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Halifax Council mulls Ward D representative

SoVaNow.com / February 11, 2013
Halifax Town Council will hold its regular monthly work session tomorrow night, Feb. 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Immediately following the work session, Council will hold its regular monthly session.

During the work session, Mayor Dick Moore will provide an update on possible candidates to fill the unexpired term of former Councilman Phil Hammond, who has moved to another state. The new council member will come from Ward D, which Hammond represented.

Council is expected to go into closed session to discuss filling the vacancy on Council from Ward D.

Members of the Business Development committee will discuss plans for the April 20 Earth Day and Farmers Market celebration. The committee also will address organizational activities proposed by the Halifax Village Association and interim improvements to the Marketplace Building (the former Farmers Food store).

The committee is further expected to provide an update on the demolition and redevelopment of the old Burlington Industries property.

Current Affairs committee members will review the work of the Joint Library Advisory committee, which is examining the future of the Halifax County-South Boston system and the two library branches in the towns of Halifax and South Boston.

The Current Affairs committee also will review the General Assembly’s action, thus far, to keep the ban on uranium mining. They will also give an update on legislation to designate the Banister River as a State Scenic River.

Also on the the Current Affairs Committee agenda: the addition of VDOT “Watch for Children” signs around town, the town’s maintenance policy, and enforcement of the town code governing derelict properties and maintenance.

Finance Committee members will hold a preliminary work session on the town’s upcoming 2013-2114 budget that goes into effect July 1. The committee also will review the January finance report.

During Council’s regular meeting, a resolution honoring the life and public service of Lt. Steve Cassada of the Sheriff’s Department will be presented.

Police Chief Kevin Lands will bring his monthly report to Council, and he is expected to discuss the installation of the new VDOT “Watch for Children” signs.

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