Local Government

LIST OF CANDIDATES

From the Issue: 
March 2012

Vote at TES, Tuesday, the 13th day of March 2012, at 10 am

SELECTMAN Three Years – Vote for One

    Gideon Nadeau, Sr.     

    Russell W. Butler     

    Francis H. Fournier, Jr.     

MODERATOR    Two Years – Vote for One

    Michael J. Walsh     

FROM THE CLERK'S OFFICE

From the Issue: 
February 2012

    If you are one of the voters who wished you could have chosen a specific party ballot and were told that you were not able to because you were listed on the checklist under a specific party, different from your choice for this primary, this is easy to fix.

    The purpose of the primary elections is to establish the candidates for the different parties to compete in the general elections.  If you are always intending to stick with a specific political party regardless of the candidates, then you are safe registering with that party, and being listed on the checklist under that party.  If you have any inclination that you ever might want the ability to select candidates for reasons other than party representation you should be listed on the checklist as an UNDECLARED voter. 

LOCAL VOTING NEWS

From the Issue: 
January 2012

    The only election activity right now is the Primary election coming up January 10th, and the Supervisors of the Checklist will be meeting January 3rd at the town hall from 7:00 to 7:30 for additions and corrections to the checklist.

             Town offices up for election are Selectman, Town Clerk/ Tax Collector, One Supervisor of Checklist, one Trustee of Trust funds, some positions for Planning board, Zoning board, and Budget committee, (anyone interested stop in at the Clerk’s office for more detailed information). Other openings are Second Deputy Fire Chief, Library Trustee, Welfare Administrator, and Water Sewer commissioner.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ADDRESSES SAFETY CONCERNS AT THE SAMUEL E. PAUL RECREATION AREA BRIDGES

From the Issue: 
September 2011
In March 2011, voters approved Warrant Article 31 and appropriated $2,500 to fund repairs to the bridges and railings at the Samuel E. Paul Recreation Area.
The two foot bridges crossing the dams were deemed structurally unsafe.  The Public Works Department replaced the old, worn out planking and THC Precision, owned by Todd Carter, in Troy, fabricated the steel railings.

The Selectmen are pleased that the voters approved this funding to make all the necessary repairs to keep the bridges safe.  The foot bridges are part of the path used by the campers in the summer recreation program.  The improvements, which cost $2,471.51, came in $28.49 under budget.

Our thanks to Public Works Director Jim Dicey, for estimating the project, for coming in under budget, and for building functional, sturdy, safe bridges.  With so much going for the recreation area, and residents pleased with the effort, the success in terms of community interest has been tremendous.

Selectmen of Troy
Robert M. Cummings, Thomas A. Walsh, Russell W. Butler

TROY WELCOMES NEW CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AND HEALTH OFFICER

From the Issue: 
September 2011
We are pleased to officially announce that on June 13, 2011 Michael Jasmin assumed the roles of Health Officer and Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Troy.  As such, ‘Mike’ now oversees and performs a variety of routine and complex inspectional work in the enforcement of state and town public health laws, including zoning, and the enforcement of the state building code and related rules and regulations.
    Mike is a certified Residential Building Inspector through the International Code Council (ICC), with experience in the construction trades and municipal code enforcement.  Mike is also a Selectman for the Town of Alstead.  For questions or concerns, Mike can be reached at mfjasmin1@gmail.com or by contacting the Selectmen’s Office at 242-7722. 
Selectmen of Troy
Robert M. Cummings, Thomas A. Walsh, Russell W. Butler

TOWN OF TROY PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

From the Issue: 
June 2011
The Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 13, 2011, at 5:30 PM, in the Selectmen’s Office, to consider adopting an Ordinance establishing that no person shall be permitted to operate or allow to be operated, an internal combustion engine powered vehicle, on any posted public ways, including, but not limited to, streets, alleys, easements, or right-of-ways established for vehicle operation within the Town of Troy while said vehicle or operator is utilizing an engine brake or Jake brake without an exhaust muffler sufficient to prevent the creation of excessively loud noises by said vehicle, except when the use of such engine or Jake brake is necessary for the safe operation of the vehicle.  This Ordinance is not intended to prohibit the passage of vehicles equipped with engine or Jake brakes in posted areas, but rather limit the use of such equipment in posted areas under the aforesaid circumstances. 

TOWN OF TROY PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

From the Issue: 
June 2011
The Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 13, 2011, at 5:30 PM, in the Selectmen’s Office, to consider adopting an Ordinance establishing procedures for the licensure and regulation of itinerant vendors, hawkers, peddlers, traders and merchants or other persons who sell, offer to sell, or take orders for merchandise from temporary or transient sales locations within the limits of the Town of Troy.

Interested citizens are encouraged to attend.  Please contact the Selectmen’s Office at (603) 242-7722 if you have a disability and need assistance to attend.  Anyone wishing to submit written comments prior to the hearing should address them to the Selectmen’s Office, PO Box 249, Troy, NH 03465.

VOTERS REJECT HIGHER TAXES

From the Issue: 
April 2011
A mandate was given by the voters of Troy on March 9th to reduce spending. The good folks of Troy turned out in large numbers to the annual meeting. Additional chairs were set up to handle the overflow of voters. The meeting lasted well into the evening with much review, discussion and changes. Ballot votes were cast.  The outcome produced an operating budget that was 1.3% less than the prior year’s voted budget. The biggest changes came from the Warrant Articles. A few modifications were made, along with some rejections.  The savings to the tax payer amounts to about $137,973 this year and as much as $524,777 over the next five years.  With Troy being a small town, this is a huge savings at a time when gasoline, food, clothing, home heating, etc. expense are climbing.

The voters’ effect was felt throughout town government. $60,497 was rejected for a fourth full time police officer. $26,850 was voted down for a replacement police vehicle.  Fire Department. SCBA gear and air compressor with a possible five year cost of $140,441 was rejected.  A $40,000 used excavator was turned down for the Highway Department.
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