Bath Board of Supervisors sets funding policy

Hot Springs, Va. –

The Bath Board of Supervisors sets a new policy for entities receiving county funding. At Tuesday night’s Bath Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board voted to have any organization or entity that receives funding from the Board of Supervisors, or any of its affiliations, to submit a certified a financial statement or audit along with any funding request. Funding requests will not be accepted without that information. Board members said this policy is fair to taxpayers and creates transparency in the budget process.

Also on Tuesday night, the Board heard a report from Paul Howell, the Chairman of the Bath County Airport Authority. He reported on the project of removing a terrain obstruction from a runway. The FAA is requiring its removal and the Airport Authority had two options to choose from. One was to remove the entire obstruction and the other was to remove about 35% of it and complete the rest later.

The Authority chose to go with the second option since it had funding to complete it. Local contractor F. C. Plecker and Sons was the low bidder on the project. The work is funded 90% by the FAA, 8% by the Department of Aviation and 2% locally. Last year the Board of Supervisors gave the Airport Authority $18,000 for this project and Howell reported that they will be returning $4,000 of that to the county. The Authority is hoping that in the future it will receive funding from the FAA to finish the project and it will continue working with the FAA toward that goal.

And the Board recommended for reappointment Wayne Williams, Steve Weintraub and Rick Roberson to the Bath County Building Code Board of Appeals.

And the Board authorized Chairman Cliff Gilchrest to make an offer to the top candidate for the position of Interim County Administrator. He will report back to the Board at its next meeting, which is a work session on September 25th.

For more from Tuesday night’s Bath Board of Supervisors meeting, tune into Noon Hour on Thursday.

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