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City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 4, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.
The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.
The work session will be held on the same floor, but across the hall in the Council Conference Room. In work sessions, Council reviews non-routine matters that will be voted upon in future business meetings.
City Council regularly meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, but City Council voted in July to move its first meeting in August to Thursday, Aug. 4. The date change was made to allow Council members to participate in National Night Out activities scheduled on Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Danville.
During the business session, City Council is scheduled to hold four public hearings, including a request for a special use permit to operate a restaurant in the former automobile repair and gas station at 1009 Main St., which is adjacent the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.
Two Crows LLC plans to convert the building into a coffee house and wine bar. At its meeting of July 11, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that City Council grant a special use permit subject to the condition that the hours of operation open to the public be limited to a maximum of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to midnight Friday through Sunday.
Rick Barker and Steve DelGiorno formed Two Crows, a limited liability company, to purchase the property. According to records, the present structure on the site was built as a “service station” in 1969, replacing the existing “service station” that was built in 1927.
The coffee house and wine bar is to have an assortment of seating options including individual tables, community tables, and a bar style counter. A fenced, covered seating area is to be installed in front of the garage bays. The southern and western property lines will be screened from view with fencing. The southern property line will also have a landscape buffer. Eighteen parking spaces are to be installed.
In addition to the special use permit for the restaurant, City Council has public hearings and votes scheduled on the following matters:
• a request by George Lovelace to rezone a parcel of land at 1910 N. Main St. to allow for the operation of an automobile retail establishment. A public hearing will precede a vote by City Council. Last month, the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the request.• a request by Pryor Development for a special use permit to operate an indoor commercial recreational facility for gaming at 1344 West Main St., which is the site of the Dan River Shopping Plaza. A public hearing will precede a vote by City Council. Last month, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend denial of the request.• approval of a resolution to authorize a proposed swap of property at the Riverwalk Trail with Robert Woodall Chevrolet. A public hearing would precede a vote by City Council.• approval of a resolution to issue federal Qualified Zone Academy Bonds for the proposed precision machine school project. These bonds are 0 percent interest.This funding source would be used in lieu of traditional general obligation bonds.
For the work session, City Council will discuss a request by the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors for added representation on the Danville Utility Commission. Also in the work session, City Council will discuss legislative issues, including designation of U.S. 29 in Danville as I-785 and lottery funding for localities.
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 and the city's YouTube channel – DanvilleVaGov.
River City TV does not air work sessions, but they are open to the public.