Outgoing Mayor Blunt Announces Town Office Shut Downs

In one of outgoing Mayor Eddie Blunts last official acts he announced town office shut downs and other restrictive measures in response to Governor Northam’s Executive Order #72 and an increase in Covid 19 cases.

In a letter to town residents Eddie Blunt writes:

Good Afternoon,
Due to recent increases in COVID 19 cases in the immediate vicinity and Governor Ralph S. Northam’s Executive Order #72, all Town of Colonial Beach offices will be closed to the public effective December 16, 2020.

Town employees will still be engaged in their work duties, some from remote locations as needed. The drop box will be available at Town Hall to drop off important documents including bills.

Late payments will be considered on a case by case basis, we truly understand how difficult these times are, we will try to work with you. Please use the Town website for more information and contact information.

Trash and utility operations will continue uninterrupted.

Blunt then goes on to give his personal advice to residents concerning the pandemic and to give a final farewell to his constituents.


I want to thank each of you, our citizens, property owners, and visitors, for allowing me to be your Mayor over these past four years. A special thanks to our past council members, volunteers, NGOs, and others behind the scenes making our Town a very special place to live and play.
Also, I have been blessed to work with an amazing group of Town employees. From the top down I have witnessed sacrifice at every level from each of you. Your commitment to our community is on display in the amazing improvements our Town has witnessed.

Each of You have put the Towns North Star clearly in sight for all to see, and we will be embracing it very soon.

Help me welcome our new Council leadership and wish them tremendous success in leading our Town.

Have a wonderful Holiday, and don’t forget the fireworks display from the Town pier on New Years eve at 7pm, social distance by staying in your vehicle, wear a mask, and never more than ten people in a group spaced at least six feet apart.

Peace to all.
Eddie Blunt

Permit applications and payments may be submitted online or may be placed in the dropbox located at the main entrance to Town Hall (315 Douglas Ave.)
For Finance Staff questions call 804-224-7181, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Planning/Zoning questions call 804-224-7181, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, or email keasley@colonialbeachva.net
For Public Works work requests, online submissions may be placed on the Town website or call 804-224-7260 Option 1. Normal hours 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Messages will be processed the following workday.
If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. For after-hours non-emergencies please call 804-493-8066. Please visit our website at www.colonialbeachva.net for more information.

Linda Farneth has been a local journalist for Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County Virginia since 2008 and prior to that worked as a journalist/photographer in the area in the late 1980’s.

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