DANVILLE – After a week off due to a fifth Tuesday in a month last week, the Danville City Council will be back in action tonight.

Council members will consider approving the demolition of 29 dilapidated structures by outside contractors. The city will use about $280,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding for the work.

Danville Public Works Director Carl Carpenter reported to aldermen last month the city received bids from Thomas Excavating, Big O Services, Dan Ribbe Trucking and Owens Excavating. The demolitions will be contracted with the lowest responsive vendor.

Carpenter said the CDBG money has to be spent by March 2, with the demolitions expected to be completed by February.

Also tonight, aldermen will consider amending the city’s wage administration chart and discuss the 2019 tax levy and fiscal year 2020-2021 budget.

In other business, council members will consider:

• Authorizing the write-off of delinquent accounts of: $300 due from American Pension Services due to bankruptcy, $1,800 due from various deceased individuals and $22,181 due from various individuals due to the age of the debt and $3,228 due from various downtown businesses due to non-enforcement of restricted parking for which the business had paid and was unable to use. The total is about $27,509.

The “deemed uncollectible” list, in this case per the legal department, includes $2,000 from 2016 for Danville Stadium maintenance; and businesses with the related parking fees dating back to 2017 and deemed “uncollectible due to non-enforcement” are Davis & Delanois, East Central Illinois Community Action Agency, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Premier Appraisal Co., Speedy’s Quick Print and This is it Furniture.

• Approving a $120,500 contract with River City Roofing Co. of Peoria for roof repairs at Danville Mass Transit, 101 N Jackson St., due to hail damage. Insurance funds are paying for the work.

• Health, dental, life and liability and worker’s compensation insurance agreements for city employees, in addition to authorizing spousal incentive to lower monthly health insurance premiums.

Also tonight, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners are expected to act on Mayor Rickey Williams Jr.’s letter requesting the board appoint a probationary police officer. The appointment is due to a police officer resignation last month.

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