Mayor recaps holiday events

TROY — Mayor Robin Oda said the city’s Fourth of July celebration was a success last weekend.

Oda made the comments following the regular business of city council’s meeting on Monday.

“It was very well received and it was a beautiful day,” Oda said.

The city hosted an Independence Day parade in the morning and hosted a band at Treasure Island in the evening before fireworks concluded the holiday celebration.

A public hearing for rezoning of 1375 S. Union St. from I-2 General Industrial to M-3 General Industrial district was held. The owner is J&B Properties of Troy and the applicant is co-owner Steve Bruns. The parcel is 6.1421 acres. No comments were made for or against the request.

A public hearing was held regarding the city’s tax budget. No comments were made for or against the budget, which is a routine to establish the minimum amount of the city’s tax levies to report to the state. Director of Public Service and Safety Patrick Titterington said the city is beginning the annual budget internally and then will present it to council prior to the end of the year.

The third reading of a rezoning request of 6 N. Madison St. from two-family residential to office-commercial was approved.

The owner, Kelly Larger, made the request and the intent is to continue to use the property as commercial, however the commercial use is non-conforming for the current residential zoning. No comments were made for or against the rezoning request.

• The first meeting of the Human Relations Commission will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hobart Arena’s Bravo Room. The meeting will be available to watch online via Zoom with the I.D. 823 9529 7043. The agenda items include Mayor Robin Oda’s welcome, ORC review of public meetings, general ground rules; member introductions and Troy connections, desired goals and outcomes for the commissioner. Other items include operating guidelines, 2020-2022 officers, establish location, time and dates of meetings, agenda structures, initiatives, projects, topics and priorities.

The Troy Aquatic Park opened on June 15. The staff report stated the maximum capacity of 190 has been exceeded once. It was reported very few people have had to wait to enter the pool . The pool has averaged 150 guests per day.

• The Recreation Department’s first youth program, Youth Baseball Clinic, was at full capacity.

• The first Treasure Island Concert on June 26 had approximately 425 people in attendance and was compliant with social distancing.

• Tim Parker was appointed to assistant superintendent of the Water Treatment plant on June 22.

• Wandelene Jolliff, clerk in the service director’s office since December 1998 retired July 1.

• Metro Fibernet LLC was the lowest and best bid out of two for internet and telephone services in the amount of $139,930.80 per year for a three-year contract.

• Kidder Ditch Modeling and Rehabilitation project will have staff to recommend Strand Associations of Cincinnati to council for a professional services agreement for the hydraulic and hydro-logic work for the ditch area.

• The 2020 paving contract will be reduced by $250,000 due to budget cuts. The contract was awarded John R. Jurgensen Company.