Southside Planning District Commission

Serving Brunswick, Halifax, & Mecklenburg Counties, and the towns of South Boston & South Hill, VA

Early Closure - December 11, 2018

Early-Closure Office closing early

For the safety of our staff and visitors, the Southside Planning District Commission will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

 

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SPDC Newsletter - December 2018

Our December issue of the SPDC Newsletter is now available at SPDC Newsletter - December 2018.

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SPDC Newsletter - October 2018

The Southside Planning District Commission recently released the first issue of our newsletter.  Click here or on the image below to read and subscribe to our newsletter to stay in touch!

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SPDC 2017-2018 Annual Report

The Southside Planning District Commission released its 2017-2018 Annual Report.  Please click pdf here (17.68 MB) to view the Report.

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2018 Local Officials Directory

The 2018 Local Officials Directory is now available for viewing or download here.

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Office Closing - October 11, 2018

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Due to inclement weather and the risk of continuing danger, the Southside Planning District Commission office will close at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11. Unless otherwise noted at www.facebook.com/spdcva, our office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 12.

Please be safe!

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Pine Street Planning Project - First Public Hearing

Pine Street Planning Project

First Public Hearing

The Town of La Crosse will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.at the LaCrosse Fire Station, 202 Carolina St, La Crosse, VA 23950 to solicit public input on local community development and housing needs in relation to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a project in the Pine Street community.  

Information on the amount of funding available, the requirements on benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, eligible activities, and plans to minimize displacement and provide displacement assistance as necessary will be available. Citizens will also be given the opportunity to comment on the Town of La Crosse’s past use of CDBG funds. All interested citizens are urged to attend.

For additional information, contact F.A. Hendrick, Town Manager,115 South Main Street, La Crosse, VA 23950. Comments and grievances can be submitted in writing to the Town of La Crosse at PO Box 178, La Crosse, VA 23950 or by phone at 434-757-7366 and Virginia Relay #711 until October 15, 2018. If you plan to attend and have any special needs requirements, please call the number listed above.

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Southside Planning District Commission and Lake Country Development Corporation to Host Annual Dinner Meeting

The Southside Planning District Commission and Lake Country Development Corporation will host the annual dinner meeting on Thursday, October 25, 2018.  A social gathering will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner, speaker, and business meetings beginning at 7:00 p.m.  For further information, please contact Lisa McGee at 434-447-7101, ext. 202 or lmcgee@southsidepdc.org.
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2018 Local Officials Governmental Directory

The 2018 Local Officials Governmental Directory is here!

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Show Your Support for the Extension of the Tobacco Heritage Trail

The East Coast Greenway Alliance has put together a streamlined process in which you can support Mecklenburg County's BUILD Grant application for the extension of the Tobacco Heritage Trail. The proposed extension would run just over 16 miles, from the Occoneechee State Park area to just east of Boydton, near the intersection of US 58/Rt. 4 but not quite that far. The grant request was made to cover planning and construction costs with no local match. If you are interested in showing your support for the expansion of the trail please visit https://www.greenway.org/…/big-vision-100-million-greenway-…. Also, please feel free to share this post with others who may be interested in seeing the trail expand as well. Thank you!

https://www.greenway.org/stories/big-vision-100-million-greenway-build-grants-submitted-to-dot

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Southside PDC FY19 Management Plan

The Southside Planning District Commission has released its FY19 Management Plan.  For more information, please click here.

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SPDC Welcomes Krystle Connell as Regional Planner I

Krystle Connell has been hired for our Regional Planner I Position and will work as a grant writer for Economic Development Administration, Department of Housing and Community Development, Virginia Department of Transportation, Rural Development, and the Virginia Tobacco Commission. Additionally, she will assist with administration of loans for Virginia's Growth Alliance and Lake Country Development Corporation.  
 
Krystle is a lifelong resident of Mecklenburg and Brunswick Counties, and currently resides in Brodnax,Virginia with her husband and three children. She came to us with a background of banking and paralegal experience. We are happy to have her here. To contact Krystle, email kconnell@southsidepdc.org or call 434-447-7101 x 205.
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GO Virginia Region 3 Open Solicitation for Projects

The GO Virginia Region 3 Council is pleased to announce it is now soliciting for projects.
 
