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Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at City Hall to consider amending its ordinance related to carrying firearms as well as several street improvement projects around the city of Troy.

The first reading of O-22-2014 to amend ordinance relating to carrying fire arms will be held on Monday.

According to committee notes, while not being enforced, some city ordinance provisions are not in accordance with current state law related to a licensee to carry a concealed handgun into open park areas, swimming pools and cemeteries. Sections 933.17, 935.11 and 1151.12(5), will need to be amended to parallel the Ohio Revised Code related to carrying firearms in public open areas and restrooms, shelters and rest areas in the parks and playgrounds and in the cemeteries.

City law director Jim Livingston said the city can still prohibit the discharge of the firearms in those areas at the committee meeting held on July 9.

Council will consider a resolution (R-30-2014) in regards to the Project Agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) associated with OPWC approving the city’s grant application for the McKaig Road Improvements Phase II in 2015. The grant will not exceed $450,000, which is approximately 48 percent of the current project estimate.

Last year, council authorized the grant application for this project, for construction commencing in 2015. The project area is 1,370 lineal feet from Monroe Street to the railroad at Madison Street and includes roadway construction, utilities, sidewalk, curb and gutter. OPWC has approved a grant for this project in an amount not to exceed $450,000. This project has not yet been designed, and has a current preliminary estimate of $939,000. OPWC has forwarded the Project Grant Agreement to be executed and returned by Aug. 15. The resolution has an emergency designation.

Council will consider (R-31-2014)which has been requested by ODOT is to perform maintenance work on the State Route 41 bridge over I-75 in 2019 at no cost to the city of Troy. It will include new expansion joints, backwalls, sealing concrete surfaces and a concrete deck replacement. This project is expected to be completed in 2019 and will be done at no cost to the city of Troy.

The second project requested by ODOT (R-32-2014) is to perform resurfacing work in 2015 on portion of State Route 55 from Franklin Street to Staunton Road including the Public Square and a section of State Route 41 from the Public Square to Cherry Street. The city of Troy is to provide 20 percent of the cost. According to committee notes, in September 2011, city council approved R-45-2011 consenting to ODOT resurfacing projects in Troy during 2014. The work has been delayed into 2015. According to the committee reports, ODOT has now provided new consent legislation for the projects, which would be bid yet this year for work to be done early in 2015. The ODOT legislation would also rescind the prior legislation due to additional areas being added to the areas to be resurfaced.

The current ODOT estimate for the project is $377,816.40, with Troy’s share at $75,563.28. According to committee notes, the original bid for the work in 2011 was in the amount of $78,300 for the same project.

Other council business includes:

• Ordinance O-20-2014 to review the recommendation from the Troy Planning Commission that OL 43 be rezoned from R-5, Single-Family Residential District, to OR-1, Office Residential District. This is the address of 612 S. Market Street. The proposed zoning is consistent with the Zoning Code and is consistent with surrounding zoning. Council held a public hearing on this rezoning at the July 7 meeting and no comments were made opposing the rezoning.

• Ordinance O-21-2014 for the city of Troy’s Emergency Operation Plan routine updates. The ordinance is scheduled for routine updating to note changes in the city organization as well as any mandated federal or state revisions. This cycle is based upon the federal government preparedness objectives.

The basic document is unchanged from the previously approved plan. Changes reflect today’s staffing and any modifications required per Federal and State guidelines.

The changes are to update the city’s organization chart; update the roster of city staff to be notified; added to checklist that Miami Conservancy District (MCD) Valves are closed, which is normally an MCD responsibility but would be performed by the City under emergency circumstances if MCD staff is not available; updated address and phone numbers of staff/vendors/contractors/contacts listed in the plan; updated the Police Department All Hazard Manual (a requirement of GALEA) addressing an active shooter scenario.

The city council meeting is open to the public. At the beginning of the meeting, the public is invited to speak about any item on the agenda. At the end of the meeting, city council opens the floor to the public for any comments or concerns.

For more information, visit www.troyohio.gov.

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