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Public mum on proposed South Boston budget

The silence was deafening at South Boston Town Council chambers Monday evening, with comments neither for nor against a proposed $9,765,854 budget for 2013-14 during the first of two public hearings.

Public can weigh in on proposed South Boston budget at meeting

South Boston Town Council is set to hold a public hearing at tonight’s meeting on the proposed $9,765,854 budget for 2013-14, one which contains no new taxes nor any increases in taxes or fees.

Supervisors to select firms for courthouse renovation

Historic Halifax County Courthouse renovations are gaining momentum as supervisors set May 20 at 6:30 p.m. as the time they will consider and approve firms with which to negotiate a contract for courthouse design and construction services.

Some fees reduced, but no action on budget

Halifax County Board of Supervisors tabled action on adopting the $87 million proposed county budget Monday night, but they did unanimously vote to amend the Business Professional and Occupational License fees – lowering the proposed increases by 50 percent.

Two supervisors will bow out at term’s end

Two of three members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors whose terms expire in November, William “Bill” Fitzgerald (ED-3) and Wayne Conner (ED-6), have announced they will not seek re-election to another term.

Public hearings, allocating funds top full agenda

Budget issues and three public hearings promise to dominate tonight’s Halifax County Board of Supervisors’ meeting that will get underway at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune office complex.

Destination Downtown seeks town’s help to sponsor events

Destination Downtown South Boston is asking the town for in-kind sponsorship for its two biggest events this year, the South Boston Harvest Festival and the annual South Boston Christmas Parade.

Surplus may be a boost for schools

In a split 2-1 vote, Halifax County Board of Supervisors Finance Committee members voted Wednesday afternoon to recommend the full board give the school system an extra $150,000 out of the $593,000 recently restored to the proposed budget.

Finance committee to discuss divvying up extra $593,000

Members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors Finance Committee will meet this afternoon at 2 p.m. in the second floor meeting room at the County Administration Building in Halifax to discuss budget recommendations to be made at the May 6 board meeting.

Surprise! Halifax County sees big surplus

$593,000.That’s how much additional money the Halifax County Board of Supervisors anticipates having in the proposed 2013-14 budget after County Administrator Jim Halasz and Finance Director Stephanie Jackson updated them Monday night on changes impacting expenses and revenues.