Thu09182014

Last updateThu, 19 Nov 2015 8pm

   20140901MetroCastweb

CB school board OKs $1.8M insurance deal

The Colonial Beach School Board has voted to accept an insurance settlement offer of $1.8 million to...

Colonial Beach Important Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the relocation of

The Town Manager’s Office, Town Clerk’s Office and Treas...

Gym home  to 102 years of memories

Gym home to 102 years of memories

Today, the facility sits silently behind fences and yellow tape.

It’s a far cry from the raucous sce...

Yellow Ribbon Fund soldiers to be honored in CB

The Yellow Ribbon Fund is well-known for its work in bridging the gaps in funding and care for injur...

CB rescue squad will stay open

CB rescue squad will stay open

The Colonial Beach Rescue Squad will be allowed to remain in its home despite safety concerns expres...

Rasing the flag

Rasing the flag

Eagle Scout project brings new pole to CB High School

For more than a year, Joseph Baker helped rai...

 

 eyecareofva201403-web

 

Office-for-rent Jrnl Bldg 20130925

Brubaker chosen to fill vacant council seat

Linda Brubaker was chosen over Cynthia Misicka and Burkett Lyburn to fill the vacant council seat left by Mayor Mike Ham when he took office as mayor this January.

Brubaker received a five-to-one vote from six members of town council last Thursday after interviews with candidates were conducted. Tommy Edwards voted against.



Councilman Jim Chiarello said that the characteristics that prompted him to choose Brubaker over Misika, (former Colonial Beach Planning Commissioner), and Lyburn (former Colonial Beach Vice-Mayor), involved her skills, time commitment, and energy level.

Chiarello said that he was pleased to see candidates with skills, but he was also looking for a willingness to put in time, a high energy level, independent thinking, and a new approach.

Chiarello went on to say, “Of the three candidates, Linda, to me met these areas of concern. She was clear on the issues, and expressed a willingness to put in whatever time was needed. She stressed on the needs of the town, which I felt were real needs (as have many that have been expressed by current council members). Linda would be a team player. Her background would give the council additional views on how we deal with the issues, both short and long term.”

Brubaker told the council, “If chosen, I would pledge to do my best to work with you as a cohesive group, yet not compromise my own opinions. I believe the overall good we can do is unlimited.”

She also said to council, “I have no hidden agenda. The only thing I would like to see our town do is move in the right direction, and that would be progress.”

“I’m exited to work with this new council, whether as an appointed council member or on a committee,” Brubaker said optimistically.

Building the business tax base and tourism are two challenges Brubaker believes the town faces. She thinks that the town needs to re-address the town employees to determine if salaries are justified, and to create clearer job descriptions.

Brubaker also believes that the Colonial Beach Police Department is doing the best job it can, but feels that the town could streamline their operations by relying more on the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office.
Councilman Jim Chiarello asked Brubaker, “If there was a clear majority that felt one way about a particular issue, and you firmly believed you should go in the opposite direction, what would you do?”

Brubaker replied by saying, “There is no ‘I’ in team. I believe that this council needs to be united to the public. Listen to the arguments, and do what is best for the town. And that would be for the majority not to have division.”

Brubaker told Councilwoman Wanda Goforth that utilizing the committee chairs to recruit people to their committees would help foster spreading news to reach the citizens of Colonial Beach. “The council should be out doing grassroots work”, Brubaker said.

Mayor Mike Ham asked Brubaker what her feelings were concerning boardwalk development. Brubaker responded in saying, “We need to follow the revitalization efforts in accordance with the comprehensive plan. As a council, we need to maintain a certain set of standards. I don’t believe in a cookie-cutter design for buildings, however. Bring the boardwalk to either what it was or what it could be.”

The most important issue facing Colonial Beach is its perception of the council to its citizens. Brubaker told the council, “It’s not a joke to make the commitment to serve your town.”

Brubaker wasted no time getting sworn in, and she attended the second half of the work session on Monday as a councilmember.

 

Linda Farneth

Print Shop pens 2013 sml

 

NARFE CreateLoanWEB 150x300

Contact Lori Deem

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-709-7495 • 540-775-2024


 

Quikey

Bulletline


 

Balloon House


 link4

Wedding invitations and other announcements

201407chamber

201404getaway

 

201409pr

Contact Us

The Journal Press, Inc. P. O. Box 409, 10250 Kings Hwy. King George, VA 22485

EditorialAdvertisingOffice
Robert Berczuk
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Advertising Information
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leonard Banks, Production
540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leonard Banks, Sports editor
540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carla Gutridge
540-709-7061
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drue Murray, Production
540-709-7288
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phyllis Cook
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Charlene Franks
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lori Deem, Print Shop
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Linda Farneth,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dennis Verdak
540-709-7076
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bonnie Gouvisis
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Richard Leggitt
540-993-7460
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lori Deem, Church & Community
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jessica Herrink
540-469-4031
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal Print Shop

Contact Lori Deem

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-709-7495 • 540-775-2024

Quikey

Bulletline

link4

Your Invitation Place

Balloon House