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FEMA obligates $31,000 reimbursement for Irene

FEMA has notified Colonial Beach that it has obligated $31,000 reimbursement for trash clean up on public property and storm preparations, for Hurricane Irene.

Because the reimbursement does not cover private assistance or pick up of private debris the town will bear the costs associated with residential removal of debris.

There is still more paperwork and red tape before the Town sees any of this money but it is still

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Revitalization Plan reviewed

The Colonial Beach Business District Revitalization Management Team (Block Grant Committee) met on Dec 12 to review the Revitalization Plan’s last chapter on implementation and reviewed cost estimates for various proposed projects to utilize sought after revitalization grant money.

If approved the Business District Revitalization Grant could net the town up to

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Tim Trivett questions CB Volunteer Rescue Squad activities

Tim Trivett spoke out at Thursday’s Town Council Meeting as a private citizen airing concerns regarding activity by unnamed members of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad. Holding leadership responsible, he raised concerns that vehicles with emergency tags were being driven at high speeds through town streets with no regard for public safety.
“For too long now, there have been a couple of vehicles that have emergency tags on them that’ve been flying up our streets, Bancroft and all into the town for emergencies and not showing any regard.” Trivett questioned whether the council would be liable for accidents resulting from a member responding to a call.
Trivett implied that some of these incidents were unwarranted, saying, “We have people that are untrained running to the scenes, to medical emergencies, it’s even after some of these scenes have already been secured and you have medical personnel there.”
Trivett also addressed the personal use of rescue squad saying, “these vehicles are being used for personal use, on a regular basis, on a daily basis!”

Read more: Tim Trivett questions CB Volunteer Rescue Squad activities

In with the old and out with the new

Residents polled agree on one thing, the town needs a facelift but everyone has different ideas about what’s best. The revitalization block grant committee must work to decide what changes the town will pursue.

In 2010, Colonial Beach received a Business District Revitalization planning grant of $35,000 to perform an analysis of the town and develop a comprehensive economic restructuring plan for the town’s historic business district in order to attract more tourists. The business district runs the length of Colonial and Washington Ave. as well as surrounding blocks towards the

Read more: In with the old and out with the new

Stabbing results in charge of attempted murder

On Tuesday, Sept. 20 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Colonial Beach Police Department responded to a 911 call in the area of 11th Street and Myers Avenue in reference to a reported stabbing that had just occured.
According to Chief Kenny Blevins, Sr., upon arrival Cpl. K.W. Blevins Jr., Officers Lee Felts, Amy Molinares and Chris Kerns located a 34 year old male who had been stabbed several times during an altercation.
Colonial Beach Fire and Rescue responded providing first aid before arranging for the victim to be air lifted to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, where surgery was performed and he is currently in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit at that location.
The victim was able to provide information at the scene to officers that resulted in the arrest at approximately 10:30 p.m. of 45 year old Luis Angel Ramos Fernandez of Colonial Beach for Attempted 1st Degree Murder. Mr Fernandez is currently being held with no bond at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, pending arraignment on that charge.
The investigation is continuing that may result in additional charges at a later date.
The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office also responded to assist.

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