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Public hearing set tonight on Six-Year Road Plan

Halifax County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint public hearing with the Virginia Department of Transportation tonight at 6:30 p.m. to hear comments on the Secondary Six-Year Plan for FY 2014-19 and Secondary Construction Budget for 2014.

The hearing will be held in the second floor conference room of the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax. 

Three projects are on the drawing board, including replacement of a bridge on State Route 716 (Wolftrap Road) along with construction of approaches over the Banister River.

That project is estimated to cost $2,126,789 using Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) discretionary bridge funds, with funding subject to change based on CTB and district priorities.

Another secondary road project involves relocation of a segment of Meadville Road (State Route 642), approximately six-tenths of a mile north of Highway 57 (Chatham Road) to approximately six-tenths of a mile south of U.S. 501.

The estimated cost of that project is $6,592,661.

A third project is resurfacing of Buckskin Trail (State Route 695) at an estimated cost of $69,079.

Following a public hearing on the Six-Year Road Plan tonight, the board is expected to approve the plan and secondary construction budget.

In other action during tonight’s meeting, supervisors are expected to hear a monthly status report from Kenneth Martin of the Virginia Department of Transportation and Larry Land of the Virginia Association of Counties.

Supervisors are expected to consider amending county code to add real estate taxes to the taxes to be paid prior to issuing a business license.

At its May meeting the item was presented to the board as an additional tool to assist in the collection of delinquent real estate taxes.

Originally, the amendment only included full payment of delinquent taxes before a business license could be issued.

However, after some discussion the board said it may be advantageous to consider a possible payment plan option so that a business could be permitted to pay off the delinquent tax liability for a period of no more than a year while being able to remain open for business.

Tonight, the board will consider the proposed ordinance that allows for payment plans.

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

Consider an extension request to the Virginia Retirement System to consider opting out of the VRS Long-Term Disability Program;

 Consider a reimbursement resolution to segregate and qualify costs associated with the courthouse project because without approval, the county would be forced to take any costs associated with the project out of the general fund balance; and

 Consider making appointments to fill vacancies on the Southside Regional Group Home Commission, Transportation Safety Commission, Improvement Council and Lake Country Area Agency on Aging. 

At the conclusion of tonight’s meeting, supervisors are expected to go behind closed doors in an executive session to discuss specific personnel matters, 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; to consult with legal council; and to discuss award of a public contract involving public funds.

 

SIX-YEAR PLAN

Included on the Six-Year Plan unpaved roads priority list are:

State Route 695 – .30 of a mile on Buckskin Trail from State Route 624, three-tenths of a mile southeast – traffic count 80;

 State Route 774 – .80 of a mile on Peaks Trail from State Route 667 to dead end – traffic count 60;

 State Route 916 - .48 of a mile on Pitt Trail from State Route 675 to .48 miles northeast of State Route 675 – traffic count 50;

 State Route 820 – 2.60 miles on Jeremy Elmo Creek Road from State Route 659 to Pittsylvania County line – traffic count 50;

 State Route 858 - .45 of a mile on Whitlow Trail from State Route 745 to dead end – traffic count 70;

  State Route 771 - .80 of a mile on Deer Ridge Trail from State Route 683 to dead end – traffic count 80;

 State Route 761 – 1.40 miles on Boxwood Road from State Route 851 to State Route 621 – traffic count 50;

 State Route 955 - .21 of a mile on Hite Lane from Highway 58 to dead end – traffic count 50;

 State Route 806 - .30 of a mile on Walker Trail from State Route 716 to dead end – traffic count 60;

 State Route 830 - .40 of a mile on Clark-Jordan Trail from Highway 501 to .40 miles west of Highway 501 – traffic count 70;

 State Route 805 - .30 of a mile on Boyd’s Terry Trail from State Route 601 to dead end – traffic count 50;

 State Route 910 - .80 of a mile on Wild Turkey Run from Highway 360 to .80 of a mile north of Highway 360 – traffic count 60;

 State Route 928 - .40 of a mile on Shelton Road from State Route 658 to .40 mile south of State Route 658 – traffic count 60;

 State Route 948 - .29 of a mile on Talley Loop Road from State Route 611 to State Route 611 – traffic count 70;

 State Route 758 - .50 of a mile on Crossroads Trail from State Route 623 to .50 of a mile west of State Route 623 – traffic count 80;

 State Route 784 – 1.70 miles on Mason Trail from State Route 626 to dead end – traffic count 50;

 State Route 845 - .30 of a mile on Ed Mason Lane from State Route 832 to dead end – traffic count 60;

 State Route 846 – 1 mile on Tom’s Trail from State Route 621 to dead end – traffic count 50;

 State Route 850 - .62 of a mile on Owen-Walker Road from State Route 711 to dead end – traffic count 50;

 State Route 863 - .48 of a mile on Comer Trail from State Route 740 to dead end – traffic count 50;

 State Route 892 - .65 of a mile on Chaffin Trail from State Route 626 to .65 of a mile west on State Route 626 – traffic count 60;

 State Route 915 - .77 of a mile on White Oak Trail from State Route 832 to .77 of a mile west of State Route 832 – traffic count 60;

 State Route 921 - .30 of a mile on Clements Trail from State Route 647 to .30 of a mile west of State Route 647 – traffic count 50;

 State Route 1004 - .30 of a mile on Coleman Avenue from SCL Clover to .30 of a mile west of Clover – traffic count 50.