Building dedication is Thursday

Published 10:08 pm Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Troy City Council will hold a building dedication and renaming ceremony Thursday. The utility annex will be renamed the Grady Homer Reeves Utility Complex in honor of the city’s former public works and utility director.

City Councilman John Witherington said Reeves’ guidance led to Troy breaking away from the AMEA in the 1980s and becoming independent suppliers of utilities to its 7,800 residents.

The move “allow(ed) the opportunity to provide some of the lowest utility rates in the state,” Witherington said when the dedication was announced in January.

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Reeves is Mayor Jason Reeves’ grandfather. After the city council unanimously passed a resolution to rename the building, the mayor thanked the council on behalf of his family. “I know no finer man and I know very few who have had the impact that he had,” the Mayor said. “I am deeply honored and humbled by this, as my family is.”

The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. at the annex, next door to City Hall.