DANVILLE — The village of Danville will be applying for Issue 1 funds to help repair a couple of streets.
Danville Village Council members voted Monday to authorize the application for State Issue 1 funds for West Main Street and Black Road.
The project would include the milling of pavement and placing new pavement on both roads, as well as the rebuilding of the base on the two-tenths of a mile stretch of Black Road. The cost for the project is estimated at $140,000; the state grant would cover $112,140.
“The roads need a considerable amount of work. The pavement is gone and the base is not too good,” said Danville Mayor Bob Dile. “We’ve tried all kinds of things to fix (Black Road), but none of them have worked.”
Council members voted to suspend the rules requiring three readings and passed the ordinance to allow Bird & Bull to begin engineering design work and prepare the application.
The project would be completed in 2012 with money the state government has just announced would be available.
The village would be responsible for a maximum of $27,860 on the project, and would not have to repay any of the state money.
“It’s a good deal for us, at least on the surface,” Dile said.
In other news:
•Council heard from Donna McNally of Jon Wesley Insurance Agency. McNally explained the village’s options for employee insurance plans. Because the village’s current carrier — The Principal — will no longer be in the health insurance business, it has to look elsewhere for insurance. Several options were presented, but all of them included significant increases in the premium for both the individual and the village. Council decided to discuss it more at its next meeting.