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South Boston Council hears update on emergency plan

SoVaNow.com / February 27, 2014
South Boston Town Council’s Current Issues Committee on Monday heard from South Boston Fire Chief Steve Phillips, who reviewed Halifax County Emergency Operation Plan, which includes participation by South Boston.

The plan — updated every four years — spells out procedures for responding to emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricanes and floods.

Phillips pointed out that the updated plan calls for the establishment of a citizen emergency response teamm, which will provide additional manpower to assist existing emergency services manpower.

In other business during their short work session, Council’s finance committee received the town January finance report, which showed collections of current real estate taxes are running at 97 percent of the budgeted total. Personal property tax collections have risen to 108 percent of the budgeted amount.

Council also approved the nomination of Kathy Bane to serve on the Halifax County Service Authority. Bane, who was recommended for the post by authority directors, will take over the seat now held by Dr. Frank Wray, who asked not to be re-appointed.

Bane’s nomination must be approved by all the partners in the HCSA — South Boston Town Council, Halifax Town Council and the Halifax County Board of Supervisors.



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