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Halifax gets ready for budget, April arts and crafts festival

SoVaNow.com / March 10, 2014
Halifax Town Council will hold its monthly work session on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to be followed immediately by Council’s regular monthly session.

The Business Development Committee headed by Kristy Johnson will report on upcoming events, including the Halicraft Art Festival on April 5 and the town’s Earth Day Extravaganza on April 26. Farmers Market activities will also be discussed.

Finance Chairman Dennis Witt will present the February finance report and the budget work session schedule as well as discussing the amended budget for the current year. He will also report on interim financing for the Banister River Gateway Project.

The Current Affairs Committee, headed by Bill Confroy, will present the name of Kathy Bane to serve on the board of directors of the Halifax County Service Authority to take over the seat now held by Major Wray.

He will also update council members on the status of the 35 mph speed zone for Cowford Road as well as the access to the church cemetery off Gatha’s Trail. Confroy will also review the upcoming courthouse renovation project and bring an update on the Banister River Gateway Project.

Following the committees’ work session Council will hold a public hearing on the town’s amended FY 2013-14 budget and then confirm the appointment of Kathy Bane to the HCSA board of directors. Council will also approve the setting of a date for a public hearing at the town’s Planning Commission meeting for the interim financing for the Banister River Gateway Project.

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