DANVILLE — The Danville Village Council got a lot accomplished in a short amount of time Monday.
Council members approved the sale of a village property and discussed a large group of topics during its second meeting in November.
The village received one bid for the old well property on East Street. After a short executive session to discuss the bid, councilmembers agreed to sell the 4.775-acre property to Marilyn Wilford, who owns property adjacent to it, for $25,050.
A new village official was also discussed at the meeting. A committee recommended Lisa Lyons for the position of zoning inspector for the village. Once an ordinance is drawn up, Danville Mayor Bob Dile will appoint Lyons to the part-time position. Council agreed to a six-month contract for the position, with the inspector averaging five hours per week and being paid $1,500 for the term. The duties of the zoning inspector will include, among other things, administering and enforcing the zoning ordinance, serving as secretary of the board of zoning appeals, inspecting structures and land to determine compliance with zoning ordinances, and notifying violators of zoning ordinances.
In other news, council discussed eliciting quotes for carpet for the municipal building, set the village Christmas party for Dec. 21, heard about the village bazaar, which will be Dec. 12, and announced that the open seat for council will need to be filled by Jan. 31. Anyone interested in the position is asked to submit a letter of interest to the village offices by Dec. 31.
In his report, Village Administrator Robert Shipley said there have been issues with the stoplight at South Market and Rambo streets. The light stopped working last week and is being looked at to determine whether or not it can be fixed. Shipley said the light is old and the company that made it is out of business, so finding parts are a problem. A new digital stoplight would be rather expensive, he said.
Problems with funding for the water treatment plant were also discussed. The village has prepared and submitted all the required paperwork, but there are issues at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency that have kept all of the funds from being allocated.
Dile said he would have a proclamation drawn up where the village would support a countywide smoke detector awareness day on Dec. 5. Dile noted that both Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District stations have smoke detectors available.