Capital projects and recreation programs in Danville were the highlights of the most recent Mornings with the Mayor, held Sept. 27 at the Veterans Memorial Building.
Mayor Newell Arnerich, along with Town Manager Joe Calabrigo, Recreation Services Manager Henry Perezalonso and Police Chief Steve Simpkins met with residents early Friday morning at the town's Senior Center to provide an overview of recent events and developments in Danville.
This summer's capital projects were featured at the meeting, including the slurry seal of over 20 miles of streets, totaling over $700,000 of work. Neighborhoods and streets that received a fresh coat of sealant included Lawrence Road, Jasmine Way, Tassajara Ranch, Parkhaven Drive, Woodside Drive, Adobe Drive, Gil Blas Road, Molitas Drive, Ramona Drive and Verona Avenue, among others.
Major pavement rehabilitation, involving pavement dig-outs, concrete curb and sidewalk repairs, storm drain and subdrain installation and traffic striping, was also completed at the tune of $2.7 million covering 5.5 miles of streets.
One of the most exciting announcements of the morning was that the Danville Hotel project is scheduled to begin demolition work this month. The 1.12 acre site will include 35,000 square feet of new residential, retail and restaurant uses and 16 for-sale second-story residential units, averaging 1,200 square feet in size.
The Engineering Division has been working to prepare for two major projects including the north Hartz Avenue beautification project and Railroad Avenue streetscape project. Both projects involve the relocation of telephone, cable and electricity utilities underground -- a major undertaking.
Attendees also received an update on a number summer recreation camps and programs, including the success of the moonlight movie series on the Town Green every other Friday. Also featured were well-attended senior program activities such as ballroom dancing, picnics and bocce ball and barbeque day. Theatre performance camps, art exhibits and a variety of day, sports, extended and overnight camps were also popular this summer.
Mayor Arnerich also reminded the public about upcoming events such as the Danville Fall Crafts Festival on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27. Those unable to attend the morning meeting can watch a recording on the town of Danville's Youtube channel.