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

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Welcome to the
TOWN
of
TROY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

& 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
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
Spring Clean-Up
Troy Highlights
P.S.C.
Meet Our Staff
Riverfront Park
Troy Marshall
9-11 Tributes
Upgrades in Troy
IMPA Contract Signing
Statehood Flag-Raising
Southern Indiana Clerk/Treasurers
New Water Salesman
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.
 
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
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, 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-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 29, 2017 4-6 pm.)
                  'FAMOUS SOUP' SALE  --  is held the 1st Sunday in November.
                  (November 5, 2017 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                            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.  We will begin again in April of 2017!
 
--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 CRAIG AND LISA GEORGE OF 310 SYCAMORE STREET IN TROY FOR BEING SELECTED THE MAY 2017 "TROY'S YARD OF THE MONTH"!  THEY HAVE LIVED HERE FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE YEARS.                                                                                                                  
                                                                               (05/01/2017) 

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
                                                                            July - Bob and Janice Harpenau
                                                                            August - Terry and Sue Weyer
                                                                            September - Cora May Palmer
NOTICE
 
SPRING CLEAN-UP FOR THE TOWN OF TROY RESIDENTS WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH & 21ST.  FALL 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 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

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

Brandon Kleeman--
Board Member

Sharman Jarboe--
Board Member

Jay Oliva--
Vice-President

Adam Hoffman--
Board Member

Pudder Linne--
Utilities Superintendent 

Nathan Gehlhausen--Town Marshall

TROY'S NEW RIVERFRONT PARK  (09/2016)

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

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

First rose bloom-
​April, 2017.

TROY'S TOWN MARSHALL

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

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

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

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

Upgrades at the Boatramp on
04/24/2017.

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

Raising the new Bicentennial Flag on 12/11/16, the anniversary of Indiana's Statehood-200 years!!
L-R:  Town Council President, Linda Crawford and Troy's Lineman, Tom Utley

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

3/2/17-Tennyson:
Quarterly Southern Indiana Clerk/Treasurers' Meeting.
Troy's brand new, state-of-the-art Water Salesman is now up and running as of January 31st!  The minimum is $1.00 per water load.  The Water Salesman area is under surveillance.

05/01/2017--
Pallets of water being unloaded during a water issue in Troy.  Thanks to Wal-Mart for helping donate a portion of the water!

Website created and maintained by Jane Efinger-Hayden           05/01/2017