The public will have an opportunity to comment at a hearing on a proposed amendment to the 2019-20 South Boston town budget during tonight’s work session of South Boston Town Council.
The work session is set to get underway at 5:45 p.m. at council chambers on Yancey Street, with the public hearing the first order of business.
Council is expected to consider adoption of the amendment after the public hearing on its first reading on Monday.
The amended budget reflects an increase of $3,450,000 to the current budget of $10,665,703 and includes in the revenue summary $2 million in loan proceeds for the IDA of South Boston to complete development of Imperial Lofts LLC with 25 additional apartments.
The revenue summary also includes $1 million from VDOT State of Good Repair Funds for paving of North Main Street; $300,000 in carry-over funds from prior year surplus for the addition to the South Boston Fire Department; and a $150,000 appropriation from Halifax County for the new addition at the South Boston Fire Department.
The amendment does not affect any tax or license fee rates and applies only to the general fund, according to Tom Rabb, South Boston town manager.
In other action, the current issues and finance committees each have three items of the agenda for Monday.
Under current issues committee items, council will consider a request from Benita Wanzer of 200 Hamilton Boulevard for safe accessibility from Cavalier Apartments to Hupps Mill Plaza; consider a request from Vice-Mayor Tina Wyatt-Younger to review rules, regulations and policies of the Washington-Coleman Community Center; and discuss a newly required conflict of interest training for local elected officials.
Effective July 1, council members now are required to take a conflict of interest training class every two years.
Under finance committee items, council will hear the monthly financial report offered by Mickey Wilkerson, finance director; entertain a request to charge off delinquent taxes; and entertain a request to support funding for the Walkway of Honor at the Virginia War Memorial Foundation honoring Southside Virginia World War II veterans.