Charlie’s Angels donate to schools at Troy council meeting

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Former councilman Charlie “Sarge” Dunn and his Charlie’s Angels gave out their annual checks to local schools and JROTC programs Tuesday at the Troy Council meeting.

The military veterans handed out checks to the JROTC programs at Charles Henderson, Pike County and Goshen high schools as well as donations to Troy Elementary School, Charles Henderson Middle School, Pike Liberal Arts School, Goshen Elementary School, Pike County Elementary School, Banks School, the Troy-Pike Center for Technology, Covenant Christian School, New Life Christian Academy and OCAP.

The JROTC programs and Pike Liberal Arts School each received $1,000 from the organization. All other schools received $200 each.

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The council approved tax abatements to Cox container to support an expansion of the company.

“Cox Container is planning to build an additional building,” said Mayor Jason Reeves. “The total cost of the building is just under $900,000. This will create about $400,000 a year in new payroll with 19 employees and extra utility load. We’re also working on some other things with further potential expansion. It’s exciting to see a local company grow and expand. It’s good for our community good for our economy.”

The council chose to revise its procedure for handling alcohol license requests, unanimously passing a resolution requiring applicants to have all pending issues with fire and building codes resolved prior to making a request of the council.

The council had previously granted several requests on the condition that the regulation issues were resolved, but council president Marcus Paramore requested that the council update its policy to eliminate that situation.

In other business, the council:

• Reappointed Matt Baker as municipal judge. Councilwoman Stephanie Baker, wife of Matt Baker, abstained.

• Awarded bids totaling more than $700,000 for three vehicles for the utilities department, including two bucket trucks and a digger-derrick truck.

• Appointed Frank Murphree to the airport committee

• Approved for the Troy Fire Department to apply for three grants including a grant for a tanker truck and a mobile rehabilitation trailer. If the grants are awarded, the city will match 5 percent of the granted funds.