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4 Wednesday, OcL 5, 2016 THE JOURNAL Letters to the editor THANKS TO ALL WHO Beach Foundation. Mr. Ron Bell, KGCSA staff mainte- break in the line. If you suspect a prob- SUPPORTED 'SIRENS OF THE nance technician, reads every meter in lem with the service line, you should BEACH' SERVICE AUTHORITY TAKES the county during a three week period, call Customer Service at 540-775-1657; PRIDE IN PROVIDING CLEAN every other month. He typically reads Repairs & Maintenance at 540-775- The Colonial Beach Foundation DRINKING WATER about 300 meters per day, primarily 2746; or for emergencies after hours wishes to thank the citizens of Colonial by direct read, touch pad, or radio fre- and on holidays at 540-775-2049. You Beach for their support during the re- One of the primary responsibilities quency transmission, can find up-to-date information pro- cent "Sirens of the Beach" concert eve- of the King George County Service Only about 20 of the state-of-the-art vided by Chris Werle by following his ning held at the Community Center on Authority (hereinafter KGCSA) is to ultrasonic meters have been installed facebookpage. Marshall Avenue. All reports indicate provide a consistently reliable supply todate, but all new installations will in- this was a well-appreciated success and of safe drinking water to all public sys- corporate them, and theywill gradually Christopher P. Werle, King George a great introduction of the newly reno- tern customers. This is accomplished begin to replace older meters as they This letter is also published as the vated outdoor stage, through the operation of 12 well driven are taken out of service. "Service Authority Customer's Corner." With the support of the citizens and water systems that produce more than As a final point, please note that wa- The writer is a member of the KGCSA especially the sponsors of the event, 750,000 gallons of fresh water each day. ter meters are the property of the KG- Board of Directors the CB Foundation was able to raise Customers are charged for water SCA, and removing or tampering with several thousand dollars to be used for consumption on a bi-monthly basis in them can result in a tampering fee be- MUCH IS HAPPENING IN OUR worthy local improvement projects in- the form of a utility bill (which also in- ing assessed. COUNTY cluding further improvements to the cludes sewer and debt service charges). In addition, homeowners and busi- community center. A minimum bill is assessed for water ness owners should be aware that they There has been much accomplished This year's sponsors include the usage up to and including 5,000 gal- are responsible for the water service by the current Board of Supervisors generous support off The Law Office Ions. line that runs from the water meter box and County staff since the beginning of Thomas Y. Savage, Relda Schick of Usage above 5,000 gallons is calcu- to the building, as well as all water lines of the year and much more is in the Coldwell Banker Elite and the Union lated based on current approved rates within the building, works. Bank and Trust. (which are posted at: http://www.king- If you should see sunken, wet, or The new water and sewer lines are Peter M. Fahrney, Colonial Beach mushy areas at or near the incoming being run out to the Route 3 and 301 The writer is president of the Colonial thority/service-authority.php.) service line, it could indicate a leak or intersection and with that those along the route will be afforded the opportu- nity to become customers of the Ser- vice Authority by connecting during construction at a discounted rate. Trac- tor Supply has broken ground there at the intersection and hopes to be open by the end of the year. With new members appointed to the Economic Development Authority, they are taking on a larger role with re- gards to spawning more interest in our county which includes the undertaking of a Complete Streets project for our courthouse area. The Supervisors have sent a number of items to the Planning Commissions for consideration. Changes have now been made to ordinances to allow for bee keeping in additional areas of the county. Another change is allowances for events to be held on properties of 20 acres or more with an event permit without requiring the need to instal- lation of parking lots and stormwater facilties. The Planning Commission is cur- rently considering changes to allow for mixed use developments in certain areas and permitting a crematory in conjunction with a funeral home or cemeta . If you have suggestions for changes to our ordinances that you would like considered, please notify your Supervi- sor. Ruby Brabo, King George The writer is chairwoman of the King George County Board of Supervisors. O King George County Schools Photo by Phyllis Cook Rotary gives big check, big help The Rotary Club of King George-Dahlgren presented the King George School Board with a big check for $5,001 toward the division's school lunch program run by Coordinator of Food Service Anita Davis."We have a focus on education and we know a child who's hungry is not learning well" Rotary President Laura Thessin said. Superintendent Dr. Rob Benson thanked the club for its generosity toward the school lunch program and for so many projects supported by the Rotary Club throughout the years. The presentation took place at the Sept. 26 School Board meeting. Pictured are Rotary Club President Laura Thessin, left, President-Elect Deanna Kroner, Public Relations Chair Anne Lyon, Secretary StephanieAnn Burch, Past Presi- dent Chuck Davidson. Police news COLONIAL BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT Sept. 26 Officers took a report of a larce- ny that occurred at Rankins True Value. This case is still under in- vestigation. Sept. 27 Officers responded to a report of a missing 13-year-old child. Offi- cers subsequently located the child and returned the child to the par- ents. Sept. 28 curred at the Wakefield Motel. Sept. 26 Shannon Jean Owens, 35 years This case is still under investiga- Wade Christian Leach was of age of Colonial Beach, was ar- tion. charged with revocation of a sus- rested on a charge shoplifting that pended sentence. allegedly occurred at the Dollar KING GEORGE SHERIFF'S Antwan Burton was charged General store. OFFICE ARRESTS with seven counts of embezzle- Sept. 29 Sept.23 ment. Mark Andrew Burdette, 36 years Ashley Dawn Sullivan was of age of Fredericksburg, was ar- charged with assault and battery. Sept. 27 rested for two counts of drug pos- Nicholas Garza was charged Charles Barry Gray was charged session and possession of a firearm with a probation violation, with a probation violation. while also possessing drugs. Gabrielle Elizabeth Grabis was Sept. 25 charged with three counts of using Oct. 1 Craig Allen Anderson was the telephone to annoy, using pro- Officers responded to a report charged with grand larceny, fane language and communication of an assault and battery that oc- of a written threat. Advertise your yard sale urna call Bonnie 540-775-2024 The ourna 10250 Kings Highway * Post Office Box 409, King George, VA 22485 Phone: (540) 775-2024 Fax: (540) 775-4099 Online: EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Joel Davis WEB EDITOR ERICA TERRINI SUBSCRIPTIONS Bonnie GouvMs * REPORTERS Phyllis Cook ' Richard Leggitt richardleggitt SALES REPRESENTATIVES Charlene Franks * charlene@jumalpress'cm Legal~Classified Display * COMMUNITY & CHURCH NEWS Lori Deem * PRODUCTION/M/S/GRAPHICS Drue Murray * Subscription rate is $24 per year (52 issues), or 50 on newsstands. Outside the counties of King George and Westmoreland, the rate is $38 per year. TH~ JOURNAL (ISSN #87502275) is published weekly by The Journal Press, Inc. 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