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February 1, 2013

City to hear budget presentation

DANVILLE — Mayor Scott Eisenhauer hinted Friday that a lot of cuts will not be needed after all with next year’s city budget.

He wouldn’t go into specific details, but he said current revenues look good.

Eisenhauer on Tuesday will give a budget presentation to the city council.

Going back to the tax levy aldermen already approved, leaving the property tax rate under $2 instead of raising it more than $2 per $100 assessed valuation meant the city was going to have to cut about $500,000 from the 2013-2014 budget. The new budget starts May 1.

With some reorganization and other budget adjustments, Eisenhauer said the budget doesn’t include a lot of layoffs and cuts as had been feared.

“It’s a balanced budget,” he said.

During the budget process, Eisenhauer will present the remaining reorganization plans he has for city departments. This started with city engineer David Schnelle being named urban services director. Schnelle will oversee zoning and other divisions, including the Danville Area Transportation Study.

The city will not have a Public Development Department. Some staff will move out of city hall to the Public Works building on Voorhees Street.

Eisenhauer also plans to have a second office for himself at the Voorhees building.

Eisenhauer wouldn’t talk about specific employee positions.

He also said a survey hadn’t taken place regarding possible early retirement incentives.

“It will make us a much stronger organization in that the processes will be more streamlined …,” Eisenhauer of all his reorganization plans.

Today, a developer could have to go to three or four different city employees and offices for site plan reviews and other paperwork and processes with the city.

“(The reorganization changes) just makes us much more efficient and cost effective,” Eisenhauer said.

Also Tuesday, there will be a public hearing at the meeting for the Vermilion Street rehabilitation project.

Revisions to the concept plan have been made based on comments received at the Jan. 15 public meeting, according to Schnelle.

Revisions include maintaining parking in front of the federal courthouse and making some minor lane width adjustments at Seminary and Vermilion streets.

There still is the opportunity for public comments. Written comment forms will be available Tuesday night too.

In other business Tuesday, the council will consider:

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