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Future of Clarkton Bridge goes before Halifax Council / February 12, 2018

Halifax Town Council will convene Tuesday night for regular monthly work and Council sessions.

The begins at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall.

Representatives of the Virginia Department of Transportation will be on hand to explain the process going forward for Clarkton Bridge, which VDOT is seeking to dismantle. The Council discussion will delve into Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which requires that federal agencies take into account any effects on activity at historic properties and how they may affect the future of the historic Clarkton Bridge.

Plans for the upcoming town’s annual Earth Day celebration will be presented by Olivia Epps, and a representative of the Village Association will update Council members on the upcoming Halicraft Art Festival. Farmers Market manager Denise Barksdale will also report on the activities ongoing at the market.

Finance Chairman Bill Covington will report back to the full Council on the 2017 June financial statement prepared by Creedle Jones and Alga, CPAs. He also will also update members on the payment of personal property taxes which were due on Feb. 5.

Covington is also expected to discuss a draft budget for the town for the upcoming fiscal year.

Council will go into closed session to conduct an annual employee evaluation of Town Manager Carl Espy.

Current Issues chairman Bill Confroy will report on the Jan. 30 grant kickoff meeting for the town’s VDOT MAP 21 project and update members on the request to VDOT to turn Edmunds Boulevard into a one-way street.

During the regular meeting Council will get its monthly report from Town Police Chief Stuart Comer.

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