Public Works Conference: Kirchner Project Progress, Insurance Increase

Danville Mayor Ricky Williams Jr. says progress is continuing at the northwest corner of Gilbert and Fairchild. We are buying properties to build, and some residents have been forced to move. Mayor Williams said new residences have been found for those who have been very vocal about the situation as additional property purchases are made in front of the city council public works committee on Tuesday night. said the veterans living in the corner could seek support from the Veterans Affairs Organization, as suggested by the council.

(Above) Kirchner Building Services prepares to move to the northwest corner of Gilbert and Fairchild, where the old Goodwill Building stands.

Audio: Many people find themselves in situations they actually like better than where they lived. So far, it’s a win-win for everyone. And we stand by it and appreciate the owners and tenants who work with us. I am proud of my team.

It was also noted at Tuesday’s board meeting that the city’s liability and workers’ compensation insurance costs have increased by $409,000. Mayor Williams is a tough pill to swallow, but that shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise.

AUDIO: Unfortunately, our usage rate has outpaced what we’ve paid for in recent years. So it’s understandable that the price has gone up. (Question: Is this an adjustment in the new budget or was it planned?) We are planning to increase. I don’t know if it was all that important, so some tweaks need to be made.

The Commission, through the Loman-Ray Insurance Group, approved an agreement with the Illinois County Risk Management Trust.

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