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Meeting on Troy utilities board

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TROY – A public meeting Monday will address whether the town of Troy needs a utility service board. The 6 p.m. meeting will be held at Town Hall and will discuss the future of the board, whose members are appointed by the town council and oversee the town’s electric and water utilities. 

Three members resigned from the utility board this spring and the council has not appointed replacements. In the interim, the town council is overseeing utilities. During a June meeting of the council, residents and the two remaining board members said they opposed doing away with the separate board. 

Town council President Gary Palmer suggested the town council was capable of overseeing the utilities, as most councils do in small communities. No decision was made at the at meeting and the council has mailed a letter, dated July15, to utility customers, asking them to attend Monday’s meeting. 

It also asks that anyone interested in serving on the service board to submit a letter of interest to the council. In order to serve, the applicant must be served by two town utilities. 

During June’s discussion of the utility board’s future, Palmer shared the difficulty of finding people to serve in town government, on the council and the utility service board.