Danville Town Council approves lift station expense, St. Patty’s road closures

Compiled by Peg McRoy Glover

The Danville Town Council met Feb. 15. Meetings can be viewed on the town’s YouTube channel. The council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays each month at Danville Town Hall, 49 N. Wayne St. The next scheduled meeting is March 15.  

What happened: Council president David Winters presented Tom Swords with an award for 30 years of service on the board of zoning appeals. 

What this means: Winters said his contribution has been critical to the town’s success.  

What happened: Council gave approval to the parks department and the Danville Downtown Partnership to close roads March 17 for Paddy’s Day on the Square 5K fun run. 

What this means: This is the second Paddy’s Day on the Square. Activities start at 8 a.m. when the fountain will be dyed green at South Jefferson and Main streets. Watch for a leprechaun and bagpipers. Restaurants will offer lunch specials. The 5K fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with a pub crawl at 6 p.m.

What happened: An ordinance based on a petition and letter of intent from property owners Mathew and April Klimas was introduced to vacate an alleyway between 52 Maple St. and Urban Street. 

What this means: The Klimases own four lots on both sides of the alley. They would like to vacate the alley to get more use of their yard. No town utilities run in the alleyway, and it is not used as a thoroughfare. It is currently grass covered from lack of use. A second reading and public hearing will be held before the ordinance can be approved.  

What happened: Council gave the wastewater department approval to build a lift station in Gary Eakin Park for $30,180. 

What this means: The money pays for the equipment, installation and the start up for the lift station that will serve the new ball field and a new building.