The New Bath Board of Supervisors Is Getting Down To Work
Warm Springs, VA – The new Bath Board of Supervisors is getting down to work. On Friday, the board held a work session and a large part of Friday’s meeting was conversations with the county’s Constitutional Officers. Board members talked with Circuit Court Clerk Wayne Winebriner, Director of the Department of Social Services Jason Miller, Commissioner of Revenue Leta Norfleet, Treasurer Pam Webb, Sheriff Robert Plecker and Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Singleton. Bath Board of Supervisors Chairman, Cliff Gilchrest:
“We all agreed that this was something that we needed to have, a good opportunity to sit down together with the Constitutional Officers,” says Gilchrest. “For one of the most important reasons we felt was to introduce ourselves on both a formal and informal basis, but also so the communication between the Officers and the Board and Administrator was as open and as transparent as everybody would like it to be. And the other reason would be just to begin to develop the kind of relationship and rapport that’s going to make for a courthouse where everybody enjoys coming to work and to take care of business.”
Common themes that came out of the conversations included technological upgrades for county offices including hardware and software that could be used to help tie offices together to eliminate paper trails. And along with that there was discussion about the Board of Supervisors possibly using iPads or similar technology to help it move to a more paperless environment. The board also discussed land use regulations and personal property records with Commissioner of Revenue Leta Norfleet. And Sheriff Robert Plecker outlined some of his plans including having 24 hour law enforcement coverage, a presence in the school system and a plan for ongoing replacement of department vehicles.
“I think the fact that we were able to sit down with who we sat down with, I’ll just speak for myself, certainly enlightened me,” says Gilchrest. “If anything, I realize it’s incumbent upon me to spend, I think all of us can agree with this, spend a little more time here at the Courthouse to actually learn firsthand some of the things that are on the daily schedules of each of these Officers.”
Friday’s work session was continued to another work session to be held on Wednesday January 25 at 9:30am at the Courthouse.