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Halifax Council to convene

SoVaNow.com / November 11, 2013


Halifax Town Council will tackle committee work on Tuesday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Council’s regular meeting will follow as soon as the committee work session is adjourned.

Finance chairman Dennis Witt will bring the October financial report to fellow Council members for their approval. Witt is also expected to outline the next steps the Town must take in deciding on a local disability program.

The Virginia Municipal League will hold a finance forum on December 4 to discuss the disability plan that it is offering to municipalities.

Business Development chair Kristy Johnson will review the activities of the Village Association, including the Halloween haunting, and the upcoming holiday Open House and Children’s Christmas parade.

Susi Robbins will report on the success of the October Halifest, which brought hundreds of visitors to the Town.

Current Affairs chairman Bill Confroy will report back to Council on a recent meeting with the Banister Hill Baptist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, St. Luke’s AME Church and VDOT representatives. The group is mulling improvements to a road that leads to a cemetery located off Gatha’s Trail that serves the churches.

Confroy also will report on new two-hour parking signs along Main Street as well as the installation of the “Watch for Children” signs throughout the Town.

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