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Troy’s spec building marketed on Web sites

Troy’s spec building marketed on Web sites

Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 10:17 pm

By DONNA RYDER Messenger Associate Editor Troy’s spec building is near completion. Troy Industrial Development Board chairman Mark Watson appeared before the mayor and board of aldermen Monday evening to update them on the marketing plan for the new building. He used a laptop computer to show the aldermen the photos and video of the building on the town’s Web site. It is also listed on the West Tennessee Industrial Association’s Web site as being among buildings available. He said Gibson Electric is working on additional marketing coverage through the Tennessee Valley Authority. He said TVA will do flyovers and then create a site where prospective owners can view virtual additions. The building is 20,000 square feet and ready to be completed to the new owner’s specifications. Watson informed the board the industrial board is also talking to TVA about financing. In other business, the board: • Donated $1,000 to the Troy Community Club for the annual Christmas parade, which is scheduled for Dec. 13. Member Janet McGee said the club has $617.10 in the account for the parade. • Granted permission for the Troy Community Club to use the community center at no charge for a meal to thank volunteers who helped with the haunted farm. The club raised about $550 for its children’s Christmas fund. • Received a copy of a budget for the start-up of a senior program. The board will review it and make suggestions at the next board meeting. • Learned the dog kennel needs repair and needs to be winterized. The animal control officer also suggested that it be expanded. During October, she picked up 20 dogs and eight cats. Three dogs were adopted, one was euthanized and the remainder were sent to rescue. Two cats were adopted and the remainder were sent to rescue. • Agreed to purchase turkeys for the employees for Thanksgiving. • Learned the new backhoe has been delivered. • Was reminded clean up days are Nov. 11-14. • Received a letter from a Hillcrest student who has been given the opportunity to attend the Junior National Youth Leadership Conference. She needs almost $2,500 to be able to attend. She has been able to save $300 on her own but was requesting the town’s financial assistance. The total amount is due by Nov. 24. • Agreed to keep the board and mayor’s pay as is. • Learned work has started on The Wedding Chapel. • Was informed that Mayor Jimmie Hart and alderman Jess Whitesides are working to recruit an auto parts store for the town. Hart said the town needs to do what it can for the businesses. The mayor added that he keeps up with sales tax and last month nearly every government body in the county lost, but Troy receipts stayed up. • Learned there will be a meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Troy Senior Center in regards to the county-wide fire department. • Was informed 54 people participated in the recent county-wide firefighters class. • Received a thank-you from the mayor for flowers he received from the town after the death of his sister. Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by e-mail at dryder@ucmessenger.com. Published in The Messenger 11.04.08

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