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Council puts CB school demolition on hold

The Colonial Beach Town Council put a stop to a demolition notice for the town’s former elementary s...

Old school’s future in doubt

Old school’s future in doubt

A town official has ordered the former Colonial Beach Elementary School to be demolished in about tw...

Council tries to cut taxes, told it can’t

Despite their best efforts and good intentions, the Colonial Beach Town Council was unable to reduce...

High cost dooms local event

High cost dooms local event

Money was the driving factor for the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce’s decision to discontinue ho...

Police: CB Elementary School fire arson

Police: CB Elementary School fire arson

Law enforcement officials have said the Jan. 5 fire that destroyed the former Colonial Beach Element...

Injured vets honored after bus breaks down on way to event

Injured vets honored after bus breaks down on way to event

Colonial Beach’s effort to honor two dozen injured soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center lit...

 

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Council discusses obtaining a generator to be available during emergencies but takes no action

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.

Read more: Council discusses obtaining a generator to be available during emergencies but takes no action

Shepherd fights hard battle for controversial parcel

Clayton L. Shepherd found himself before the Colonial Beach Town Council for the third time, fighting for the right to purchase an    827-sq.-ft. piece of land adjoining his property.

Read more: Shepherd fights hard battle for controversial parcel

Real Estate tax rate remains unchanged for Colonial Beach residents

Colonial Beach Town Council held a special meeting this evening to vote on advertised tax increases and the town’s budget for fiscal year 2013-14.

Read more: Real Estate tax rate remains unchanged for Colonial Beach residents

Citizens support the schools, but not a tax hike

Colonial Beach Town Council may have a hard time deciphering the majority opinion on which taxes to raise after last week’s public hearing on the matter.

The council had previously promised to fund the school system the full amount it requested. Now, they are scrambling to find a way to fulfill that promise.

Read more: Citizens support the schools, but not a tax hike

Council divided on sale of town-owned property

Colonial Beach Town Council spent a great deal of time at the June meeting on two ordinances that would vacate two town-owned parcels and approve the sale to adjoining property owners. Both of which required public hearings.

The council voted unanimously to vacate the properties, but resistance from council members caused the sale of one property to be set aside for a later date.

Read more: Council divided on sale of town-owned property

New council divided

Newest member of Colonial Beach Town Council, Linda Brubaker, was met with opposition from other council members when she presented some ideas to boost revenue, as well as citizen and staff concerns.
Brubaker told the council that she and Councilman Tommy Edwards had met with Building and Zoning

Read more: New council divided

Town gets down to business

Colonial Beach Town Manager Val Foulds updated the council on recent issues at the Thursday session of the Town Council work session.

Town staff is working on next fiscal year’s budget, which begins July 1. Foulds reported that town staff participated in a four-hour workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to review revenue projections only.

Read more: Town gets down to business

First council meeting of 2013 brings procedural changes

The new council wasted no time making significant changes to procedures for council meetings. Mayor Mike Ham allowed speakers more time at the podium and even allowed one speaker to identify various citizens by name, some the speaker complimented and others the speaker openly attacked, an activity that had been prohibited by former Mayor Fred Rummage. Later Ham commented, “That’s the price we pay for freedom of speech.”

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