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After budget session, Halifax supervisors will face seven public hearings

Seven public hearings will dominate tonight’s meeting of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors when it gets under way at 6:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.

Prior to that meeting, the full board will hold a budget work session at 3:30 p.m. to review and compare individual department’s requests and staff recommendations as well as prioritize issues for the proposed 2012-13 budget.

When the regular meeting begins at 6:30 supervisors are expected to hold the first public hearing to receive comments on an ordinance to relocate the General Registrar’s office, the Electoral Board meeting room and the central absentee ballot precinct from the Halifax County Courthouse Annex on South Main Street in Halifax to the first floor of the Mary Bethune Office Complex located on Cowford Road in Halifax.

Following the first public hearing, six more are scheduled on conditional use permit requests including one from Wayne Tribble for an automotive repair shop in ED-1; one from Mervin H. Miller for a small engine repair shop in ED-2; one from Robert G. Potts amending a permit to include a bed and breakfast in ED-3; one from Casey B. Owen to locate a small engine repair shop in ED-5; one from Walter T. Simmerman to locate an automotive repair shop in ED-5; and one from Lemuel Anthony Powell and Justin McNeil Powell to locate a gun and ammunition store in ED-6.

The first hearing on Tribble’s request will be to locate the automotive repair shop adjacent to 6240 Stage Coach Road on the northeast corner of Stage Coach Road (Route 40) at its intersection with Bull Creek Road.

The second hearing on Miller’s request will be to locate a small engine repair shop adjacent to 3027 Hardings Mill Road on the south side of Hardings Mill Road (Route 619), approximately seven-tenths of a mile east of its intersection with Morton’s Ferry Road (Route 623).

The third hearing on Potts’ request will be to add a bed and breakfast meeting and conference center, RV campground and RV park adjacent to 1125 Birch Creek Lane Road on the north side of Birch Elmo Road (Route 622), approximately four-tenths of a mile west of its intersection with Coon Trail (Route 623).

The fourth hearing on Owen’s request will be to locate a small engine repair shop adjacent to 5061 James D. Hagood Highway on the west side of U.S. Route 360, approximately six-tenths of a mile northwest of its intersection with Terry’s Bridge Road (Route 613).

The fifth hearing on Simmerman’s request will be to locate an automotive repair shop at 1149 Coleman Road on the north side approximately one mile north of its intersection with Wolf Trap Road (Route 716).

The final hearing of the night on Powell’s request will be to locate a gun and ammunitions store at 15175 River Road on the south side, approximately six-tenths of a mile west of its intersection with Ashton Hall Road (Route 662).

In other business tonight, supervisors are expected to receive a monthly status report and rural rustic project update from Kenneth Martin of the Virginia Department of Transportation and hear from Kathy Andrews, director of the Department of Social Services.

County Administrator George Nester is expected to ask board members to prioritize the rural rustic road listing and give a report on delinquent tax collections.

He also is expected to update board members on the Pine Height Community Development Block Grant Project slated to receive $820,169 to stabilize a deteriorated neighborhood, provide safe housing and encourage new owner participation to maintain the neighborhood.

According to Nester, the grant will stabilize property values and improve living conditions for those in the neighborhood.

In other action tonight:

Supervisors are scheduled to set a public hearing for their next meeting on a conditional use permit application from Dennis K. Roller to locate an automotive repair shop adjacent to 8103 Mount Laurel Road on the west side, approximately one-tenth of a mile north of its intersection with Black Walnut Road (Route 600).

Finance Director Stephanie Jackson is scheduled to update supervisors with a financial report and ask them to approve a resolution accepting the 2011 county audit.

Supervisors also are scheduled to make appointments to the Board of Zoning Appeals, Halifax County Improvement Council, Southside Regional Group Home, Transportation Safety Commission, Recreation Committee, Southside Virginia Community College, Halifax County Service Authority, Library Board, Social Services Board and Workforce Investment Board.

At the conclusion of Monday night’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.

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