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Having a place to park your boat

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 9:51 am

The ongoing debate over the pier leasing agreements in Colonial Beach may finally be coming to a close. For at least four years, the various Colonial Beach Town Councils have discussed how to move forward with a new pier leasing program.

With the former lease agreements not being upheld, there has been no formal process for those owning property along the Potomac River or the Monroe Bay to build piers over the water. The former pier leases required a payment of $100 per year.

The new agreement that was discussed at Saturday’s work session would set the term of each lease at five years with a cost of $500 per year, payable in advance. Planning and Zoning Administrator Allyson Finchum mentioned that a survey of the property would be required by each applicant. As part of the process the cost of the survey would come out of the lease agreement.

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