DANVILLE — 2010 was “a good year for planning and posturing for improvements to begin in 2011.” That was the statement from Danville Mayor Robert Dile when he gave his State of the Village report during a Village Council meeting Monday.
In his report, Dile mentioned several projects that are being considered for the upcoming year, including the Richards Street bridge replacement. The village received last-minute funding for the paving of the front lot at Memorial Park and has applied for funding that would upgrade the wastewater/storm sewer systems. Both of those projects are being considered for 2011.
The village also purchased a new truck for use by the maintenance staff and the police department got its K-9 unit back in operation during 2010.
“I look forward to working again in 2011 with council to advance our infrastructure, being mindful of the sensitive economic nature of our community,” Dile said in his report.
During the meeting Monday, council discussed several items and had readings on three ordinances and one resolution.
A final reading and affirmative vote was given to an ordinance amending the zoning ordinance in the village regarding inoperable vehicles. The amended ordinance clarified several items of the old ordinance, including what constitutes an inoperable vehicle and where and how those vehicles may be stored on a resident’s property.
According to the ordinance, an inoperable vehicle meets one of the following requirements: It does not display a valid license plate and is either wrecked, partially wrecked, dismantled, partially dismantled or in discarded condition or is incapable of being driven, and is left uncovered in the open on private property for more than 72 hours without permission of the village. If it is covered, but still meets the prior definition and has remained in such condition for 10 days, it will also be deemed a nuisance.