Bone selected for Colonial Beach Town Council
In a surprising turn of events, the town council of Colonial Beach voted to appoint George “Pete” Bone to Tim Curtin’s vacant seat. Curtin resigned after the November 14th special council meeting.
Immediately after the council meeting Mayor Mike Ham called Bone to inform him he had been selected to fill the seat. According to Ham, Bone gladly accepted the appointment. When asked his thoughts on the turn of events Ham said, “I think Pete will do a good job. As we couldn’t come to a consensus, he was our best choice.”
Two women, Linda Crandell and Polly Parks, had applied to the position. The council, minus council member Gary Seeber, had interviewed the women at a special meeting on December 9th. The vote was held off until Seeber was back in town.
Bone was mayor of Colonial Beach from 1996 until 2008. In 2008, Bone decided to not run for re-election. The room at the Town Center, in which all council meetings are held, was named the George “Pete” Bone room in honor of his tenure as mayor of the town.
Five of the six town council members voted to affirm Bone’s appointment with Wanda Goforth abstaining from the vote. Goforth said she didn’t agree with going outside the procedure to select a new council member.
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