Bath Supervisors discuss new cell phone tower

Hot Springs, Va. – The Bath Board of Supervisors hears of the need for another cell phone tower in the county. At the Board’s monthly meeting on Tuesday night, Matthew Ratcliffe of Bolar spoke during public comment asking for the Board’s help in getting a cell phone tower on Duncan’s Knob. Ratcliffe is a member of the Bolar Fire Department and he said a tower on Duncan’s Knob would benefit Bolar, Burnsville and Williamsville residents. Supervisor Kevin Fry said there was a company at the recent Virginia Association of Counties conference that looks for sites to install cell towers. Supervisor Fry said he will work with Interim County Administrator Bill O’Brien to come up with some properties that could be considered as a site for a tower.

The Board approved a subdivision application submitted by Cedar Creek Associates. The application was for 3.28 acres of the existing mobile home park to be subdivided into15 parcels. The mobile home park is located at 1696 Jackson River Turnpike in Hot Springs. The Board approved the subdivision with the conditions that the erosion and sediment plan be approved and also that plans be approved by VDOT.

The Board also voted to reassign some office spaces in the courthouse. Interim County Administrator Bill O’Brien explained that there’s a separation of administrative functions, with some offices being on the second floor and others on the ground floor. And he said a couple of offices are underutilized, having too much space for the number of employees. Along with the reassignments the Board also approved a request for proposal for special services to do design work and modifications in the ground floor offices.

The Board set a public hearing for its December meeting on a rezoning application. The rezoning request is for property located at 5155 Sam Snead Highway. The request is to have the property changed from mixed residential to general business for the purpose of opening a laundry mat in a portion of the building.

And Crystal Salvatore was appointed to the Industrial Development Authority as the representative from the Williamsville District.

The Bath Board of Supervisors next meeting is a work session scheduled for Tuesday November 27 at 7 o’clock at the Courthouse.

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