Morning Coffee Report 11-30-18

WEATHER

Friday will be partly to mostly cloudy and chilly. The day will start with 37 degrees at 6 a.m. and rise into the 40 by 10 a.m. A high of 47 will be reached by 3 p.m. and drop back down to 39 degrees by 8 p.m. The temperature will remain steady at 39 until midnight.

COMMUTER TRAFFIC

Beginning this week, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will introduce a new traffic pattern on Route 206 (Dahlgren Road) in King George County near Gate A at the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren to reduce congestion on weekday mornings.

VDOT will re-stripe the center lane of Dahlgren Road between Gate A and just east of the traffic signal at Route 614 (Potomac Drive), near Potomac Elementary School. The new pavement markings will allow the center lane to serve as an eastbound-only travel lane. This will double the number of lanes entering the naval base at Gate A during peak arrival times on weekdays.

The center lane will become an additional lane with left and through movements to enter the base between the hours of 6 − 9 a.m. on Mondays through Fridays.  At all other times, traffic in the center lane will be required to turn left into the post office.

VDOT will remove the existing pavement markings and paint new ones. New signs will accompany these new lane markings to alert drivers to the new traffic pattern during 6 – 9 a.m. on weekdays.

Message boards will be posted to alert motorists to the new traffic pattern.

The new traffic pattern will go into effect on Thursday, Nov. 29, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to use caution as they navigate the new configuration. On Nov. 29, drivers can expect brief delays on Dahlgren Road between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. due to a single lane closure required to apply new pavement markings.

PSA

Santa’s Wonderland and Winter Festival & Parade

See Santa come to Colonial Beach in the parade! Play games, Warm up by the fire pit, take photos with Santa, come for pony and hay rides, food and craft vendors, Christmas tree sales, and bike raffles. Town Hill is decorated beyond your joyful Christmas imagination!

Saturday, December 1 from 12 p.m. To 4 p.m on Town Hill, 500 Washington Ave. Colonial Beach Virginia.

Coach Swope will be on hand selling bricks and taking pics to raise funds for the Torrey Smith Rec-Center.

Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5 PM – 6 PM

Boats in all their holiday splendor cruise from one end of the Potomac and back again! Watch from the beaches or watch from the town pier. Spectacular!

NEWS:

Clarification from town officials confirms supplemental tax bill is charge for 10 cent increase for the first half of the 2018 calendar year. However we are still waiting to see documentation which authorizes a locality to charge for tax prior to the date it was voted on by council. Discussions with town staff reveals issues with outdated billing system which is scheduled to be updated soon but officials claim the supplemental bill is not an error.

Officials Confirm Supplemental Tax Bill Intended For First Half of 2018

Colonial Beach News Explores Legality of Supplemental Tax Bill

 

 

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