Highland County Board of Supervisors June 2023 Work Session – Pt 2

This is part two of our story on the Highland County Board of Supervisors June work session.

Saidee Begoon from Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates gave a report on the county’s fiscal year 2022 audit.  Highland received an unqualified opinion, which she said was the highest opinion that could be issued.  County Administrator Roberta Lambert has a digital copy of the audit that can be emailed or picked up at her office.

It was announced that four applicants are now scheduled to be interviewed for the EMS Chief position.

The PHI Cares renewal has been completed and new PHI cards will be mailed out to all landowners when the cards are available.

The Board appointed Steve Fullerton as a new member to the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

The following were reappointed to the Family Action Planning Team (FAPT):  Kim Showalter, 25th District Court Services;  Ronald Wimer, Highland Sheriff’s Department;  Elizabeth Kemp, Valley Community Services Board; Nicole Cabral, Highland Elementary School administration;  Roberta Lambert, Highland County and Dr. Drew Maerz, Highland School Superintendent.

County Administrator Roberta Lambert said Highland was chosen to have a full monitoring review done on it’s use of Cares Act funding.  She said the State Department of Accounts found Highland’s use of the money completely and accurately reported and fully expended.

And it was reported that the county’s closed landfill passed an unannounced inspection that was completed recently.

To hear part one of this story on the Highland County Board of Supervisors June work session, visit our website www.alleghenymountainradio.org

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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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