ADT solicitations denied

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Troy City Council approved all items on the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting, except one.

Holding fast to the city’s ordinance against door-to-door solicitation, the council voted against allowing a company representing ADT alarms.

The ordinance reads that “absolutely no residential solicitation” is allowed unless approved in writing by the City of Troy. The council did remind the alarm company representatives that they could solicit businesses.

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Also at the meeting the council voted:

To allow a grant application of an Alabama Department of Transportation Safe Roads to grant for up to $150,000 that would require no match from the city and would improve and add sidewalks near schools.

To pledge $15,000 in funds and about $23,000 in security to Troy University if they bid on and win an opportunity to sign a three-year contract to host the Alabama High Schools Basketball Tournament.

To award a bid for the Hudson Street outfall sewer line to Garrett Enterprises.

To award a bid to inspect wooden utility poles to Osmose Utility Services.

To declare a building at 1121 N. Three Notch St. dilapidated and to demolish it with a bill to be assessed to the property owners.

Mayor Jimmy Lunsford also told those present that the Troy Municipal Airport’s expanded runway should open in about two weeks and that Troy’s sales tax is up $152,710 from this time last year.