CRC will discuss projects

Published 1:26 pm Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) could vote to approve the executive director job description Thursday, which — if approved — would begin the process of filling the position.

The meeting will also discuss updates regarding assisting Lunenburg, Amelia and Prince Edward county public schools with the process of finding and applying for grants.

According to a memo from CRC Interim Executive Director Melody Foster, the council assisted Charlotte County Volunteer Rescue Squad (CCVRS) in applying for a Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant in order to purchase equipment and a new chassis.

“The CRC agrees to assist the CCVRS in applying for a RSAF,” Foster cited in the memo. “Execution of this agreement by CCVRS authorizes the CRC to act on their behalf in submitting the application as the authorizing agent.”

According to another document in the packet for Thursday’s meeting, the Town of Phenix has been awarded $500,000 in grant or loan funding from the Virginia Department of Health-Office of Drinking Water (VDH-ODW) to undertake improvements to the town’s municipal water system.

According to the document, the project entails replacement of water lines and a new tank with supporting equipment to stabilize water pressure within the system.

“Consequently, the town has requested assistance from the CRC in the implementation of this project,” officials said in the document.

The CRC will assist in procuring an engineer for the project per state procurement guidelines, coordinating engineering activities for the project and researching required permits, among other activities.

Foster, who was appointed to the interim position at the May 18 meeting, announced during the June CRC meeting that she would seek the permanent position.

In May, former Executive Director Mary S. Hickman resigned from the position. She’d been with the agency for about 27 years.