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Halifax Council meets Tuesday

SoVaNow.com / September 09, 2013
Halifax Town Council will hold its regular monthly work session at Town Hall Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Dick Moore is expected to announce committee assignments for the year and introduce two guest speakers. The first is Matt Leonard of the local Industrial Development Authority (IDA), who will talk about an expansion of the Enterprise Zone that could benefit Sunshine Mills, which is located in town.

The changes to the Enterprise Zone also affect the former Burlington Mills property, which is also located within town boundaries.

Also being added to the zone is the Huber plant near Crystal Hill. The Enterprise Zone provides financial incentives to businesses that locate within the zone.

The other guest speaker is John Cannon, chairman of the Virginia Coalition, who is expected to ask that the Town of Halifax continue its financial support for efforts to preserve the ban on uranium mining.

Finance Chairman Dennis Witt will bring the August finance report and also outline the next steps the Town needs to take in opting out of the Virginia Local Disability Program.

Susi Robbins, events coordinator for the Town, will update Council on preparations for the upcoming October Halifest, which is set for October 26.

Members will also hear from the Village Association on the status of the community clock project.

Councilman Bill Confroy, head of the Current Affairs committee, will give an update on road work underway in town, as well as present a report on the status of the installation of the “Watch for Children” signs.

Also expected is a report on the enforcement of the derelict properties and maintenance code.

The committee will also consider a DAR resolution proclaiming Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week.

Council members also will hear the monthly police report from Chief Kevin Lands.





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