Council loss is gain for Hamilton buyer

Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

Six months of work, time and discussion led the town to lose $20,800 on the sale of the Hamilton street properties.

Colonial Beach Town Council’s fiasco of the year seems to finally be coming to an end as the sale of the Hamilton Street right-of-way was agreed upon at the November work session.

Colonial Beach Town Council’s fiasco of the year seems to finally be coming to an end as the sale of the Hamilton Street right-of-way was agreed upon at the November work session.

Colonial Beach Town Council’s fiasco of the year seems to finally be coming to an end as the sale of the Hamilton Street right-of-way was agreed upon at the November work session. In June of this year, during the regular council meeting, the property  came before the council.

The larger plat, at 5128 square feet was appraised at a cost of $41,600, the smaller piece at 827 square feet was appraised at $6,600.  Property owner Cameron Berry was interested in the larger portion, and neighbor Clayton Shepard in the smaller piece.

At the June session, council members Wanda Goforth and Linda Brubaker opposed the sale of the smaller piece of land due to it being waterfront. Both women agreed that the price was too low and with then council member, Tim Curtin, absent the council was unable to get the needed five votes to sell the smaller portion.

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