- Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 12:02
- Published on Thursday, 14 November 2013 18:27
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At its Nov. 14 special meeting the Colonial Beach Town Council denied attempting to abolish the Colonial Beach police department (CBPD), terming the notion a rumor. Despite audience members who watched or attended previous meetings stating the council was unclear about their intentions, council members continued to deny intentions of looking into abolition of the CBPD.
Colonial Beach Town Council has skirted around the issue of what to do with the CBPD since Oct. 10 council meeting. At that meeting the council had scheduled on their agenda to meet with Westmoreland County Sheriff, C. O. Balderson. Although the agenda did not state the nature of the meeting nor did attendees speaking on the matter offer up the reason, Mayor Mike Ham stated in a phone interview on the following Monday, that a few council members have requested Balderson meet with them in an open meeting to discuss consolidation of the CBPD and the Westmoreland Sheriff's office.
- Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 12:04
- Published on Thursday, 14 November 2013 18:23
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On Nov. 14, after the adjournment of an early morning meeting of the Colonial Beach Town Council to discuss the Colonial Beach Police Department, Councilman Tim Curtin left the meeting room, returning about 45 minutes later with his typed resignation.
The resignation states the circumstances under which Curtin decided to run for Council, ultimately applying for an appointed position and later being voted into a four-year term on Council. Curtin stated in his resignation that he joined council to address grave concerns for the future of the town and the need for hard decisions. Curtin did specifically outline these items but said when he was voted in he was hopeful that things would change.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:14
- Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:14
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The Colonial Beach Town Council has a busy day planned for Thursday, Nov. 14. Council is expected to hear options from Town Attorney Andrea Erard at 9:30 a.m., on what they can legally do about changing the town’s charter. Although the council has not been too clear on what it wants to change in the charter, some council members have indicated that they are looking for ways to abolish the Colonial Beach Police Department.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 13:25
- Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 13:25
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The October 24 Colonial Beach Town Council Work Session was customarily long. As usual, it was not without its controversies.
Some members of council were upset over citizen Jay Jarvis’ work on the Boardwalk Vendor Program.
Jarvis, responding to repeated requests from the current council to all citizens to volunteer their expertise to help resolve issues in the town, took charge of researching and inquiries to vendors and business owners to revamp the Boardwalk Vendor Program.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:39
- Published on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:49
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At the October 24 Colonial Beach Town Council work session, what began with a discussion started by Councilman Jim Chiarello on proceeding to hire a permanent police chief, turned into a series of disagreements between council members on how, or if, they should proceed.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:23
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Several accusations were tossed around during the October 10 Colonial Beach Town Council meeting, and two items were approved.
The council passed a resolution to recognize and support the 2014 Downtown Revitalization Management Team. The resolution recognizes that more stakeholders, such as property and business owners, within the revitalization and downtown area, as well as representatives from both Dominion Virginia Power and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), should be included.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:57
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Colonial Beach Building Inspector Dexter Monroe addressed the town council during the August work session, describing some of the problems discovered with rental housing when Code Compliance Manager Theresa Davis responds to citizen complaints.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:54
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Colonial Beach Town Manager Val Foulds recruited Marion Miller, a certified public accountant retired from public procurement, to research options for obtaining a 350 kw generator to power Colonial Beach High School in case of power failures.