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February 26, 2014

Review of possible budget cuts delayed

Draft was to show department cuts

(Continued)

In other business Tuesday, committee members:

n Received a 2013 annual report for the police and fire departments. The fire department responded to 2,195 incidents last year, while the police department responded to 39,864 calls.

n Recommended approving a roadway improvement agreement for North Vermilion and the Poland Road area.

Urban Services Director David Schnelle estimates the city could spend about $150,000 coming from the economic development portion of the city’s gas tax for a roadway to run behind MedPlus Pharmacy and the Danville Bell Credit Union to a new planned development area.

Developer, James F. Wood, has proposed a mixed-use development on North Vermilion Street.

Schnelle said the access to Poland Road is for better traffic flow and safety, providing alternative access from Vermilion Street.

Schnelle said new traffic signals are up to the Illinois Department of Transportation, but he doesn’t anticipate the new development to create enough increased traffic to warrant a traffic signal at Vermilion Street and Poland Road.

The developer also has agreed to provide access to other parcels to the alternative access. The redevelopment is near 3551 N. Vermilion St. for retail development, including potential out-lots.

City officials aren’t identifying any of the development, saying it would be done in stages.

n Recommended approving the city’s annual action plan for program year 2014-2015 for Community Development Block Grant funds.

Neighborhood Development Manager John Dreher said $74,000 of the approximately $874,000 would be earmarked for Danville Housing Authority/Moore Street containment.

The money could be used to help with security fencing around the Fair Oaks property line near Moore Street, security camera surveillance and also relocating some families on Moore Street, Dreher said.

This would be step one to give that area, where there are trespassers to Fair Oaks and criminal activity near Moore Street, “a whole new look for the future,” Dreher said.

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