Welcome to the
TOWN
of
TROY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Members of--
 
*Indiana Municipal Power Agency
*Perry  County Chamber of Commerce
*Indiana Association of Cities & Towns
*Indiana League of Municipal Clerks & Treasurers

& Troy Utilities

~Indiana's 2nd oldest Town &
    Perry County's 1st County Seat~

CATEGORY ORDER:
Welcome and Members of...
Contact Info / Employees / Meeting Dates
Observed Holidays / Office Closing Dates
Town Info--Trash / Recycle / Limb Chipping
Troy Volunteer Fire Department
Bicentennial Parade on 08/06/2016
TVFD Halloween Party on 10/30/2016
 Bicentennial Torch Relay in Troy on 09/09/2016
Planning and Zoning Board
Yard of the Month
Fall Clean-Up
Troy Highlights
P.S.C.
Meet Our Staff
Riverfront Park
Troy Marshall
9-11 Tributes
Upgrades in Troy
IMPA Contract Signing
Latest Update
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONTACT US
EMPLOYEES
MEETING DATES
 
Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday on or after the 10th of each month in the Town Hall
Meeting Room at 6:00 p.m.
 
2016
 
January 13th
February 10th
March 16th
April 13th
May 11th
June 15th
July 13th
August 10th
September 14th
October 12th
November 16th
December 14th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OFFICE HOURS ARE
 
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
 
9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
 
 
Troy is on Central Standard Time
 
 
PHONE :       812.547.7501
 
 
 
FAX :              812.547.7526
 
 
 
ADDRESS :   330 HARRISON STREET
                      POB 57
                      TROY, IN  47588-0057
 
 
 
EMAIL :         troyutilities@psci.net
 
 
 
WEBSITE :    www.troyindiana.com
TOWN COUNCIL--
 
Linda Crawford, President
Jay Oliva, Vice-President
Vacancy, Board Member
Sharman Jarboe, Board Member
Adam Hoffman, Board Member
 
STAFF--
 
Betty Linne, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer
Lavonne Miller, Bookkeeper
Laira Bolin, Bookkeeper
Chris Goffinet, Attorney
Nathan Gehlhausen, Marshall
 
UTILITIES--
 
Bernard 'Pudder' Linne, Utilities Superintendent
Tom Utley, Lineman
Charlie Ehrlich, Street Department
Wade McKim, Street Department
 
ELECTED OFFICIALS--
 
Jane Efinger-Hayden, Clerk/Treasurer
Town Council is elected.
Four year terms as of 01/01/2016.
 
 
 

OBSERVED HOLIDAYS

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS--

JANUARY 1ST--                                   NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
JANUARY 18TH--                                M.L.K., JR.  BIRTHDAY
 
FEBRUARY 15TH--                             PRESIDENTS' DAY
 
MARCH 25TH--                                  GOOD FRIDAY
 
MAY 30TH--                                       MEMORIAL DAY
 
JULY 4TH--                                         INDEPENDENCE DAY
 
SEPTEMBER 5TH--                            LABOR DAY
 
OCTOBER 10TH--                             COLUMBUS DAY
NOVEMBER 11TH--                             VETERANS' DAY
 
NOVEMBER 24TH--                             THANKSGIVING
 
NOVEMBER 25TH--                             THANKSGIVING
 
DECEMBER 23RD--                              CHRISTMAS
 
DECEMBER 26TH--                              CHRISTMAS
 
DECEMBER 30TH--                              NEW YEAR'S
 
JANUARY 2ND (2017)--                       NEW YEAR'S
TOWN INFORMATION
TRASH :                  Is picked up every Wednesday.  Place full trash tag on the side of the bag.  Each bag must be tagged.  Place
                                 tag around the neck of the bag.  Containers cannot exceed 33 gallons or 25 pounds.  REFUSE ONLY.  No yard
                                 waste or ashes.  REMEMBER TO RECYCLE!!
 
RECYCLING :          Is on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  If a holiday falls on a Monday, it will be picked up on Tuesday.
 
