- Last Updated on Thursday, 01 November 2012 19:13
- Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:37
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Jim Chiarello, Tim Curtin, Tommy Edwards and Wanda Goforth are running for Town Council.
There are four open seats for Colonial Beach Town Council and only four candidates running. All candidates are listed on the ballot.
Tim Curtin, Jim Chiarello and Tommy Edwards are all incumbents vying for their own seats.
Councilman Burkett Lyburn has chosen not to run for re-election for his seat on council but at the last minute announced he is running for Mayor as a write-in candidate.
So newcomer Wanda Goforth who is also listed on the ballot will fill Lyburn’s vacant seat after the election.
Although none of the seats are being challenged and it is highly unlikely a candidate will show up on election day and win as a write in, the council candidates still conducted a forum, giving the public a chance to get to know them better.
Edwards spoke of the lack of interest during his opening remarks at the Council candidates forum, co-hosted by Carrey Geddes of the Chamber of Commerce and Peter Fahrney of the Colonial Beach Foundation. “All I can tell you is this, you’d better take a good look up here. There is nobody here beating down the bush to come up here and take our place, so this is what you got. We’re going to do our best for this town. Look up here folks, this is what you get.”
The three incumbents were all appointed within the last year so citizens have only had a short time to get to know them.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:36
- Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:30
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Burkett Lyburn, Mike Ham and Steve Kennedy are all running for Mayor in Colonial Beach.
Three candidates showed up to participate in the mayoral candidates’ forum co-hosted by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and the the Colonial Beach Foundation.
Councilman Mike Ham whose term will not expire until 2014 is running on the ballot. Ham was originally appointed to fill Stephen Kennedy’s vacant seat when he resigned, then Ham ran in a special election and was successfully voted in to fill out the remainder of Kennedy’s term.
Councilman and Vice Mayor Burkett Lyburn holds one of the council seats that are up for re-election. Burkett announced earlier this year that he did not intend to run for re-election to council. His decision to run as a write-in candidate for Mayor was announced the evening of the forum.
Former Councilman Stephen Kennedy resigned his seat in the second year of his second term in office for personal reasons. His term would have expired in 2014. Kennedy now running as a write-in for the position of mayor.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:39
- Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:00
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Mike Ham has a goal to lower taxes for citizens if he’s elected mayor — and he has laid out a plan to work towards that goal. His plan includes promoting tourism and new business to grow new revenue, eliminating the need for more citizen taxes.
Mike Ham is on the ballot for mayor of Colonial Beach. Current mayor, Fred Rummage is retiring. Stephen Kennedy is also running for mayor as a write-in candidate.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:32
- Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 13:27
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During a request for public comments, the town heard light opposition to a proposal to renovate the old Klotz building to offer a home to pregnant woman in need. After co-founder Randy James spoke to the crowd, the audience showed support with loud applause.
Colonial Beach Town Council has been approached by Randy James to lease the old Klotz building located at 6 North Irving Ave., next to the old police department.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 18:25
- Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 13:03
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“The mission is simply to fight for the freedoms here at home, that we fought for overseas and to bring issues to people that the government is not talking about,” Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, said.
A group of highly decorated military veterans and wives have embarked on a ten day tour through the east coast states beginning here in Virginia, then heading to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and ending in Ohio.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 21 October 2012 17:53
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The Colonial Beach Planning Commission has reviewed proposed changes to the town’s sign ordinance in Article 12 of the building and zoning regulations. A public hearing on the matter is set for Nov 1. The proposed changes came about after several complaints were filed against various business owners for electronic/digital signs, neon signs and waving banners. Affected businesses added other signage to match other businesses creating what some residents referred to as the “sign wars”.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 15:41
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Donald Ray Warner, Sr., 74 of Woodstock, passed away Monday, October 8, 2012 at home after a 12 year battle with cancer.
Dr. Warner was born in Woodstock on Nov. 22, 1937, son of the late Gabriel and Sylva Heavener Warner. He was a former member of the United Methodist Churches in Woodstock and Colonial Beach and was presently a member of the Columbia Furnace Church of the Brethren.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:35
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Colonial Beach has been awarded a $10,000 Mixed Use and Mixed Income Planning Grant from the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
The purpose of the grant is to assist funding for localities to create a set of development guidelines for mixed use properties (combined residential and business) and mixed income housing as well as other developments within the target areas.
Parcels being affected will be town and privately owned, but the guidelines will only be suggestions and will not be enforced by law.