Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Deer jumps through Columbia restaurant window

A deer jumped through the window on the right to enter a Subway restaurant in Columbia and damaged the other window when it tried to jump back out Wednesday morning.

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting 10-29-14

The Columbia Borough Zoning Hearing Board heard arguments regarding a partially constructed pole barn/garage at 631 South 13th Street. The Board set a deadline of November 12th for submission of briefs. A decision will be announced at its next meeting on December 3rd.
[Further details will be posted on this site in the near future.]

Just say no to Dave

This letter appeared in the October 29 issue of LNP.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hearing on 13th St property Wednesday October 29

LEGAL NOTICE The Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Columbia will meet on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 7:00 P.M., in the Municipal Building at 308 Locust Street, Columbia, PA, to consider the following application(s) and/or appeal(s): Vincent Fiorella is requesting special exception(s) and/or variance(s) to construct an accessory building at 631 South Thirteenth Street in a Low Density Residential (LDR) zoned district. Robert Basler is requesting special exception(s) and/or variance(s) to subdivide a developed residential property at 25-27 South Second Street in a High Density Residential (HDR) zoned district. Radiovision Christiana Management is requesting a modification of a previous Zoning Board decision as well as special exception(s) and/or variance(s) to improve property by construction of higher communications towers/ dish(es), equipment, fencing, and accessory storage/maintenance/support structures at 173 Deascenti Drive in a Light Industrial (LI) zoned district. If you are a person with a disability wishing to attend this meeting and require an accommodation to participate in the meeting, please contact the Columbia Borough Office at 684-2467 to discuss how the Borough may accommodate your needs. Jeffrey Helm, Zoning Officer

Kudos to a Columbia artist

This letter appeared in the October 28 edition of LNP.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Agenda - Meeting of the Whole 10-27-14

Council tables park resolution

At tonight's Meeting of the Whole, Columbia Borough Council tabled a resolution empowering police to enforce park rules at Locust Street Park, until its November 10 meeting, due to insurance issues.
Details will follow.

Columbia School Board thanks, praises retiring business manager

Laura Cowburn, Columbia School District's assistant to the superintendent for business services, has served 17 years, managing finances for a district facing more financial challenges than most.
On Oct. 16, officials accepted with regret Cowburn's notice of retirement, effective May 1, 2015.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

What's next for CCFD?

Questions on the bridge?

An article appears in this morning's LancasterOnline about a Columbia resident disturbed by chalk marks on the asphalt on the Veterans Memorial Bridge.  According to the article, the resident said the marks (left over from the recent Bridge Bust) make the structure look like “a graffiti-covered bridge in Philly.” Today, this reporter took the following shots of the chalk marks. You be the judge of the accuracy of the resident's statements.

On the other hand, the underside of the bridge, near Rotary Park, displays a copious amount of graffiti . . .

And do we even want to discuss the underside of the Wrights Ferry Bridge?

The above message - although potentially true - is ironic in its execution.  Currently, there's no evidence of any budding Keith Harings or Banksys on either bridge - above or below.

What I saw recently

 Touching up at Saint Paul Lutheran Church

 Glass pumpkins at Through the Fire Studios

 Sidewalk in progress along Front Street


 The work continues
(855 Chestnut)

 Starlings staring

 Hung up

Route 441 bypass project continues . . . 

 Christmas begins
(Burning Bridge Antiques)

The swimming hole needs more fill.
Maybe it can be taken from the bypass project.