Monday, August 24, 2015

Council extends contract of Market House Trust


Columbia Borough Council voted tonight to extend its contract with the Columbia Historic Market House Trust by one year. The contract, which had been set to expire at the end of this year, will now run until December 31, 2016.
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26 comments:

  1. ...because they are doing such a good job?

    Heh.

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  2. Who cares!!!!! They are just wasting time and money!!

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    1. That's exactly why we should care!

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    2. The Trust doesn't use one penny of tax payers money. All volunteers. Money collected in rent pays for expenses.

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  3. If the contract of the Market House Trust is to expire December 31, 2015. There should have been a bidding process for the management of the Market House by other interested organizations. Is this business 101 for Columbia Borough? This is why Columbia will never take the leap of success, like it is afraid of success may be too much..

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    1. Its ALL who you know in this town! Just ask LEO THE LION!!!!!!

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    2. Leo is NOT a friend of the Trust or the Market House.

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  4. seriously????? just proves what idiots ALL of Council and Boro Mgmt are. The trust has done NOTHING for the Market HOuse. And I pay exorbitant taxes for this bs??? Its way way past time to clean house.

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    1. The Trust keeps the market from costing tax payers one dime for the operations. Do your homework!

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    2. The Market House Trust was supposed to bring commerce, manage the building and vendors in accordance. These were not accomplished in the (5) year term contract that was signed. Kudos to Councilors Weiser and Buery for seeing change and not taking the back door politics that happen in Columbia. Remember your vote in November is crucial for change.

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    3. True so on that. People need to stop listening to the rumor and misleading information/statements from those who just make up or misconstrued thing cause they are piss'd that they didn't stand up and take the reins of power and get market back up & running. Like that would happen! . Also, have a vendetta against certain people in positions on Council and Trust. Most of the mouths out there couldn't take what they dish out
      You all are a bunch of back seat drivers!

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  5. REMOVE THE MARKET HOUSE TRUST....IMMEDIATELY. We the residents are NO longer going to stand for this BS. And while you're at it....Reign in the Code Dept.

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  6. The Trust is such a bizarre group. One member (or affiliate), stood before council and stated that she expected council to support the market by attending it. What strikes me as terribly odd about that statement is that I rarely, if ever, see the members of the Trust around town or at functions. In fact, the one lady, I have never seen and have no idea what her connection to Columbia is. They so passionately beg to have this position that I have to wonder what they stand to gain. After all, this is a volunteer position, one would think they would just throw in the towel by this time. At this rate the bypass project will be finished before the market ever gets back on it's feet. The Trust has to be made up of visible members. At the very least, appoint new people. For this group, it's too little, too late.

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  7. Council REMOVE the TRUST immediately. this is irresponsible, ignorant, arrogant, ridiculous, insane, unacceptable. the Boro can NOT prosper with the trust in charge for another year after the next 4 months. UNDO the motion. You council persons are unbelieveable. ignorant. incompetant.

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  8. Cole, is it possible for you to attend the meetings of the Trust? Perhaps we could get more transparency.
    The public has a right to know their plans for the Market and what steps are being taken to accomplish their goals.

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  9. You who seem to know all do you wanna volunteer your time to run the markethouse? Council cannot take this on yet. Better yet go to a council meeting listen, learn and speak if you have a better idea. Last nite was my first meeting. I may not agree with everything. Everyone in town must help if you want things to change for the better. It takes more then a handful of council members to make a town. Perhaps you should practice what you preach my running for council. By the way I'm just a resident not affiliated with the Trust or council as I know you will want to try and mouth me back.

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  10. Just shut it down completely so the Borough can use it as storage and maintenance shops or sell it of to some to develop it into something like a restaurant with wine cellar or a artist group so they can open a gallery or a antique co-op or even a Fire Museum...
    Doing this will stop all the b.s. and wasted energy so efforts, ideas and energies can be put to getting the town on its feet...

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    1. The Trust is in the perfect position to do exactly just that. A restaurant, as we need more places for the antique shoppers to eat and stay longer and spend their money here because the locals sure don't support a fresh green market house.

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    2. How does this save taxes in this corrupt town??

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  11. Here's a call out to you all.
    If you can do a better job in revitializing the Historic Columbia Market House and Columbia as a whole.
    Put the big boy pants on and throw your hat into the ring and go for it if you are tired of all the b.s..
    You want change?
    Make it happen!
    Get up and put forth the effort instead of always criticising...
    You been called out!

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  12. awesome ideas for Market House. Do you know that when they did the craft show in the Market House at Halloween for 3 or 4 days....that it drew THOUSANDS, YES THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. DO IT AGAIN. stop wasting the beaiutiful market and all that space with NOTHING. trust gotta go. incompetent.

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  13. No one stands a chance to do a better job...remember... the job is already taken. The Trust had their chance over the past few years, it's time to give someone else a crack at it. Then we can, as it was childishly stated, put on our "big boy pants".

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  14. i agree. this Council is running the Boro into the ground. get rid of Market HOuse trust NOW. They had their chance for the last couple years. The Market house is WORSE than it ever was. You people are crazy. Veto that motion and get rid of the trust. they are 100% INCOMPETENT.

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  15. Its the council that needs to go! They also should have reports on what they did as leaders!! HAHAHAHA!!!

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  16. The job is not taken. Feel free to volunteer on that committee! Or are you talking out your a _ _? As I stated before attend s borough meeting.

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  17. i agree 100%. Council needs to go too. Not one of them has the majority of Columbians interests at heart. this is one of the WORSE councils that i can remember. they DO NOTHING. SAY NOTHING. talk out their as---. have absolutely NO clue. they certainly are NOT representing the folks that voted for them. that's 100% accurate. imbeciles. majority of councilors just sit like a bump on a log and say nothing because they don't have any clue as to whats going on. and IF they do speak, its to each other when someone else is talking.

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