The only alderman not to vote for Rickey Williams as Danville’s Acting Mayor has pledged to support and work with him.
Alderman Mike Puhr reports that in the lengthy closed meeting the Aldermen had there was support for him to be mayor. He wishes some of the discussion was held in open session.
Puhr says he wants to plan for the future. Williams has already said he welcomes help from everyone in the community.
Puhr says the council needs to take action on
–hiring a police chief and stopping the loss of qualified personnel
–developing a committee to find ways to keep the newly hired firefighters after the federal grant runs out
–.evaluating, reorganizing, and streamlining the Inspection and code enforcement division
–finding ways to stop losing engineers and resolve the leadership structure in Public Works and Engineering.