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Snow Removal within the Town of Halifax

With the 1st significant winter weather event of the year hitting the area during the work week, the Town of Halifax would like to explain to residents, businesses, property owners and public agencies how the snow removal efforts are coordinatd between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Halifax County and the Town of Halifax.

VDOT is responsible for plowing the public roads (primary, secondary, residential) throughout Halifax County including within the Town of Halifax corporate limits.  VDOT snow removal crews/drivers & contractors working for VDOT each are assigned a specific territory and responsibility.  When snowfall occurs, crews are dispatched simultaneously to their assigned territory and snow removal routes are prioritized accordingly with major highways and high volume primary & secondary roads cleared first.  Once the most heavily traveled roads and emergency routes are adequately clear, crews/drivers move to less-traveled secondary roads and residential streets.  Snow removal on privately maintained roads is the responsibility of the property owners along the road or the homeowner association.

Driveway entries along curb and gutter streets and pipestem driveways along ditches are privately owned and maintained by the property owners.  Snow removal is the property owners' responsibility.

     - Residents should not clear their dirveways back into the street until the street is cleared completely on a final route; this will only result in the snow being pushed back into the driveways.  Please do not approach the drivers and request additional snow removal or removal on private property.

Once the most heavily traveled roads and emergency routes are adequatyely clear and during the secondary road and residential street operation, VDOT crews/drivers & contractors working for VDOT, Halifax County and the Town of Halifax will begin clearing on-street parking areas in front of businesses, residences and public agencies along Main Street where necessary.

     - Business owners & patrons and affected residents & agencies should utilize off-street parking (where practical), during this stage of the operation.  Crews/drivers are instructed that if they approach an on-street parking area with unattended vehicles that would restrict their width and ability to maneuver the snowplow, not to clear that area.

VDOT is not responsible for clearing sidewalks.  Sidewalks treated by County & Town personnel before, during & after a snow event are those fronting County owned building/property, Town owned buildings/property and nearby approaches to designated crosswalks downtown.  County & Town personnel do not treat sidewalks in the residential neighborhoods.  Business owners are responsible for the sidewalk in front of their respective establishments.

     - Residents & businesses are asked to keep sidewalks safe.  As soon as feasible, please clear snow off the sidewalks in front of the property so that all pedestrians, especially those with disabilities and the elderly, may walk securely.  Sand, not chemical de-icing compounds should be used to prevent sidewalk damage.

County/Town personnel and contractors perform snow removal for off-street parking lots related to general county/town properties.  Clearing is conducted on a priority basis, with government centers, police, fire and other emergency facilities having highest priority.

Please Use Provided Pet Waste Receptacles

The Town of Halifax provides Pet Waste Receptacles at three locations in town and wants residents and visitors to be aware of the "Stoop and Scoop Law":

Sec.18-11.  Allowing animals to defecate on public property or property of another

It shall be unlawfull for any person knowingly or willingly to allow any animal belonging to that person to defecate on any public property, or the property of another without the consent of the owner of the property or his agent, provided that it shall not be unlawful to allow defecation by such animal within the curb or gutter area of a public street or roadway, and provided that defecation by an animal on public property shall not be unlawful if the owner of the animal removes the animal's excrement immediately and disposes of it in a public trash receptacle or on the owner's own property in a lawful manner.

Please be considerate and use the provided Pet Waste Receptacles located at:

375 North Main Street  - located in front of the Halifax Volunteer Fire Department

722 Mountain Road - located in front of the Halifax Elementary School Building

 177 South Main Street - located in front of the Halifax Public Library

 

1st Saturdays Community Yard Sales

Town of Halifax Farmers Market 1st Saturday Community Yard Sales from 8am - 12 Noon

TURN YOUR TRASH INTO CA$H!!

Community yard sales will be held on the following dates:

June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd, & September 6th, 2014

$4 for each 10X10 space- you provide tables

Call 434-476-2343 to reserve a space

Spaces are limited, so call now to reserve your space!

Town of Halifax Farmers Market, 209 South Main Street, Halifax, VA

Open Saturday 8am-Noon

3rd Annual Rummage Sale - Donations Needed

The Town of Halifax Farmers Market is seeking donations for it's 3rd Annual Spring Rummage Sale.  Any items in good condition are appreciated such as toys, books, house hold items, lawn & garden, plants, clothing, furniture and small appliances in working condition, etc..

Proceeds will fund future Town of Halifax Farmers Market sponsored activities as well as continue to provide much needed vendor equipment.

Donations will be accepted at Halifax Town Hall on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am-5pm.  For any large items that need to be dropped off at the Farmers Market or for more information please call 434-476-2343.

Donations are tax deductible.  Receipts available upon request.

Rummage Sale will be March 22nd from 8am - 2pm

Donation deadline is March 21st

 

Saturday, April 5th Town of Halifax Events

 

 

 SWING INTO SPRING with Town of Halifax FARMERS MARKET BAZAAR & Halicraft Art Festival!

The Town of Halifax Farmers Market will swing into Spring with our first annual Spring Bazaar.  The Indoor Market will be open on April 5th from 9am-3pm.

The Spring Bazaar welcomes our local farmers along with local artisans, crafters, and product/homebased businesses'. 

Fee for the Spring Bazaar is $12.  For more information or to become a vendor at our Spring Bazaar please call 434-476-2343 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Halicraft Art Festival, Saturday, April 5th, 9am-3pm. The historic Main Street of Halifax, VA will be transformed with artist tents, crafters, food and wine vendors, and more.

Stroll the lawn of our 176 year old historic courthouse while viewing fine arts including paintings and ceramics. Walk our landscaped sidewalks to visit craft vendors and sample delicious cuisine. Visit the wine garden for a wine tasting, or to relax with a glass of wine or two from your favorite local vineyard. Bring the entire family as children will have the opportunity to participate in creating their own works of art. Stroll down main street to the Town of Halifax Farmers Market where the Spring Bazaar will be taking place inside the Market building,with local farmers and more artist and crafters. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information visit www.halicraft.wix.com/festival

Also mark your calendars for the 5th annual Earth Day Celebration on April 26th, 2014.

 

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