DANVILLE — The Danville Village Council is looking at sprucing things up around the village.
At its meeting Monday, council decided to look into street banners and new carpet for the municipal building.
Mayor Bob Dile will be looking into quotes for banners to be hung on street poles in the village, mainly on Market and East Main streets. Dile said there may be some money in the state highway funds available for the project and village officials are looking at putting the banners up on every other pole on the two streets. The village currently hangs American flags from the poles, and this would allow them to cover more poles with the flags or keep them looking good for a longer period of time since they need repaired or replaced about every two years.
Clerk Laurie Vess reported the village had received a quote of $850 for carpet for the council room at the municipal building from a local vendor. The village would be responsible for removing the old carpet, which has tape holding it down in several spots, and for scraping the concrete floor and preparing it for the new carpet. Council discussed carpet for other rooms in the building, and decided to get quotes on carpet for all the rooms.
In other news:
•Council agreed to re-enroll in the Ohio Municipal League at a cost of $1,509 for the year.
•Council passed an ordinance accepting the Ohio Department of Natural Resources flood plain management measurements for the village.
•Council approved the proposed budget for 2010 for the village.
•Council agreed to draft a letter in support of the library, which is facing cuts from the state budget.
•The maintenance department recently planted new trees, shrubs and flowers at the village park. The greenery was donated by Durbin’s Greenhouse, Rich Loney and the Donna Workman family.
•Council heard a complaint from Larry and Paula Hashman of Rambo Street about the paving project recently completed. According to Larry Hashman, the 2-inch layer of asphalt was not feathered properly and has created a ledge at his lawn, making it harder to mow and take care of the lawn. Village Administrator Robert Shipley will take a look at the property and see what the village can do to alleviate the problem.
•Council adjourned into executive session at 10 p.m. to discuss possible litigation.