DANVILLE — The Danville Village Council shored up its wages and salaries ordinance, as well as covered some financial shortfalls during its meeting Monday.

After an executive session to discuss the issue, council added Ohio Revised Code 5923.05 to its wages and salaries ordinance. The ORC allows for paid military leave for permanent public employees for up to one month for each federal fiscal year in which they are working. It entitles employees a leave without loss of pay for the time they are performing military duties.

Council also passed as an emergency an ordinance transferring funds within the village appropriations to cover shortfalls. More than $28,000 was transferred from the general fund to four different funds — Streets, $5,000; Parks $600; Police $20,000; and DARE $2,800.

The meeting was held following the village’s annual Christmas party for employees at The Bender.

In other news:

•Council set its meeting schedule for 2019. The council will meet on the first and third Mondays at 7 p.m. each month with the exception of when a holiday falls on a Monday. On those dates — Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and Sept. 15 — the meetings will be held Tuesday.

•Lorraine Bratton of the Knox County Health Department visited council, answering questions on some of the services the health department provides the citizens of the village.

•Village Administrator Rob McDonald reported a water service line exclusively for the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District is leaking and he will talk with the fire department officials about getting it fixed or a new line put in as soon as possible.

•McDonald also reported the hazmat drum that was used in the cleanup of a fentanyl spill in the municipal building was removed after three months.

•McDonald is also working on two policies for the water turn on/off in the village and a right of way permit process that help make sure contractors who do work in the village repair any streets or right of ways they may have torn up during work.

The next council meeting will be Jan. 7, 2019, at 7 p.m.


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




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