October 18th. This activity is geared towards elementary-age kiddos. Supplies are limited, and to-go activities are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

October 23rd is Make Art Monday at the library, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. I will have a few simple but fun projects to choose from that should help get the creative juices flowing. We will be using watercolors and black permanent markers. This activity is geared towards kindergarten to eighth grade, but adults are welcome too. Storytime is every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. 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


To our Members, Patrons, and Friends of the Troy Historical Society and Museum:

We would like to thank everyone for their support of our Fundraiser for the repair of the Museum’s roof. It was a scary episode last winter when a leak occurred in the back room, causing damage to some of our Quilts of Valor material, but we were lucky to catch the leaks and move our most historical items before any further damage. We did suffer the loss of several poster presentations, but none of the damage affected original materials or photographs. The fundraiser was successful, and it will cover all the repair expenses. The roof repair is finished, and the contractor has been paid. We are safe from the elements once again. We are honored that the Troy community and museum friends came together and provided the funds and support within one month of our plea. It demonstrates the strength of the Troy community. Now, we can get back to doing what we do best, and that is: gathering, sharing, and preserving the history of our community.

(Officers and Board Members of the Troy Historical Society Inc. - David Purtee, President)


Sunshine Disposal & Recycling is thrilled to announce itself as the new service provider in Troy, effective October 1, 2023. A fourth-generation family-owned business, they've been serving Idaho since the mid-70s, including areas like Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Kootenai County, and Lapwai. They also extend their services to various cities and counties in Washington. Known for their exceptional customer service and meticulous attention to detail, they aim to ensure a seamless transition.

This transition to service brings several important details for residents to note. Firstly, there won't be a need for new roll carts for garbage collection, as existing ones will simply be relabeled with the company emblem and contact information. However, commercial dumpsters will be replaced with a front-load mechanical system with the same size container. The current service day will remain unchanged, so please make sure to have your carts out by 6:30 AM on that day. If your cart needs to be serviced in a different location than normal, drivers will provide a notification tag. All carts must have their lids facing the roadway for mechanical arm service.

For any service issues or cart exchanges, you can contact Sunshine Disposal at (208) 743-4075 or (833) 248-4305. Billing will still go through the City, and extra bags will incur fees as in the past. The Latah County Bulky Waste Program at the Transfer Station remains the same for Troy residents (2nd & 4th Saturday of every month).

In terms of recycling, the existing roll-off boxes will be replaced by front-load containers, serviced weekly. These containers accept cardboard, mixed wastepaper, tin/steel, and aluminum cans. The items deposited will not need to be sort separated and accepted as comingled recyclables. Plastics, plastic bags, Styrofoam, glass, and trash are not accepted. The Moscow Recycling Center will handle certain plastics and glass. Lastly, the holiday service schedule will remain unchanged.


Spread the Joy this Holiday Season!

The 3rd annual Christmas Fest at the park is just around the corner! But to make this year's event even more magical, we need your help.

Your generous donations will go a long way in ensuring a festive and memorable experience for our community. From twinkling lights to Santa's visit and delightful treats, every contribution makes a difference. To donate, simply visit or drop off a donation at City Hall.


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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