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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Posted on: June 15, 2021

City Council will meet in a business session

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 15, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

River City TV, the city’s government access channel, will air the session. Watch it live on cable (Comcast channel 10 and RiverStreet Networks channel 122) or streaming on the River City TV Facebook page.

The City Council is scheduled to vote on appropriation of $29.14 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds. Payment will be in two installments. The American Recovery Plan is similar to last year's CARES Act. The goal of the funding is to help people and businesses impacted by COVID-19.

A summary of the proposed uses of the funds are as follows:

  • Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease the spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control.
  • Replace lost public sector revenue to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs.
  • Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses.
  • Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the unequal impact of the pandemic on certain populations.

The City Council also is scheduled to vote on several other matters:

  • Appropriation of $740,000 in state funds for the Riverfront Park project.
  • A resolution approving a one-year action plan as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in order for the City to receive Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investments Partnership Program funds. A public hearing will precede the vote.
  • Proposed changes to the City’s personnel system regulations, compensation plan and classification plan.
  • A resolution approving a moral obligation agreement with American National Bank. The agreement covers the renewal of a loan from the bank to the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) for the purchase of the former U.S. Green Energy property at 1350 Barker Road. As part of the renewal, the bank requires the moral obligation of the City to repay the loan if the IDA fails to do so. 
  • A resolution approving a support agreement with the Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority (RIFA) as a condition of a loan from the Virginia Tobacco Commission to RIFA. The loan will be used to finance removal of a two-mile portion of Appalachian Power Company’s transmission line that runs through three lots within the Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill.

Also during the business session, the City Council will review the latest financial reports and hold a first reading on appropriation of $172,272 in federal funds to be used for design services to rehabilitate the south ramp at the Danville Regional Airport. A first reading is an introductory step required by City Code. City Council will vote on this matter next month.

Details on the agenda are available online

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