DANVILLE — Bob Dile, mayor of Danville, read a report sent to him by Nate Hoam of ChemTech about the next steps the council needs to take about the tank found underneath the front of the municipal building.

Hoam advised the council to go ahead with the removal of the tank and surround soil at the cost of $7,500 per the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR) specifications. This includes the removal and disposal of one 300 gallon gasoline underground storage tank by a licensed professional, environmental sampling and analysis, and stockpile of contaminated soil on-site pending analysis. Once it is determined what is in the soil, the council will get guidance on how to either dispose of it or if it needs monitoring for an extended period of time. If other tanks or additional contamination is found, the cost will increase and the council will be guided in how to move forward.

There is leakage on the north side of the tank, according to Hoam, but he reported that he didn’t see any immediate contamination in the area.

“In my opinion, we need to take care of this as soon as possible,” Dile said to the council. Council agreed that it needs to be done as soon as possible, allowing Dile to authorize the expenditure as called out by ChemTech.

The council also heard from Gary Walters of Rineheart, Walters, Danners and Associate Insurance Agency based out of Mansfield. The cost of liability insurance coverage was raised by $154 from last year bringing the renewal cost to $11,480 to insurance the village. The village has used this insurance company to cover liability insurance since 2009. Walters gave an overview of what will be covered in the renewal. The coverage ranges from buildings and equipment to cyber threats and auto liability, among other things. A motion was made to approve the renewal to continue coverage under the plan presented and was passed.

Council also reviews the wages and salaries for the 2020 year and will go over them in the next council meeting on Nov. 24. Also at the next council meeting, M.S. Consultants, an engineering, architecture and planning firm, will be present to present their plan for the village to the council.

Dile invited council members to join in at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Conway’s Pharmacy in Danville Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 12:15 p.m.

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