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Foulds follows up on audit report with an update on the budget

Although auditor Billy Robinson of Brown Edwards & Company, LLP issued the Town of Colonial Beach a clean opinion for fiscal year 2013, at the Nov. 21 council work session, he cautioned the council, “The town really needs to examine more closely, how far off the tax projections were to the actual taxes collected. For property taxes, it was $122,000 less than budgeted (or projected), for other local taxes, it was $82,000 less than budgeted.”

Read more: Foulds follows up on audit report with an update on the budget

Town loses $20,800 in revenue in Hamilton St. sale

Every council has one. It seems that every council has at least one transaction, ordinance or resolution that blows up in its face. While the current Colonial Beach Town Council has no lack of these, the Hamilton Street vacation has to be the most embarrassing land transaction for the council, so far this year.

Read more: Town loses $20,800 in revenue in Hamilton St. sale

Council denies allegations of attempting to abolish CBPD

At a Nov. 14 special meeting at 9:30 a.m., Colonial Beach Town Council denied attempts to abolish the Colonial Beach Police Department (CBPD), stating that the notion was only rumors. Despite audience members who watched or attended previous meetings, stating the council was unclear about their intentions, the council members continued to deny intentions of looking into abolishing of the CBPD.

Read more: Council denies allegations of attempting to abolish CBPD

Curtin quits after CB Council meeting

On Nov. 14, after the adjournment of an early morning meeting of the Colonial Beach Town Council to discuss the Colonial Beach Police Department (CBPD), Councilman Tim Curtin left the meeting room, returning about 45 minutes later with his typed resignation.

Read more: Curtin quits after CB Council meeting

Council denies attempting to abolish CBPD

At  its Nov. 14 special meeting the Colonial Beach Town Council denied attempting to abolish the Colonial Beach police department (CBPD), terming the notion a rumor. Despite audience members who watched or attended previous meetings stating the council was unclear about their intentions, council members continued to deny intentions of looking into abolition of the CBPD.

Colonial Beach Town Council has skirted around the issue of what to do with the CBPD since Oct. 10 council meeting. At that meeting the council had scheduled on their agenda to meet with Westmoreland County Sheriff, C. O. Balderson. Although the agenda did not state the nature of the meeting nor did attendees speaking on the matter offer up the reason, Mayor Mike Ham stated in a phone interview on the following Monday, that a few council members have requested Balderson meet with them in an open meeting to discuss consolidation of the CBPD and the Westmoreland Sheriff's office.

Read more: Council denies attempting to abolish CBPD

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