Local Government

CANDIDATE FOR SELECTMAN

From the Issue: 
February 2011
Hello all.  I have thrown my name in the hat to run for Troy Selectman.  Town Elections Day is Tuesday, March 8, please make sure to get to the polls and exercise your civic duty.  I have learned a lot in my two years on our Town’s Budget Committee and also during my attempt to become a NH State Representative this past Fall.  I am an accounting consultant by trade and I specialize in helping clients streamline their accounting systems.  I have already noted many areas we can improve upon in our Town’s operations and I am confident I can quickly find more.  If elected, in addition to the professional capabilities I possess, I will also bring my unique combination of classic, common sense conservatism and an ability to “think outside the box”, to the table too.  If you’ll have me, I’d be honored to serve. Thanks and God Bless! 

BUDGET COMMITTEE

From the Issue: 
January 2011
The members of the Troy Budget Committee would like to encourage Troy voters to come out and participate in the Town’s 2011 Budget determination process.  The Public Hearing for the Town’s Municipal Budget that will be voted on in the upcoming March election will be held on Tuesday, February 1 at the Troy School at 7 PM.

Last year the Town’s Municipal Tax Amount accounted for 27% of our Property Tax bills.  The Selectmen, Department Heads and their personnel and the Budget Committee have been working hard on this year’s budget.  Please make a point to come out and participate in this Public Hearing.  Town Government hearings and meetings are one of the purest forms of Democracy that exist; they are an environment where your voice can be heard and can truly make a difference.  We hope to see you at the hearing. 

NOTICE-TROY RESIDENTS

From the Issue: 
January 2011
The following list of offices will be up for election on March 8, 2011:  The filing period for these offices is January 19th -28th  2011 at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours.

Selectman                      Trustee of Trust Funds
  1 for 3 years                    1 for 3 years
Welfare Administrator       Fire Chief
  1 for 1 year                       1 for 3 years
Cemetery Commissioner   Library Trustee
  1 for 3 years                     1 for 3 years
Planning Board                Water/Sewer Commissioner

SAND DAM UPDATE

From the Issue: 
January 2011
In the coming months Keene State students will be assisting the Troy Sand Dam commission in a survey of Troy residents to determine the future direction of recreation at Sand Dam.  This survey will be designed to help us make decisions about the proper use of the site and how it is to be maintained.  It will lead to work with the Select Board on an engineering study and site plans for future development.  There will also be a section on health and wellness.  It would be great if we could get some ideas on programs that will allow our children to have fun while getting exercise at the same time.

To receive the help from Keene State College is a win-win-situation.  The town will benefit from their research and the students will get credit towards their Service Learning projects.

GLAD TO LIVE IN TROY

From the Issue: 
January 2011
I'm going to steal some of Kathy Marrotte's thunder and brag about recent Troy Historical Events.  The THS hosted their portion of the annual Cookie Tour as started by Holly LeClair six years ago.  The guest book ran to two pages and the smiling faces numbered something over 60 cookie seekers.  This year's "take" goes to the Keene 100 Nights Shelter and what a commendable cause.

I'm sure our visitors find a warmth of a different sort as historical artifacts were viewed and related stories were supplied.  There were at least two babes in arms, but we neglected to determine who was the oldest.  Two of the THS volunteers are very close to 87 and still make it to the second floor level at Kimball Hall.  There were nine cookies left as the last guest departed, close to 4 PM.

FROM JANE JOHNSON

From the Issue: 
January 2011
Recently, I heard a conversation about the meaning of gratitude.  In thinking about this, I came to a conclusion that true gratitude is expressed in actions more than in words.  I want to say, "Thank you, voters and citizens of Troy, for putting your trust and confidence in me at the polls."  More than that, I want to be worthy of your votes by working to represent you well in the NH State Legislature.  I think of myself as a community servant, a person chosen by the greater community of Harrisville, Marlborough, Troy and Swanzey to put their concerns at the top of my list of things to which I should give my attention and efforts.  We are all aware of the problems that will be uppermost in government work this session.  We hear and see the accounts in the media and around our communities.

TROY WATER SEWER DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZED

From the Issue: 
December 2010
To the Town of Troy
    On behalf of the Granite State Rural Water Association, it is my pleasure to inform you that Troy Water and Sewer Department has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the System of the year Award as part of the Association’s Awards of Excellence Program.  The nominating committee selected Troy because of the Department's accomplishments in the face of challenging circumstances.  The nominating committee was impressed with the Department’s work on the drink ing water system including switching from a surface water supply to groundwater sources, the installation of a new storage tank, web based telemetry and scada equipment, and cross training of personnel.  On the wastewater side, Troy’s wastewater system has been in the forefront pf covered lagoon storage, and has worked to approved efficient and cost effectiveness.
    We commend you for your hard work and wish you continued success in the years ahead.
Sincerely, Jennifer O. Palmiotto, executive Director.

LETTER TO TROY

From the Issue: 
December 2010
Thank you to all the residents in Troy that came out to vote on the County Commissioners Race.  I appreciated that we had so many Troy residents take the time to vote in the County race.  I will do my best to represent Troy and the other 13 towns in District 3.

My term starts in January but I have already started attending meetings and contacting the towns in our district to get feedback about County services and on the impact of the County budget.  There are a lot of challenges ahead for the County as the State has pushed a lot of costs down to the 10 Counties in NH.  If you have any ideas or suggestions about how to make the County programs better please feel free to call me or leave your ideas with the Selectmen's office. Thanks again to everyone who voted. It was a great turn out!

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