Monterey Town Council’s September Meeting

The Monterey Town Council held its monthly meeting on September 8.  This story was done from the draft minutes of that meeting, since no one from Allegheny Mountain Radio was in attendance at the meeting.

Monterey Mayor Ronald Wimer announced his resignation as Mayor, effective September 1, 2022.  Town Council members voted to accept the resignation.  Vice-Mayor Jay Garber will assume the duties, including working on the progress of the Water Grant.  Mr. Garber thanked Ronald Wimer for his service and congratulated him on his new job as Sheriff of Highland County.  The Town Council approved having Mr. Wimer continue to serve on the Bath-Highland Network Authority.

The Town Council approved having an inspection completed to evaluate floor damage in the Town Office, including an estimate on repair.

It was reported that the generator connection has been completed at the town well located near the Medical Center.  This will allow the county’s generator to be used to power the well in case of power outages.

The Town Council approved providing assistance with a resident’s water bill.  Tristan Campbell asked for help with the amount of his water bill due to a water leak.   Town Council voted to follow it’s established policy and reduce the bill based on the policy’s formula.

And the Town Council was given information about a Regional Housing Study being conducted by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission.  With little rental property available in Highland, this study will provide possible solutions to the housing shortage.

The next meeting of the Monterey Town Council is Thursday, October 6.

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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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