DANVILLE — The Village of Danville is looking at sprucing things up this spring.
The village recently held a clean-up day and is now looking at projects to help beautify the village for events planned for the summer.
The clean-up day had a relatively low turnout, but they were able to get more than one Dumpster filled. That’s down from the six that were filled the first year the clean-up day was held, but that’s a good thing, according to Mayor Bob Dile. Dile said during the council meeting Monday he feels the village is much cleaner now than eight or nine years ago when clean-up day was first held, negating the need for as many Dumpsters.
Council also heard about a school project that will help brighten up the village. Lisa Muncie has made plans for students in all 12 grades to help out around the village on School Community Service Day, Friday, May 18. The students will plant flowers, paint and pick up trash around the village, including at the park, on the square and at the municipal building, among other places.
Council passed a resolution allowing Rich Loney to mow and bail the hay on the village’s water well property. Those two things will help the village look better as it prepares for the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival in June and the arrival of bicyclists during Pelotonia in August.
Dile reported that an old building at the park that was not being used was torn down and that a laundry list of projects at the park was created by him and village administrator Robert Shipley.
In other news, council received some cost estimates from Small’s Sand & Gravel about paving in the village and heard that Dan Weckesser had a conditional use permit approved for fencing around the impound lot.
They also found out that the health department deemed the property directly behind the municipal building as uninhabitable. Zoning Enforcement Officer Lisa Lyons will be pursuing the blighted property statute from the Ohio Revised Code to help fix up the property.