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Town mulls ordinance changes

The South Boston Current Issues Committee on Monday afternoon discussed changes to two sections of the Town Code. The first change, to the Town’s Air Pollution Control Ordinance, deals with open burning which is not allowed within the town limits.

Council committees to meet

South Boston Council committees will hold their monthly work sessions this afternoon beginning at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street. Members of the Finance panel will review the Town’s monthly financial statement presented by Finance Director Erle Scott; the panel will also consider his request to charge off delinquent personal property taxes that the town has been unable to collect during the period of 2001-2004.

South Boston throws support behind proposed visitors center

South Boston Town Council on Monday night voted to support the county Tourism Office’s application to the Virginia Tobacco Commission for $498,000 to establish a new Visitors Center on U.S. 58. Council also pledged $53,500 annually to support the operations of the new center, which is projected to increase tourism spending in Halifax County by at least six percent annually.

South Boston Council meets tonight

South Boston Town Council has several resolutions to approve when members meet this evening at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers on Yancey Street.

Public art coming to South Boston ... fire hydrants

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A painted fire hydrant from New Bern, N.C.
Destination Downtown South Boston, Inc. (DDSB) had three board members who attended the North Carolina Main Street Conference in January and came home very excited about New Bern, N.C.’s fire hydrant project. Volunteers had painted fire hydrants in New Bern to represent their city’s historical characters.

House bill would provide $750,000 for Washington Coleman project

The bill includes $750,000 for the Town of South Boston to build phases I and II of the Washington-Coleman Community Center. The project will convert the historic Washington-Coleman Elementary School into a new multi-use community center and education center for low to moderate income pre-kindergarten children in the Central Halifax County area.

A bit of good news for South Boston council

South Boston Finance panel members got a good report from the Town’s Finance Director Erle Scott on Monday afternoon as Scott told them “We came through pretty well considering the economy.”

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