Highland Board of Supervisors October Meeting

The Highland County Board of Supervisors moved quickly through a light agenda during their October meeting Tuesday evening.

First up were reports from various agencies and departments. Mike Henry from the Virginia Department of Transportation informed the board that there had been no,local damage from last week’s heavy rains, and that crews are back at work paving on 220 South. He said VDOT will begin its winter preparation process next week.

The Board also received reports from the Department of Social Services and the Highland Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Tim Duff noted that heavy equipment deliveries are scheduled to begin for the site work being done to the Shenandoah Valley Electric substation west of town, and this may cause temporary delays or road closures.

In action items, the Board appointed Todd Brendel to the recreation commission and Todd Frye to the EDA. The Board chose not to carry out treatments to eradicate gypsy moths, due to survey results showing little infestation.

The meeting ended with closed session for personnel. The next regularly scheduled meeting is the work session on October 21st.

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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