Bath Supervisors Move Some Cedar Creek Voters Into Warm Springs District
Warm Springs, VA – The Bath Board of Supervisors votes on redistricting that affects the Cedar Creek and Warm Springs districts. On Monday night the Board held its second public hearing on the redistricting and no one spoke on the two redistricting alternatives. The board then voted to move the area around Bath County High School from the Cedar Creek district into the Warm Springs district. Voters in that area will now vote at Warm Springs Presbyterian Church instead of at the Hot Springs Firehouse.
Recent census figures show that the Cedar Creek district now has too many people while the Warm Springs district doesn’t have enough. The second redistricting option that was considered was moving the area around the trailer park into the Warm Springs district. But that alternative would have required voters in the area of the trailer park to drive a greater distance to vote in Warm Springs.
For both tax and voting purposes, the Bath County Administrator and the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office will work on revising in which district land plots will now be located. And County Attorney Mike Collins will coordinate the redistricting with the Department of Justice.