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South Boston council adds its plaudits for 50-year firefighter

SoVaNow.com / May 12, 2014

South Boston Town Council will honor fire department veteran James Young for his 50 years of dedicated service tonight at the regular monthly Council meeting.

The South Boston Fire Department recognized Young earlier this month as the first town firefighter to attain the 50-year volunteer milestone of service. Young was presented two plaques by the SBFD acknowledging the record.

In other business tonight, Council members will host a public hearing on the proposed $8.9 million 2014-15 town budget.

Also on tap is a public hearing on a Planning Commission recommendation to amend the zoning ordinance to create a new B-4 Downtown Business Expansion District. The proposed new district includes all lots formerly zoned M-1 General Industrial, bounded by Seymour Drive on the north; the B-2 General Business District on the east; Southern Railway on the south and the B-3 Central Business District on the west. The change will allow light industry as a permitted use within a General Business district.

The Planning Commission recommendation also calls for the new district to include off-street parking requirements for group home use, and the rezoning of two parcels that front 530 Railroad Avenue (in the Dan River District) to come under the M-1 General Industrial District, as requested by Morgan Miller.

Two other requests have been recommended for approval by the Planners and will come up for public hearings tonight. The first is the rezoning of a 15.93 acre parcel west of Edgehill Lane and south of Oak Lane from B1 Neighborhood Business District to PD-E1 Planned Development-Educational and Institutional District, as requested by Lucien W. and Virginia H. Roberts.

The other request, this from South Boston Church of God, seeks to have nine parcels of some 23 acres rezoned from R-AG Rural Residential Agriculture and R-1 Low Density Residential districts to a B-2 General Business district.





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