South Boston Town Council is slated to receive an update on the project expanding the South Boston Fire Station at Monday’s work session.
The meeting is set to get underway at 5:45 p.m. at council chambers on Yancey Street, with the first order of business the introduction of new police officers.
The current issues committee has three items on its agenda, including a report on demographics and spending for The Prizery Summer Theatre for 2019 from Carol Gravitt, vice-president; and a report from the board of viewers on a request to close the public alley on property acquired by Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities for the SOVA Innovation Hub.
The current issues committee also will consider a special use permit application to allow dwelling units in a B-3 Central Business Zone at 616 North Main Street.
Joseph and Jami Cirotti plan to convert the two-story colonial style home built in 1885 into four one-bedroom apartments, two on each floor.
Public hearings have been advertised for the planning commission on Oct. 2 and town council for Oct. 15.
An update on plans to expand the South Boston Fire Department is the last item on the current issues committee agenda.
An expanded fire department would include a four-bay garage, four sleeping quarters, three offices and two shower facilities spread among 7,300 square feet.
Plans call for larger bay doors, 14x14-feet compared to the current bay doors, which are 12x12 feet, and finishes will match the existing building, primarily brick.
An expanded structure allows fire trucks to enter the garage at the rear of the building off Fenton Street, rather than fire trucks having to back into the station from Broad Street when returning from a call.
Council has two other items on its agenda for Monday’s work session, the monthly financial statement as presented by Mickey Wilkerson, finance director, and consideration of a 2021-2022 VDOT revenue-sharing resolution.
Council plans to submit applications for allocation of funds of up to $915,208 through the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Fiscal Year 2021-2022 revenue sharing program for three projects.
Those projects include funding for Wilborn Avenue drainage improvements ($365,400), funding to address a drainage issue involving a pipe under Highway 501 near the Church of God and White Oak subdivision ($94,985) and $454,823 in funding for multiple storm water drainage issues in the Merritt Hills subdivision.