Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Posted on: November 10, 2017

City Council seeks money for three street projects

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City Council last night adopted a series of resolutions requesting the Virginia Department of Transportation allow unspent money previously allocated to Danville to be used for three projects.

The projects are as follows:

• Street and sidewalk improvements on North Union Street.

• Realignment of a curve on Airport Drive near the Danville Regional Airport terminal.

• Extension of the Airport Drive Trail from Danville Regional Airport to U.S. 58.

The resolutions were developed after VDOT identified approximately $1.5 million in unspent previously allocated to other Danville projects. The Commonwealth Transportation Board will act on the resolutions at its December meeting.

In other matters last night, City Council voted to:

In addition to these votes, City Council held a first reading on an ordinance that would authorize issuance of general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount allowed without a referendum.

A first reading is an introductory step required by City code before certain matters can be voted upon by City Council. This step serves to provide public notice of pending action. Council cannot vote on the ordinance Thursday. The earliest vote that can take place will be the Nov. 21 City Council meeting.

Also in the business session, Mayor John Gilstrap presented proclamations for Fashion Day and marking Nov. 25 as Small Business Saturday.

Council's meeting included a business session followed by a work session. In work sessions, Council reviews non-routine matters that may be voted upon in future business meetings.

During last night’s work session, City Council scheduled votes for its Nov. 21 meeting on the following items:

  • a lease agreement for fixed base operator services with General Aviation.
  • use of eminent domain for acquisition of right of way and easements on Mount Cross Road.
  • a resolution endorsing the continuation of the Dan River trail system.
  • allowing the Industrial Development Authority to act as conduit for revenue bond financing benefitting Averett University.

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