Danville Fire applies for Homeland Security grant

Published 6:57 am Friday, October 26, 2018

Danville Fire Chief Ken Pflug got the go-ahead to send an application in for a 5-percent matching grant through the Department of Homeland Security Monday evening. The grant, if awarded, will total $180,647, requiring the city to match with $9,032.

Plfug said the money is for radios and radio equipment.

“KLC (Kentucky League of Cities) has helped the city in completing this grant application. It’s a very competitive grant. There’s no insurance we will get it, but if we do, it’s a wonderful thing,” City Manager Ron Scott said.

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In other business:

• A special meeting will be held noon Friday, Nov. 2, in order for the commission to review the purchase document for land next door to city hall for the new central fire station. The commission voted Sept. 10 to purchase the properties just next door, to the left of city hall, at 451 and 461 W. Main St. — Dexter Real Estate-Insurance and Off Broadway Terrace apartments — for $1.15 million.

Scott said he felt the special meeting should be called “to review the document and proceed with the purchase in order to be crystal clear…”

• Another special meeting will be called for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in order for city staff to present a workshop about the process other cities are using to approve murals and public art. Scott said this would primarily be a “learning opportunity for city commission and the public.”

• Due to Veteran’s Day falling on Sunday, Nov. 11 and being observed Monday, Nov. 12, the next regular city commission meeting will be moved to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

• A proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month was passed, and presented to representatives from Greenhouse 17 — an organization with trained crisis counselors available to help people harmed by domestic abuse.

• A proclamation was also passed declaring November as National Alzheimer’s Month. A home health care provider spoke about the challenges in working with patients who suffer from diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.