Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Pace Building undergoes redevelopment in the River District

Pace on Main photo

Renovations are underway at the Pace Building (also known as the Wise Hundley building) located at 322-328 Main St.

Now branded as Pace on Main, River District Ventures LLC plans to convert this historic building into 14 one- and two-bedroom residenti...Read on...

Link to predevelopment photos....
Posted on: March 26, 2015

Simulation brings together city departments, community partners

Fire headquarters-Station No. 1

(Posted on Thursday, March 26) Forty-eight representatives of 23 city departments and partner agencies and organizations met Thursday at the city’s fire headquarters/station No. 1 on Lynn Street for a simulated emergency response exercise.

The exercise...Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2015

State agency agrees to assist Danville in solving water problem

Water treatment plant

UPDATE POSTED THURSDAY, MARCH 26: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has agreed to survey the Dan River to determine the source of the algae growth that caused the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water.

However, David K. Paylor,...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Riverside Drive turning lane project will continue Monday

Under construction graphic

The Riverside Drive turning lane project will continue on Monday, March 23, weather permitting. The contract crew will work in the median between Spring Avenue and James Road. The inside travel lanes – both eastbound and westbound – will be closed.

The...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

City installs four-way stop at Lynn and Newton streets

Stop sign at Lynn and Newton streets

A four-way stop is now in place at the intersection of Lynn and Newton streets. The change is a transitional step. In two weeks, the stop signs on Lynn Street will be removed, allowing Lynn Street traffic to flow uninterrupted through the intersection.
...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2015

Mayor calls High Street Baptist Church a model of service

High Street Baptist Church historical marker unveiled

Calling High Street Baptist Church a model for service to God and community, Mayor Sherman Saunders joined more than 125 citizens Wednesday in dedicating a state historical marker in honor of the church.

The Danville church was founded 150 years ago by...Read on...

Video of full ceremony
Posted on: March 17, 2015

City Council approves Stewart Street development

City Council meeting

Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a developer’s proposal to build a mix of multi-family residential units, townhouses and single-family houses on Stewart Street, which connects to West Main Street near the Central Boulevard ...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

City redesigns website, makes more data available online

New website screenshot

The City of Danville has launched a redesign of its website – danvilleva.gov – that vividly showcases images of the city and provides access to many types of data in a way never before available.

City Manager Joe King said the city is excited about the...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2015

Parks and Recreation will host open house on March 28


With spring creeping in, Danville Parks and Recreation will host Spring Rec-Tacular Open House on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Squire Recreation Center.

The event will feature games, activities, demonstrations, healthy snacks, program...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2015

City Council begins budget review Tuesday


City Council will meet Tuesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. as it begins a department-by-department review of the working draft of a budget submitted by City Manager Joe King. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the fourth floor conference room ...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2015

Budget draft maintains city services with no tax increases

Danville city seal

Municipal services and programs will remain at current levels with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging taxes as calculated in a working draft of a budget that City Manager Joe King submitted to Danville City Council on Tuesday night.

The bud...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Council appropriates state money to extend Riverwalk Trail

Danville city seal

Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to appropriate a grant of $204,828 from Virginia Department of Transportation to extend the Riverwalk Trail from the north end of Robertson Bridge to Advance Street.

The trail would be constructed b...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Analysis confirms algae in river as cause of odd taste, odor


The City of Danville has received confirmation that the taste and odor issues in the city’s drinking water are due to the presence of algal blooms in the Dan River, the source of the city’s drinking water.

These blooms now have passed. City water treat...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Racin’ and Tastin’ tickets go on sale


Tickets are on sale for the 14th annual Racin’ and Tastin’ at the Danville Community Market. This year’s event will be held on Friday, April 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Call Danville Welcome Center at 434-793-4636.

The cost of the annual fundraise...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam


Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a scam involving a demand for immediate payment of their utility bill. A commercial business was the target.

In this scam, the business received a phone call requesting the purchase of a pre-paid card f...Read on...