Bath Chair, Claire Collins gives October report

The first frost sets us into to action to prepare for the cold wintry days ahead. Part of preparation for the upcoming winter months is being advised of roads in need of minor repairs or maintenance throughout the community. If you see or know of a road repair or maintenance needed, please notify the County. When the County receives notification of a needed repair or maintenance, it is shared with the Virginia Department of Transportation residency to be reviewed and if meets transportation requirements, placed on a work schedule. The Virginia Department of Transportation is responsible for ensuring safe and secure roads throughout Bath County and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Being prepared to be warm and secure during the winter months is important for the health, safety and welfare of residents. Should needs exist that cannot be met, please contact the Department of Social Services by calling 839-7271 to determine if there is a program for assistance. For those who live alone, the Sheriff’s Office maintains a list of individuals to call and check on during severe weather or emergencies. If you would like to be placed on the list, please contact the Sheriff’s office by calling 839-2375. While these are only a few of the many services offered by the various agencies and departments affiliated in working with the County, we are grateful for their efforts. This is a team effort of hope, love and opportunity to making a positive difference for community.

Respectfully submitted,

Claire A. Collins Chair,

Board of Supervisors

County of Bath, Virginia

October 27, 2015


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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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