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Posted on: April 1, 2020

City manager submits budget draft

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City Manager Ken Larking has submitted to City Council a proposed budget that maintains basic services, continues to invest in City Council’s focus areas, and moves toward closing the long-term structural deficit.

No tax rate increases are propos...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Council to meet under social distancing guidelines

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City Council will meet Tuesday, April 7, as scheduled but follow social distancing guidelines amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers beginning at 7 p.m.

To meet the guidelines, Council Chambers will be modified, and so...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Governor issues statewide stay at home order

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Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until Ju...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Board cancels Festival in the Park, Racin’ & Tastin’

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Due to the current Centers For Disease Control guidance, the Danville Festival in the Park board of directors has decided to cancel this year’s Racin’ and Tastin’ event and Festival in the Park.

“This was a heartbrea...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Community Development using new procedures

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Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the City of Danville’s Community Development Department has established new procedures for obtaining permits, submitting and reviewing building plans, and conducting inspections.

Contractors, tenant...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City limits public access to city office buildings

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City Manager Ken Larking today announced that beginning on Tuesday, the Municipal Building and all other City offices would be open to the public by appointment only.

The action is being taken to help prevent exposure to and the transmission of the new cor...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Treasurer’s office closes to the public

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The Danville City Treasurer’s Office announced today that its office is closed to the public until further notice to ensure the wellness of customers and staff amid the new coronavirus crisis.

Staff will address citizens’ needs by phone...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Seasonal Mainline Trolley bus service terminated

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Danville Transit’s Mainline Trolley bus service, which previously operated from April through December, will not be renewed this year. The Transportation Advisory Committee voted to terminate the service due to low ridership activity.

The service...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Mayor issues statement regarding COVID-19 case

Mayor Alonzo Jones issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement from the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District of its first case of COVID-19 illness in a resident of the district.

Jones said he was saddened, but not surp...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Financial Service Center offices close to public

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The City of Danville announced today that the collection and customer service offices at the Charles H. Harris Financial Service Center would be closed to the public until further notice.

Staff will address customer account needs by email or phone and take...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City manager orders utility fee, tax relief

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City Manager Ken Larking today announced additional measures in the wake of the economic disruption caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • The City will suspend the $50 delinquent account fee for all utility customer classes until further notice. The de...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Social Services to limit access to building

The Danville Department of Social Services will limit customer’s access to the building effective Monday, March 23, to ensure the wellness of customers and staff amid the new coronavirus crisis.

Here is the notice issued by John Moody, local dire...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Small businesses can apply for coronavirus loans

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Mayor Alonzo Jones today praised state and federal officials for providing small businesses with financial assistance in the wake of the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that Virginia small businesses cou...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Election officials urge voting absentee due to virus

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Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Danville Electoral Board encourages voters to use absentee voting by mail for the City Council and School Board elections to be held on May 5.

Absentee voting, which begins Friday, is a two-step process. Voters...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City of Danville named ‘All-America City’ finalist

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The City of Danville is among 22 U.S. cities named today by the National Civic League as a finalist for the 2020 All-America City Award.

The National Civic League each year recognizes communities that demonstrate innovative, inclusive and effective efforts...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City manager declares local state of emergency

Danville and Pittsylvania County have yet to have a confirmed case of the new coronavirus, but City Manager Ken Larking today declared a local state of emergency to enable the City to have access to additional resources as needed.

The declaration took effe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2020

White House issues new coronavirus guidelines

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President Donald Trump and the coronavirus task force on Monday released sweeping guidelines meant to combat an expected surge of coronavirus cases.

Among new guidelines: Over the next 15 days, Americans should not gather in groups of more than 10 people, ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Police cancel some community activities

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The Danville Police Department is canceling some community engagement activities, but it will continue to provide full law enforcement services to the community. The department has prepared response readiness plans and it continues to communicate with loc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Crews to trim tree limbs over lines in Westover

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Danville Utilities tree crews are working in the Westover neighborhood to trim branches and limbs hanging over power lines as well as those that have the potential to contact lines in the near future.

Tree limbs that come into contact with power lines are ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Mayor cancels City Council meeting

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In response to President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and Governor Northam’s declaration of a state emergency related to the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus crisis, Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones has decided to cancel the Tuesda...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Recreation centers, library to close for two weeks

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Parks and Recreation centers and the Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27. Parks and Recreation programs during this period are canceled.

The decision to close these facilities and cancel programs...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City holds meeting on coronavirus preparedness

Danville and Pittsylvania County have yet to have a confirmed case of the new coronavirus, but City of Danville department heads met Thursday to discuss their preparedness level if an outbreak develops.

Among the topics discussed was the continuation of es...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 10, 2020

North Main intersection to be closed Thursday

Weather permitting, the intersection of North Main Street and Third Avenue will be closed on Thursday, March 12, to allow for the replacement of a utility pole. The closure will begin at 8:30 a.m. and remain in place until work is completed, which is expe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Council OKs funds for Project Imagine

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City Council voted Tuesday night to accept a federal grant to be used to pay for the salary and benefits for the youth services and gang violence prevention coordinator, who operates the Project Imagine program.

The grant also will be used to pay other exp...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Department of Elections issues primary notice

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The Virginia Department of Elections has received from the appropriate authority notice requesting a primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 9.

The Republican Party has called for a primary election to nominate a candidate for U. S. Senate. The Democr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements