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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Posted on: September 14, 2020

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

The meeting is open to the public, but attendees may have their temperature screened and must maintain social distancing due to ongoing public health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus.

Also, visitors will be asked to wear a mask while in the building unless they have a medical condition that exempts them from the mask requirement. 

Access to the Municipal Building is limited to the first-floor entrance on Court Street.

River City TV, the city’s government access channel, will air the business session. Watch it live on cable (Comcast channel 10 and Gamewood channel 122) or streaming on the River City TV Facebook page.

City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution to authorize bond financing for $5.8 million in electric substation and power line rebuilds and nearly $7 million for various general governmental projects, including building upgrades, park and facility improvement, street improvements, and airport runway/taxiway improvements.

Also, bond financing would refinance two previously issued bonds to capture debt service savings.

Several other matters are on the agenda for the business session:

  • A resolution to accept a donation of facility improvements at the Danville Science Center/train station.
  • A budget amendment for a $30,000 grant from the Toyota USA Grant Program. The grant will be used for the community-based leadership and immersion program for new police officers.
  • A budget amendment for a state grant for enforcement of DUI and license checkpoints and to purchase equipment and supplies.
  • A budget amendment for a state grant for enforcement of safety belt and child safety seat violations.
  • A budget amendment for a state grant for enforcement of speeding ordinances.
  • A budget amendment for Comprehensive Services Act funding.
  • A budget amendment for state funds for airport maintenance.
  • A budget amendment for a grant for senior citizen transportation services.

The full agenda for the business and work sessions are available online.

Citizens who do not wish to attend the meeting due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus may submit before the meeting a comment for the public hearing by using an online form available on this website: http://danvilleva.gov/council. The form also may be used for public comment on other topics.

Under the City Council’s rules of procedure, comments are limited to 750 words, which is the equivalent of five minutes speaking, for communications from visitors, and 400 words, which is the equivalent of three minutes speaking, for public hearings.

Citizens also may submit comments before the meeting by calling a public line set up for the meeting. The phone number for the line is (434) 857-3348.

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