Two economic development projects eligible for funding for some tobacco commission and Danville City Council will vote on whether to approve the grant at its meeting on Tuesday.
Web Parts Inc, a computer data center, moved to Danville from Guatemala. It is located in a former Masonic Temple on Main Street while he looks for a permanent place, and plans to invest $ 10 million and hire 260 people within three years.
Tobacco Commission offered the company a grant of $ 1 if they reach their goals, and economic office development is proposed to award the money at different stages of development achieved within three years of the agreement.
A hybrid vehicle Danville Inc. plans to produce armored vehicles and has developed an agreement to establish a joint venture with Advanced Research Center of the vehicle is already installed in the Cyber Park.
Hybrid vehicles promised $ 1.5 million investment and 150 jobs, many of whom are welders and metal, making $ 20 an hour and benefits, according to Jeremy Stratton, director of economic development, a summary of the project is delivered to the City Council.
In other action, the City Council will vote on the proposal of “filling” capacity of the city to get money for the connection between different projects, the finance department requests permission to apply for up to $ 6 million this year.
This money does not necessarily borrowed and used – connection of money “reserved” for 2011 have been issued – but going through this step means that the money can be used if the city needs it for any unexpected projects that arise, according to Barbara Cameron, City Finance Director.
In addition, for the consideration and voting is a human resources policy of the city.
The City Council shall review annually the staff of the amendment regulation; this year’s policy change eliminates the possibility that the release of non-managerial employees may receive payment for overtime hours worked beyond their normal schedule, the policy in accordance with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the summary. Comprehensive rules have also been reduced, some classified information on the administrative policy of the city
There is also a request to change the city code to provide a smaller yard space in the attached single-family housing.
When the city first set of nested rules for single-family homes in 2004, it requires the court of the private life of the space of not less than 200 square meters for each unit. Since that time, according to Director of Planning Assistant Ken Hunter, Jr., many requests were received with a request to reduce the space so people can create your own private sun decks or screened porches.
The Planning Commission is currently recommended reducing the minimum yard space for such housing up to 100 square meters, and the city council will vote on the request.
Other agenda items include:
The request requires $ 25,000 in matching funds from the city;
“Resolution in support of the decision of the school system to participate in the certified tariff system in the Virginia Retirement;
“Request to eliminate the emergency services and communications department in a separate legal entity and move it under the supervision of firefighters.
“Request to hire a new company, collection of taxes, which will use more aggressive methods to try to get the offender taxes and other monies owed to the city to pay, and
“Moving a regular meeting of the City Council is scheduled for August 7 to August 9 so that the city council members can participate in National Night Out.