DANVILLE — The village of Danville will be turning over delinquent income tax bills to the Regional Income Tax Agency.

Danville has been working with RITA for several years in an effort to make sure it receives payment from everyone who owes village income tax. Now, there are several that are past due and council, at its meeting Monday, decided to let RITA work with a collection agency to collect that money.

If residents still do not pay their taxes, they will then be taken to small claims court.

After some questions about court costs and whether RITA or Village Solicitor Noel Alden would be the attorney for the village in small claims court, council passed a motion to turn over the delinquent accounts to RITA.

Alden said that before they turn the accounts over, he will talk with RITA about who will represent the village in court.

In other news:

•The village renewed its membership in the Knox County Regional Planning Commission. Jeff Furay was appointed as village representative with Joe Mazzari named alternate.

•A first reading was given to a resolution that would approve the DKMM solid waste management plan.

•Village Administrator Rob McDonald was given the go-ahead to apply for a Knox County Foundation grant of $2,000 to help pay for new holiday decorations that can be hung on light poles in the village. McDonald is looking at purchasing lighted snowflakes to replace the wreaths that were up this past season.

•There will be a recycling presentation by Randy Canterbury at the Danville United Methodist Church on March 12 at 6 p.m.

•McDonald reported the new Ford truck has an issue with the headlights pulsating. He said the remedy is a relay switch which should be in within a week to be replaced.

Also, he reported the SAGR system at the wastewater treatment plant has been effective so far. He said the SAGR was to help remove ammonia from the water and so far, it is going from 14 parts per million prior to the system to 0.17 parts per million after.

McDonald also said the village was able to get through the latest winter storm in fine fashion thanks to the plowing of Freedom Desich and Ron Anders. He said there was one issue raised about ice in the parking lot at the Head Start, but felt they got to it in a timely manner.

•Council also discussed whether a cyber security policy is needed in the village in the event of malware or hacking into the village’s computers. Before deciding on the subject, Mayor Bob Dile asked that they find out, from the police department and other employees, what liabilities might be exposed to cyber criminals.

•Mike Waldeck submitted his resignation as a member of village council due to health reasons. Council will have 30 days to fill his spot, then the mayor can appoint a new member. Anyone who is a registered voter and lives within the village limits may apply. Those interested should submit a letter of intent to the Danville village offices.

The next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.


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




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