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July 16, 2014

Council OKs biodiesel zoning proposal

DANVILLE — Aldermen approved a rezoning request from REG Danville LLC on Tuesday night despite the request having been previously denied by the Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission.

REG Danville LLC had requested the rezoning of 30 properties around its biodiesel facility at 300 Anderson St. for the purpose of future expansion and buffering.

Before council members voted, Scott Hedrick, director of communication for REG LLC, addressed the council and apologized for REG’s handling of the rezoning request.

Hedrick said REG LLC should have done a better job of getting the word out to the people living near its facility about what its intentions were. Hedrick said that since appearing before the zoning commission, REG LLC has made an all out effort to meet with residents in groups and even meeting with some residents one on one to explain their plans.

Hedrick acknowledged that REG LLC was woefully unprepared at the zoning commission meeting to explain its plans.

Bruce Lutes, general manager of the REG Danville LLC facility, said the company employs 33 persons directly but indirectly employs some 800 persons such as truck drivers, cleaning personnel and trades people.

In the end, council members voted 13 - 0 to approve REG’s request to rezone the 30 properties from R2 single family residential to I2 general industrial. Alderman Steve Foster was absent.

In other council action, aldermen:

• Approved the application for Federal Transit Act Section 5309 funds for the purpose of purchasing three new buses for Danville Mass Transit.

• Approved awarding a contract to Cross Construction for $620,000 for the asphalt overlay for portions of Logan and West Winter Streets and street striping.

• Approved the vacation of portions of streets and alleyways in the Madison, Anderson, Seminary and Short streets areas near the REG Danville LLC facility.

• Authorized an inter-fund cash flow loan of $600,000 for infrastructure development for additional seal coating and microsurfacing work to repair streets affected by severe winter weather. The funds will come from the working cash, sewer and solid waste funds and will be paid back to their respective fund within six months.

The city council will meet at 6 p.m. July 29 in the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building, 17 W. Main. St.

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