The annual budget is on the minds of governing bodies in mid-January, and that seems to be the case for South Boston Town Council, with a number of finance-related items on its agenda for 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 a presentation of the 2017-2018 financial statement offered by Steve Gay, certified public accountant and partner with Harris, Harvey and Neal.

Also on the finance committee agenda is an update from the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts concerning the fiscal distress monitoring process for localities; a 2019-2020 funding request for the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center from Executive Director Dr. Betty Adams; a future capital needs list and 2019-2020 priorities; the monthly financial statement; and a request to update authorized users for the cemetery fund investment account, something that requires a resolution from council.

The current issues committee agenda contains five items including consideration of a court-appointed member to the town’s board of zoning appeals and the annual risk reduction savings report from the Virginia Municipal League insurance programs.

Council also is slated to receive an update on a public meeting for the Poplar Creek Homes Project scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb.12 at the Washington-Coleman Community Center; consider a request to postpone the February council work session meeting to March 4; and consider a request to hold the annual council hot dog cookout at South Boston Farmers Market on July 13.