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Board of Zoning Appeals grants partial variance

Paul and Susan Flint have 30 days to appeal the Board of Zoning Appeals decision.

The Flints applied for a variance that would allow them to over-ride the setback rules allowing for the construction of a 10 x 10 foot deck and a 10 x 14 foot gazebo in the rear of their property located at 28 Lincoln Ave.

The board granted the recommendations of the building and zoning staff, which would allow for construction only on an existing concrete slab but Mr. Flint was not happy and said, “That is not as large as the survey we submitted and the plan proposed. I’m not sure that a deck of that size would be practical because it is so small.”

The property in question has an existing slab that measures 92 square feet and is covered with gravel. The couple want

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After the Storm: A Water Shed Event

Colonial Beach—Explore ways to protect your property from erosion due to storm water damage and beautify your landscape in environmentally friendly ways on Saturday, April 14, 2012, when Northern Neck Master Naturalists present “After the Storm: A Water Shed Event” at the Placid Bay Civic Association building in Colonial Beach (Oak Grove), VA. Admission is free.

When it rains; it drains. Where does that water go? On September 8, 2011, Lee dropped 29 inches of rain on Placid Bay in one day. Houses flooded, roads washed out, and dams failed. “After the Storm” is a response to that destruction and will

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Auxiliary officers to be trained in CB

The announcement of the Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy for auxiliary police officers has sparked Colonial Beach Police Department to reserve two places in anticipation that the council will vote in favor of a resolution to authorize auxiliary officers.

Colonial Beach Police Chief, Kenneth Blevins Sr. told committee members, “We are already a charter member of the Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy so the classes will add no extra cost to the department. The auxiliary are supplied uniforms but the individuals will provide equipment.”

Auxiliary police officers are used in all capacities in law enforcement to supplement regular full time officers to include special events, natural disasters, normal patrol, etc., as needed once they have completed all the required training.

The training schedule for auxiliary is conducted two to three evenings a week and on Saturdays for approximately eleven months, unlike paid officers who complete a full time academy in four months. The flexible schedule allows auxiliaries to continue to maintain other employment.

Auxiliaries do however receive the same level of training as traditional paid officers before completion of their academy.

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Suspect arrested in shooting and robbery in Colonial Beach

Daniel Dwayne Hill, age 18 of Colonial Beach was arrested at 8 a.m. in connection with a shooting and robbery of a male resident in Colonial Beach at 4:39 a.m. Saturday, March 24.

Hill is being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail without bond pending arraignment on March 27 in Westmoreland County General District Court.

Hill is charged with burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon, aggravated malicious wounding, abduction, robbery and four counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Colonial Beach Police Department responded to a 911 call from a resident reporting that someone was attempting to break in to his home. When police arrived on the scene they found a male resident who had been shot. Police secured the area for emergency medical personnel.Colonial Beach Rescue Squad transported the shooting victim to Mary Washington Hospital where he is being treated for a non-life threatening gun shot wound.

Law enforcement from Westmoreland Sheriff’s Office, King George Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police with a K-9 were called into help.

A search of the area by K-9 and officers resulted in the apprehension of a suspect at approximately 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

Slots at the Riverboat in Colonial Beach

King George businessman Stan Palivoda and a group of investors who are looking to bring slot machines to the Riverboat in Colonial Beach saw their efforts take a large step forward today. Members of the Charles County delegation in the Maryland House of Delegates have introduced legislation that, if passed, will provide for a statewide referendum this year to amend the Maryland constitution to allow slot machines at the Riverboat.

If approved by voters, the Riverboat is expected to provide revenue of $95,818,250 by the year 2015. Since the gaming will take place in Maryland waters, Maryland will see approximately $46.5 million in tax revenue and Charles County, where the Riverboat is

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