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Public hearing set tonight on tax charge off

A light agenda is on tap tonight for the August meeting of South Boston Town Council, including a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the 2012-13 budget and a request to charge off certain delinquent real estate taxes.

The meeting is set to get under way at 7 p.m. at council chambers on Yancey Street.

South Boston town council approved during last month’s work session a public hearing for its Aug. 14 meeting for an amendment to the 2012-2013 budget totaling $1,315,000.

The purpose of the amendment to the general fund is to appropriate funding ($1.2 million) to accomplish storm water upgrade projects as approved through the Virginia Department of Transportation Revenue Sharing matching grant program; provide financial assistance to the Higher Education Foundation ($50,000) and adequately appropriate funds to town council priorities ($65,000), including a second $5,000 donation to the Virginia Coalition.

Council had voted in May to donate $5,000 to the Virginia Coalition.

A total of $1.2 million in general fund capital expenditures are earmarked for storm water improvements in several areas of South Boston, including drainage improvements in the Powell Road area and the western side of Traver Avenue.

Town Finance Office Erle Scott reported to council at last month’s work session the results of a recent delinquent real estate tax sale conducted by the county.

The properties placed for sale have delinquent tax and fee balances with the town.

Three properties were pulled from the sale, with South Boston receiving a total of $512.50 after the sale was concluded, with a gross charge off amount of $10,344.57 and a net charge off amount of $9,832.07.

A time for public comment is reserved at the end of council’s agenda tonight.