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Potomac River Festival kicks off summer in CB

Potomac River Festival kicks off summer in CB

Annual crowd-pleaser runs June 10-12, includes carnival, parades, much more for whole family
Firework...

Crabs rebounding, but not happy about rain

Crabs rebounding, but not happy about rain

Recent surveys have shown the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River is at...

Bids for construction of new CB ES set to be opened

Megan O'Connell told the Colonial Beach School Board during its meeting last week that bids for cons...

Colonial Beach VFD ladies auxiliary raising funds for firemen

Colonial Beach VFD ladies auxiliary raising funds for firemen

Despite the rainy weather Saturday, the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary r...

CB student off to national auto body competition

CB student off to national auto body competition

John Parks, a 17-year-old Colonial Beach High School student whose great grandfather, grandfather an...

CB foundation adds board members

The Colonial Beach Foundation, a not-for-profit community corporation, with IRS 501(c)(3) designatio...

 

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Colonial Beach council ponders sidewalk fixes

The Colonial Beach Town Council heard staff reports on failing and dangerous sidewalks within the town, at its Aug. 27 council work session.

Read more: Colonial Beach council ponders sidewalk fixes

Colonial Beach Council mulls zoning rules

Despite a plea from Planning Commission Chair Robin Schick, the Colonial Beach Town Council will hold off action on amendments that will affect the sale of artwork by Artisan Trail participants in Colonial Beach until the affected zoning ordinances can be reviewed by council.

Read more: Colonial Beach Council mulls zoning rules

Infrastructure projects moving forward in Colonial Beach

Colonial Beach has, and continues to, undergo continuous infrastructural work right below residents feet.
However, many citizens don’t even know the work is taking place. Recently a group of residents criticized the council and town staff for failing to work on the town’s infrastructure. The remarks came at public hearings on the recently approved real estate tax increase.

Read more: Infrastructure projects moving forward in Colonial Beach

Colonial Beach Council approves 6-cent tax increase

The Colonial Beach Town Council has approved the advertised budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The council did so at its June 25 work session.
The budget will be balanced in part by a 6 percent real estate tax increase passed by the council at a meeting a week earlier and by taking $200,000 from reserves.  

Read more: Colonial Beach Council approves 6-cent tax increase

CB Council approves 6-cent tax increase

The Colonial Beach Town Council has voted 6-1 to raise the real estate tax rate by 6 cents. Councilwoman Wanda Goforth cast the opposing vote.

Read more: CB Council approves 6-cent tax increase

Colonial Beach Council proposes real estate tax increase

Colonial Beach Town Council recently held a special meeting on to discuss solutions to balancing the proposed 2015-16 budget.

Read more: Colonial Beach Council proposes real estate tax increase

Downtown property owners invited to facade improvement meeting

The Colonial Beach Revitalization Management Team has identified roughly 25 properties that are eligible for facade improvement money from the Community Development Block Grant Revitalization grant.
The revitalization team is reaching out to all the business property owners in the downtown revitalization area, which stretches from the Riverfront Boardwalk to both sides of Washington Avenue and from Hawthorne Street to Colonial Avenue.

Read more: Downtown property owners invited to facade improvement meeting

Robin Grove Park will not be sold

Colonial Beach Town Council members Mike Looney and Wanda Goforth are opposing plans to sell Robin Grove Park.
Their announcement at the council’s March 26 work session effectively derailed the plans of the owner of Boat House Marina to purchase the property.

Read more: Robin Grove Park will not be sold

 

 

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