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Grant to help with CB home ownership

A few lucky, willing, residents of Colonial Beach soon may move from rental units to home ownership ...

Town and School Board sign agreement

After months of negotiation, the Colonial Beach Town Council and School Board have finally reached a...

Planning Director, Mitchell resigns

Colonial Beach is currently looking for a Planning Director to fill the shoes of Gary Mitchell, who ...

Colonial Beach boil water notice rescinded

Colonial Beach residents were given the ‘all clear’ on July 25, after being notified 3 days earlier ...

Colonial Beach drinking water contamination determination to notify public lies with Health Department

On July 23, at 10:15 a.m., The Journal spoke with Bennett Ragnauth, Engineering Field Director from ...

Colonial Beach - Boil your water

Don't drink the water, until it is boiled

Public Works Director Rob Murphy said that E-Coli bacteri...

 

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Boardwalk revitalization grant application complete

Colonial Beach Town Council passed resolutions to finalize the application for a $750,000 Business District Revitalization Grant at a special meeting held last Thursday,    Feb. 16.

The council, after watching a power point presentation by Carol Rizzio of Lands Studio outlining the different phases of revitalization planned for Colonial Beach, passed a resolution naming the

Read more: Boardwalk revitalization grant application complete

Buzby resigns from council

Councilman Shane Buzby makes the fourth resignation from Colonial Beach Town Council in less than a year.

Councilman, Stephen Kennedy resigned on March 23, 2011. Councilwoman Karen Payne’s resignation was accepted November 2011, and councilman Ronald ‘Sparky’ Ridgely’s resignation was added to the agenda at the December meeting.

Buzby announced his resignation in a letter dated Feb. 10, the same day he was signed in as a Deputy Sheriff with Westmoreland County Sheriffs Department.

In his letter Buzby said, “It has been a pleasure serving in this capacity and I thank all of the

Read more: Buzby resigns from council

Colonial Beach Town Council loses a second member in less than 30 days

For the second meeting in a row Colonial Beach Town Council accepted one of its member's resignations, both of whom served on the Budget Committee.

At the November meeting, Council announced the resignation of Karen Payne chair of the Budget Committee.

At the December meeting, no sooner did Council reconvene from closed session to announce Payne's replacement; Tim Curtin, but Council added to their agenda a resolution to accept Ronald

Read more: Colonial Beach Town Council loses a second member in less than 30 days

Karen Payne resigns from Colonial Beach Town Council

The Colonial Beach Town Council added a resolution to last night's agenda to accept the Resignation of Councilwoman Karen Payne who did not attend the meeting last night. Payne was not available for comment and no reason was given for her resignation. Details will be given as soon as they become available.

 

Ham proposes giving developers a break

Payne says proposal will burden citizens

Mike Ham, chairman of the economic development committee and a member of the public works committee, will present water and sewer tap fee incentives for multiple dwelling projects to the Colonial Beach Town Council at next month’s meeting. Ham wants the council to consider giving discounts on water and sewer hook-up fees (tap fees) to multi-dwelling projects like Monroe Point.
Although many steps are needed before this idea can become policy, it will have to be explored by the Public Works

Read more: Ham proposes giving developers a break

Mayor names new committee members

Mayor Fred Rummage invoked his privilege “to make all appointments to Town Council committees” granted under the By-Laws and Rules of Procedure for the Colonial Beach Town Council and re-organized council committee membership rosters.  Council members had previously agreed to change council committee membership rosters.

Rummage appointed Karen Payne as chairwoman of the Budget Committee with Sparky Ridgely and Mike Ham as members.  Burkett Lyburn was appointed chairman of the Public Safety Committee with Sparky Ridgely and Shane Buzby as members.  Gary Seeber was appointed chairman of the Public Works

Read more: Mayor names new committee members

Briefs: Revitalization, ‘no wake’ zone

Chairman Mike Ham welcomed Carol Rizzio and Bill Spivey, of Land Studio PC, who presented an update on ongoing efforts to procure a federal revitalization grant for the downtown core business area at the Economic Development section of Colonial Beach Town Council’s committee meetings Thursday, July 28. 

Rizzio presented a drawing that outlined citizen and business-owner suggested changes to the business area, which is Colonial Avenue to

Read more: Briefs: Revitalization, ‘no wake’ zone

Council corrects budget appropriation for schools

It was just a miscalculation.

Due to a $1.6 million dollar mistake made in council’s recently passed 2011/2012 budget, and because the School Board passed a budget based on incorrect numbers, council member Karen Payne spoke out at the July Town Council meeting. The $1.6 million local effort for the Colonial Beach schools appeared twice in the ordinance document, and was added in twice in the budget resulting in a seemingly additional $1.6 million appropriation for the schools and a

Read more: Council corrects budget appropriation for schools

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