July 25, 2020
Office of the Mayor
Pace of Progress
It’s an exciting time to be in Troy! Last week, we marked major milestones on several highly-anticipated projects in the Collar City, aimed at improving quality of life, improving the city’s transportation network, and expanding summer recreation opportunities for local families.
News for your Neighborhood
- On Wednesday, Mayor Madden issued an update on upcoming Pop Up City Hall events with the City Treasurer’s office during the month of July. Property owners can make in-person payments for property taxes, water bills, garbage bills and violations, and bulk trash fees next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am – 2pm at the Knickerbacker Ice Rink. Payments can also be completed online at www.troyny.gov/pay. 2nd installment of 2020 property tax payments are due Friday, July 31st.
- On Thursday, Mayor Madden announced the start of construction on the long-awaited South Troy Industrial Park Road, a 1.3 mile roadway that will redirect heavy truck traffic from the South Troy and South Central neighborhoods. When complete, the road will improve access to the waterfront to support new developments along the Hudson River.
- Last Saturday, swimming officially returned to the South Troy Pool following a major renovation effort. Mayor Madden and Assemblyman John McDonald were joined by local officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the pool. The facility is open daily from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. New regulations for COVID-19 will also be in effect to protect the health of visitors and staff, with 50-person capacity in place. For more info, visit www.troyny.gov/pools
- On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Madden and representatives from the city’s arts community announced the City of Troy has been selected to receive a $25,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiativefor implementation of The Uniting Line, a public art mural project planned for beneath the Collar City Bridge. The project is a collaboration between the City, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Collar Works, and TAP, Inc.
- The City is seeking applications for the position of Systems Analyst for its financial software. For more information on this position, including job responsibilities, qualifications, and salary, please see the Programmer Analyst job posting at www.troyny.gov/jobs
- REMINDER: the City is accepting bids for city-owned properties. A total of 44 properties are available for sale (including 1 & 2 family homes, and vacant land zoned for residential use). Bids are due by Friday, July 31st.
- IMPORTANT: Less than 50% of Troy households have completed the 2020 Census. Getting an accurate count will help determine how billions in federal funds are provided to communities like Troy during the next decade. These funds help support our schools, hospitals, fire departments, roads, special education programs, infrastructure, and more. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete your 2020 Census form – visit www.2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020 to get started!
VIDEO: Taking the Oath
On Thursday, July 23rd, the City welcomed Officer Youstina Aziz to the ranks of the Troy Police Department during a special swearing-in ceremony at City Hall. Congratulations and welcome, Officer Aziz!
VIDEO: Build the (Long-Awaited) Road
Construction is underway on the South Troy Industrial Park Road. Get a sneak-peek at progress on this long-planned project, captured during a recent visit to the site with Mayor Madden and Planning Department officials.
VIDEO: Make a Splash!
City officials celebrated the official opening of the South Troy Pool! Watch the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the facility’s debut in 1960.
COVID-19 is still here, and isn’t going away anytime soon. Please wear a face covering when in public, especially when indoors and social distancing is not possible. Recent spikes in local infections are a reminder of the importance of wearing a mask.
Mayor Madden released a video reminding Troy residents to wear a mask to help protect the health of our community, especially those with high-risk health conditions.
For more information on local testing sites and health protocols, visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/
Desk of the Mayor
- On Wednesday, Mayor Madden was joined by the Albany Times Union for a tour of the South Troy Industrial Road construction site. The full story and photos are here.
- Last week, Mayor Madden issued a statement regarding the death of long-serving Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis.