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Retiring Hampden District Supervisor Charles W. “Charlie” McKay was recently presented with a resolution honoring his work on the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors by Del. James Edmunds, right.
According to the resolution, McKay served on the board for 16 years. McKay worked as a law enforcement officer with the Hampden-Sydney College Police Department, joining the department in 1978 and retiring in 2002.
Halifax County, Va.- Members of the Halifax County Board of Supervisors can't seem to agree. The group still hasn't even decided who will lead the board in 2015. So now their local delegate is getting involved.
The Halifax County Board of Supervisors has an even eight members on the board-- split down the middle on their ideology. So votes keep ending in ties. In their first meeting at the beginning of the January, the board couldn't even appoint the chairman or vice chairman, because the votes were even at four for both positions.
In light of the recent stalemate within the Halifax County Board of Supervisors, I am writing today to let you know that I have had a bill drafted that would increase the number of members of our board of supervisors to nine. This member would be an at-large member and need only be a resident of the county. This bill is similar to one that passed for Page County several years ago when they were faced with a similar situation.
Let me stress that I have not yet introduced the bill – I have until next Friday, January 23rd to make that decision. I would very much like to hear the opinion of residents of Halifax County before sending this bill to be voted on.
“I requested this bill in order to prevent future tie votes and as an option to allow the business of the County, particularly economic development, to continue,” stated Delegate Edmunds.