Troy voters approve sign ordinance amendment
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:00 pm
TROY — Voters in Troy overwhelmingly agreed to tighten the town’s sign ordinance and rules for converting dwellings into apartments in a pair of zoning amendments Tuesday.
Signs will be allowed to be internally lit provided no light leaves the property or causes glare on other properties or roads. Also, properties with more than one business must use a common directory sign and restrictions on portable signs were also enacted. Voters passed the amendment 174-52.
Eight changes in dwellings that are converted into apartments were approved, including that they be required to have a minimum of 600 square feet in floor space. That measure passed 170-65.
In the town elections, the only contested race went to Howard M. Sheats Jr., who edged Robert Stearns for a two-year term as a water/sewer commissioner, 113-109.
The election drew 241 of the town’s 1,284 registered voters, or 19 percent.
Elected without opposition: William T. Matson, selectman, three years; Cynthia Satas, welfare administrator, one year; Aaron Patt, trustee of trust funds, three years; Jon Collins, planning board, two years; Henry Underwood, planning board, three years; Yvonne Peters, library trustee, three years; James E. Dicey, cemetery trustee, three years.
Also, Mark Huntoon, fire chief, three years; Margaret Heald, supervisor of the checklist, six years; Jeff Beal, zoning board, three years; Beth A. Richardson and Charles “Gus” McLeavy, zoning board, two years; John C. Callahan Jr., water/sewer commissioner, five years.
Troy’s town meeting is set for tonight at 7 at the Troy Elementary School.