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April 5, 2013

Group looks into water detention agreement

DANVILLE — As construction continues on Meijer toward a late summer, early fall opening, aldermen Tuesday night will consider approving a storm water detention agreement with developer Continental Properties Co. of Wisconsin for the shopping center.

Meijer Inc. had agreed to construct a regional detention pond when the city accepted property from the company.

The agreement allows the city to receive funds from a user of the storm water detention pond for maintenance costs.

The city will receive a $1,000 annual maintenance fee from the developer tract owner to reimburse the city for the shopping center’s share of maintenance costs with respect to the regional pond.

Members of the city council’s Public Works Committee also will consider extending the cash flow loan of $600,000 from the general fund to the infrastructure development fund to April 30, 2014, to try to recover federal dollars for eligible expenses with the Continental Development projects.

Federal dollars received through Community Development Block Grant funding were not received in time during Phase 1, according to the city’s resolution.

Also Tuesday, the Public Works Committee will consider approving an engineering services agreement with S Drain Engineering of Illinois in the amount of $3,800.

City officials have to rehabilitate Vermilion Street from Main to Fairchild streets. City officials want to investigate Hot in Place Recycling for the existing asphalt pavement.

The Illinois Department of Transportation doesn’t yet have standardized specifications for the Hot in Place Recycling process and the city is looking to hire a materials consultant to develop construction and material specifications to ensure appropriate quality control measures have been taken, according to the city’s resolution.

The work will be paid for from the city’s gas tax revenue.

Also Tuesday, committee members will consider:

  • Paying T Danville Mall, LLC $337,500 for the sales tax incentive agreement for Ross Dress for Less. A lump sum was to be paid upon completion and opening of the store. Funding comes from the city’s general fund reserve.
  • Increasing infrastructure improvements in the sanitary sewer fund by $125,000. The funding comes from the city’s sanitary sewer fund reserve.
  • Increasing capital equipment costs by $30,000 in the solid waste fund to purchase equipment to assist with the relocation of the yard waste site. The funding is coming from a decrease in dumping fees.
  • Purchasing right-of-way, a narrow strip of land across from 1949 N. Bowman Ave. for $500 from the Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The land is for the Bowman Avenue improvement project.
  • Transferring $18,318 to the fire pension and $24,762 to the police pension from the general fund reserve to fund the pension funds at the level of the tax levy. City officials cite the need for the transfer due to not all property taxes being collected.
  • Approving a lease agreement with the Danville Tennis Club for the tennis facility at Lincoln Park.
  • Approving a lease of Danville Stadium to Danville Area Community College.
  • Authorizing an agreement with USIC Locating Services, Inc. for utility locates.

Coming up

Members of the Danville City Council’s Public Works Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building, 17 W. Main St.

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