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Early morning meeting drives council member to quit

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

The resignation states the circumstances under which Curtin decided to run for Council, ultimately applying for an appointed position and later being voted into a four-year term on Council. Curtin stated in his resignation that he joined council to address grave concerns for the future of the town and the need for hard decisions. Curtin did specifically outline these items but said when he was voted in he was hopeful that things would change.

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Council will explore options to disband or abolish CBPD at Nov. 14 meeting

The Colonial Beach Town Council has a busy day planned for Thursday, Nov. 14. Council is expected to hear options from Town Attorney Andrea Erard at 9:30 a.m., on what they can legally do about changing the town’s charter. Although the council has not been too clear on what it wants to change in the charter, some council members have indicated that they are looking for ways to abolish the Colonial Beach Police Department.

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Tension revealed during Council work session

The October 24 Colonial Beach Town Council Work Session was customarily long. As usual, it was not without its controversies.

Some members of council were upset over citizen Jay Jarvis’ work on the Boardwalk Vendor Program.

Jarvis, responding to repeated requests from the current council to all citizens to volunteer their expertise to help resolve issues in the town, took charge of researching and inquiries to vendors and business owners to revamp the Boardwalk Vendor Program.

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Discussion of hiring a police chief turns into talk of abolishing Colonial Beach PD

At the October 24 Colonial Beach Town Council work session, what began with a discussion started by Councilman Jim Chiarello on proceeding to hire a permanent police chief, turned into a series of disagreements between council members on how, or if, they should proceed.

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October council meeting yields many tricks but few treats

Several accusations were tossed around during the October 10 Colonial Beach Town Council meeting, and two items were approved.

The council passed a resolution to recognize and support the 2014 Downtown Revitalization Management Team. The resolution recognizes that more stakeholders, such as property and business owners, within the revitalization and downtown area, as well as representatives from both Dominion Virginia Power and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), should be included.

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