Bath Board of Supervisors Looking For More Community Improvements In Thomastown

Warm Springs, VA – The Bath Board of Supervisors is hoping to see more community improvements done in Thomastown. At Tuesday night’s Bath Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board heard an update from Angela Penn from Total Action Against Poverty on the Community Development Block Grant project that’s underway in Pinehurst Heights. Work done in the project includes three home rehabilitations, substantial reconstruction on one home with three homes under contract for rehabilitation.

The board took action Tuesday evening to continue work in that area by submitting through Total Action Against Poverty another Community Development Block Grant application for just over $795,000. This application is for phase two of the Thomastown project, which is part of the original Pinehurst project. The Board also approved spending $900 for the estimates needed to complete the work on the application. If the grant application is approved, some of the work planned in Thomastown includes renovation of ten homes, demolition of five homes, substantial reconstruction of four homes and drainage improvement.

Parks and Recreation Director Mark Nelson addressed the Board Tuesday evening about the possibility of having a fireworks show this Fourth of July. The County has not held a fireworks show for the past two years due to budget cuts. Nelson said he’s had requests for fireworks again, but it has not been budgeted for this year. He added that one company he has worked with in the past is already booked for the Fourth and if the show is held the weekend before or after the Fourth of July, the price would be cut in half.

Nelson also said he would like to see the fireworks event be larger and include music, games for kids and food. In the past the fireworks were held at the high school, but he said if another location could be found, they could plan a larger fireworks show. After discussion, the Board felt that due to time constraints this year that the fireworks show and any related activities should be planned for 2013.

And the Board made the following appointments on Tuesday night: Jonah Windham to the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board, Mary Susan Blankenship to the Pinehurst Rehab Board, Linda Stoneham to the Warm Springs Sanitation Commission, Supervisor Claire Collns to Total Action Against Poverty, Chad Carpenter to the Public Service Authority and Trudy Woodzell to the Planning Commission representing the Cedar Creek District.

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