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Halifax Council gets new committee slate, loses a member

SoVaNow.com / January 10, 2013
Halifax Town Council has a new committee lineup for the new year after Mayor Dick Moore announced a slate of appointments at Tuesday night’s regular monthly Council session.

Moore tapped Council newcomer Dennis Witt to head the Finance Committee, joined by Jack Dunavant. Tom Brown will head the Business Development Committee, aided by Ronnie Duffey, and Bill Confroy will head the Community Affairs Committee, joined by Duffey.

Also Tuesday, Council accepted the resignation of Councilman Phil Hammond, who has moved to Oxford, N.C.

Town Manager Carl Espy said he will soon run an advertisement seeking interested residents of Ward D who may want to serve on Council. Ward D covers a large area of the Town, including Canterbury Drive, Buena Vista Drive, parts of North Main Street and the south side of Golf Course Road and Trebrook Subdivision.

Also, Council unanimously elected Jack Dunavant to serve as vice mayor of the Town for the next two years. Council also approved a meeting schedule for the second Tuesday evening of each month. Work sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular monthly Council meetings.

In other business:

New Police Chief Kevin Lands reported to Council on the work he has conducted during his first 30 days on the job. Lands said he is working with the Sheriff’s Department on thefts that were perpetrated against town merchants prior to his joining the local department.

He also assured Council members that Halifax now has 24 hour coverage throughout the week and that officers are working eight hour shifts. At the same time, he has been able to minimize overtime, Lands said.

Lands also said officers have new uniforms on order and the Town’s police cars have been striped and are being outfitted with proper equipment.

“We will have a very professional department when all of this is completed,” he told Council.

Confroy, who along with Councilman Tom Brown serves on the Joint Library Board Advisory Committee, reported on the board’s first meeting held on December 18.

Confroy said while a lot of answers to questions are being sought about the mission of the library and the most economical way to provide services, there is no plan for consolidation. “We are not interested in moving the libraries,” he said.

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So town cop cars are being stripped and new unis are on order? Thats what you get when you get a new guy. what was wrong with the old cars. I saw the new charger, how much did that sticker/paint job cost?
Why strip and old car and then re sticker it? And we wonder why the government is broke!

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Sounds like the Town of Halifax has all of the logic of the federal government. Hey, lets change the blue lights to lavender. Or we could just change to change. Change is good right. Town of Halifax has got plenty of extra money for all sorts of change. Except to change to be more conservative!!!!!

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Did you read previous articles that stated where the funds came for to pay for the cars?!


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