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I have been a Troy town constable for over six years. During that time I have assisted the Town Board in transitioning constables into a more professionally performing organization. The road has been rough, with the Town Board attempting to eliminate the three elected positions. These attempts were defeated overwhelmingly by the town's citizens (some voting was unanimous). Because of this voting I set about improving the services I provided to the citizens. I designed new uniforms and equipment and updated them.
There are many reasons for a change in the Troy Town Board. I will only touch on three today. The first is finances. At the March meeting Town Board members discovered that they had approximately $400,000 in excess income. This far from an adequate budget process. They immediately started discussing how they were going to spend it. I believe it should be returned to the taxpayers. Last fall they voted to give themselves another pay raise, but refused to give any other elected or committee/board members one, some of whom have never received one.
The last two years I have been honored to serve as Troy town chairperson. I am running again in 2007 and I ask for the support of Troy residents on April 3. I am pleased to report that (1) property taxes have not gone up in the last two years; (2) the town has no debt; (3) we listen respectfully to all citizen concerns; and (4) we are working collaboratively with the county to control our own land-use issues. I am disappointed, however, that the city of River Falls has arbitrarily established its own development plan for a large area that is now part of the four surrounding towns.
654 Glover Rd PLAN COMMISSION will meet April 5, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. AGENDA: 1. Approve Minutes; 2. Acknowledgement of applications for action as regulated by SDO; 3. Final Plat - Tom & Renee Patnode, Troy Overlook; 225 CTH F; 4. Public Hearing/permit review in Riverway to add/replace retaining wall, revise stair plan, revise landscape plan and revise mitigation requirements - Lyn Opitz, 192 Cove Ct; 5. Public Hearing & permit review in Riverway: - Gary & Sandra Griswold, 318 N Cove Rd.; a. Replace door & wall on north side of house with bay window. b.
While the snow banks melt, the St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association is planning its annual Garden U. The event, which offers an educational kick off to the 2007 growing season, will be held Saturday, March 24, at the Valley House, north of Hudson on Hwy 35.
The St. Croix County Sportsman's Alliance will host its 26th annual Sportsman's Benefit at the American Legion Post 240 in Baldwin on Tuesday, March 20. The event is an ongoing endeavor first started in 1982 to benefit sportsmen of the local area. All money generated goes into a segregated fund, dedicated to conservation projects and habitat work throughout St.
Maurine K. Brynildsen, age 80 of Sedona, Ari. (formerly of North Hudson, Wis.), passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2007. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Raymond "Buster" E. Richards, 75 of Amery, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 following a short battle with cancer at the Amery Regional Medical Center, Amery, Wis. Funeral services for Buster will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at the River Falls United Methodist Church, River Falls, Wis. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, Wis. Friends and family may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at the Cashman - Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, River Falls, and for one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.
Jay Scholtus, age 82 of River Falls, Wis., died Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at Regina Medical Center, Hastings, Minn. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Society (south of River Falls on Hwy. 65) with reception to follow. Family service for interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on a date to be determined. For further information call 612-874-9040.
The Town of Troy Plan Commission meeting and closed session meeting scheduled for this evening (March 1st) have been postponed until Tuesday, March 6th due to the snowstorm. The times for the meetings will remain the same - 6:00 p.m. for the Joint Closed Session meeting, and 7;00 p.m. for the regular town board meeting.