Appomattox Town Council members spent time in another closed session pertaining to water connections at their Feb. 8 regular meeting. 

After the closed session ended, councilman Nathan Simpson motioned to direct town staff to discontinue the research and to discontinue the preparing of a moratorium for out-of-town water connections. The motion carried. 

Councilman Aaron Tilton motioned to approve a request to connect to the waterline coming out of Concord. The motion carried.

Earlier in the meeting, Kelly Hitchcock of the Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC) provided a presentation on the town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. Hitchcock shared how they would move forward with tracking the town’s progress and displaying data for each locality that is part of the CVPDC.

Later on in this meeting, the council adopted an Appropriations Resolution for an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget for the Town of Appomattox. The council also adopted a resolution of the Town of Appomattox Authorizing the Adoption of the Centra Virginia Planning District Commission Hazard Mitigation Plan - 2020 Update.

Town Manager Gary Shanaberger shared that the Downtown Revitalization Project would soon begin the public improvement and landscape phase.

Simpson suggested improving the town council’s livestream quality. Mayor Richard Conner asked town staff to get in touch with the town’s IT consultants to figure out how to do that with equipment that is already available to the town.

“I think it would be of benefit to the council and the community,” said Conner.

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