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South Boston tackles budget at work session / April 11, 2011
South Boston Town Council’s finance committee will meet tonight to begin hammering out a budget for the coming fiscal year.

It convenes immediately following the regular April meeting in which Council will take up a proposed partnership for affordable, energy-efficient housing. Near net-zero energy-use houses could be erected in South Boston for low-income families. The housing designs rely heavily on solar power generated by its roof and windows, wind energy and captured rainwater for flushing toilets. The project seeks to make houses affordable, environmentally friendly, low-maintenance, durable and attractive — all while boosting the economic development of the region. The University of Virginia and its partners hope to win grant money for the project from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

Council will host a citizen comment period.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

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