Danville Town Council approves nonprofit, insurance coverage; hears website plans

Compiled by Peg McRoy Glover

The Danville Town Council met Oct. 6. These meetings can be viewed on the town’s YouTube channel. The council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Danville Town Hall, 49 N. Wayne St. The next scheduled meeting is Oct. 20. 

 

What happened: The council approved the creation of a community development corporation that will be a nonprofit 501(c)4 organization. This corporation will support the Town of Danville in its community and economic development.  

What this means: The community development corporation will be governed by a three-person board of directors who will serve for three years. They will focus on production of affordable housing that will benefit low to moderate income families and people. The board will work with and provide support for the town’s redevelopment commission and economic development commission. 

 

What happened: Jared Wade, communications coordinator for Avon but acting as a representative from Leadership Hendricks County’s capstone group, recommended to the council their positive consideration on a proposal from CivicPlus regarding the development of a new website platform. This website platform has already been adopted and Plainfield and Brownsburg are using the platform, and Avon is developing its presence on this site. 

What this means: This is an electronic government communications system with an integrated platform that can serve as an information center for Avon, Brownsburg, Plainfield and Danville if it adopts this system. This change is in response to a county wide survey conducted by the Hendricks County Community Foundation that found citizens want more transparency and communication with the local governments. 

Will Lacey, assistant town manager, said Danville plans to join, but the timeline was originally to consider it in 2022. Hendricks County is also currently considering adopting this platform. 

The council tabled the decision until Oct. 20. The cost to Danville for the first year is quoted at $32,320. CivicPlus is headquartered in Manhattan, Kan., and has developed website platforms for governments throughout the United States. 

 

What happened: The council voted to name NFP as the town’s insurance agency of record. Seven insurance companies presented to the council proposals to become the town’s insurance agency of record at the council’s meeting on Sept. 15. 

What this means: The insurance companies of Gallagher, Morgan, Tackitt and Briggs, Huntington, RT, Epic, and NFP each presented 10-minute overviews of their coverage, service, and rates. NFP has been the town’s insurance agency of record for the past several years, and the council unanimously chose to continue with their services.