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Town Updates

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is Coming to Town!!!

Residents can schedule appointments for select DMV services

DMV Connect, a mobile service outreach program of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), is coming to Town of Colonial Beach on

Monday, September 27, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. at Town Center

Virginians who are unable to travel to a DMV office can schedule an appointment with the DMV Connect customer service center team based out of Fredericksburg for secure real-time transactions such as titles, registrations, drivers licenses, and identification cards including REAL ID. (Testing and vital records not available.)

To schedule an appointment:

Visit the DMV Connect website at DMV Website.

On the right side of the web page under Get Started, click Transactions.

Scroll down to Visit a DMV Connect.

Click the down arrow.

Click on Colonial Beach Town Center in the pop-up menu.

Click Make an Appointment.

For more information visit DMV Now at www.dmvNOW.com.


Town Council has been invited to attend a Tabletop Exercise with Bill Cease, Director of Westmoreland County Emergency Services.Notice- Bill Cease Tabletop

September 22, 2021 Regular Meeting Agenda

09-22-2021, Regular Mtg Agenda

September NGO Liaison Report

Click on the link to see the latest updates from the NGOs throughout the Town of Colonial Beach.

September NGO Report

The Town of Colonial Beach is accepting applications for Management Fellow. This is a temporary  position designed to provide participants with exposure to a wide variety of Town operations and related public services.  Duties and responsibilities may range from special projects to routine procedural work.

The Town of Colonial Beach is accepting applications for a Building and Grounds Maintenance Technician. This individual will be responsible for general maintenance and overall upkeep of the building, grounds and beaches. In addition, be able to provide general support for special events as needed.

The Town of Colonial Beach is accepting applications for Heavy Equipment Operator /Streets. This individual will need to operate heavy equipment to assist in the repair and maintenance of Town streets and related storm drainage systems and sidewalks.  Such equipment includes but is not limited to excavator, front-end loader, backhoe, bobcat, jet truck, road grader, street sweeper, snow removal equipment, assorted compaction equipment and medium to heavy duty trucks.

The Town of Colonial Beach is accepting applications for Chief Operator at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. This individual performs difficult technical and skilled work in overseeing the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facility and works with the Supervisor/WWTP to ensure safety procedures are strictly followed by all facility employees.

The Colonial Beach Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer, full time. Current Virginia Law Enforcement Certification and experience is preferred but non-certified candidates are also highly encouraged to apply.

Opening on the Advisory Commission

The Town of Colonial Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission is looking for the right person to fill a vacant seat. Please follow the link below and submit the application to the Town Clerk, by mail or email at holiver@colonialbeachva.net

New Parking Meters in Town of Colonial Beach

Pay at the Pay Station by license plate or via mobile app


The Town of Colonial Beach has installed new parking meters in the downtown area of the town. The new Flowbird meters work nearly identical to the previous meters, but make parking easier and more efficient for visitors.


As with the previous meters, guests can pay at the Pay Station with cash or credit card, using their license plate number. The new meters also allow drivers to pay via an app on their mobile devices. Download the Flowbird app for IOS or Android using the App Store on your device, on Flowbird’s website at https://flowbirdapp.com/app/ or using the QR code on signage in the parking area (beginning May 22.)


Parking rates and times remain the same: $2/hour from 12 am.-11:59 pm, or $20 per day, seven days a week. Free, 15-minute parking spaces are also available at select locations for people picking up food or making a quick stop. Handicap Parking is free at all public parking spaces and lots in Downtown Colonial Beach. Vehicles must have a valid handicap license plate or placard. Veterans with valid Purple Heart license plates also park for free.


Oversized vehicles or those with a trailer must park at the Wilder or Castlewood parking lots for a flat fee of $30 per day. Annual season passes for non-residents are available from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, and can be purchased through the Flowbird App. The season parking pass is attached to a vehicle’s license plate and is nontransferable.


Town residents with a current 2021 town decal park for free. Vehicle decals can be purchased in person at Town Hall, 315 Douglas Avenue, Colonial Beach with proof of residency including vehicle registration and driver’s license or current property utility bill with owner’s name along with Government-issued ID matching the name. Residential Vehicle Decals (Personal Property Tax paying) are $30 and Residential Vehicle Decals (Real Estate Owner) are $100.


Preparation Pays Off for Colonial Beach's Wastewater Treatment Plant

Town actively working to address stormwater, inflow and infiltration issues.

In the days following Hurricane Ida, Town of Colonial Beach (CBVA) Mayor Robin Schick toured the town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to review procedures and capacity during severe weather events.

Hurricane Ida presented such a threat to Virginia–including tornadoes and flooding–that Governor Ralph Northam preemptively declared a State of Emergency, initiating preparations in response to the storm’s potential impacts. The storm caused flash floods in some parts of Virginia, but CBVA was spared the damage that violent gusts of 70-75 mph wind and hail caused  during an intense storm that pounded the town in 2017.

Mayor Schick credits Curtis Coleman, Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor, the WWTP team, and the entire Public Works crew for their preparation.

“I’m proud to say everything ran smoothly through the storm. Those guys got it done,” lauds Schick.

Plant operations have made major changes in shift extension, tank cleaning, maintenance, and preparations for storms, to address the aged infrastructure present in many waterfront locales

“We are looking forward to making some major upgrades with the help of American Rescue Plan Act funds, including pipe replacement for Colonial Avenue drainage, tank upgrades and finally, comprehensive stormwater planning!” exclaims Mayor Schick. “Treating rainwater makes the treatment plant less efficient, takes up capacity, requires greater treatment products and can cause harm to our environment. The sewer system works by way of natural bacteria and stormwater dilutes their habitat and the health of these microorganisms, which thrive doing what we need them to do: clean sludge not rainwater.”

For managing residents’ stormwater plan, see the Rain Garden Guide, a DIY project that is both beautiful and beneficial to CBVA’s ecosystem, on the Town website https://colonialbeachva.net/documents/rain-gardens produced by this summer’s interns.

Request for Proposals - Water & Sewer Rate Study RFP 2021-01

The Town of Colonial Beach is seeking a qualified consultant to perform a detailed review of the Town’s current water and sewer rates and provide recommendations. The broad objective of the study is to adequately fund water and sewer utility operations, capital costs, and bonded debt while minimizing rates to the greatest degree possible.

RFP Water & Sewer Rate Study final

Request for Proposals - Engineering Services

The Town of Colonial Beach is seeking a qualified engineering services that will prepare construction documents for the sewer replacement to resolve the I &I in the Central Drainage area of the sanitary sewer system during rain events. The design would also include completing CCTV inspection and determine the reconnection of existing sanitary sewer laterals. Follow the links below for more information.

Prof. Services RFP#INI-CDA-SWRIMP-FY22-01

Ad for Proposal for Prof. Services Central Drainage Area


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