TiltonProgress.com feature and profile of:
Danville Township's new offices at 18 Southgate Drive, Tilton.
The township is responsible to maintain over eighty miles of roads, several parks, four cemeteries, and the only mosquito control truck in the county. As well as managing several emergency and general assistance programs for residents, and the senior transportation unit.
The board consists of four elected officials: The Supervisor is Mr. Mike West, who stood still long enough during the grand opening of the new offices for this interview. The Highway Commissioner, A.J. Wright. Township Assessor, Rick Rohrer. And Clerk, Larry Weatherford. There are also four elected Township Trustees.
The offices used to be in a much older and more crowded, multi-floor facility in Downtown Danville, with limited parking, and no room to expand. Now, in the former carpet store on Southgate, they have plenty of space for both.
One of the primary focuses of the office is various forms of General Assistance. The Township offers assistance to those that meet various qualifications including medical and income guidelines, or in an emergency situation. They also operate a Food Pantry that offers basic supplies to those in need. The hours and contact numbers for these programs is below.
Mr. West said that the traffic to the offices for the various programs had been fairly consistent since the move, and he hoped that would continue.
The Food Pantry serves those in need in the County as well as those in West Central Indiana, it also has an ongoing need for any non-perishable or dry goods (canned items, cereal, etc), for more information about donating, please call the office.
Today, the Tilton Progress team visited the new offices as they celebrated their grand opening, and got a tour of a dozen or so individual offices, a small but serviceable kitchen area, a nicely appointed board room, and plenty of storage for the food pantry as well as all the junk they need.
......and then we attended the open house and official ribbon cutting!
Seven Questions with Mike West, Township Supervisor
date of interview, 17 September, 2019
The Desk (left) and Mister Michael West, Danville Township Supervisor.
Main Phone Number: 217-442-4031
includes Food Pantry, General Assistance, SNAP, Senior Transportation, Highways, etc:
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30 to 4:30. Friday 9 to 1.
Food Pantry Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1 to 3:30.
Location: 18 Southgate Drive, Tilton, IL 61833.
At the corner of Hodge St and Southgate Dr.
Danville Mass Transit route 9, using the Secretary of State office stop.
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