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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

Committee will begin electric services study on Monday

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The initial meeting of a steering committee that will assess and make recommendations on how best to cost-effectively serve Danville’s electric customers will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the City Council Chambers... Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

Jail, Adult Detention Center using new tools for inmate account deposits

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The Danville City Jail and the Adult Detention Center are using new and more efficient methods for authorized family members and friends of an inmate to deposit money into the inmate’s commissary account.

Deposits can now... Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2014

Three empty buildings face new futures

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The Industrial Development Authority has taken steps to bring three empty buildings back into use. A mix of commercial and residential uses are planned at 624 North Main St. and 525 Loyal St. Plans for the building at 442 Main St. will be announced later.

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

Registrar’s Office conducting absentee voting for Nov. 4 election

The Danville Registrar’s Office is conducting absentee voting in its office for those unable to go to the polls on Nov. 4. The deadline for in-person absentee voting is Nov. 1. The deadline to receive applications for absentee voting by mail is Oct. 28.

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Police plan more shredding events to combat identity theft

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With identity theft on the rise, the Police Department will provide more opportunities for citizens to dispose of sensitive documents in a safe manner. Beginning in 2015, Police will hold four shredding events, the first of which will take place in March.

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

Danville included in Homeland Security grants

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The city of Danville will receive $30,187 for the purchase of new HazMat equipment under the 2014 State Homeland Security Grant program.

The local award is part of $4.8 million in federal homeland security funding headed... Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2014

Danville project wins Virginia Municipal League award

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The city of Danville’s River District Development Project has been named the winner in its population category for the Virginia Municipal League’s 2014 Achievement Awards.

Danville’s entry into the awards competition... Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2014

City Council requests further legal research on museum request

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Danville City Council on Thursday night instructed City Attorney Clarke Whitfield to conduct further legal research pertaining to a request by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History that the city remove the Confederate... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

City begins collecting loose leaves from neighborhoods

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City of Danville Public Works Department crews have begun collecting loose leaves from residential neighborhoods and will continue through Jan. 31.

There is no charge for this service, and no phone call is necessary. As... Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

City names Michael Adkins as finance director

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Danville City Manager Joe King announced today the appointment of Michael L. Adkins as the city’s finance director.

In that capacity, Adkins will be responsible for financial oversight of the city, the employee retirement... Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2014

Craghead Street sidewalk project begins

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Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, street parking in the 100 block of Craghead Street adjacent Lou’s Antiques will be unavailable to allow for demolition of the existing sidewalk and installation of brick and concrete pavers... Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

Parks and Recreation programs and activities for October

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For Danville Parks and Recreation, October is a scream. These upcoming events are just a few highlights of a month full of great programs and activities.

• Parks and Recreation will host evening hiking trips at Anglers... Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2014

Festival in October will celebrate River District

The River District Festival is back this October and hoping to bring back all of its past attendees and more. The festival will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and 8 a.m. to after 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Admission to the festival will be free.

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Posted on: September 23, 2014

City's Utility Commission to study city's electric service function

The Danville Utility Commission will oversee an evaluation of Danville Utilities’ electric service function to determine how best to cost-effectively serve current and future needs of its customers and the City of Danville... Read on...

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