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CB school board OKs $1.8M insurance deal

The Colonial Beach School Board has voted to accept an insurance settlement offer of $1.8 million to...

Colonial Beach Important Notice

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Due to the relocation of

The Town Manager’s Office, Town Clerk’s Office and Treas...

Gym home  to 102 years of memories

Gym home to 102 years of memories

Today, the facility sits silently behind fences and yellow tape.

It’s a far cry from the raucous sce...

Yellow Ribbon Fund soldiers to be honored in CB

The Yellow Ribbon Fund is well-known for its work in bridging the gaps in funding and care for injur...

CB rescue squad will stay open

CB rescue squad will stay open

The Colonial Beach Rescue Squad will be allowed to remain in its home despite safety concerns expres...

Rasing the flag

Rasing the flag

Eagle Scout project brings new pole to CB High School

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Solid foundations, more taxation; Council gives boaters the slip free

At the Colonial Beach public hearings on tax increases and utility hikes, the Town Council got an ear full. Residents spoke out on raising real estate taxes, marina and boat owners spoke out against reinstating the boat tax, and a few brave citizens spoke in support of raising taxes and fees, getting some negative reactions by the majority of the crowd.

Read more: Solid foundations, more taxation; Council gives boaters the slip free

Council works to grant CBVFD’s funding request

On April 28, the Colonial Beach Town Council decided to go through the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget line by line, to see where they could make cuts. After five hours on Monday, both Councilwomen Linda Brubaker and Wanda Goforth they had not accomplished a thing.

Read more: Council works to grant CBVFD’s funding request

Col. Beach Sewer usage rate increase recommended

In Colonial Beach, the town’s sewer fund is currently losing money. The town council has been warned since 2012, but so far, the council has not taken action to rectify the problem. The 2012 council went so far as to raise water rates, but lower connection fees, resulting in user fees being used to subsidize the connection fees.

Read more: Col. Beach Sewer usage rate increase recommended

Town Council considers a .25 cent increase in real estate taxes

During a long budget work session held on April 15 the council wrapped up discussions after almost five hours by discussing the possibility of advertising a 25-cent real estate tax increase.

Read more: Town Council considers a .25 cent increase in real estate taxes

Town votes to fund school move, again

It’s not surprising that people who routinely follow news on the Colonial Beach School System are confused, since both Town Council and the School Board also seemed confused as to what has been approved for funding and what hasn’t.

Read more: Town votes to fund school move, again

Code Compliance Officer accused of Trespassing

Colonial Beach Town Council spilled the beans about Town employee Theresa Davis’ charge of trespassing, filed against her by a citizen of the town, during a reconvened work session on Thursday, March 28.

Read more: Code Compliance Officer accused of Trespassing

CB Town Council expected to announce a new police chief

After two rounds of advertising and several meetings to discuss applicants for the position of Chief of Police for the Colonial Beach Police Department (CBPD), the town council is expected to introduce a new police chief at the March 13 Colonial Beach Town Council meeting.

Read more: CB Town Council expected to announce a new police chief

Council praises Town’s snow removal efforts

A significant snowstorm hit the little Town of Colonial Beach beginning on the evening of Wednesday, Feb.12.  And town crews began plowing just after midnight. Residents woke up to plowed roads, but a few people were in disbelief. Some residents complained about the high snow left in front of their driveways by the plows, but for the most part, many residents were very pleased with the town’s response to, and management of last week’s snow.

Read more: Council praises Town’s snow removal efforts

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