DANVILLE — An old gas tank has been located underneath the sidewalks in front of the Danville municipal building.

Danville Village Council learned Monday that a small tank, possibly under 110 gallons, was found under the front of the building.

A representative from underground storage tank for the state will be meeting with interim village administrator Freedom Desich on Wednesday to see what can be done about the removal of the tank.

Mayor Bob Dile said that they are already preparing to remove the tank by getting in touch with the necessary utility companies for the lines that the run under the sidewalk. Bricks in front of the building have to be removed as well. Dile also mentioned they will also receive guidance from Chem-Tech regarding the way forword.

After several months of investigation into an odor issue, the problem may be solved. Last month, Nate Hoam from Chem-Tech shared a history of the building and, with the help of a community member’s photo, discovered a Ford dealership and gas station that once sat at the municipal building.

Dile said that after the tank and surrounding soil is removed, they will run follow up air quality tests to see if the tank was the source of the contaminate.

Council also filled the vacant council seat left by Chuck Cook. Three people submitted letters of interest to the council. After an executive session, council moved to appoint Mike Waldeck to the vacant council seat. Waldeck has served previously on council for about eight years. He was named to the Streets Committee and Jeff Furay moved to the Water and Waste Committee.

In other council news, they are still looking to fill the Village Administrator position.

Trick or Treat will be on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5:30- 7 p.m.

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