There will be five more police cruisers, but Millennium Park and design for a city hall and police station complex will have to wait.
Danville City Commissioners started their Tuesday budget workshop with $316,545 more in requests than there is money. They had $496,755 to spend and $813,300 worth of requests. They spent the better part of an hour deciding what to keep and what to cut.
By straw poll, commissioners decided to draw up plans to convert the fire station on Hustonville Road to house 911 dispatchers, and to expand the public works garage. When a fire station on the bypass is built communications will move to the Hustonville Road building.
Commissioners cut $120,000 from the Millennium Park budget, leaving $40,000 to go toward an amphitheater. Mayor John W.D. Bowling and Commissioner Terry Crowley said they couldn't see spending money on the park in such a tight budget year.