LIMB CHIPPING :   Is the 3rd Monday of each month.  If a holiday falls on a Monday it will be done on Tuesday.  Have limbs to the
                                  road by 7:00 a.m.  Limbs will typically be picked up on Monday.  In the case of rain or other unforseen events,
                                  limbs will be picked up on an alternate day that same week.  Limbs no larger than 4" in diameter should be
                                  piled neatly with the butt end to the road.
EVENTS :  HALLOWEEN PARTY  --  is held at the Troy Fire Department the Sunday before Halloween each year. 
                   (October 30, 2016 from 4-6 pm.)
                  'FAMOUS SOUP' SALE  --  is held the 1st Sunday in November.
                  (November 6m 2016 starting at 11:00 a.m.)
 
TROY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMBERS :
 
Bernard 'Pudder' Linne--Chief                                Ed Sweeney                               Danny Winkler                         
Jason Linne--Assistant Chief                                    Brian Cole                                  Luke Tudor
Victor Schutzius--Treasurer                                     Bob Tudor                                  Andy Sturgeon 
Colton Story--Secretary                                            Travis Harpenau                       Blair Walsh
Adam Hoffman--Captain                                          Anthony Riley                            Brad Belcher
                                                                                                                 Joey Larrison

Cannelton's
Bicentennial
Parade on
10/02/2016.

Bicentennial Parade in
Tell City held on 08/06/2016.

Troy's Volunteer Fire Department Annual Halloween Party held on 10/30/2016.

TROY'S CELEBRATION OF INDIANA'S TORCH RELAY!  September 9, 2016

PRESIDENT :               Terry Weyer
VICE-PRESIDENT :      Jay Oliva
SECRETARY :               Betty Linne
MEMBERS :                 Bernard Linne
                                      Robert Tuggle
                                      James Johnson
                                      Adam Hoffman
--The Town of Troy implemented a YARD OF THE MONTH program on April 1, 2016.
 
--This will be for the months of April through September yearly.
 
--All residents (including renters) of Troy (including the annexation) are eligible to vote and be selected.
 
--There will be one winner per month.  (Employees and their families are not eligible).
 
--You may vote by calling the office at 547-7501, come by the office, mail your submission to:  Town of Troy at POB 57-Troy, IN  47588, use the drop-box on the Walnut Street side of the building or email us at troyutilities@psci.net.
 
--You must include your name, address and phone as well as the name and address of the person you are nominating for the month.  Deadlines will be the last day of the previous month.  Winners will be selected by the majority of votes received.  No anonymous entries will be accepted.
 
--Winners will get to display a YARD OF THE MONTH sign in their yard for the entire month and have their photo put in the Perry County News!
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO CORA MAY PALMER OF 120 HARRISON STREET IN TROY FOR BEING SELECTED THE SEPTEMBER 2016 "TROY'S YARD OF THE MONTH"!  MRS. PALMER HAS LIVED THERE FOR APPROXIMATELY 18 YEARS.                                                                                                             (08/31/2016) 
We want to thank everyone who participated in this inaugural 'Yard of the Month' program!
We will begin voting again next March for April of of 2017!!
Congratulations to all the 2016 winners:     April - Mike and Natalie Johnson
                                                                            May - Connie Palmer
                                                                            June - Randy and Debbie Lindauer and family
                                                                            July - Bob and Janice Harpenau
                                                                            August - Terry and Sue Weyer
                                                                            September - Cora May Palmer
NOTICE
 
FALL CLEAN-UP FOR THE TOWN OF TROY RESIDENTS WAS HELD ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH & 7TH.  SPRING CLEAN-UP WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.
 
All items need to be at curbside by 7:00 a.m.--no back-tracking to pick up any items.
 
No tires, no items with freon, no computer components, no pick-up on vacant lots and paint cans need to be drained.  No carpets or rolls, no refrigerators and no air-conditioners.  TV's are acceptable.  No more than a small pick-up truck load per household.
 
THERE WILL BE A $10.00 CHARGE FOR EACH LARGE ITEM.  THIS CHARGE MUST BE PAID AT THE UTLITY OFFICE PRIOR TO PICK-UP AND RECEIPT MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE ITEM TO BE PICKED UP.

