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Posted on: January 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Council names library building after Archie

Exterior photo of main branch of the Danville Public Library

City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to name the main library on Patton Street as “The Ruby B. Archie Public Library. A former mayor, Archie taught English in Danville Public Schools for 37 years at Langston and George Washington high schools before retiring in 1993. She also served on City Council from 1994-2010.

In addition, City Council selected the style and design of the sign to be placed on the building honoring Archie. Since the building is in the River District, the River District Design Commission also must approve the sign.

A petition to rename the Danville Public Library after former mayor Ruby Archie was approved by the Danville Memorial Commission last month. The sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Archie’s former sorority, has been raising money to pay the cost of the signage change,

In other matters last night, City Council voted to:

  • revise financial policies to allow for a possible reduction in transfers from Utility Funds to the General Fund if the average investment in fixed assets decreases over a five-year period. Currently, the policy does not allow for a decrease in this transfer for any reason. The decrease will be limited to the lesser of the actual decrease in the average five-year investment in fixed assets or 1 percent.
  • reappoint Emmet Young to the Fair Housing Board.
  • appoint Tommy Bennet to the Fair Housing Board.

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 session, Council reviewed the latest the financial statements and a right-of-way maintenance schedule for cutting roadside slopes, alleys, center medians and grass strips between the property line and the edge of the pavement.

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