- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 11:39
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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.”
- Last Updated on Thursday, 10 January 2013 23:49
- Published on Thursday, 10 January 2013 23:40
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Council appoints Captain William Seay Interim Chief
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.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 23 December 2012 14:29
- Published on Sunday, 23 December 2012 14:16
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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.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 12:38
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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.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 00:41
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Relocating Town Hall
Public Works Committee Chair, Gary Seeber began his meeting with, “We are looking into relocating town hall.”
A memo to the town council and public works committee from Town Manager, Val Foulds, dated August 8, 2012 outlines some of the physical problems that exist in town hall.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 20:23
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Colonial Beach Town Council approved a resolution allowing the town manager to apply for an allocation of funds through the Virginia Department of Transportation fiscal year 2013-14 revenue sharing program.
If accepted the state will allocate $275,000 to be matched with an equivalent amount from the town for construction projects, to include drainage and paving to two unpaved roads, Stratford St. from Santa Maria to Stratford Circle and Forest Ave. from Stratford St. to Linda Ln. in Colonial Beach.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 22:37
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Bryan and Vickie Coffman, owners of High Tides Restaurant located at 205 Taylor St. on the boardwalk, spoke at the Colonial Beach committee meeting requesting a no loitering ordinance be put in place by next summer.
Vicky Coffman told council members that they spend thousands of dollars on advertisement to bring customers and entertainment to Colonial Beach. Coffman’s main complaint is loitering on the boardwalk from Colonial Ave. to the tourism building.
Coffman claimed that police have been unable to deal with the problem because they have no legal recourse to force people to move on and council deliberated for roughly 20 minutes with some members of council saying there is a need for loitering laws.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:40
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Colonial Beach Town Council will hold a public hearing to raise water usage fees (Res. 629) and lower tap (hook up) fees (Res. 628).
If resolution 629 passes residents will see a $10 a month increase or $30 in their quarterly utility bills beginning September 1, 2012.
Residents outside the corporate limits will see a $15 a month increase.
The town stands to gain approximately $240,000 in revenues for public works each year with the increase, which it needs for two major water and sewer infrastructural capital improvement projects.
The first project is a mandated upgrade planned on the numbered streets which has been estimated at approximately four million dollars.