The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

October 12, 2012

Council to consider land for waste

DANVILLE — In February, aldermen approved increases in garbage and yard waste fees for the next five years to pay for operations and other expenses with Mayor Scott Eisenhauer providing the majority eighth vote.

The planned budget included spending more than $1 million on capital purchases, including a new yard waste site.

City council members on Tuesday will consider authorizing an extension of an option to purchase farmland for the city’s potential future yard waste site on the east end of Liberty Lane. The property is owned by the Schlorff family.

Public Works Director Doug Ahrens said the current option has expired. He added the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency permit review process also is moving forward on the site.

City officials could have an ordinance to purchase the property at the end of November.

Ahrens said aldermen discussed in closed session earlier this year the property and entered into a real estate option agreement. The option price was $1,000. There is no additional cost to extend the option.

Sometime in 2013, the city will have to vacate its leased yard waste site at the Brickyard Landfill due to the landfill needing the space.

Ahrens said cost estimates stood at $200,000 to $250,000 to establish a new yard waste processing site. Site grading, roadway improvements to control the dust and “be a good neighbor,” fencing and a pole barn must be dealt with for the new site, he said.

Under the new garbage fee schedule, the $18 monthly fee stayed the same this year, but will increase to $19.25 in April 2013; $20.50 in 2014; $22 in 2015; and $23.50 in 2016.

The $20 annual yard waste sticker fee increased to $25 this year and will increase to $30 in 2013; $35 in 2014; and $40 in 2015 and 2016.

In other business Tuesday, council members will:

  • Go into closed session to discuss purchasing property and amending the city’s wage administration chart.
  • Consider approving a lease of city property at 244 W. Main St. with Mielke Brothers Bargain Barn, Inc. for storage use. The monthly lease agreement is for 3,300 square feet of the space on the ground floor of the building, which consists of a total of 9,900 square feet, for a monthly cost of $450.
  • Consider authorizing the vacation of an east/west alleyway between Newell and Ridgeview for Louis Mervis.
  • Consider approving a golf manager employment agreement for Harrison Park Golf Course with Brock Burton doing business as Take A Shot, LLC.

Text Only
Local News
  • Group to help Mission

    July 30, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    July 30, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Monday, 11-11:04 a.m. — An unintentional alarm activation at 1714 E. Fairchild St.Monday, 1:01-1:10 p.m. — A medical call in the 1200 block of Cleveland Street.Monday, 3:59-4:16 p.m. — A carbon monoxide i

    July 30, 2014

  • YMCA offers new college, career program DANVILLE — The Danville Family YMCA plans to launch a new college and career readiness program during the 2014-2015 school year called YMCA Achievers. YMCA Achievers is a college and career readiness program offered at more than 1,400 YMCAs across th

    July 30, 2014

  • DATS begins East Main discussion DANVILLE — The Danville Area Transportation Study, along with the city and The Lakota Group, invite the public to join them in a new way to help imagine the future of Danville’s East Main Street Corridor. An online virtual public engagement forum has

    July 30, 2014

  • EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia BRUSSELS — Shocked into action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner and the resulting deaths of more than 200 Europeans, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, to be followed swiftly by similar

    July 30, 2014

  • Mideast Israel Palest_Morr.jpg Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip’s only

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Starved Rock Closed T_Morr.jpg Starved Rock trails still closed from storm damage UTICA — A majority of the 13-mile trail system at Starved Rock State Park in northern Illinois remains closed because of significant storm damage that happened four weeks ago.The park is waiting for an emergency contract to be awarded for tree remova

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Three arrested in Rothery robbery DANVILLE — City police have made three arrests in connection with a brazen armed robbery Tuesday morning in downtown Danville.The robbery was reported just after 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rothery Jewelers, 147 N. Vermilion St. City officers and county deput

    July 30, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleSunday:Battery in the 100 block of South Buchanan Street.Monday:Burglary in the 1300 block of Lape Street.A woman arrested for domestic battery in the 100 block of North Logan Avenue.Deceptive practice in

    July 30, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'
Must Read