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April 13, 2014

Council to act on grant

DANVILLE – Aldermen will consider giving final approval Tuesday night for the city to submit a $13.5 million TIGER grant application for Jackson Street improvements.

The city council will consider authorizing an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for funds for engineering, land acquisition and construction of the Danville Midtown Connector.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant applications are due at the end of the month.

The grant would fund improvements along Jackson Street between Main and English streets, such as lighting, sidewalks, curb and gutter, pavement resurfacing and replacement, traffic signals, storm sewer and other improvements for connectivity between Danville High School, shared-use paths and the Danville Mass Transit Transfer Zone.

A 20 percent local match is required for the grant.

In other business, council members will consider:

• Authorizing the trade-in of 30 failing golf carts and entering into a 61-month lease agreement for 30 2014 golf carts for $12,435 from E-Z-GO, a division of Textron Inc.

• Approving a special-use permit requested by Chris Pratt to operate a tattoo studio at 116 N. Walnut St. in the B4 Central Business Zoning District.

• Purchasing right-of-way needed for the Bowman Avenue reconstruction project for $10 at 1213 Garden Drive from Danville Preservation Corp.

• Approving a Lincoln Park shared-use path funding agreement to decrease amounts for construction and increase amounts for engineering services to decrease local funds needed for construction engineering.

• Authorizing a payment not to exceed $28,000 to Midwest Asphalt for failure of an old brick storm sewer near Seminary and Martin streets. This was an emergency storm sewer repair on Seminary, west of Bowman Avenue, causing the street to be closed.

• Approving the acquisition of right-of-way property for the Maple and May streets improvements; amending city code pertaining to construction in the right-of-way; and approving other budget amendments.

Coming Up The Danville City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building, 17 W. Main St

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