Highland Board of Supervisors October Meeting

The Highland County Board of Supervisors held it’s monthly meeting on October 5.

The Board appointed the following to the Local Emergency Planning Committee for three year terms, expiring September 2024:

Chris Moore, Bolar Volunteer Fire Department

Dr. Thomas Schott, Superintendent, Highland County Public Schools

Roberta Lambert, Highland County Administrator

Harmony Leonard, VPAS

Letitia Amirault, Highland Medical Center

Anne Adams (or designee), The Recorder

Patricia O’Neil, American Red Cross

James Whitelaw

Larry Hough

Dot Terry

James Hughes, Red Cross Volunteer

Janie Hughes, Red Cross Volunteer

Larry Burns

Carl Williams, Highland County EMS

The Board also adopted the county’s updated Emergency Operations Plan.  An update is completed every four years and County Administrator Roberta Lambert explained there were not many changes to this update.  Emergency Services Coordinator Harley Gardner added updated statistics and other items related to emergency medical services and County Attorney Melissa Dowd also reviewed the plan.

County Administrator Roberta Lambert reported that an email had been received from Lynn Cameron of Friends of Shenandoah Mountain saying the organization wanted to withdraw it’s application for a county resolution for the Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area.  Friends of Shenandoah Mountain had requested a resolution from the Board to endorse the designation of wilderness and scenic areas on Shenandoah Mountain.  Lambert explained that the organization wants to do more research and additional education efforts and may come back to the Board in the future with another request for a resolution.  The Board approved the request to withdraw the application.

Lambert also reported that the new Highland County website is up and items are still being added.  It can be found at www.highlandcova.org.  Each county government agency has space on the site for information and Board of Supervisors meeting agendas and meeting minutes will be available on the site.

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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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