Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
March 20, 2012 10:25 am EDT


DANVILLE — Danville Village Council took another step toward getting help with the collection of income tax in the village.

Council approved entering into a contract with the Regional Income Tax Agency for one year during its meeting Monday at the municipal building.

RITA offers a comprehensive tax collection service, helping villages find and collect all of the income taxes due from residents and businesses.

Village officials decided to enter into contract with RITA in an attempt to collect unpaid taxes and increase the revenue of the village.

One of the services RITA provides is help with a village’s income tax ordinance. At Monday’s meeting, council held a first reading on a new ordinance put together by RITA and approved by village solicitor Noel Alden.

In other news:

•Council heard a new proposal from Dave Shafer of Protection1 on cameras and video surveillance equipment for the municipal building and village park. Shafer proposed a new type of camera that would allow for better coverage of the park. Council also has proposals from ADT, Schmidt and B&G Security Systems and hope to decide by April which one best suits the village.

•Buck Laughrey, commander of American Legion Post 650, reported to council that membership has shrunk to the point they are considering folding the post.

•Council approved lease agreements with the baseball association and Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District for use of the park this summer.

•Second readings were held on an ordinance adopting the Ohio Basic Code and on a resolution amending the zoning ordinance on the regulation of fencing.

•With warmer weather on its way, Zoning Enforcement Officer Lisa Lyons reminded residents that zoning permits are needed by residents before any construction or swimming pools are erected.

•Councilwoman Jill Byers presented some ideas to improve the village park.

•The village’s annual spring cleanup day will be Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. until noon at the village park. Also, the community garage sale will be June 2 and 3.

•Village Administrator Robert Shipley reported the ditches will be cleaned near Dale’s Cardinal Market and that the wastewater project has started at the village’s ponds.

Contact Fred Main

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