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Dalton award to be presented at meeting

Monday, January 27, 2014

The 2013 Jack Dalton Community Service Award will be presented at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Henry County Board of Supervisors.

The board established the award in 2001. It is presented annually to the Henry County resident who best exemplifies the standards for community service set by Dalton, who was chairman of the board when he died in 2000.

Nominations were received from members of the community, and the board was asked to rank all nominees in accordance to preference.

Also at the board’s 6 p.m. meeting at the Henry County Administration Building, the supervisors are scheduled to:

• Hold a public hearing for a proposed budget amendment concerning the appropriation of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant the county has received.

Public Safety Director Rodney Howell is requesting the board appropriate $1,355,829 received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s SAFER grant to fund 13 emergency responder positions. The grant must be used to cover salaries and benefits of the new positions for two years.

In addition, Howell is requesting an additional appropriation of $45,000 from the board’s contingency fund to cover the costs of firefighting and personal protective gear for the new positions.

• Hold a public hearing for rezoning of a property owned by Edward and Esther Lea Tusinger.

The property is on the northeast end of Tomahawk Trail in the Ridgeway District.

The applicants are requesting the rezoning of about 15.5 acres from Suburban Residential District S-R to Agricultural District A-1. The rezoning would enable the applicants to keep livestock on the property, board documents show.

• Hear a presentation on general highway matters from Virginia Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Lisa Hughes.

• Hear matters presented by the public.

 

 
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