DANVILLE — The Danville Village Council had some preliminary discussions on a new equipment building at its meeting Monday.
The village is storing much of its equipment outside, behind the municipal building, but the winter weather is having an adverse effect on it. A building will allow the village to store the equipment inside and possibly allow for a work area or other offices.
Danville Mayor Bob Dile said he would like to see the village purchase a pole barn building and place it between the trail head and the village’s lagoons. He estimates the village would need to invest about $40,000 for the building, but said it would be well worth it.
“I’d rather do something that makes sense for our size of town,” Dile said. “I’d like to get the right size — not a monstrosity, but something where we can get everything in.”
Village administrator Robert Shipley said that, ideally, the building would be about 50-by-30-foot to house the equipment.
Other questions such as flooring, heating and cost maintenance were tossed into the ring, but Dile thought those questions could be answered once the cost estimate for the building was established.
“With council’s approval, I’d like to get a cost estimate for a building that suits our needs. I want to keep the discussion going until we find a way to do this,” Dile said.
Council approved Shipley getting a cost estimate on the building.
In other news, council:
•Passed the ordinance with the permanent appropriations for 2009.
•Heard that the Ohio State Road Race Championships would again be held in Danville. The race will be June 6 and will coincide with another race in Gambier the following day.
•Decided to rebid the paving of Rambo Street.
•Heard that Police Chief Monte Vance is checking out what the village’s police department can obtain through the federal stimulus package.
•Heard a report from Gary Moreland that seven letters were sent out for solid waste issues in the village. Council is looking to take the next legal step with an issue on Walnut Street.
•Discussed traffic control issues for students and vehicles on Rambo Street between the two schools.
•Approved rolling over two vacation days to this year for village employee Lee Watson.
Council adjourned at 9:13 p.m.