Homer, the famous Greek poet wrote an epic poem about a ten year war that resulted in destruction of a city in Asia Minor called Troy. His work called The Illiad, probably was what the gave the City of Troy in Oakland County it's name. It also gave us many other expressions like Trojan Horse, Achilles Heel. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts, and the face that launched a thousnd ships.
The City of Troy likes to call itself "The City of Tomorrow"...Today. If what is happening in Troy today is our future I shudder to think of it. Thomas Wolfe, the author of You Can't Go Home Again, and Look Homeward Angel wrote that "Single selfishness and compulsive greed" would be our downfall. That is what is happening in Troy. There is a leadership problem and those who should lead decline to or are choosing to add fuel to the fire. Groups that claim to represent the residents publish lists of presumably over paid city employees and say there is no need to pass a millage because there are millions of dollars in "saving costs" for the city just waiting to be found.. The "No" vote requested by such groups is a "Trojan Horse". The only way for the library to continue is for the millage to pass. If it fails nobody will asking what money if "found" might be possibly used to restore the library. The City Council doesn't care . The allegedly overpaid officials don't care.. The information allegedly "being withheld until after the election" will never revealed because what would be the point ? As in all confrontations where such pettiness and divisiveness dominate there are no winners. Just losers and the people lose the most.
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I also have a personal interest in the Troy Library. Thanks to my city and The Troy library, I have had a Troy library card since 2003. The Troy Public Library has many friends in the City of Bloomfield Hills.
Today I hope the Troy voters give the Library the money it needs too stay open. Many libraries are closing or restricting non resident access. If it stays open, The Troy Library with it convenient location and easy freeway access could draw support and the necessary monies from other communities countywide. The library is too important of resource to allow petty squabbles to shut it's doors.