DANVILLE — The village’s property and casualty insurance plan was renewed Monday at the Danville Village Council meeting.

Gary Walters of Rinehart Insurance was on hand at the meeting, discussing the coverages of the Ohio Plan for the village. The renewal will cost $11,326, up $307 from a year ago.

Walters went over several parts of the coverage, from liability to equipment to computers. The plan has a blanket form coverage of $2.7 million with a $1,000 deductible. He said the increase in premium cost was because of the addition of two vehicles to the village’s fleet.

Some of the items covered under the plan include $200,000 for that athletic fields and up to $50,000 for paved property such as parking lots. It also covers up to $185,000 for village equipment and up to $25,000 for crime or forgery against the village’s bank accounts.

“I think it looks like pretty good coverage,” said Danville Mayor Bob Dile.

The policy was officially renewed by Rinehart Insurance Nov. 15.

In other news:

•Dile proclaimed Nov. 27 as Giving Tuesday in the village of Danville. Dile issued the proclamation as part of a presentation from Art Schad of HopeNow Furniture Bank of Knox County. Schad talked about how the program, which started in 2005, has helped hundreds of needy families in Knox County each year secure dressers, tables, beds and other furniture items.

•Police Chief Dan Weckesser reported he received two quotes on a new building for the police department. Morton Buildings bid $489,680 for a 40-by-80-foot building with office space, restrooms and other rooms for the department. Modern Builders gave bids ranging between $490,000 and $515,000 Dile asked Weckesser to have Bird and Bull Engineering review the bids and help with possible funding sources.

•Councilman Joe Mazzari reported the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District was approached by Monroe Township officials about joining or contracting fire and EMS services. He said the EKCJFD board has many questions and will meet with Monroe Township again before making any decisions.

•The Danville Christmas Walk will be Sunday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m., according to Dile. He said they will once again meet at the square and walk down Market Street to the park, where there will be a tree lighting ceremony and music.

•Councilwoman Jill Byers asked if the restrooms at the park had been winterized yet. After some discussion, it was determined the village would begin closing the visitor’s side restrooms at 4 p.m. each day.

•Council approved a motion to renew the village’s membership in the Ohio Municipal League the cost will be $460 for the year, same as last year.

•Village Administrator Rob McDonald said he met with Jeff Gottke of the Area Development Foundation about the Select Genetics building. A company was looking at the possibility of relocating to the area, but it doesn’t appear as that site will work.

•McDonald said there is a faulty control module on the salt spreader and a replacement has been ordered. It will cost $532.

•The annual village Christmas party will be held Monday, Dec. 3, at The Bender.

Council went into executive session to discuss personnel matters. No action was taken and the item was taken off the agenda.

The next council meeting will be Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.


Fred Main: 740-397-5333 or fmain@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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