Teens for Christ seek display approval in town of TroyThe Troy Town Board heard a petition for a permit to allow a large traveling display to be put onto the Teens for Christ property, located on Hwy. 35 south of Interstate 94.
By: By Chris Hamble, Hudson Star-Observer
The Troy Town Board heard a petition for a permit to allow a large traveling display to be put onto the Teens for Christ property, located on Hwy. 35 south of Interstate 94.
Bruce Cicchese, founding director of the organization, made the request at the Sept. 10 board meeting.
The display is a full-size replica of the original biblical Tabernacle. According to Cicchese, the display would bring in about 3,000 visitors over the six-month period, and revenue generated would go to several charities.
The board did have concerns however. Since this will be on a residential designated lot, there were concerns about noise, traffic and signage. Cicchese said that the current lot on the property would be more than enough to handle the extra traffic, and they currently have over 8 acres on which to put the display. They are also planning to staff the display with Teens for Christ volunteers.
“This is something that really ties the Old and New Testaments together,” said Cicchese. “This would be a great way to minister to people.”
Ultimately, the Board has decided to work with Teens for Christ, and would be willing to consider a further and final request for the display at a later date.
“While further exploration is needed, I think this is a great opportunity for the Town,” said Supervisor Jan Cuccia.
Constable Ronald Schock provided the board with August’s Constables report, saying that, “it’s been a pretty successful summer.” While citing the “usual misbehavior” at the boat launch, all in all it had been a rather quiet summer.
The board accepted a proposal to subdivide a portion of land at 576 Boundary Road. The lot was empty as of the subdivision, and will be made into three smaller lots, with a private drive to the future homes.
A budget meeting has been scheduled for Oct. 19, to immediately follow the currently scheduled Board of Review workshop.