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Council divided on sale of town-owned property

Colonial Beach Town Council spent a great deal of time at the June meeting on two ordinances that would vacate two town-owned parcels and approve the sale to adjoining property owners. Both of which required public hearings.

The council voted unanimously to vacate the properties, but resistance from council members caused the sale of one property to be set aside for a later date.

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New council divided

Newest member of Colonial Beach Town Council, Linda Brubaker, was met with opposition from other council members when she presented some ideas to boost revenue, as well as citizen and staff concerns.
Brubaker told the council that she and Councilman Tommy Edwards had met with Building and Zoning

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Town gets down to business

Colonial Beach Town Manager Val Foulds updated the council on recent issues at the Thursday session of the Town Council work session.

Town staff is working on next fiscal year’s budget, which begins July 1. Foulds reported that town staff participated in a four-hour workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to review revenue projections only.

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First council meeting of 2013 brings procedural changes

The new council wasted no time making significant changes to procedures for council meetings. Mayor Mike Ham allowed speakers more time at the podium and even allowed one speaker to identify various citizens by name, some the speaker complimented and others the speaker openly attacked, an activity that had been prohibited by former Mayor Fred Rummage. Later Ham commented, “That’s the price we pay for freedom of speech.”

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Colonial Beach Police Chief Blevins resigns

Council appoints Captain William Seay Interim Chief

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Councilman Tommy Edwards abstained from the vote to accept Blevins' resignation but voted for Seay's appointment to interim Chief of Police.

Colonial Beach Chief of Police Kenneth Blevins, Sr. walked out of Town Center after attending a closed meeting with Council and Town Manager Val Foulds. Blevins collected his belongings from his normal seat and left the building without speaking to anyone.

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