Danville Town Council receives road work bids, approves holiday schedule

Compiled by Peg McRoy Glover

The Danville Town Council met Dec. 16.  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 Jan. 5. 


What happened: Andrew Pitcher, public works superintendent, opened and presented two bids in response to the town’s request for proposal for mill and fill operations for the 2021-22 Community Crossing Grant.

What this means: The Indiana Community Crossing Grant Program began in 2016 to assist cities and towns improve local roads and bridges. Danville is awarded approximately $670,000 annually for improvements. Milling removes the top layer of a road or the asphalt. Then new asphalt is laid. This work will be done on Broadway Street from Washington Street to where the street ends at the Department of Public Works buildings. County Road 200 E from U.S 36 to Main Street will also be done.  

Two companies responded. Rieth-Riley Construction Company bid $386,310, and Midwest Paving bid $276,853. The council agreed to let the public works department review these bids and then come back with a recommendation. These projects will be completed by the first week of April. 


What happened:  The council reviewed and approved the 2022 holiday schedule for town workers. This is standard annual operating procedure, and the council approved the holiday schedule as written. Clerk-treasurer Jenny Pearcy suggested that the council consider adding Juneteenth and Columbus Day to the holiday schedule and deleting Election Day.

What this means:  Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of African American slaves in 1865 and is celebrated on June 19.  Town hall was previously shut down on Election Day because it was a polling place, but it has not been several years. The council approved the schedule as written.  


What happened: A resolution was approved that authorized the council president, the council liaison and street department superintendent to execute agreements with INDOT and other documents relating to any INDOT grant programs.