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Change in Sanitation & Recycle Schedule Due to July 4th Holiday

TOWN OF HALIFAX, VIRGINIA

Sanitation & Recycling Department

70 South Main Street, Post Office Box 627

Halifax, Virginia 24558

(434) 476-2343

 

IMPORTANT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

EFFECTIVE WEEK OF JULY 4TH HOLIDAY

 

June 26, 2017

To All Town of Halifax Customers:

Halifax Town Hall will be closed on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Please be aware that the Town of Halifax will not be picking up recyclables on Wednesday July 5th due to the modified Holiday schedule. The regular town curbside recycling pick up will resume Wednesday July 12th as customary. During the modified holiday schedule, town residents may take their properly prepared recyclable materials (see guidelines for curbside pick-up below), to the large bins provided at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail lower parking lot which now accepts co-mingled newspaper (including mixed paper), plastic (#1 & #2), cardboard, cans (aluminum & metal) and mixed consumer glass (clear, green & brown). When recycling glass at the Convenience Center site, PLEASE PLACE THE GLASS DIRECTLY INTO THE BIN WITH NO BAGS-this will keep the glass free of contaminants so that sorting will not be necessary.

The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct its solid waste pick-up the week of Independence Day on a modified schedule:

  • Monday July 3 – The Town of Halifax will be closed for the July 4th
  • Tuesday July 4 – The Town of Halifax will be closed for the July 4th
  • Wednesday July 5 – Residents normally served on Monday will have solid waste picked up. This area includes Mountain Road, Canterbury Drive, Woodview Road, Mimosa Drive, Oak Lane, Pine Road, Ash Street, Cedar Lane, Poplar Lane, Crawford Road, Academy Street, Ballpark Loop (within corporate limits), Craddock Street, Houston Street and Main Street (from Mountain Road south to the RR Tracks).
  • Thursday July 6 - Residents normally served on Thursday will have solid waste picked up. This area includes Maple Avenue, Buena Vista Drive, Park Lane, Lakeside Drive, Harding Street, Snead Lane, Cary Street, Elam Street, Hedderly Street, Jackson Street, Back Street, Main Street (from Mountain Road north on US Hwy 501 and east on VA Hwy 360 to the corporate limits).
  • Friday July 7 – Residents normally served on Tuesday will have solid waste picked up. This area includes properties along US Hwy 501 south from the RR Tracks to the corporate limits, Spencer Lane, Golf Course Road, Brook Run, Cowford Road, Meadow Drive, Banister Road, Gatha’s Trail and Ballou Trail.
  • The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will resume regular weekly curbside recycling on Wednesday July 12th.

Guidelines for Preparing Curbside Recyclables

(follow thoroughly & do not co-mingle trash items or service may be suspended)

Metals -- Aluminum Cans (rinsed if possible)            Plastics -- Milk, soda, water bottles, detergent    

Metal Cans (rinsed - labels may be left on)                jugs (look for #1 & #2 on bottom) rinse, remove caps            

Newspaper -- Clean and dry                                                 Cardboard -- Flatten boxes, no waxed cardboard, (anything in the newspaper when you                             remove plastic bags, styrofoam or packing “peanuts”

receive it can be recycled)

Mixed Paper -- Junk mail, cereal boxes,                  Glass -- clear, green & brown; EMPTIED, RINSED, LIDS magazines, phone books, etc.                                       REMOVED, NO BROKEN GLASS-in plastic bag on top

Town of Halifax - Full-Time Police Position Deadline July 14th

Town of Halifax, Virginia

FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Halifax Police Department is taking applications for a full-time Police Officer to be under the direct supervision of the Police Chief. Candidate will perform law enforcement duties within the Town as required. Shift work may rotate with weekly hours.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or GED. Must possess current Virginia Law Enforcement Certification. Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license. Must pass an extensive background check.

COMPENSATION RANGE: Salary with benefits based on experience.

HOW TO APPLY: Town of Halifax employment application is required along with submitting a resume and copy of certification. Application can be obtained at the Halifax Town Hall located at 70 South Main Street, Halifax, Virginia 24558. Applications can be submitted in person or mailed and addressed to Police Chief, Town of Halifax Police Department, Post Office Box 627, Halifax, Virginia 24558.

Deadline: July14, 2017.

EOE

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Make Your Own Hypertufa Container - July 8th

Master Gardeners and Herb Society join forces at Halifax Farmers Market

            The Southside Master Gardeners will be joined by the Southside Virginia Herb Society for a make your own hypertufa container and some tasty herbal treats at the July 8th Second Saturday event at the Halifax Farmers Market from 8 to 11 AM.  The $5 cost for the hypertufa container will cover all materials and supplies needed for you to make your own container to take home.  The children’s activity is free.

            Hypertufa is a funny sounding word.  It is the name of a process of making garden containers, ornaments, sculptures or stepping stones using Portland cement, perlite and peat.  The process is easy and fun!  The process was developed to substitute for volcanic rock called Tufa used to make Alpine troughs that is no longer available.  Don’t let the instructions below overwhelm you.  We will have everything you need and will coach you through the process.

            The first step of the process is selecting a mold.  Generally you can find a useful mold around the house.  Cardboard boxes, Styrofoam ice-chests, plastic containers of any shape,

plastic or metal garden planters and baskets. We’ve even used a torchiere lamp shade.

            Step two is making the mix.  Don a dusk mask and plastic gloves for protection.  In a 5-gallon container or wheelbarrow mix two parts Portland cement, three parts perlite and three parts peat moss.  Masonry stain can be added for more color. Make sure all is well blended with no lumps.  Slowly add water to moisture the mix until it is the consistency of oatmeal. 

          Line the mold with a plastic bag to start the third step.  Don rubber gloves and pour mixture into the bottom of the mold 1” deep.  Start working the mixture up the sides of the mold until bottom and sides are covered with 1” of mixture.  Using a wooden dowel, make a drainage hole in the bottom of the pot.    

            The final step is finishing the pot.  Remove the mold after a few weeks.  Smooth any rough edges with a file.  Gather your patience to allow curing for several months.  Then plant the container with succulents like sedum or sempervivum (hens and chicks). These drought tolerant plants can take the heat, humidity and sunshine of our Southside summers.  Water weekly allowing the water to drain from the pot.  The container and plants will be fine outside during the winter.

            The Southside Virginia Herb Society will be on hand to discuss the importance of herbs.  They will have herbal treats to taste and a display on how to make herbal vinegars. 

            Both groups will be on hand to answer your gardening and herb questions.  There will also be fresh produce, organic meat, eggs and baked goods for sale by the regular vendors plus the indoor market with crafts, herbal soaps and salves, collectibles and yes, even some barn quilts.  Hoping to see you on the 8th!

Caption for picture: You can make your own hypertufa container similar to this container at the Halifax Farmers Market on Saturday July 8 from 8 to 11 AM.  The $5 cost will cover the supplies and materials. This hypertufa was made using a basket as the mold.

 

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