News briefs, August 24

Published 7:49 pm Friday, August 23, 2019


Danville City Commission — 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 at city hall. Agenda includes: Sister Cities award presentation; resolutions for city manager advertisement and recruitment brochure, for Second Street bridge project change order and for highway safety grant award; second reading of ordinances for compensation classification and ad valorem tax rates; and a discussion about the downtown Danville master plan consultant selection.

Boyle County Fiscal Court — 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the courthouse. Agenda includes: budget transfers, cash transfers,consider Janitorial Bids, consider Flex Fund Agreement and Resolution, consider Road Aid Supplemental Agreement, Constitution Square Sign Improvement, consider Location of Fireworks Launch Area: Tom Ellis, Year End Occ/Net P Tax Report Narrative, consider 2019 Property Tax Rates, consider Compensatory Agreement.

Asset Development Committee, Economic Development Partnership — 2 p.m. Monday Aug. 26  at the McKinney Conference Center in Constitution Square for a special called meeting. The agenda includes “Discussion: Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site — pros/cons and procedures for National Park Service status.”

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Danville Board of Education — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Danville High School for a property tax hearing. The agenda includes 2019 tax rates and public comment.

Danville Board of Education — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Danville High School for a regular meeting. The agenda includes salary schedule revision, approval of a BG-5, two change orders, 2019-20 standards of behavior, student accident insurance, 2019-20 student fee schedule, Wilderness Trace Child Development Center catering contract, superintendent evaluation process, policy revision 1.42 and public comment.

City of Danville 911 Advisory Board — Noon Wednesday, Aug. 28 at city hall/police station. Agenda includes: dispatch and fire station updates; reports from the Boyle County sheriff, EMS director and fire chief; DPD radio change update; report on the radio system from IT Director Nick Warren and Southern Communications; and a discussion about constables.

Tree pruning workshop to be held

The Danville Garden Club will present a tree pruning workshop from  9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday,  Sept. 12, beginning in the community room at the Boyle County Public Library. The workshop will begin with a one-hour lecture and slide presentation, including handouts about techniques and tools. The group will then go to Constitution Square for a hands-on demonstration of basic pruning techniques, tree care and other related information. The workshop is open to amatuer and professional gardeners.

The workshop will be taught by certified arborist Dave Leonard. In May the Garden Club hired Leonard to do a survey of all the trees in Constitution Square. Because Leonard noticed that many of the trees need pruning, it was decided to hold a workshop for park maintenance employees and the general public. The cost is $25 and registration is limited. Make checks payable to The Garden Club of Danville and mail to The Garden Club of Danville, P.O. Box 1762, Danville, KY 40423. For more information, call Pam Leinauer at 859- 583-3999.