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Budget amendment, carry over projects on agenda in SoBo

A number of “housekeeping” issues confront South Boston Town Council in its July work session, scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m. today at council chambers on Yancey Street.

The finance committee is expected to hear the year-end financial statement offered by Town Finance Officer Erle Scott and consider a recommendation for a charge off in delinquent town taxes on parcels sold by Halifax County for delinquent taxes.

The finance committee will consider a proposed amendment to the 2012-2013 budget for Virginia Department of Transportation revenue sharing storm water improvement project funding.

The finance committee also will discuss a pair of budgetary carry over projects, including a request from Virginia Coalition against Uranium Mining for $5,000 and $50,000 in support for the Halifax Education Foundation.

The current issues committee has two items on its agenda, including discussion of an upcoming council vacancy, created by the resignation of Connie Manning.

Council must make an appointment to fill the empty seat by Oct. 15, with a special election scheduled for November 2013 to fill the remainder of Manning’s term.

The current issues committee also will consider suggestions from council members on specific topics to be included on the agenda for its bi-annual retreat in August.

Council is expected to go into closed session at the end of tonight’s meeting to discuss contract negotiations as allowed by the Code of Virginia.