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City Council will meet Tuesday, March 15, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.
The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.
The work session will be held on the same floor, but across the hall in the Council Conference Room. In work sessions, Council reviews non-routine matters that will be voted upon in future business meetings.
During next week’s business session, City Council has votes scheduled on five matters:
• pledging a moral obligation for a loan from American National Bank to the Industrial Development Authority for the purchase of the former AVRC building located in the Cyber Park at 500 Stinson Drive.• approving an emergency management mutual aid agreement between the City and Danville Public Schools,• adopting of an updated transit system development plan as required by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation,• accepting a state grant of $77,715 for a Social Services program to convert case files so that they can be entered into the state’s new case management information system.• appointing a representative to the Danville Community Policy and Management Team.
For the work session, City Council will resume its department-by-department review of the proposed budget submitted last week by Interim City Manager Ken Larking. The proposed budget is for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.
Under the working draft as submitted by Larking, municipal services and programs will remain at current levels with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging taxes.
The proposed budget includes a utility rate study recommendation for an increase in electric rates. The bill for the typical residential customer would increase by $2.43 a month. Gas, water and wastewater rates will remain unchanged.
Public hearings will be scheduled later in the budget process. Final adoption must take place no later than June 30. The final budget will serve as a blueprint for city operations from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.
One other item is scheduled for discussion at Tuesday’s work session. The Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority (DRHA) is requesting that the City of Danville vacate a public alley off Pine Street. DRHA plans to consolidate the alley with their parcels located on Pine Street, Jefferson Avenue and Jefferson Street.
River City TV, the city’s government access channel, will air the business session. Watch it live on cable (Comcast channel 10 and Gamewood channel 122) or streaming at RiverCityTV.org or the city's YouTube channel – DanvilleVaGov.
River City TV does not air work sessions, but they are open to the public.