Most running unopposed in Troy April 7 electionDespite frigid temperatures and dangerous wind-chills, attendance was strong at the Troy town caucus Thursday, Jan. 15, although very few nominations were made.
By: By Chris Hamble, Hudson Star-Observer
Despite frigid temperatures and dangerous wind-chills, attendance was strong at the Troy town caucus Thursday, Jan. 15, although very few nominations were made.
Of the five positions up for re-election, only Mel Hermansen’s position as constable was challenged. He will face Chuck Struemke in the April 7 election. Running unopposed are Ray Knapp (town chair), Gloria Wahrenbrock (first supervisor), Jan Cuccia (third supervisor) and Constable Ron Schock.
The Town Board accepted a penalty settlement with Granite Re after that company backed out of a bid for the Tower Road project. The penalty of $10,500 will go to reimburse the town for any lost funds and to help cover the extra cost of going with the next highest bidder.
Troy has agreed to a fire protection contract with the Hudson Fire Department for the upcoming year. The cost of the contract, which would make use of HFD in case of emergency in the town of Troy, will run $58,458.
Revised drafts of Chapters 1 and 6 of the town of Troy’s comprehensive plan were discussed Thursday night. No formal decision was made on the two chapters, which address issues of population growth and land distribution.
Public hearings are tentatively planned for March at both the Plan Commission and Town Board meetings, with a final adoption of the new comprehensive plan possibly coming as soon as the public hearing is completed in March.