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Beach real estate tax rate reduced

Colonial Beach property owners will not see an increase in real estate taxes this year.  Ordinance #592 was passed by a unanimous vote of town council on Nov. 11 at a special meeting that began at 7 p.m. and adjourned at 7:04 p.m. with one public comment. All town council members were in attendance with the exception of Sparky Ridgely who was out of town.  According to council member Steve Kennedy “The reason for doing this is to keep the tax at the same level as last year.” 

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Anglers haul in whoppers at the Beach’s rockfish tourney

     

Thank you to all who helped with the Annual Rockfish Tournament this past weekend. The event was co-sponsored by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce, Dockside Restaurant, Colonial Beach Yacht Center, Potomac River Charters, and Wilkerson’s Restaurant. Volunteers: Helen Moffett, Patty Hansley, Betty Whitestone, Judy Purkey, Larry Roberson, Jimmy Stanley, Ellis Rose, Mike Hamm, Jamie Geddes, Jordan Grimley, Austin Tippett, Chrissy Tippett, Carey Geddes and Peggy Campbell.
Winners of the Annual Rockfish Tournament held in Colonial Beach:

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Drifters take 1st place at annual Theatre Festival

On Monday, Nov. 1, the Northern Neck held its annual Theatre Festival involving Colonial Beach, Northumberland and Washington & Lee High Schools.  The event was held at Northumberland High School in their beautiful state-of-the-art auditorium.  The Drifters claimed their first ever District title in Theatre, edging out W&L’s performance of “Hamlette”

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Mayor calls for due process, hearing

Council defers action on real estate tax reduction and noise ordinanceThe October Town Council meeting kicked off with competing resolutions about Mayor Fred Rummage’s access to town hall. Council member Steve Kennedy placed Resolution 50-10 on the agenda, which is a resolution to reaffirm Resolutions 27-09 and 33-09. Those 2009 resolutions prohibit the mayor from maintaining an office in town hall and further directed the town attorney to issue a “No Trespass” notice to Mayor Rummage.  

Rummage, in response to Kennedy’s resolution, placed Resolution 51-10 on the agenda, which would rescind Resolutions 27-09 and 33-09. Rummage spoke to the council and citizens present noting that “When I ran for this office there was a physical office for the mayor. It is very embarrassing to me when I have to meet with people from out of town and citizens; this is not an orthodox manner in which to conduct business.”  

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Worrell waives her preliminary hearing

Barbara Worrell, former Chief Financial Officer of Colonial Beach Schools and former acting school superintendent, through her attorney, Mark Gardner, waived her right to a preliminary hearing this afternoon, Sept. 22, in General District Court of Westmoreland County.
Worrell stands accused of 13 felony counts of embezzlement of funds from Colonial Beach Public Schools from February 25, 2008, to April 10, 2009.  Worrell was placed on administrative leave in May 2009 after the Westmoreland Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office announced an inv

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