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Who Will Be New Chair Of Supervisors?

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to designate a regular date, time and place for its meetings during tonight’s annual organizational meeting that will get under way at 6:30 p.m. at the Mary Bethune complex in Halifax. In addition, the board is expected to designate any alternate dates for meetings should inclement weather necessitate postponement.

The board also is scheduled to determine the use of a tie-breaker, the term of office for board officers and the method of officers’ selection.

Supervisors are expected to elect a chairman and vice-chairman and confirm seating assignments before adopting and reviewing bylaws, confirming the clerk and deputy clerk to the board and confirming the emergency services director.

No public hearings are scheduled tonight.

Virginia Department of Transportation Residency Administrator Joe Barkley is scheduled to present his monthly report to the board, as is Animal Control Chief Todd Moser.

In other action tonight, supervisors are expected to take the following actions:

• Hear updates from County Administrator George Nester on the annual board retreat scheduled for Feb. 11 and 12; courthouse drainage project; employee health insurance bids; Federal Emergency Management Disaster approval for flooding for the Nov. 12-14 flood; planning grant for Halifax County Housing Needs Assessment; and Camp 23 resolution;

• Set a public hearing on a conditional use permit application for SBA Towers to locate a 195-foot telecommunications tower at Five Forks in ED-5 on the south side of Bellevue Road, .20 miles east of its intersection with James D. Hagood Highway and set a hearing on 19 Agricultural Forestal District (AFD) applications as referred by the AFD Advisory Committee;

• Hear updates from Finance Director Stephanie Jackson on dates for the Halifax County Fair and invitation for bids for sound in the exhibit hall;

• Consider making appointments to the Airport Commission, Improvement Council, Transportation Safety Commission, Southside Regional Juvenile Group Home Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, Recreation Commission, Economic Development Council and Industrial Development Authority;

• Approve the consent agenda containing seven poultry claims for a total of $70 and 23 coyote claims for a total of $1,150;

At the conclusion of tonight’s meeting, supervisors are expected to go behind closed doors in an executive session to discuss the acquisition or disposition of property; the protection of the privacy of individuals in personal matters not related to public business; a prospective business or industry or expansion of an existing business; consult with legal council and discuss award of a public contract involving public funds.