Troy Council OKs committee appointments


By Matt Clevenger

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TROY — Members of the Troy City Council have approved the appointment of Phyllis Moore to the Troy Beautification Committee. Moore will fulfill the unexpired term of committee member Pam Dalton, who recently resigned.

Council members approved Moore’s appointment during their regularly scheduled meeting held on Monday, Oct. 16. Council also approved the re-appointment of Jordan Romberger and Howard Wengert to the city’s Enterprise Zone Tax Incentive Review Council for new terms through Oct. 19, 2026.

In other business, council members also approved a resolution authorizing a contract with the Miami County Public Defenders’ Commission for 2024, at a cost of $24,409.35, and a resolution authorizing preliminary legislation for the planned re-paving of state Route 55 from Grant Street to Verizon Court in 2025, under the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Urban Paving Program.

“City responsibility will be 20% of the project’s total cost,” Council member Bobby Phillips said.

Council members also voted to approve an ordinance accepting dedication of 0.769 acres of right-of-way at 801 Dye Mill Road, which is part of the Conagra platt.

Council members also heard an update on the city’s leaf pick-up schedule, and closing of the city’s yard waste composting facility on Dye Mill Road for the season, from Director of Service and Public Safety Patrick Titterington.

“The Dye Mill Yard Compost Facility will close as of Sunday, Nov. 26,” Titterington said.

“Today we started annual leaf pick-up,” he said. “That will be ongoing; we will do at least two rounds if not three.”

A map is currently available on the city of Troy’s website, Titterington said.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, Troy resident Joe Girolamo spoke to council members requesting changes to parking spaces at the intersection of West Water Street and North Short Street.

“I live downtown, and I frequently have to travel through that intersection,” Girolamo said. “I personally find it difficult to see eastbound traffic.”

Girolamo suggested the city remove one parking spot and extend the intersection’s no parking zone.

“If we just removed that parking spot and painted with the ‘no parking’ yellow paint, drivers would have a decent view of oncoming traffic,” he said. “I realize that parking in that area is at a premium, but I feel that safety concerns outweigh the one parking spot.”

Council member Todd Severt also thanked the city engineer, Jillian Rhoades, for recent improvements at the intersection of Mary Robin Road and North Market Street.

“There used to be a chicken lane,” Severt said. “Now we’ve put in a dedicated left turn lane.”

“Upon the request of some individuals in the neighborhood, the city engineer did review that and put in the safety measure this week.”

Council member Jeff Schilling asked staff members about the city’s upcoming annual budget review meeting, which is open to the public and tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 15.

“We are still finalizing that,” Titterington said.

Council members will also hold a special workshop meeting on Monday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. The council’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6.

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