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Danville Town Council to talk 'green infrastructure' for storm drains

Plus: Council to begin preparations for award season during study session

Danville Town Council members are set to meet for a special study session on Tuesday morning, where they will discuss a variety of issues affecting the town, including Danville’s upcoming annual award season and a green infrastructure plan for storm drains.

To start Tuesday’s meeting, the council will discuss provisions of the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board's Green Infrastructure Plan, which seeks to more efficiently collect and disperse water runoff.

“The proposed GI Plan ... provides a blueprint on how Danville will shift from conventional ‘collect and convey’ storm drain infrastructure to a more resilient, sustainable storm water management system where feasible,” clean water program coordinator Chris McCann wrote in a staff report.

Already incorporated in a number of projects within Danville, McCann said green infrastructure “reduces runoff volumes and pollutants by dispersing runoff to vegetated areas, promoting infiltration and evapotranspiration, and using natural processes to detain and treat runoff.”

Next on the study session’s agenda is a discussion on preparations for the town’s 2020 design awards.

Last presented by the town in 2017, the town's Danville Design Awards recognize superb local architecture.

Currently town officials are considering bringing back the program and distributing awards in the following categories such as Outstanding Residential Subdivision Home Design Outstanding Heritage Resource Design, Outstanding Commercial Remodel Design, and Outstanding Custom Scenic Hillside Home Design.

Finally, to close out Tuesday’s meeting, town officials will discuss preparations for the 38th Annual Mayor’s Installation and Community Service Awards, which is scheduled for Dec. 3 in the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in downtown Danville.

The Danville Town Council is set to convene for its special study session at 9 a.m. on Tuesday in the Danville Town Offices, 510 La Gonda Way.

Residents may also be interested in knowing that the Danville Planning Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting for Tuesday has been canceled.

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