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Supervisors reorganize, honor years of service

The Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors reelected Rehoboth District Supervisor C.R. “Randy” Slayton as chairman and Beaver Creek District Supervisor Frank Bacon as vice chairman during its Thursday, Jan. 9, reorganizational meeting.

Before settling down to business, the board also recognized several members for their years of service.

Meherrin River Supervisor Robert G. “Bobby” Zava and Plymouth Supervisor T. Wayne Hoover were both recognized for 10 years on the board and presented certificates by Slayton, who praised the honorees for having “been dedicated to the county.”

Zava and Hoover each received 10-year certificates from VA Association of Counties.

Meanwhile Bacon was recognized for 30 years on the board. He received an etched crystal award thanking him for 30 years of service from the Board of Supervisors and County Administrator and a plaque with a certificate from the Virginia Association of Counties.

He took the opportunity to praise his fellow board members.

“It’s been a journey,” Bacon said as he accepted the recognition. “We’re at the top of the hill right now as far as working together in the best interest of the county.”

In November, Lunenburg voters returned familiar faces to office, including the board of supervisors.

In Rehoboth District Slayton was returned for another term with 68% of the vote to opponent Timothy V. Hatley’s 32%.

The other board members were returned having run unopposed — J. M. “Mike” Hankins in Brown’s Store District 2, Edward W. Pennington in Love’s Mill District 5, and Alvester L. Edmonds in Hound’s Creek District 6.

During the organizational meeting the board approved its 2020 calendar, invocation and meeting schedule, and adopted Robert’s Rules of Order, essentially keeping everything in place. Regularly scheduled meetings of the supervisors will continue to take place the second Thursday of every month, unless otherwise advertised, in the General District Courtroom of the courts building.

Supervisors also received their regularly scheduled briefings from the school board, planning department, and Virginia Department of Transportation Assistant Residency Administrator Kevin Smith assured, “when Old Man Winter shows up we’re going to be ready this snow season.”

County Administrator Tracy Gee also told the board that work on the Gary Road Convenience Site is progressing, with much of the work completed except for the compactors.

“The project is still moving along,” she said. “By the end of January it should be complete.”