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Halifax Council previews returning spring festivals

SoVaNow.com / January 16, 2020
Halifax Town Council learned of returning events in town that are in the works, Spring Bazaar and Earth Day, at its monthly meeting on Tuesday night.

Plans are being made for vendors at the spring events. This will be the seventh year for the Spring Bazaar/ Free Community Paper Shredding and the twelfth year celebrating Earth Day. Kicking off these events will be the Annual Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 18.

During the Council work session, Finance Committee Chairman Bill Covington reported the town has more money coming in as revenue than money going out as expenses.

“But we will have to watch it during the spring,” said Covington.

The town expects the communication tax revenue to arrive later in the spring. Also, the second notice for personal property tax payments have been mailed.

The current affairs committee led by Bill Confroy reported that the Halifax County Historical Society will soon be recognized via a press release from Richmond for its preservation efforts on behalf of Virginia.

“It is a statewide process we can take pride in,” said Mayor Dexter Gilliam.

In other business, Town manager Carl Espy has combined two resolutions for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA-RD) and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). This is a request for VDOT to administer the Halifax War Memorial Heritage Project.

“This is a strong application,” said Espy, and the motion to approve the combined resolutions was approved during the regular meeting which followed the work session.

In the past year, the town has hired contractors to remove condemned and derelict/ nuisance properties on Main Street.

“It is 2020, his equipment is still there, we’ve got to do better,” said Councilman Jack Dunavant.”

Due to the wording of the current contract which was used to hire the contractors to demolish the building, neither a deadline nor penalty were stated.

“We can put together a tighter contract,” agreed Espy. Confroy offered a recommendation for Espy to check sample contracts from the planning commission.

With the recent passing of Holt Evans, Confroy requested a resolution of condolence be made in his honor for his previous service on the Halifax Town Council.

Their next meeting will be Feb. 11 at 6:30 pm.



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