Piney Creek Solar, LLC has filed to amend their solar application to add three additional parcels for wetland.
The solar facility is set to be located at Rogers Chapel Road and Mill Road, and the public will have a chance to speak on the proposed amendment at the Halifax County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday evening.
The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax, and the public hearing for the solar facility is one of four public hearings on the agenda.
Supervisors approved a conditional use permit for the solar facility in March for an 80 megawatts project on 502 acres. Following approval of the permit, wetland, wildlife and culture and historical field studies were conducted across the 775-acre timber tract that resulted in this request.
Another public hearing is for a proposed conditional use permit to allow Merlin Brougher to operate Winn’s Creek General Store at 2023 Bethel Road in Halifax.
The applicant plans to sell baked goods, Homestead Creamy milk, ice cream, eggs and other merchandise Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
Another public hearing is for a proposed conditional use permit for Tammy Ford and Tyronza Coleman to operate Life Services & Transportation at 2075 Mountain Road.
Ford and Coleman would like to provide transitional housing for veterans or veteran families who meet low-income criteria.
The proposed location is currently for sale, and the applicants would like to use two buildings on the property, one for the transitional housing, and another for an Adult Medical Foster Home for veterans and elderly individuals with disabilities.
The applicants plan to hire caregivers to assist residents.
Also on the agenda is a public hearing for a proposed amendment to the county’s 2020-2021 budget to reflect appropriation of CARES Act reflief funding.
The county received $2,958,604 in July, which increases the budget to $118,729,446.
A total of $1,228,000 was allocated for broadband and an additional $750,000 was allocated for broadband towers.
Supervisors plan to consider bids for installation of three towers, and two bids were received, including one by ADD Equipment in the amount of $602,082.
Supervisors also are set to consider bids for improvements for the Department of Social Services offices including one for carpet replacement and another for painting.
Bids were received and opened on Sept. 10 for carpet replacement. Hite Carpet and Tile submitted a bid of $46,940.
R.A. Whitlow Painting submitted a bid of $24,900 to paint walls, which was one of two bids received. C.M. Spectrum Painting also submitted a bid of $43,500.
Also up for consideration is a bid from Colonial Tuck Sales to supply a front loader solid waste truck for $265,650.
Supervisors plan to use funding from the capital projects budget. Sealed bids were received and opened on Sept. 22, and one bid was received on time.
A courthouse project update also is on the agenda for Monday evening.