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Colonial Beach Council proposes real estate tax increase

Colonial Beach Town Council recently held a special meeting on to discuss solutions to balancing the...

Three charged with arson in Colonial Beach school fire

Three charged with arson in Colonial Beach school fire

Virginia State Police have announced the arrest of three suspects in connection with the 2014 fire t...

Earth Day festivities include tree planting

Earth Day festivities include tree planting

Colonial Beach students participated in two events rolled into one on Earth Day.
Ground was broken fo...

Colonial Beach Pier a lure for water lovers

Colonial Beach Pier a lure for water lovers

No matter the season, whatever the weather, the Colonial Beach Municipal Pier remains a top attracti...

Colonial Beach council seeks school demolition estimates

Colonial Beach council seeks school demolition estimates

The Colonial Beach Town Council has voted unanimously to obtain estimates for the demolition of the ...

Colonial Beach fire chief saves MD family from house fire

Colonial Beach fire chief saves MD family from house fire

Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Chief David Robey was on his way to Hughsville, MD when he spotted the...

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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.”

Read more: First council meeting of 2013 brings procedural changes

Colonial Beach Police Chief Blevins resigns

Council appoints Captain William Seay Interim Chief

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Councilman Tommy Edwards abstained from the vote to accept Blevins' resignation but voted for Seay's appointment to interim Chief of Police.

Colonial Beach Chief of Police Kenneth Blevins, Sr. walked out of Town Center after attending a closed meeting with Council and Town Manager Val Foulds. Blevins collected his belongings from his normal seat and left the building without speaking to anyone.

Read more: Colonial Beach Police Chief Blevins resigns

Council will pay for fire watch services

Council action will keep residents from being evicted on Christmas eve

Colonial Beach Town Council held an emergency meeting on Sunday, Dec. 23 after officials were informed that Building Inspector Dextor Monroe was notified by the owner of the Beachgate Inn that he intended to to stop payment for fire watch services at the inn.

Read more: Council will pay for fire watch services

New businesses hoping to open in Classic Shores

Home-based businesses popping up in the numbered streets

Two enterprising business women may be setting a precedent for starting businesses in the numbered streets. Although the town has a business district along Colonial Ave. and Washington, the Comprehensive Plan allows for small home-based businesses throughout neighborhoods in town as long as they are not disruptive to quiet living.

Read more: New businesses hoping to open in Classic Shores

 

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