‘Make Danville Shine' campaign officially kicks off with ceremony
By WSLS Staff
Sherman Saunders encouraged all citizens to take pride in their
property, their neighborhood and their community as the city of Danville
officially commenced its "Make Danville Shine" campaign with a kickoff
celebration on Saturday at Ballou Park.
"Make Danville Shine" is a month-long campaign to clean-up, paint-up and fix-up property in Danville.
we take pride in our property, we feel good about ourselves, our
neighborhood looks better and our community looks better," Saunders
said. "We have no idea who may want to invest in the city. Potential
investors may just be passing through our community or they may be
checking us out on the World Wide Web. When they see us take pride in
our city, they want to take a second look at what we have to offer."
Manager Joe King urged citizens to "brag" about what they are doing by
submitting photos of their cleanup efforts. To submit photos, email them
to MakeDanvilleShine@ci.danville.va.us. They will be posted to the
city's website – www.danville-va.gov – and its Facebook page –
"It is perfectly OK if you are just working on your own property," King said. "We want you to brag about what you are doing."
T-shirts, paint and supplies were distributed at the ceremony.
The community-wide cleanup campaign is the first in several years, but city officials hope it will become an annual event.
support of the campaign, the Public Works Department will allow
oversized piles of separated yard waste and household debris to be
placed at residential curbsides for collection. It also will waive the
cost of tire disposal for up to four tires per household, and it will
waive restrictions on construction and demolition debris for the month.
appointment, crews will collect heavy debris such as bricks, rock and
cinder blocks. The department's mobile recycling trailer will be placed
in strategic locations throughout the city.
For neighborhood cleanups, groups can make an appointment for use of roll-off containers. Public
Works will waive rental fees for a grapple "bucket" truck and an 18
cubic-yard trailer. Appointments are required for the rental of the
truck and trailer.
Any citizen or group wanting more information
about the "Make Danville Shine" campaign may contact the Community
Development Department at 799-5261 or go the city's website and then
click on the clean-up, paint-up, fix-up tab on the left rail of the
page. The website also provides links to educational information
regarding property maintenance.