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Troy board addresses fire inspections

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government River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

At its Oct. 13 meeting, the Troy Town Board discussed changes to fire inspection regulations. According to state statutes, businesses in the state of Wisconsin must be inspected by a licensed fire marshal once every six months. There is a provision however that would allow municipalities to extend this period to once every year with an applicable ordinance. One such ordinance was proposed and passed by the town board Thursday night, which would create article 3 of Chapter 58 of the Town Code, extending the period of time from six, to no more than fifteen months between fire inspections in the Town of Troy. This ordinance matches what several surrounding communities are also doing.

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Winterizing the parks

Park Board Chair Jill Berke presented the parks report, outlining winterization and ongoing projects. At the Cove boat ramp, striping and numbering of parking stalls has been completed by the town road crew, and a deal has been reached with Windmill Marina for the 2011-2012 winter season to once again store the dock and gangway, at a cost of $477.50

While Pemble's Access is closed for the season, Glover Park is still seeing strong use, and is still garnering interest from outside sources. Scout Curtis Schramm is currently developing plans to install a park bench on Summit Loop in the park, and clearing a nearby area for the future deployment of a picnic table for his Eagle Scout project. The Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church group, consisting of nearly 90 people, recently completed a volunteer project in the park, which included painting the restroom building, staining of all picnic tables, repair and painting of trash receptacles, trimming on Eagle Trail, and maintenance of the entrance gardens. The Park Board commended the groups "outstanding effort," and according to group leader Jesse Ward, a service day is being planned again for next year.

In addition to the projects the Park Board has decided to keep the park's restrooms open during the winter months, and will be evaluated this coming spring. Plans have been made with the town crew to keep the area plowed.

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