BY JENNIFER BAILEY
The city council’s Public Works Committee Tuesday night will consider approving Phase 1 work for the Danville High School campus improvement.
Aldermen also will consider approving an intergovernmental agreement with District 118 for the improvements.
The city received a grant for the DHS campus parking lot and multi-use field improvements. It also will use more than $570,000 in Tax Increment Financing or other funds on the DHS campus storm water improvements.
The $750,000 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency grant was for the design and construction of Phase 1 improvements at the DHS campus.
The reconstruction of the southern high school parking lot includes a green overflow parking area along Hazel Street that can be used as a practice field for marching band or other activities when not needed for parking.
The project will use environmentally-friendly pavements and landscaping to allow water to pass through them into a granular filter below that which cleans the water before releasing it back to the storm sewer system. The expected life-span for the parking lot work is 20-25 years.
Other work will include: new sidewalks, curbs and street drainage features.
Also Tuesday, the committee will review the 2013-2014 proposed city budget that would start May 1.
In other business, the committee will consider:
--Approving a lease agreement with Danville Stadium, Inc.
--Modifying paratransit trip fares for public transportation.
--Authorizing the filing of applications with the Federal Transit Administration for Federal Transportation Assistance.
--Vacating an alley adjacent to 1211 N. Vermilion St. for First Baptist Church.
Members of the city council’s Public Works Committee will meet at 6 p.m.
Tuesday at the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building, 17 W. Main St. City council
members also will meet in a special budget study session at 10 a.m. today at city hall.