Welcome to the
TOWN
of
TROY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Members of--
 
*Indiana Municipal Power Agency
*Perry  County Chamber of Commerce
*Indiana Association of Cities & Towns - (AIM)
*Indiana League of Municipal Clerks & Treasurers
*Perry County Development  Corporation
*Indiana 15-Regional Planning Commission
​*Alliance of Indiana Rural Water


VISIT:  www.pickperry.com

& 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
​Billing Information
Welcome Packet
Town Info--Trash / Recycle / Limb Chipping
Troy Volunteer Fire Department
TVFD Halloween Party on 10/29/2017
Planning and Zoning Board
Yard of the Month
Fall Clean-Up
Troy Highlights
Meet Our Staff
IMPA Contract Signing
Southern Indiana Clerk/Treasurers
INDOT Community Crossings Grant Award
Latest Update
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOWN COUNCIL--
 
Linda Crawford, President
Jay Oliva, Vice-President
Brandon Kleeman, Board Member
Sharman Jarboe, Board Member
Adam Hoffman, Board Member
 
STAFF--
 
Betty Linne, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer
Lavonne Miller, Utilities Clerk
Laira Bolin, Utilities Clerk
​Alisha Brown, Part-Time Utilities Clerk
Chris Goffinet, Attorney
Marshall-VACANT
 
UTILITIES--
 
Bernard 'Pudder' Linne, Operations Manager
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
2017
 
January 11th
February 15th
March 15th
April 12th
May 10th
June 14th
July 12th
August 16th
September 13th
October 11th
November 15th
December 13th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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

OBSERVED HOLIDAYS-2017

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS--

JANUARY 2ND--                                  NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
JANUARY 16TH--                                M.L.K., JR.  BIRTHDAY
 
FEBRUARY 20TH--                             PRESIDENTS' DAY
 
APRIL 14TH--                                     GOOD FRIDAY
 
MAY 29TH--                                       MEMORIAL DAY
 
JULY 4TH--                                         INDEPENDENCE DAY
 
SEPTEMBER 4TH--                           LABOR DAY
 
OCTOBER 9TH--                              COLUMBUS DAY
NOVEMBER 10TH--                             VETERANS' DAY
 
NOVEMBER 23RD--                             THANKSGIVING
 
NOVEMBER 24TH--                             THANKSGIVING
 
DECEMBER 22ND--                              CHRISTMAS
 
DECEMBER 25TH--                              CHRISTMAS
 
DECEMBER 29TH--                              NEW YEAR'S
 
JANUARY 1ST (2018)--                       NEW YEAR'S
BILLING INFORMATION:  Bills are DUE BY THE 10th of the month.  

PENALTIES:  Electric & Water:     10% of 1st $3.00 and 3% of balance
                       Wastewater:             10% of total amount
                       Stormwater:              May apply if applicable
                       Trash:                          May apply if applicable

Penalties apply after due date. 

CODES:     W=WATER           S=WASTEWATER               T=TRASH                               TX=TAX                                      
                   E=ELECTRIC        EA=EAP                               L=SECURITY LIGHT              M=WATER MISC.
                   AR=ARREARS     CR=CREDIT BALANCE      O=OTHER CHARGES            Z=STORMWATER
IF YOU KNOW OF A NEW PERSON/FAMILY MOVING TO TROY, PLEASE LET THEM KNOW WE HAVE A WELCOME PACKET AVAILABLE FOR THEM IN THE UTILITY/TOWN HALL OFFICE.
TOWN INFORMATION
TRASH :                  Is picked up every Wednesday.  Place full trash tag on the side of the bag or it will not be picked up.  Each bag
                                must be tagged.  Containers cannot exceed 33 gallons or 25 pounds or they will not be picked up.  REFUSE                                         ONLY.  No yard waste or ashes.  PLACE CURBSIDE BY 7:00 AM.  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. 
                                 Must be placed curbside by 7:00 AM.  All dry business paper, newspaper and magazines must be separated.   
                                 Other recycable items--cardboard, glass (clear and colored separated), plastic and cans.  
 
LIMB CHIPPING :   Is the 3rd Monday of each month-must be curbside by 7:00 AM.  If a holiday falls on a Monday it will be done                                     on Tuesday.  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 28, 2018 from 4-6 pm.)
                  'FAMOUS SOUP' SALE  --  is held the 1st Sunday in November.
                  (November 4, 2018 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
VACANT--Captain                                                      Anthony Riley                            Joey Larrison
                                                                                                                


Troy's Volunteer Fire Department Annual Halloween Party held on 10/29/2017.



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 JESSICA SPRINKLE AT 407 WALNUT IN TROY FOR BEING SELECTED THE SEPTEMBER 2017 "TROY'S YARD OF THE MONTH"! SHE HAS LIVED HERE FOR FIVE YEARS.  PICTURED ARE JESSICA AND HER SON, BOBBY JOE.                                                                                                                  
                                                                               (08/31/2017) 

Congratulations to all the 2016 winners:     April - Mike and Natalie Johnson                              2017:  April - Fortwendel Construction
                                                                            May - Connie Palmer                                                              May - Craig and Lisa George
                                                                            June - Randy and Debbie Lindauer and family                   June - Dana Scott & David Scott
                                                                            July - Bob and Janice Harpenau                                             July - Mrs. Jean Young
                                                                            August - Terry and Sue Weyer                                               August -  St. Pius Church
                                                                            September - Cora May Palmer                                              September -  Jessica Sprinkle 
NOTICE
 
FALL CLEAN-UP WAS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH AND 20TH.
 
All items need to be at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on Thursday--no back-tracking to pick up any items.
 
No tires, no items with freon (air conditioners or refrigerators), 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's Fall Leaf Pick-Up will be on Saturday and Sunday, November 25th and 26th.

--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 1988 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

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MEET OUR STAFF!


Charlie Ehrlich- -
Street Department

Laira Bolin- -Utilities Clerk

Jane Efinger-Hayden--
Clerk/Treasurer

Betty Linne--
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Wade McKim--
Street Department

Lavonne Miller--
Utilities Clerk

Tom Utley--
Lineman

Linda Crawford--
President

Brandon Kleeman--
Board Member

Sharman Jarboe--
Board Member

Jay Oliva--
Vice-President

Adam Hoffman--
Board Member

Marshall--
Vacant

Pudder Linne--
Operations Manager 

Chris Goffinet--
Town Attorney

Alisha Brown--
Part-Time
Utilities Clerk

Southern Indiana Clerk/Treasurersat their quarterly meeting in Santa Claus, Indiana.
December 2016.

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

3/2/17-Tennyson:
Quarterly Southern Indiana Clerk/Treasurers' Meeting.



 


TROY AWARDED $126,282.00 COMMUNITY CROSSINGS GRANT FROM INDOT

09/28/2017--INDOT representatives presenting certificates and grant information to Troy staff.

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Jane Hayden, Jay Oliva and Sharman Jarboe are shown accepting a check for the Community Crossings Road Grant in Jasper at City Hall on September 20, 2017.  This grant will be used strictly to improve roads in Troy.




Website created and maintained by Jane Efinger-Hayden           11/14/2017






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