July 18, 2020
Office of the Mayor
Stay Cool, Stay Safe
Hot & humid weather is expected throughout the weekend; the NWS has issued a heat advisory for the greater Capital Region. Take precautions when outdoors, limit your time in the sun, and stay hydrated!
Of equal importance: please wear a mask when in public, especially when indoors and in close proximity to others. Wearing a face covering helps save lives. Your continued cooperation is critical in protecting public health AND keeping our small businesses, restaurants, and shops open.
News for your Neighborhood
- On Monday, Mayor Madden announced 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.
- On Thursday, Mayor Madden announced the South Troy Swimming Pool was set to open on Saturday, July 18th, at 1:00 p.m. The newly-renovated pool will be 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.
- 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: property owners can make in-person payments on four dates at the Knickerbacker Ice Rink this July. Payments property taxes, water bills, garbage bills and violations, and bulk trash bills can also be completed online at www.troyny.gov/pay. 2nd installment of 2020 property tax payments are due 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!
Don’t “Waste” This Opportunity
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 1st. This free event is limited to Troy residents only. A coupon is required to participate (with proof of residency).
For instructions on obtaining a coupon, please visit www.troyny.gov/hhwcollection
Please note: previously-issued coupons for the April event will be honored, so you don’t need to request a new one!
Recent spikes in infection rates in neighboring counties are an important reminder that this virus is still here, and it’s not going away anytime soon. This virus is affecting people of all ages, so it’s important we all take this pandemic seriously.
Last week, the Center for Disease Control called on Americans to wear mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This small act can help protect the health of your family, friends, and neighbors.
For more information on local testing sites and health protocols, visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/
From the Desk of the Mayor
- On Thursday, Mayor Madden proposed a parking ticket amnesty program for outstanding parking tickets issued by the City. The program is proposed to run beginning August 1st through September 15th, and will offer a one-time reduction on open parking violations.
- Earlier this week, Mayor Madden invited Spectrum News reporter Marisa Jacques for a tour of the newly-renovated South Troy Swimming Pool. Watch the full story via Spectrum News.