Please call 547-7501 for any questions.

--TROY HIGHLIGHTS--

NESTER HOUSE/RIVERPLACE --Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.  The lot was purchased in 1841 and is built from local sandstone.  The building has been a grocery store/residence/hotel/museum and many other types of establishments.  It was remodeled in 1863 after a flue fire.  The original owner had a tunnel dug from the cellar to a barn two blocks north into Troy.  This served as a link on the Underground Railroad system and many slaves found safe harbor here.  The tunnel was filled in in the 1960's.  The home was completely remodeled after purchased in 1998 by Jim and Joyce (Boerste) Efinger.  The three-story home had three coal-burning fireplaces.  The house has been known as 'Heinzle Family Grocery', 'Bauer's', 'Nester Hotel', 'Nester House', 'Old and New Union Hotel', 'Riverfront Hotel' and now 'RIVERPLACE'.  It is currently owned by Dan Hayden and Jane Efinger-Hayden.   
CHRIST OF THE OHIO --Dr. and Mrs. N.A. James, of Tell City, Indiana have erected a statue of Christ on the highest point of their land overlooking the Ohio River at their summer home at Troy, Indiana.  This afternoon, May 1, His excellency, Paul C. Schulte, Archbishop of Indianapolis; solemnly blessed the statue, dedicating it the "Christ of the Ohio."  Present at the ceremony was Archabbot Bonaventure Knaebel, O.S.B. of St. Meinrad Archabbey, where the statue was sculptured.
Mr. Herbert Jogorat, of Germany who is now working at St. Mainrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana, sculptured the statue.  The heroic figure of Christ stands 11 feel high and weighs 6,200 pounds; it is mounted on an eight foot base of St. Meinrad sandstone.
The statue was sculptured from Colorado travertine.  Travertine is a limestone formation; its pinkish beige hue is due to the presence of iron compounds in the formation.  As as result, it it generally used for decorative purposes, just as onyx, marble and alabaster.  It is smooth grained and takes a soft finish when highly polished.
Dr. and Mrs. James have for over 20 years done the service of 'lamp-lighters' for the men who ply the Ohio River.  On their property above Troy is an official US Coastguard navigation light, which guides the traffic along the navigable channel.  They must see that the light burns from sunset to dawn every night of the year.  Originally the light was an oil lamp, hand-lit; now it is electgric and controlled by time-clock, but they must still carefully check its regularity.
To all Christians a guiding light is a simple and direct symbol of Christ, the Light of the World.  And the Jame's a Catholic family, believe that no better guide for life can be found than Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  So, as a result of their faith, they desired to set up a heroic figure of Christ in enduring stone as a guide for all who would pass by on the river, or immediately below their land on the highways, as well as for all their friends and neighbors around them.
The great statue is visable for miles around, up and down the river, on the highway below and far across the Ohio.  At night the statue and its setting are brilliantly illuminated.
                            
                                                                                 From a News release dated 05/01/1957 from Tell City, Indiana
TROY BOAT DOCK --Troy has public access to the beautiful Ohio River via our boat ramp/dock.  This is one of the nicest and largest access sites in the county with beautiful views and ample parking.
ABRAHAM S. FULTON HISTORICAL MARKER --The marker reads, "ABRAHAM S. FULTON brother of Robert Fulton inventor of the steamboat is buried in Troy Cemetery near this spot.  He was fatally injured while felling trees to build the family home on the site called Fulton Hill.  The Fulton Family owned extensive acreage in Perry County.  They bought the land from Nicholas J Roosevelt about 1811.  Nicholas J. Roosevelt commanded the first craft propelled by steam upon Western waters, the New Orleans built after Fulton's model.  This boat stopped at Troy, one of the few fueling sites along the Ohio River."  The cemetery marker reads,
 
                                "ABRAHAM S. FULTON          DIED 1813          BROTHER OF ROBERT FULTON"
ABRAHAM LINCOLN --The people of Troy and vacinity are proud that they could share a bit in the life of the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln, who became the 16th President of the United States.  The Town of Troy was quite an attraction for Abe as he had always lived in the backwoods and was never near a village.  At that time there were about 20 log houses in Troy.  At every opportunity Abe would go up to Troy.  He often went to the post office where he could read the newspapers.  The custom in those days was that a newspaper was always sent to the post office so the local people could stop in and read it and learn the news.  He would also loaf at the Bates store and Williams tavern.  During the time Abe was in this vicinity he worked for McDaniel, Porter and Taylor.  Tradition tells us that once when Abe was at Troy to fetch the mail a terrible storm came up and it was necessary for him to stay overnight at the home of Vivion Daniel, the postmaster.  Lincoln was fascinated by the clog dancing that the slaves did at Troy while waiting for their masters who were trading.  It was at Troy that these slaves taught the dance to Lincoln and he delighted to show-off the dance wherever he went.  At age 17 Lincoln made his first flatboat trip with Jefferson Ray, and later made other trips for James Taylor and James Gentry, Sr.  All of these trips had their origin below Troy at Anderson Creek.  In later years while in conversation with John C. Shoemaker, Abe Lincoln related to him that he at one time in the 20's attended school at Troy and his teacher was Adam Shoemaker, II.  From the above you can learn that Abe Lincoln was well acquainted with Troy pioneers as he lived and worked with them in his early age.  It is at Troy he learned of the Fultons, Roosevelts and Lafayette.  Many of the pioneers who knew him personally, such as the Taylors, Bates, Connors, Wrights, Greathouses, Daniels, McDaniels, Huffmans and many others, now rest in the Troy City Cemetery.  Troy still has distant relatives of these people who have heard their grandparents tell about this great president.  In memory of this great man, in 1942 there was established a recreation park at the mouth of the Anderson River, near where first he touched Indiana soil and where he operated a ferry.  Very few people realize it but it was in 1841 and again in 1844 that Lincoln was again in this section of Perry and Spencer Counties, delivering campaign speeches.
--The History of Troy, Indiana/Memorial Edition by Frank Baertich

Water Street, Troy-circa 1955.
Picture courtesy of Teresa Kanneberg

ATTENTION ALL TROY RESIDENTS
 
GREAT NEWS!!!  PSC IS BRINGING FIBER OPTICS TO TROY!!! IF YOU MISSED THE OPEN HOUSE ON MAY 10TH, CALL THE PSC OFFICE AT 1-800-511-4899 TO SEE ABOUT YOUR INTERNET, PHONE LINE(S) AND TV CONNECTIONS!!!

MEET OUR STAFF!


Charlie Ehrlich- -
Street Department

Laira Bolin- -Bookkeeper

Jane Efinger-Hayden--
Clerk/Treasurer

Betty Linne--
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Wade McKim--
Street Department

Lavonne Miller--
Bookkeeper

Tom Utley--
Lineman

Linda Crawford--
President

Vacant--
Board Member

Sharman Jarboe--
Board Member

Jay Oliva--
Vice-President

Adam Hoffman--
Board Member

Nathan Gehlhausen--Town Marshall

Pudder Linne--
Utilities Superintendent 
No Photo Available

TROY'S NEW RIVERFRONT PARK  (09/2016)

Construction underway at the Riverfront on a new mini-park.   (8/9/16)
 

Construction continues at the Park.  (08/31/2016)

TROY'S TOWN MARSHALL

Bicentennial Parade in
Tell City held on 8/6/2016.

At the Troy Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Halloween Party for the children on 10/30/2016.

Thanks to the Perry County Community Foundation for including Troy's Marshall in their celebration of local law enforcement!

At the Torch Relay in Troy on 9/9/16.


Cannelton's Christmas Parade on 11/25/2016.

REMEMBERING 9-11-2001 / 15 YEARS LATER

Pentagon

Pennsylvania

Twin Towers

UPGRADES IN TROY

11/16/2016 --Plaque presentation at Board meeting after signing contract to become members with IMPA.

Website created and maintained by Jane Efinger-Hayden           12/01/2016