Bath Supervisors Approve Additional Funding For Softball Field At County HS

Warm Springs, Va – It was a short and sweet Bath Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday night, election night. The meeting only lasted about 25 minutes and the Board quickly moved through a number of items.

Jeff Strasser of the Bath County High School Athletic Booster Club reported on the girls’ softball field and drainage project. He said the group needs more money, based on the current bid to complete the project. He said the group needs $39,894.

After a first bid on the project came in too high, Strasser said they revised the project in order to get this bid. The money for the softball field project will come from the County’s reserve fund. Supervisor Percy Nowlin said this is a good change to be made, because it gets the softball field away from the baseball facility.

Supervisor Jon Trees said he doesn’t like to take money out of the reserves, but said this is worthwhile because it’s a matter of safety. He added that it has been talked about for years and that it needs to be done now, because the County may not have the money for it in the future. The Board approved the request for the money on a vote of four to zero. Supervisor Stuart Hall was absent from Tuesday night’s meeting.

County Administrator Matt Walker reported on the repair of the Courthouse columns. After a meeting with the contractor, it was suggested to delay the start of work until April 16, when weather conditions will be better. The Board authorized a change order on the date for work to begin.

County Administrator Matt Walker also reported on the replacement of the Sheriff’s Office HVAC system through an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. A preliminary layout of the new system has been completed. The layout will to be reviewed by county officials and then bid specifications and documents will be developed.

And the Board also heard a report on the Parks and Recreation Department truck that is in need of repair. It’s been determined to have repairs made to the truck by the school and then consider replacing the truck in the next budget year.

The Board voted to recommend Amy Phillips to the Community Services Board. And a holiday schedule for Bath County offices was adopted Tuesday night. For Thanksgiving, Bath County offices will close at noon on Wednesday November 23, be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, Friday November 25. For the Christmas season Bath offices will be closed on Friday December 23, Monday December 26, Friday December 30 and Monday January 2.

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