Monterey Town Council’s October Meeting

The Monterey Town Council held its monthly meeting on October 6.  This story was written from the draft minutes of that meeting, since no one from Allegheny Mountain Radio was in attendance at the meeting.

Vice-Mayor Jay Garber reported that a water grant production meeting was held.  He attended along with town employee Mike Isles, Brad Craig of Mattern and Craig Engineering and representatives from the Virginia Department of Health and Littleton and Associates.  The meeting included an overview of the project and a tour of the facilities.

Town Employee Mike Isles reported on sewer problems on Diggs Lane and on the alley between Claire’s Cake Company and the Town Office.

Vice-Mayor Garber said he had been in touch with four contractors about the floor damage at the Town Office and one has done an inspection and will provide an estimate for repair.

Vice-Mayor Garber is also working on getting proposals for snow removal for the town.

There was discussion about a CD that the town has at Blue Grass Valley Bank.  The CD was opened many years ago.   Town Council members decided to wait on making any changes to it until after the election and will consider discussing options for investment with a financial planner.  County Attorney Melissa Dowd explained that there are restrictions to be considered and that certain amounts of money must be kept on hand.

The updated County Comprehensive Plan was distributed at the meeting.  After reviewing the plan, the Town Council will set a joint public hearing on it with the Board of Supervisors.

And there was discussion on hiring for an Assistant Operator/Maintenance position.  It will be a full time position and the employee will be trained as a back up operator.

The next meeting of the Monterey Town Council will be held on November 3 at 7pm 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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