DANVILLE — Fiscal matters were on the minds of Danville Village Council members Monday.
Council increased the pay of its full-time employees by 2 percent for 2011. The pay increase will affect the full-time police officers, maintenance workers and office workers for the village, according to village clerk-treasurer Laurie Vess.
Members of council also discussed their own pay, as well as that of the mayor. They decided not to increase the pay for either position. Council members’ pay will remain at $60 per meeting, while the mayor will continue to receive $4,000 per year.
Council also passed temporary budget appropriations for January through March of 2011. The temporary budget will allow the village to operate while council discusses the permanent budget.
Council also authorized Police Chief Monte Vance to spend up to $2,000 to purchase a new light bar for the police cruiser. One half of the current bar does not work and needs repaired or replaced. Because of the age of the light bar, council deemed it more cost-effective to purchase a new one.
On another financial matter, council authorized village administrator Robert Shipley to spend up to $10,000 to purchase a dump truck. The old dump truck is 23 years old, needs brakes and its frame is shot.
There were several legislative items that were brought to the table. A second reading was given to legislation naming Richard Dusthimer as the representative and Mike Waldeck as the alternate to the Knox County Regional Planning Commission.
First readings were given to two contracts for 2011 for the village. The first is the engineering contract with Bird & Bull, while the second was for legal services with Noel Alden, village solicitor. Alden’s proposed pay would be the same as 2010.\