Monterey Town Council’s April Meeting

The Monterey Town Council held its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 1.   Town employee Mike Isles reported on a problem at well house #1.  Isles was there to do switching and the meter on the outside of the well house building began sparking.  It melted the meter and burnt the wires feeding into the meter base.  Electricians and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative employees evaluated it and the cause has not yet been determined.  It was reported that a new meter base has now been installed and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative will replace the underground electric lines.  The well is off line now and service will be restored when a new meter is installed.

Isles also reported that due to an issue with a fire hydrant at Fast Break involving the access valves, maintenance was completed on the hydrant there and on hydrants at the major intersections in Monterey.

Mayor Ron Wimer reported that some financials from the town’s audit had been requested for the water planning grant and he also said that council members need to discuss the new utilities policy.

The next meeting of the Monterey Town Council is Thursday, May 6 at 7PM 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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