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South Boston to hold public hearing tonight zoning districts

SoVaNow.com / February 10, 2014
South Boston Town Council will once more hold a public hearing tonight on the proposed zoning districts and zoning map which the Town has been discussing over the past several months.

The hearing is the first item on the agenda for tonight’s regular monthly meeting which takes place in Council Chambers on Yancey Street beginning at 7 p.m.

Several business and property owners from the Seymour Drive area and Riverdale had come to Council’s work session on Monday, Jan. 24, asking for an opportunity to comment on the proposed plans, as well as to ask questions of Council about the zoning changes in the proposal which is recommended for passage by the Town Planning Commission. Tonight’s public hearing gives them that opportunity.

Council is expected to take action on the proposed plan following the public hearing.

Council is also expected to approve an amendment to the Town Code which would allow appointees to boards, commissions and committees to serve at the pleasure of Council, rather than restricting the number of years appointees may serve.

The terms of three members of the Planning Commission — chairman George Leonard, vice chairman Fields Thomas and member Harriett Claiborne — are expired and each of the three has indicated they would serve again if the amendment is approved to not restrict their terms of service.

Council also needs to consider other appointments to the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Halifax County Improvement Council during tonight’s meeting.

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