Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Borough of Columbia’s new Parks and Recreation Committee is seeking residents to serve on its Advisory Board. Members will serve three year terms and will be appointed by Borough Council. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to assist the Committee in identifying opportunities for recreational activities in the Borough and to make recommendations for improvements to our parks. Advisory Board members should commit to attending Committee meetings on the second Thursday of each month and be invested in providing safe parks and healthy and fun recreation for our residents. Please send a letter of interest to Greg Sahd, Borough Manager (email@example.com)“. Please respond before February 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM.
Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street, Columbia PA 17512 | Phone: 717-684-2467
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The Columbia Borough Codes Department has unveiled a new ticket with updated fee schedule. As shown above, most violations are set at $25.
If a resident receives a ticket, he/she can appeal it in writing to the borough manager, accompanied by a $100 check payable to the borough for associated administrative costs.
If no appeal is made and the ticket is not paid within 30 days of the ticket date, the violation will become a citation/summons for “Failure to Pay," in which case, the district justice will charge the initial ticket fee and all associated court costs.
The ticket also has provisions for no-compliant/unregistered rentals and for a landlord's failure to report a change of occupancy.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Susquehanna Heritage seeks a consultant team to conduct a feasibility study for land and water shuttle services in the River Towns and Lake Clarke areas of the Susquehanna River corridor through Lancaster and York Counties in Pennsylvania. The primary purpose of the study is to assess the financial and operational feasibility of transporting visitors between the Zimmerman Center and Columbia Crossing through a seasonal land and water shuttle service with on-board interpretive programs. This new service is intended to improve visitor readiness, expand visitor programs, and build visitation from outside the region.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
At 0144hrs on 01-11-2018, Columbia police responded to The Medicine Shoppe at 960 Lancaster Ave. in Columbia Borough for a burglar alarm. At 0140hrs, a plate glass window was broken at the front of the store. Subsequent review of the surveillance video showed four suspects enter through the broken window and take various prescription drugs from inside. The suspects fled in a dark colored car, possibly a Jeep Grand Cherokee, via Barber St. Anyone finding discarded containers, white paper packages, or plastic bins with Medicine Shoppe labeling is asked to contact Columbia Borough Police. If anyone has any further information they can call the police department at 717-684-7735 or submit a tip below.
Friday, January 12, 2018
The police department has received another report of the "IRS" calling people and telling them that they need to pay the "IRS" or they will come pick them up. Please do not allow yourself to become a victim of these scams. Most of them will tell you to get a gift card of some type and give them the number on the card. One of the numbers that they have called from is 360-209-8910. We attempted to contact this number several times and only got a busy signal.
Columbia Borough Police Department
Thursday, January 11, 2018
According to today's New York Times:
"President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and African countries, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway, according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation."