Monterey Town Council’s May Meeting

The Monterey Town Council met May 6 and it heard a report from County Attorney Melissa Dowd about the Planning Commission’s efforts to amend the transportation section of the county’s Comprehensive Plan.  She said a list of road improvements is going to be compiled by the Board of Supervisors and she urged Council members to add any improvements that they would like to see.  Dowd said that currently there are no road improvements listed in the Comprehensive Plan and if there were improvements listed, if a grant were to become available the county would have a better chance at receiving it.

Dowd also reported that efforts are on track for the open seat on the Monterey Town Council to be included as part of the general election in November.

Mayor Ronald Wimer reported on the town’s proposed budget.  He presented the budget to Council members saying the general fund local revenues are expected to be about $164,000.  A public hearing on the budget was set for the Town Council’s June 3 meeting.   Copies of the budget are available at the town office.

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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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