Highland County Board of Supervisors October Work Session

The Highland County Board of Supervisors held a very short monthly work session on October 19.

Supervisor David Blanchard was absent from the meeting.

County Administrator Roberta Lambert gave the Board information about the Virginia Personal Property Tax Relief Bill.  Each year the county receives money from the state to apply to the personal property tax on qualifying vehicles.  When the money is received, a percentage is figured to go towards each person’s tax bill.  Per the County Treasurer, this year it is 31 percent.  This year vehicles valued under $1,000 will receive 100% tax relief.  Vehicles valued between $1,001 to $20,000 will receive 31 percent tax relief.  Vehicles valued over $20,000 will receive 31 percent tax relief on the first $20,000 of value.  The Board adopted the Personal Property Tax Relief Resolution, setting the percentage.

The County Administrator also gave the Board information about the annual VACo conference, the Virginia Association of Counties, which will be held in Richmond November 13 through the 15. None of the Supervisors attended last year.  The Supervisors will make a decision on attending by their next meeting on November 1.

And at the end of the meeting, the Board went into closed session for personnel matters.

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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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