Troy applies for recycling grant

Published 5:43 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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By Huck Treadwell

The Troy City Council approved the Environmental Services Department to apply for a grant for the city’s recycling program.

Shelby Tuck said the state grant was awarded annually from a pool of money funded by tipping fees at landfills and said the city wasn’t required to match any funds for the grant. He said the application would be for $179,000 and be used to purchase a forklift, covered and uncovered hoppers and trailers for the recycling program.

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The City also approved naming an industrial access road connecting Kimber America to Trojan Way to Kimber Way.

Troy Municipal Airport was also approved to apply for a $23,000 COVID-19 grant for operational expenses and preventing the spread of pathogens related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The council also approved Troy Mayor Jason Reeves to write a letter of support for the Pike County Commission for a CARES Act grant application.

The council also approved the demolition of dilapidated property located at 610 N. Three Notch St., 406 Park St. and 133 Montgomery St.