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Newsfront - September 25, 2009

Town Planning memorial for Shimansky

Councilman to be honored at Oak Hill Park

by Geoff Gillette

Danville Town Staff are working with the family of Councilman Michael Shimansky to plan a memorial in his honor the first weekend in October.

At a special session of the council Monday, Town Manager Joe Calabrigo said that he had spoken with the councilman's widow, Sue Shimansky, and that they would hold the memorial event at Oak Hill Park, located at 3005 Stone Valley Road.

"We know there are many in the community who want to pay their respects to Mike," Calabrigo said. "We are working to put together the details on that."

The event will be held outside at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Assistant to the Town Manager Rochelle Flotten said seating will be limited, so attendees are asked to bring folding chairs and blankets. A list of speakers who will be participating is being compiled. Once the information is available, it will be posted to the town's Web site,

For those looking to send flowers, the Shimansky family has asked that instead contributions be made in Mike's name in the form of a check payable to either Karen Stepper or David Miller. The checks should be made out with "FBO Mike Shimansky" on them. Checks can also be sent to Kevin Schwartz, Branch Manager of Wells Fargo Bank, located at 165 Diablo Road.