- Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 March 2010 19:58
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Public work committee meeting
The public works committee meeting began with a discussion concerning the expense of snow removal for this year’s snowstorms.
Public Works Director Rob Murphy reported that the time spent on snow removal included 80 hours of overtime and totaled 100 hours including regular hours.
“We incurred calls for two new replacement plows; about $10,000 in plows and a little more in repairs. The total cost was over $15,000,” Murphy said/
He reported that Public Works changed the way it performed snow removal by cutting shifts back to six hours and using smaller plows.
“This was more successful for the narrow streets especially where cars where lined up on the side of the road,” Murphy said.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 05:00
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The Colonial Beach Town Council meeting began last Thursday with a discussion on the recent property value assessments completed by Pearson Assessment Services, which was were hired by Westmoreland County.
County Supervisor Larry Roberson discussed a presentation given by Fred Pearson at the last Board of Supervisors meeting and said he, like many other citizens, had gripes about the reassessment since his property values went up 150 percent.
“I’m not happy with that” Roberson said.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 17:45
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What began in executive session may end in executive session this Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 P.M.
On Wednesday October 21st Colonial Beach Town Council called a special meeting to discuss potential legal matters that may arise with regard to the Town’s Audit in executive session.
Before going into closed session the Towns Auditor Nancy Miller revealed that the problems were specifically related to the Schools financial practices for keeping records.
During the closed session Superintendant Dr. Power and School Board Chairman Tim Trivett arrived. Both speculated on what might be the subject matter but both were confused as to why they had not been alerted to problems prior to the meeting.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:41
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School representatives waited outside, wondering what it was all about
At a special meeting of the Colonial Beach Town Council October 21st at 7 pm, members met with Auditor Nancy Miller to discuss legal issues in closed session pursuant to VA. Code §2.2-3711 (A) (7) for consultation with legal counsel regarding specific legal matters-federal and state laws pertaining to fiscal management.
All Council Members where present except Burkett Lyburn who arrived just after the closed session began. Only two members of the public where present, Planning Commission Member, Ed Grant and School Board Member, Mike Looney.
Members of the press are trained to take notice when a special meeting is called and curiosity is really raised when meetings start with a closed session. To add to the mystery, Members of Council all seemed to be in the dark over what legal issues would be discussed.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 15:47
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In previous meetings the Colonial Beach Town Council has recognized the need to clean house, so to speak, when it comes to deciding what to do with unused excess real estate the town holds title to.
Among the list of town-owned properties are the buildings on Hawthorne Street starting with the Old Building and Zoning office rapping around the corner of Irving Ave to the Klotz building.
The building that housed Building and Zoning and the old police station have been vacated since both entities have moved to their new homes next to Get & Zip on Route 205 and at the Beach Gate.
Both the Police Station and the Klotz building on Irving Avenue have been deemed unsafe due to mold problems and other issue that put them in disrepair.
The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce has been asked to vacate the Klotz building and now the group is seeking a permit from the town to occupy the old Building and Zoning office on Hawthorne Street right next to Town Hall, which seems to still be in good shape.