- 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.
- 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.
- Approving a 25-year lease agreement with the Danville Tennis Club for the tennis facility at Lincoln Park.
Aldermen questioned the length of the agreement and the city continuing to pay for heating, air conditioning and lighting. It was also brought up that non-club members can use the facility up to six times a year at no charge.
Black said he has “a real problem with this concept” of leasing public land to a private entity.
Public Works Director Doug Ahrens said from a parks perspective, the city’s annual cost of $7,000 to $9,000, is “a small contribution” for the improvements and services the not-for-profit entity provides.
“It’s a recognition of that level of improvements,” he added of the hundreds of thousands of dollars in improvements that have occurred and will occur in the future, such as with the roof and other repairs and improvements.
“It’s a tremendous city asset,” Ahrens added.
- Approving a lease of Danville Stadium to Danville Area Community College.