Archives for November 2018

Covington City Council Work Session Tuesday

A work session of the Council for the City of Covington will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall. Among the agenda items: Presentation of 50 Year Flouridation Award by the Virginia Department of
Health, presentation of Game Time Award for recognition of the Jeter-Watson Playground, and discussion of a Drone Zone ARC Grant and review of a feasibility study. Additionally, there will be discussion of organizational changes at the Peter’s Mountain Landfill.

Office Closures For The Holidays

The holidays are bringing some office closures in Alleghany County. County offices in Covington will be closed for business on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, Christmas Day, reopening on the 26th. They’ll also be closed on Monday, December 31st and New Year’s Day, reopening on Wednesday, the 2nd. Also, the Island Ford Transfer Station will be closed on the 22nd, 25th and 29th.

County Board Of Supervisors Meeting December 4th

The Alleghany County Board Of Supervisors meets again December 4th. Among the new business to be discussed: A Resolution of Respect for Mr. Carl Brinkley, recently passed mayor of Clifton Forge, replacement of fire apparatus and ambulances, consider supplemental appropriations/budget adjustment for the school system due to the receipt of final approved state budget numbers and discuss and consider a supplemental appropriation for the Sheriff’s Office due to the receipt of insurance funds.

Umstead Pens Letter To Fellow VEA Heads

The head of the Alleghany Education Association Bob Umstead has penned a letter to his fellow education association heads around the commonwealth. Among its text, he calls for them to, in early December, send a brief email to the governor and local representatives summarizing financial needs and your concerns, followed by another such letter in early January. He’s also calling for big turnout at VEA Lobby Day in RIchmond on January 28th.

Lewisburg Police Chief Announces Retirement

The top cop in Lewisburg is getting ready to step down. Chief, Tim Stover says he’ll leave the job at the end of January. He’s worked for Lewisburg PD for 28 and a half years and became chief 21 years ago. Stover said he was eligible to retire three years ago, opted not to, and says now it’s time. Stover is hopeful the next chief will come from within the department.

Iron Gate Town Council Meeting Agenda

Town Council meets in Iron Gate Thursday night. The 7pm meeting will hit on a number of issues including that plan we told you about to abandon a portion of Railroad Avenue. Also, discussion and voting on the refuse truck route to the Island Ford Transfer Station and discussion and voting on a request for proposals ad for moving a pressure relief valve on the town water tank. Mayor Chuck Unroe and standing committees will also issue reports.

Test Results Point To Healthier Air In VA

Better air in Virginia? The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released its
initial ozone monitoring results for 2018. Monitoring for ground-level ozone in Virginia. Levels of fine particulate pollution have decreased by more than 40 percent and nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide levels have also dropped significantly. In 2018, Virginia saw only six days when air quality exceeded levels for ground-level ozone
(“Code Orange” days).

Public Hearing Thursday In Iron Gate

The Town of Iron Gate will hold a Public Hearing in Town Council chambers on Thursday,
November 29, 2018 at 7pm or shortly thereafter. The purpose of the hearing will be to hear
discussion, comments and questions concerning the proposed abandonment of undeveloped
Railroad Ave, from the south side of the intersection at undeveloped 9th Street to where it
intersects with Commerce Ave. Any questions may be directed to Iron Gate Town Hall at 862-
0770, Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Woman’s Club Holiday Silent Auction In Clifton Forge

The Clifton Forge Woman’s Club Holiday Silent Auction this year features more than 40 holiday creations. Those items are on display at the Historic Masonic Theatre’s Thomas P. Dean/Racey & Dean Underground Lounge. The auction runs through this Saturday with final bidding coming as part of the woman’s club Holiday Home Tour which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 1.

Wintertide In Highland County

They’re prepping for 2018 Wintertide in Highland County. It happens all day December 1st, Saturday. There will be Breakfast with Santa at High’s Restaurant at 8am followed by the Christmas Parade at 10am, starting on the west end of town, turn on Spruce Street at the Courthouse, and ending at The Highland Center. At noon a “Cookie Walk” at Word of Faith Church. Then at 6:00 PM , the Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Courthouse Lawn followed by the Highland Community Chorus performing at Monterey Methodist Church at 7pm.