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New faces to take oath of office at county meeting

Newly elected supervisors from ED-2, ED-3 and ED-6 will take their oaths of office tonight at 6:30 p.m. when the Halifax County Board of Supervisors meets in the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Incumbent supervisor Tom West and newly elected supervisors Earl Womack and Larry Giordano will be sworn in and prepared for service when they take their place at the board table in January.

Also tonight, supervisors are slated to present retiring Halifax County Registrar Judy Meeler and Halifax County Recreation Director Brad Ballou with resolutions of commendations for their years of dedicated service to the county and its citizens.

Resolutions of commendation also will be presented to outgoing supervisors William I. Fitzgerald of ED-3 and E. Wayne Conner of ED-6.

In other county business at Monday night’s meeting, supervisors are expected to take the following actions:

Hear a presentation from Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority Administrator Timothy Trent on the status of this regional entity; 

Along with the City of Lynchburg and counties of Bedford, Amherst, Campbell and Appomattox, Halifax County shares in the cost and benefits of this regional jail service.

 Receive a briefing regarding Virginia Department of Transportation projects and activities in the county;

 Listen to an overview from ED-1 Supervisor J. T. Davis of the presentation to the Commonwealth Transportation Board and Virginia Department of Transportation provided by representatives from Campbell, Bedford and Halifax counties and Del. James Edmunds in Lynchburg on Nov. 21;

 Consider any revisions to the Virginia Department of Transportation Unpaved Road Priority List with suggestions to be made to the local office no later than January;

 Hear an update on a state mandated stormwater management ordinance;

 Receive a final reminder of the upcoming annual planning session to be held Dec. 12 when the board will meet with the school board and school superintendent to review and discuss items of mutual concern;

 Receive financial reports and updates from Finance Director Stephanie Jackson;

 Consider approving a resolution setting the 2014 board meeting schedule;

 Consider approving negotiations of a contact for management and operation of the Halifax County Fair; and

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

At the conclusion of Monday night’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.