 
 
 
Please register for GO Virginia Region 3 How to Apply Webinar on March 7, 2018 9:00 AM at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4502238820908591105

Applications are due Monday, April 2, 2018. Join this webinar to learn more about GO Virginia, Region 3, the Region 3 application process and review, and the timeline for receiving applications and Council action. This webinar will be recorded and posted on the website of the Southside Planning District Commission for future reference http://www.southsidepdc.org/ 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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SPDC Welcomes Chad Neese as GIS Planner

Chad Neese has been hired as our GIS Planner and will work in the areas of GIS and Transportation Planning. Chad has moved to the area from New Market, Virginia where he was previously employed as the Town Planner. We are happy to have him here. To contact Chad, email cneese@southsidepdc.org or call 434-447-7101

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GO Virginia Region 3 Growth & Diversification Plan is now online

 Download the completed plan:

  pdf GO Virginia Region 3 - Growth & Diversification Plan Executive Summary (6 pages) (136 KB)

  pdf GO Virginia Region 3 - Growth & Diversification Plan Synopsis (2 pages) (129 KB)

  pdf GO Virginia Region 3 - Growth & Diversification Plan (337 pages) (12.48 MB)

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SPDC RFP: Contractual Staff Services

The Southside Planning District Commission is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to provide certain contractual staff services related to the implementation of the GO Virginia initiative for Region 3 also known as Southern Virginia GO Region.  Proposals are due Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

RFP Short Version:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR

CONTRACT STAFF SERVICES

Issuance date:  June 26, 2017

The Southside Planning District Commission is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to provide certain contractual staff services related to the implementation of the GO Virginia initiative for Region 3 also known as Southern Virginia GO Region.  The Southside PDC has been designated by the Region 3 Council (COUNCIL) as its Support Organization and Fiscal Agent with the expectation and responsibility of entering into contracts, subcontracts, and other agreements needed to carry out the responsibilities of the PDC in its capacity as the Support Organization and Fiscal Agent for the COUNCIL.  Services include but are not limited to technical services related to the development, evaluation and periodic updating of Region 3’s Growth and Diversification Plan, alignment with regional economic development entities, general program oversight, preparation and staffing for the Region 3 Council and Committee meetings, regional stakeholder outreach, budget oversight, project review and other technical services as needed. The Southside PDC reserves the right to award more than one contract for services requested in this RFP.   The Southside PDC is located in South Hill, Virginia.  Proposals are due Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

To obtain a copy of the full RFP or to inquire about the proposal, contact Gail Moody, Executive Director, at gmoody@southsidepdc.org or by calling 434.447.7101.  The full RFP is also available on the Southside PDC website at http://www.southsidepdc.org.  The Southside PDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

 

RFP Long Version (Download)

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SPDC Job Opening for GIS Planner - HAS BEEN FILLED

UPDATE: This position has been filled (7/14/17)

Southside Planning District has a job opening for a GIS Planner to work with GIS mapping and data, as well as transportation planning. See link for more information:

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2016 Local Officials Governmental Directory Available

The    pdf 2016 Local Officials Governmental Directory (455 KB)  is now available on this website. It contains lists of government officials for the towns and counties of the Southside Planning District, as well as contact information for the Districts representatives in the State Legislature and U.S. Congress. 

  pdf Click here for the download (455 KB)

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Public Hearing - CEDS

Public Hearing Notification

2015 Update of the Regional

Comprehensive Economic Development

Southside Planning District

The Southside Planning District

Commission will hold a public hearing on

the proposed 2015 Update of the region’s

Comprehensive Economic Development

Strategy (CEDS) Report on Thursday, April

23rd, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the office of the

Southside PDC located at 200 S.

Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, VA

23970. If you would like to view, request, or

see further information on the Draft

document, contact Gail Moody at the

Southside PDC, 434.447.7101, or e-mail at

gmoody@southsidepdc.org. Hearing

impaired persons may dial Virginia Relay

711 for access. View the Draft CEDS

document at http://www.southsidepdc.org

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Tobacco Heritage Trail from Lawrenceville to Brodnax Ribbon Cutting

Roanoke River Rails-to-Trails is pleased to announce the opening of Phase III of the Tobacco Heritage Trail. Now there is even more to celebrate on Earth Day! The ribbon cutting will take place on April 22, 11:00am near Evans Creek Rd trailhead in Brodnax, VA.  Following the ribbon cutting will be a reception in Lawrenceville at Elm Acres where Brunswick Stew will be served. The festivities will conclude with the opportunity for walkers, runners, cyclists and equestrians to tour the new trail at 2:00pm. Local civic groups and volunteers will have tables at the Lawrenceville trailhead to display their information and hand out water. For more information or to RSVP, contact the trail coordinator by email or phone - hsusee@southsidepdc.org or (434) 447-7101.

See also Article at Tobaccoheritagetrail.org

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