Children to benefit from Troy roadblocks
By: Donna Ryder Messenger Associate Editor
By DONNA RYDER
Messenger Associate Editor
Two roadblocks to help children at Christmas will be held in Troy in the coming weeks.
The Troy mayor and board of aldermen on Monday granted permission to Lee Cleek to hold a roadblock on Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. until noon to raise money for the annual Troy Police Department children’s Christmas party.
The board also agreed to its annual donation of $500.
Mrs. Cleek asked for permission to use the Troy Community Center at Trojan Park for the event.
Each year, the police department gives a party for needy children in the area. Mrs. Cleek collects names from Hillcrest Elementary School and provides toys and a meal for the children.
A date for the party has not been set.
The board also granted permission for a roadblock to the Troy Community Club. Terry McGee informed the board the club’s haunted house did not make as much money as had been anticipated. McGee asked for the roadblock so the club could build up its children’s fund. He said although the police department and other organizations do a great job at providing for children at Christmas, there are always some who slip through the cracks and that is where they try to fill in. He said they usually provide for 10 to 15 children each year. The roadblock will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon.
The aldermen also heard from John Wade, who wished to thank them on behalf of the Lions and the Shriners for letting them hold roadblocks.
In other business, the board:
• Noted the last mowing of Trojan Park for 2007 was performed on Nov. 1.
• Passed on second reading an amendment to the beverage ordinance.
• Agreed to purchase turkeys for city employees.
• Received copies of the financial statements.
• Heard the flood zone for Troy has not changed. An ordinance will need to be approved once the Federal Emergency Management Agency forwards it to the city.
• Was thanked by alderman Hoyt Sampson for their acts of kindness after his sister died.
• Learned the materials have been order for the new sprinkler system at the fire department. A copy of the design has been given to the mayor and the water department has been notified of the line which will need to be run.
The sprinkler system is being installed by Superior Fire Protection of Jackson.
Published in The Messenger 11.07.07