- Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:07
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Communication Lines during a disaster must remain open
When disaster strikes disseminating information takes on a greater priority. All of the normal lines of communication may become gridlocked and getting information out to the residents of Colonial Beach becomes a greater challenge.
In an effort to meet this challenge, in the event of an emergency, the Town of Colonial Beach will use the following methods of getting information out to the residents.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 18:08
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Due to overwhelming citizen response and confusion about the issue of whether a separate permit is needed for use of town electricity, this reporter sat down with Town Manager Val Foulds Monday, Aug. 23. Foulds reported that she has received many e-mails and phone calls from groups and individuals who have been issued permits or plan to apply for permits for special events at the beach, all concerned with the availability of electricity.
According to a memo issued by Foulds on Aug. 3, 2009, to “All Patrons of Town of Colonial Beach Public Sites and Facilities” several new policies regarding the use of public sites and facilities were instituted as of that date. In particular, the memo notes that “Only a master electrician approved by the Town or a qualified Town employee
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 August 2010 22:06
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Colonial Beach resident and frequent critic Walter Kerns spoke out at last Thursday’s Town Council meeting saying: “It is not good when the mayor and Chamber of Commerce is bickering in relation to events last Saturday.” Kerns further noted that “I gave a lot of thought to this last remark, but if this fighting continues between council, the mayor and the chamber — Mr. Mayor, you need to step aside.”
Kerns’ comments were made during Citizen Input time and were directed at an incident that took place on the boardwalk on Saturday, Aug. 8 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. before the start of the APBA jet ski races event.
According to several citizens who witnessed the event Mayor Fred Rummage and Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce President Carey Geddes, were arguing when Rummage pushed Geddes in the chest several times.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 05:00
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It’s always a good day at the beach when you get to spend time with Father Ron Okrasinski, Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Father Ron, as he is known throughout town, is passionate about his congregation and his ministry, even after 42 years in service. His office is full of newspaper clippings, books, photos and artwork, all memories he has gathered and kept safe.
This past Sunday, August 1, Father Ron and his congregation celebrated his 30th year as rector with a special service, a luncheon and presentation of a special lead crystal plaque etched with the words “Presented to Father Ron in appreciation for 30 years of loving service.”
Father Ron is a familiar face
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 August 2010 05:00
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Have a need for speed?
Friday night, August 6, the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a kick-off party on town hill welcoming the National Tour Jet Ski Races to town. The kickoff party will begin at 5 p.m. and is open to all contestants, their crews, and the public. According to Patrick Mell, the coordinator for the races, “We are very much looking forward to being in Colonial Beach. The Chamber has been fantastic to work with and our crews are excited about the races.” There is also a racers’ party scheduled at High Tides Saturday night beginning at 7 p.m.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:26
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Four students, all from the Colonial Beach school district, participated in the 4-H Water Wizards Program July 7-9, 2010. The Water Wizards Program was started 5 years ago by Wendy Herdman, Extension Agent for Westmoreland and Richmond Counties. The purpose of the program is to introduce the concept of water quality in the unique Northern Neck environment and the effect that human activity can have on water quality. Attendance by students is free – they just have to fill out an application form and submit it to the Extension Office. The boys — Christian Tinsley, Logan Sandy, R.J. Brann and J.W. Musselman — were treated to three action-packed days filled with information about the ecology of our local land and waterways. There was a lot of learning taking place, but all in a fun, informal atmosphere.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 23:50
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Burkett Lyburn was appointed under Resolution 27-10 to serve as vice mayor by the Town Council on a split 4-3 vote, with council members Shane Buzby, Gary Seeber and Steve Kennedy casting the nay votes. As noted by Seeber, two years ago the council departed from years of tradition by re-appointing former council member Trish King to continue to serve as vice mayor based on a recommendation by Mayor Fred Rummage. Traditionally, the role of vice mayor has been filled by the newest elected councilperson who had the most votes in an election.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 July 2010 14:29
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The Journal submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Town of Colonial Beach for documents pertaining to the negotiation of an employment agreement between the town and Christopher Hawkins on June 25.
On Friday, July 2, The Journal received a request to extend the deadline by seven days for the FOIA request citing the town had “experienced issues with our server this week delaying the completion of your request.” The Journal was also informed by Town Clerk Barbara Goff that the costs had risen to more than $200 because of the amount of staff time spent in working on the request.