DANVILLE — The village of Danville is financially sound, according to Mayor Robert Dile.
Dile reported during his state of the village report Tuesday that the current revenue is sufficient to sustain funding of all line item funds at current levels.
“After several years of depletion in carryover of village funds, it is some measure of gratification to say that the village of Danville in this current budget cycle is financially sound,” Dile read from his report. “It is the opinion of this administration that past budget actions taken by village council continues to support the fiscal well-being of the village of Danville through 2010.”
Dile also reported on several projects initiated or completed during 2009. The water treatment facility was initiated in 1998 and finally completed in 2009, a project that spanned three administrations.
Other items in Dile’s report included a pavilion at the Kokosing Gap Trail, a new Family Dollar store and a successful first year for the Farmers Market.
“With the challenging economy we faced in 2009 and continue to face in 2010, it is very important that we keep a diligent eye on financials while balancing our obligation to provide infrastructure and services to the people of the village of Danville,” Dile said.
During the meeting, council adopted two ordinances. The first adopted the Ohio Basic Codes for 2010; the second adopted the permanent appropriations for 2010. Council also gave a first reading on a resolution authorizing the clerk/treasurer to set up with the bank the direct payment of utilities.
Council also discussed carpeting for the municipal building, as well as work on the shelving and storage areas on the second floor of the building.
Dile reported the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District will resume operation of the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival this year. The festival is expected to be June 17-19 at the village park. He also said the fire district applied for a USDA grant for heavy rescue equipment.
Police Chief Monte Vance reported the police is developing a neighborhood watch program in the village.
Village Administrator Robert Shipley reported there were a couple of water breaks in the village, and thanked the council for being able to purchase a second truck. The second truck enabled village employees to work on the water line breaks and still plow the snow from the streets.