A resolution, a budget and a group’s bylaws were approved during last week’s Greensville County Supervisors Meeting.
The Fiscal Year 2020 Budget was approved. The adopted Greensville County Water Budget was $2.93 million and had an operating sewer budget of $3.14 million. A capital budget of $1.58 million for water and $8.57 million for sewer was adopted. The 5-year Capital Improvements Plan was accepted.
The Virginia’s Crossroads, Inc.’s bylaws were approved. The organization promotes, preserves and educates the public on natural, historical and recreational resources of Southern Virginia. The Virginia’s Growth Alliance’s rewritten bylaws were approved. The organization markets Southern Virginia communities. The MAMaC Offsite Wastewater Construction Contract Resolution was approved.
Hannah Parker, the 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent in Greensville County, said the 4-H Club’s Youth Archery Educational Program will hold practices in and around the Emporia Armory building.
4-H strives to enable young people, their parents and adult volunteers to become responsible, self-directed and productive members of society. The Virginia 4-H Club Archery Program is for ages 9-18 and includes archery, hunting, pistols and shotguns.
Practices would take place once or twice a month for 1 or 2 hours each between 3-7:30 p.m. The Archery building is in the process of being sold, but the 4-H Club will use it during practices because it is close to their Extension Offices.
Meherrin Regional Library System workers will be trained to help people during the 2020 Census.
Becky Walker, the director of the Meherrin Regional Library System, presented each Board of Supervisors member with a complementary library card in honor of their support.
STEAM and STEM programs will support what schools teach children on Tuesdays after school. The Meherrin Regional Library System holds a weekly preschool storytime for preschoolers. The library collected books for “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” a statewide initiative. The initiative instructs that if a child reads 1,000 books before they reach kindergarten, they are well prepared. The Rev. George Pugh thanked the Greensville County Board of Supervisors for their contributions to the Emporia-Greensville Habitat for Humanity and invited the board members to see what they made possible.
“You’ve never turned me down. You’ve always been right there with me. Whatever I asked for you’ve given to me and I put it to good use,” Pugh said.
Emporia-Greensville Habitat for Humanity’s Building on Faith event Thursday at 6 p.m. will be at their store. The store is located at 208 East Atlantic St. Emporia.
Carl Cook from Greensville County wants the county to install a sign on Chambers Road to deter people from selling drugs.
“The direction I want to take is to try and get them to stop selling drugs in the community because it’s affecting some people in the community on Chambers Road,” Cook said.
He tried to meet with the Emporia Virginia Police Department about what can be done, but did not hear from them.