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Halifax County supes, trustees plan a little get-together

SoVaNow.com / June 23, 2014
Halifax County supervisors and school board members will meet this afternoon in joint session at 6 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex to explore any and all possibilities for working together to save taxpayer dollars.

Both boards have earlier suggested a potential for saving money by having their employees covered by the same insurance policies although the Supervisors policy begins on July 1 whereas the school board policy is effective through October.

Following their discussion, which is expected to last for about one hour, the boards will split up with each having a separate agenda for the remainder of their respective meetings.

Supervisors will host a public hearing beginning at 7 p.m. on their Six Year Road Plan and the Secondary Construction Budget for the coming year. Members of the public will be allowed to make requests that certain highway road projects be included in the Six Year Plan. The coming year’s budget for highway work is listed at $117,241 of which $34,186 is earmarked for the surface treatment of Buckskin Trail and another $56,964 for the resurfacing of Peaks Trail. Another $20,000 is reserved for countywide traffic services with the remaining $6,091 saved for countywide rural additions.

Following the road hearing, supervisors will get a monthly status report on current highway projects and an update on the feasibility study for a local meat processing center. They are also expected to make several appointments.

School board members are expected to finalize their agreement with the Town of South Boston for rental of the South Boston/Halifax Early Learning Center as well as approving the payment of all the bills due prior to July 1.

They will also be considering several policy updates and revisions.

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