- Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:22
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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
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 August 2011 14:55
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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
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:30
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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
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2011 00:00
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After a citizen-packed special meeting on Wednesday night in which all 21 citizen speakers favored level funding for the school system, the Budget and Administration Committee chaired by Sparky Ridgely convened on Thursday, June 23, to revisit the proposed budget.
Ridgely opened the meeting by saying, “In an effort to try to meet the public’s wishes, we looked for guidance from the town attorney.” Ridgely urged the committee to recommend approval of the advertised budget, advertise a tax increase in July and approve an amended budget in August that would provide level funding to schools based on increased tax revenues. According to Ridgely, “That is the legal way to do
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With the June 30 deadline for a new budget quickly approaching, Town Council released its proposed budget for 2011-2012 at a public hearing on Wednesday night.
According to the budget, general fund revenue projections are down by $149,477. The highest decreases in revenue are expected in real estate taxes, personal property taxes, business license taxes, and revenue from use of property. The only revenue categories showing an expected increase are local sales and use taxes and transfers in.
The largest decrease in funding is the school transfer category, with a
- Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2013 10:41
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Town Council held a public hearing during its regular council meeting to review the sale of a portion of town-owned waterfront property that was previously identified as Scenic Drive in old planning maps to William Speight.
Council approval of the sale of waterfront land began at its May meeting when council unanimously approved a sale of a portion of Scenic Drive to Bill Milleson. Speight owns property several homes
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For the third consecutive month, Colonial Beach Town Council voted on a resolution to approve the abandonment of a town-owned right-of-way on Lawrence Lane. Resolution 21-11 passed unanimously by way of a roll call vote. The resolution further instructs the town manager and town attorney to proceed with the appraisal and other requirements for the sale of the property.
Council members Karen Payne, Sparky Ridgely, Burkett Lyburn, Shane Buzby and Mike Ham all reported that they
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Committee members discuss budget, safety, connection fees
Colonial Beach Town Council Committee members authorized Town Manager Val Foulds to work with Town Attorney Andrea Erard and advertise a public hearing to review changing the current election cycle for local elections from May to November. Once the public has an opportunity to speak out on the issue, council will then decide whether to move the local elections to November.
Foulds was also authorized to advertise for a public hearing to review instituting a policy to request additional fees from persons convicted of driving