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Halifax Town Council holds monthly session Tuesday / June 11, 2018

Halifax Town Council will hold its regular monthly session Tuesday, with Council’s work session beforehand beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Assistant town manager Denise Barksdale will lead the meeting in place of Town Manager Carl Espy who was out of town for his father’s funeral.

Business cevelopment chairman Mike Trent will review the upcoming events with the Halifax Farmers Market setting its grand Opening for Saturday, June 30.

He will also review plans for the upcoming Friday Night Jams which are set for July 4 after the earlier Jams session had to be shut down by heavy thunderstorms and rain.

Finance chairman Bill Covington will report on the advertised FY2018 Town Budget which is expected to be approved during Council’s June 27 meeting. The first reading of the proposed budget is set for Tuesday.

Covington will also review the general obligation bond issuance that the Town is expected to finalize with Carter Bank & Trust. The money will be used for payment of the remaining debt on the Banister Gateway and Streetscape Extension projects.

General affairs committee chairman Bill Confroy will review the Town’s application for three highway safety improvements from VDOT. He will also report on the updated enforcement of those properties which have been cited for derelict nuisances.

Following their work session Council will hear a report from Town Police Chief Stuart Comer during the regular monthly session.

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