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Supervisors to elect new leader in re-organizational meeting tonight

The Halifax County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to determine the use of a tie-breaker, the term of office for board officers and the method of officers’ selection during Monday night’s annual organizational meeting that will get under way at 6:30 p.m. at the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Supervisors also are expected to elect a chairman and vice-chairman and confirm seating assignments before adopting and reviewing bylaws, confirming the clerk and deputy clerk to the board and emergency services director.

Selecting the rules of order governing the meeting also will be part of the reorganization process Monday evening.

Also slated on the agenda are the following actions:

Approval of resolutions and recognition of retiring Clerk of Circuit Court Bobby Conner and IDA Marketing Director Patsy Vaughan;

 Presentation from the Improvement Council to Good Shepherd Food Ministries;

 Virginia Department of Transportation representative is scheduled to present a monthly report to the board;

 Consider revision to the unpaved road listings;

 Consider approval of Beaches to Bluegrass Trail resolution;

 Review unfinished business item regarding fairground layout;

 Consider a request by Halifax Properties, LLC for a partial plat vacation on Holland Drive and Bethlyn Road ED #8;

 Receive financial reports and updates if available;

 Board members are expected to consider making appointments to the Southside Regional Group Home Commission, Transportation Safety Commission and Improvement Council, Lake Country Area Agency on Aging, Southside Planning District Commission, Airport Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission and Recreation 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; consult with legal council and discuss award of a public contract involving public funds. 

A joint meeting with the towns of Halifax and South Boston is set for Tuesday, Jan. 21.