Bath Supervisors To Take Closer Look AT Rockbridge Library Budget

Warm Springs, VA – The Bath Board of Supervisors plans to take a close look at the Rockbridge Regional Library budget. At the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday night, Jay Trinca of Bacova, who serves on the Rockbridge Regional Library Board of Trustees told the board the regional library’s budget was not calculated correctly for Bath. He said the budget was not calculated as outlined in the contract.

He said budget amounts are based on population and Bath County is paying more per capita than it should. Supervisor Percy Nowlin agreed that the board needs a breakdown on the budget. The board voted to request budget information from the Regional Library.

County Administrator Bonnie Johnson reported on bids received to do concrete work at the transfer station. Three bids were received and only the high bidder submitted all the information asked for in the bid. The board voted to reject all the bids and rebid the work at a later date.

Also on Tuesday night, County Planning and Zoning Administrator Sherry Ryder reported on a grant that’s been received for Cabin Creek in Millboro. The grant amount is $6848 and will be used for water quality analysis of the creek. Volunteers and elementary and high school students will monitor the creek to collect data.

Cabin Creek has been flooding more severely in recent years and work is being done to try to find out why. The data collected in this work can provide background needed to apply for additional grants for an engineering study.

Supervisor Carol Hardbarger reported that the committee formed to work on the issue of vicious dogs will have a draft ordinance ready for the February Board meeting.

Supervisor Hardbarger also reported on the Mountain Strings and Art Festival, scheduled for April first and second. Tourism Director Maggie Anderson developed the idea for the festival and has been working with Hardbarger and others at WCHG radio on the planning. The festival will feature musicians and local artisans. A dance is scheduled along with vendors, arts demonstrations and musical performances. The festival will culminate with WCHG Radio’s 9th annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree on Saturday evening April second.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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