Bath Board of Supervisors approves projects covered by grant funding

At the Bath Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday night, the board gave approval to move ahead on a couple of projects that will benefit emergency services.  First the board approved purchasing new CAD equipment for the 911 center, using $150,000 in grant funding.

And the other project the board approved is also covered by grant funding.  A Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission was approved for the agency to complete two tasks.  One is a template for summer camps in Bath County to use that will aid in emergency planning. And the other project covered by the Memorandum of Understanding is the beginning of work on the county’s continuity of government plan.

The board also approved the county’s annual contract with Rockbridge Area Community Services.  Dr. Dennis Cropper addressed the board and said that last year the agency provided  mental illness and substance abuse services to 170 residents of Bath County.

And two public hearings were set for the October 14 board of supervisors meeting.  One is to consider a revised floodplain ordinance to meet Environmental Protection Agency rules and regulations   And the other is to consider a rezoning application for property at 9405 Sam Snead Highway in Mitchelltown, to rezone from residential limited to general business.

Supervisor Bart Perdue said the residents at Mountain Crest Retirement Community are looking for items in good condition to be donated for use in their community room.   They are interested in chairs, a couch, a loveseat, computers, board games and card games, DVD players and movies on DVD or VHS tapes.  If you have items to donate contact Supervisor Perdue and he will make arrangements to pick them up.

The board appointed Rick Armstrong of Millboro to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and appointed Jason Miller as the Valley Springs Representative on the Board of Zoning Appeals.

And the board set the location for it’s September 30 town hall meeting.  It will be held from 2 to 5pm in room 115 at the courthouse.

And an administrative work session was set for Saturday, October 25, from 8 until noon.  The work session will be held at the Bath Library, if it is available.

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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