Highland Board of Supervisors September Work Session

The Highland County Board of Supervisors held it’s monthly work session on September 15.

The Board voted to participate in a grant application to the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative.  The Bath-Highland Network Authority is partnering with MGW Networks to provide universal broadband coverage in Bath and Highland Counties.  The projected cost of the project is $10,990,000, with the matching amount of $3,113,200.   Highland County’s share of the match would be $300,000.   If the grant is approved, the Board approved using money from the American Recovery Funds program to pay the match.

The Board also voted to put on the action agenda of it’s October 5th meeting the request for the resolution on the Shenandoah Mountain National Scenic Area.

And the Board approved a request from Carl Williams, Interim EMS Chief, to apply for a grant for medical supplies and to purchase two radios for office and personnel use.

The Highland County Board of Supervisors next meeting is Tuesday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Highland Modular Conference Center.

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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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