Troy industry expansion plans discussed

Troy industry expansion plans discussed
By DONNA RYDER
Associate Editor
Things are looking up in Troy.
Troy’s mayor and board of aldermen were informed Monday night that Snider Bolt and Screw Inc., located in the Troy industrial park, wishes to expand.
Mayor Jimmie Hart said the company, which just finished a five-year lease and renewed for another five years, wishes to move to the bigger spec building owned by the town.
Hart said he has a meeting planned with Rural Development to discuss a no-interest Tennessee Valley Authority loan to finish the building to Snider’s specifications.
The company currently pays $4,000 a month for the smaller building and will be paying $7,500 a month for the larger building.
Alderman Deanna Chappell said it is an excellent option, since the town will not have to add on to the current building occupied by Snider, yet the company will still get the additional space it needs. It may also be easier to lease the smaller building to another company.
“The industrial board has done a good job,” Hart said.
In other business, the board:
• Approved a $1,000 donation to the Troy Police Department’s Needy Chil-dren’s Fund to provide toys for Christmas. Organizer Lee Cleek, wife of Police Chief James Cleek, said the school gave her 80 names last year, but she thinks there will be more this year since more people are out of work.
The party will be held Dec. 16 at Troy Community Center.
• Renewed two gas fund CDs and one recreation fund CD.
• Agreed to give turkeys to the town’s employees for Thanksgiving.
• Learned Hart decided to purchase a 2005 model government car which had a little more than 70,000 miles on it, instead of one of only two state patrol cars which were available. It cost $9,750. Hart said it is a very clean car and whoever drove it took very good care of it.
• Approved a Debt Policy, which was required by the state.
• Received copies of the financial statement.
• Heard that the town-owned trailer behind the fire station has some problems with the carpet and the flooring in the utility room. The man wanting to rent it has agreed to lay the carpet if the town will purchase it.
• Learned all recommended changes have been made after the recent survey on the water and sewer departments.
• Was reminded of a school the aldermen need to attend on Wednesday in Jackson.
• Heard police officer Larry Farley is home recuperating.
• Was informed the town will be handling the finances for the Troy Christmas Parade and the Troy Community Club will provide the manpower to plan it. The parade will be Dec. 10.
• Agreed they prefer to have the town’s holiday dinner in January to avoid the December schedule.
• Heard from Mrs. Chappell that the opening of the golf course went really well, with people having to wait to get a cart to play.
“There were lots of positive comments and many members have rejoined,” she said.
• Voted to replace the carpet at First State Bank. The bank leases the building from the town.
• Heard from Fire Chief Mark Watson that the department is having problems with several of its older pagers and it costs $100 per pager every time one needs to be sent off for repairs. He would like to purchase 15 new pagers which the department can switch over to the narrow band when the department is required to make that change. Watson will check on the state bid. He expects it will cost around $5,500.
“I think it’s better money spent than to keep repairing what we’ve got,” he said.
Alderman Gene Gurien was absent.
Published in The Messenger 11.8.11

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