- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:51
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Due to over $800,000 in budget cuts from the federal government, Superintendent Kathleen Beane told the school board that Colonial Beach Schools will ask the town and county for an extra $400,000 to avoid layoffs in the next school year.
The budget is still in the planning stages, but Beane presented the board with a brief overview of the
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:43
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County Administrator Norm Rasavi responded to Colonial Beach’s request for consolidating police, fire, and rescue dispatch with Westmoreland County.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10:58
- Published on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:43
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At 9:22 Tuesday morning, Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire in the 1100 block of Pomona Rd. between Ceder Hill and Longfield Rd. for a single family structure fire.
Colonial Beach Fire Chief David Robey, who took command at the scene, told The Journal that when CBVFD arrived on scene the structure was fully involved. Robey also said that an unspecified number of propane tanks were also fully involved.
Robey said that several vehicles also burned during the fire, but surrounding properties sustained no damage.
The occupant, whose name has not been released, died on the scene. Family of the deceased have been notified and were on scene after the fire.
Chief Robey called for a fire investigator, and Joey Straughan, Fire Investigator for the Virginia State Police, responded.
Full companies from Colonial Beach and Oak Grove responded to the fire, as well as a tanker truck from Montross, King George and NDW Company 28 from the Dahlgren Naval Base. Colonial Beach Rescue Squad also assisted.
Fire officials are not releasing any other information since the incident is still under investigation.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 16:54
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Although the topic of charging non-profits for water and sewer has been on the council’s agenda for months, non-profits are just now getting the word and feeling the pinch.
Colonial Beach recently discovered that giving non-profits a break on water and sewer bills puts them at risk of violating their utility bond
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:02
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Those at the February Town Council meeting were stunned when Wanda Goforth announced she wanted to go into closed session to discuss the performance of the town manager concerning a possible lawsuit.
The crowded meeting room contained several town employees, presumably there to hear about council’s intentions to hire a consultant firm to evaluate employee performance.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:46
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Colonial Beach Business District Revitalization Management Team is working feverishly to tie up loose ends for the town’s second application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:45
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After what may have seemed like a lifetime to commuters, the Tides Mill Bridge on State Route 205 is finally nearing the end of construction.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 11:32
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Colonial Beach Town Council could spend almost $27,000 to evaluate the town’s employees which number around fifty.
During their work session in January, members of the council presented two proposals for assessment of town employees- one from Whitestone Partners, and the other from Springsted Incorporated.
Mayor Mike Ham said in a telephone interview on Monday, “The council is in the discussion phase to seek out a consultant firm to identify employees’ roles and the their management structure, and to evaluate the efficiency of the town.”