From Left: Mayor Reeves, Jalen Tuck-District 5-Charles Henderson, Danielle Daniel-Mayor-Charles Henderson, Jordan Grice-District 2-Vice President-Pike County, Eden Mobley-District 3-President of Council-Pike County, Samantha Yarbrough-District 4-Charles Henderson, Bailey McKnight-City Clerk-Pike County, Ajada Mosley-district 1-Charles Henderson
From Left: Mayor Reeves, Jalen Tuck-District 5-Charles Henderson, Danielle Daniel-Mayor-Charles Henderson, Jordan Grice-District 2-Vice President-Pike County, Eden Mobley-District 3-President of Council-Pike County, Samantha Yarbrough-District 4-Charles Henderson, Bailey McKnight-City Clerk-Pike County, Ajada Mosley-district 1-Charles Henderson

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Published 11:00pm Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Students take over city hall for a day

Danielle Daniel took her seat in the Troy mayor’s chair Tuesday night.

Daniel was joined by other new faces on the Troy City Council. A’jada Mosley (District 1). Jordan Grice (District 2), Eden Mobley (District 3), Samantha Yarbrough (District 4) and Jalen Tuck (District 5) opened the regularly scheduled council meeting with Bailey McKnight in the role of City Clerk.

The middle school students were all winners of the Mayor for a Day contest. The students spent the day touring the city and meeting with local leaders before the council session.

After running through a mock resolution, the adult city council members joined in with the students to discuss their own agenda.

The council voted to approve a special events license to allow roadside zoo Jungle Safari to operate in Troy this week; to award a bid for a new police car to Ken Cox Ford in the amount of $25,348 with about $12,000 of insurance money going toward the purchase; to allow Mayor Jason Reeves to acquire a bond anticipation loan valued at up to $5 million to pay for ATRIP matches; to update the Building and Fire Code from a 2006 version to a 2009 version; and to reappoint Dr. Doug Patterson to the Troy Hospital Health Care Authority.

Reeves shared with the council and those present that Troy has received a historical designation for Downtown Troy.

Before the meeting was adjourned, the council recognized the Troy girls 12 and under basketball team who recently won the district tournament and will be competing soon at the state level.

 

  1. Advocate

    I do not think the future leaders understand what is going on here. It appears they did not take the right bids to save the citizens of Troy money. In this article this was quoted “to award a bid for a new police car to Ken Cox Ford in the amount of $25,348″ In a previous article dated December 11th, 2012 this was quoted…”The council approved the purchase of five police interceptors from Stivers Ford in Montgomery at $22,798 per vehicle; three other police vehicles from Ken Cox Ford for $25,998 per vehicle” This is a 3200.00 dollar difference in prices. To the future leaders here is a quote from Larry Puckett, which he made in the last year ” If you do not know, all dealers receive the SAME price from the factory on their vehicles” so if this is correct, why are vehicles 3200.00 more here in Troy, than at Stiver’s in Montgomery, and why would it be that you all would pay this much more when you could buy at a less price and save the citizens who pay your salaries that money? So in this category, we are talking about a total of 8 vehicles purchased. If they were all purchased from local the total would be 207,984.00, but yet if all 8 were purchased from Stiver’s it would be 182,384.00. This is a difference of 25,600 dollars. And our sales tax in this town is one of the highest in the country, but yet, we purchase vehicles here for a way higher price, and fail to save almost 26,000 dollars to go elsewhere, as Larry says” All Vehicles are sold to us at the SAME price” but yet we spend 25,600 more to buy local, when this state is broke……I would vote to fire the future leaders with these decisions…..

    We should buy local by all means, IF they can match other prices, if not, you all should purchase at the lowest price and show the locals that “we will go out of town to save our citizens money”, and they can, according to Larry “we all get the same price from the factory”, which means locals up the price and you all decide to pay it, when the citizens could have been saved over 25,000 dollars, so I say to the future leaders, your already fired…..

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