South Boston Town Council will consider a proposed $3.4 million amendment to the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget on its second and final reading at Monday’s monthly council meeting.
The meeting is set to get underway at 7 p.m. at council chambers on Yancey Street.
Funding for three projects that had not been finalized during the earlier budget process needed to be included prompting the amendment, according to Tom Raab, town manager.
He recommended the current year budget be amended to include:
• A $2 million loan from the town to the South Boston IDA for developer Edwin Gaskin to complete development of Imperial Lofts LLC with 25 additional apartments;
• $1 million from VDOT State of Good Repair funds to pave North Main Street;
• $300,000 carry-over from the prior year surplus for an addition to the South Boston Fire Department; and
• A $150,000 appropriation from Halifax County for the South Boston Fire Department addition.
Council unanimously adopted the amendment on its first reading after a public hearing at its July 29 work session.
Three other items are on council’s agenda for Monday including the following:
• A request from finance director Mickey Wilkerson to charge off uncollectible delinquent taxes;
• A request to support funding for the Walkway of Honor honoring Southside Virginia World War II veterans at the Virginia War Memorial; and
• A citizen comment period.