Community Clock Project - It's Time to Purchase a Paver

As part of ongoing revitalization efforts, a vintage-style clock acquired by the Halifax Village Association (HVA) is to be placed in front of the Halifax Marketplace at 209 South Main Street.  The clock and surrounding plaza will be a wonderful new focal point on Main Street for the town, and will eventually serve as a multifunctional gathering spot.

Support the Halifax Village Association's efforts to construct this new centerpiece in historic downtown Halifax and become part of history by purchasing your paver to be placed in the Community Clock Plaza.  Two sizes are available for purchase. 

4" x  8" engraved paver for $100 (up to 3 lines with 18 to 20 characters per line).

8" x  8" engraved paver for $200 (up to 6 lines with 18 to 20 characters per line).

Paver samples, order forms & brochures will be available during Halifest on October, 26th from 9am to 4pm at the Halifax Village Association (HVA) booth

For more information contacty Marsha Hite, HVA President, at 434-476-2164 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Invitation For Bids - Banister Gateway Project

The Town of Halifax, Virginia requests sealed bids for construction of The Halifax Banister River Gateway, King's Bridge Landing just off of Rt. 360/Bethel Road at the Banister River.  The Base Bid of this contract consists of providing a wayside parking lot and walkway to the Banister River.  Improvements include demolition of existing asphalt, clearing and grubbing, erosion and sediment control measures, grading and excavation, new asphalt and stabilized turf, lighting, crushed stone walkway signage, concrete paving, lighting, storm drainage, and planting.

This project is funded by TEA-21/MAP-21 funds through VDOT.  All State and Federal compliance requirements must be met, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements.

Sealed bids will be opened at 2:00 PM, on Thursday, November 7th  in the Town office building located at Halifax Town Office, 70 South Main Street, Halifax, VA  24558.

There will be a project orientation meeting on Thursday, October 24th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Town Office building, located at 70 South Main Street, Halifax.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the scope of the project, how to meet DBE requirements and an optional walk-through and discussion of project area.  However, staff is available to answer questions prior to and after the meeting.

To receive access to digital plans and specifications, please contact:

Greg Webster at Hill Studio, Tel:  540-342-5263

For additional questions or to discuss aspects of requirements of the project, please contact Greg Webster, Hill Studios, Tel:  540-342-5263

Carl Espy, Tel:  434-476-2343

Phyllis Brice, VDOT (DBE assistance) Tel:  434-856-8170

Anthony Revelle, VDOT Project Manager, Tel:  434-856-8297

Request for Proposals - Professional Services: Term Contract

Notice - Request for Proposals

Professional Architectural, Engineering and Planning Services Town of Halifax Term Contract

1.     General:  The Town of Halifax seeks proposals from qualified architectural, engineering and planning firms to provide professional services on an as needed basis.  The Town of Halifax will select one or more firms to provide the services requested using the "Competitive Negotiation Procedure for Professional Services" as outlined in the Virginia Public Procurement Act.

2.     Scope of Services:  The Town of Halifax seeks professional engineering/architectural and planning services to assist with particular projects as may be needed.  Projects may be any, which are within the scope of professional architectural, engineering, planning and surveying, but are anticipated to include:

     a.     Professional Support for Compliance with Town/County/State/Federal Regulations

     b.     Engineering Design Services

     c.     Boundary and Topographic Surveys

     d.     Storm Water Management Assistance

     e.     Grant Writing Application and Administration Services

     f.     Planning & Zoning Consultation Services

     g.     Assistance in Creation of A/E and BMP Policies and Procedures

     h.     Energy Use and Conservation Audits

     i.     Architectural Design Services

3.     Site Visits:  Site visits are discouraged in the interest of reducing costs prior to short-listing or the interview stage.

4.     Term of Contract:  The Town of Halifax will enter into a one-year term contract with the selected engineering/consulting firm(s).  The contract may be renewed, at the discretion of the OWNER, for up to three successive one-year terms.

5.     Contents of Proposals:  Each firm which wishes to submit a proposal in response to this Request for Proposals (RFP) must submit three (3) copies of an unmodified SF 254/255 along with a cover letter of not more than two pages.

6.     Evaluation of Proposals:  Selection criteria shall include the information contained in Standard Forms (SF) 254 and 255, references, or information from any other source.  The proposals will be ranked and negotiations will begin with the top-ranked Offeror(s) in accordance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act.

7.     Rejection of Proposals:  The Town of Halifax reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received.

8.     Labor and Civil Rights Provisions:  Offerors shall comply with the following:  President=s Executive Order #11246 prohibiting discrimination in employment regarding race, color, creed, sex, or national origin; the President=s Executive Order #12138 and #11625 regarding utilization of MBE/WBE firms; the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and the Age Discrimination and Employment Act.  Offerors must certify that they do not or will not maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on the basis of race, color, creed, or national origin.

Participation is encouraged from businesses certified as Small Businesses, Women Owned Businesses, Minority Owned Businesses, and Disadvantaged Owned Businesses.  WBE/DBE utilization goals may apply depending on the project assignments and funding sources to be undertaken.

9.     Deadline:  All proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on November 1, 2013.  Proposals shall be mailed to:

Carl Espy, IV, Town Manager/Zoning Administrator

Town of Halifax, Virginia

70 South Main Street

Post Office Box 627

Halifax, Virginia 24558

Indoor Holiday Market - December 7th, 14th & 21st

The Town of Halifax Farmers Market is hosting its first Indoor Holiday Market for the holiday shopping season on Saturdays, December 7th, 14th, and 21st.  The Indoor Market will be open 8am - Noon.  The Holiday Market will be open for our local farmers, as well as any local artisans, crafters, and product/home based businesses' who have products they would like to showcase during the Holiday Season!  This is a great place to market your products for the Holiday Shoppers!  The fee for the Holiday Market is $15 for all three Saturday's if paid in advance or $7 per Saturday with advance registration required.

For more information or to register to become a Holiday Market Vendor please call 434-476-2343 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2nd Annual October Halifest 2013

     Halifax Events is preparing for their final event of the 2013 season, the October Halifest, to be held on Saturday, October 26, from 9:00am till 4:00pm.  The Halifax Farmers Market will be buzzing with a fun filled day of fall activities for the whole family to enjoy.  This year's activities will include Scarecrow making, hosted by the Mentor Role Model Program and Abbotts Farm Supply.  There will be a pumpkin painting contest, hosted by United Way, and face painting and costume dress up provided by Halifax County Little Theater.  There will be many more fun activities for the family to enjoy.  Live music will feature The Barn Yard Pimps with Dennis Roller and Robyn Robbins, bluegrass with Big Cedar Drive, Kirsten Wellons, and Shakedown Street.  Essence of Movement will perform dance demos in the morning and afternoon.  Art and craft vendors will offer great selections of one of a kind items to get your holiday gift list started.  The Lions Club will provide free children's eye screening, collect old eyeglasses for recycling and take orders for their annual fruit sale.  Food concessions will be available and the Farmers Market will be selling stew.  Limited Vendor space is still available.  For more information, vendor applications, or to support your community by being a volunteer, come by the Halifax Town Office at 70 South Main Street or call Susi Robbins at 434.470.1602.  Don't forget to return on Thursday, October 31, for the Halifax Village Association Children's Halloween Trick or Treat and costume contest from 5:30pm till 7:30pm.  Mark your calendars and come join us in the Town of Halifax to celebrate this fall at the 2nd Annual October Halifest.


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