Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Pet Pantry of Lancaster County launches 'SS Pantry,' a mobile veterinary unit for vaccines, spay/neuter clinics
Monday, April 23, 2018
We're hearing the feasibility study is done. That's the study recently undertaken to determine the best option for expanding borough office space.
Currently there are three options:
- Consolidation: Renovate/expand the school district administration center (DAC) to accommodate municipal and school district offices.
- Purchase and renovate 430 Walnut Street, the former Kahn-Lucas building and currently home to DMC Products.
- Add a second and third floor to the existing municipal building (possibly with retail space on the first floor) but still move the police department.
All said and done, the cost to move to the DAC is estimated at several million dollars - and a little more than that to move to 430 Walnut. A public meeting is being planned for May at Columbia Crossing to get input on consolidation.
There may be two groups interested in the Market House, according to Assistant Borough Manager Rebecca Denlinger.
Prior to approving the purchase of a new fire police vehicle this month, council grilled CBFD President Mark Fritz on costs, with suggestions to buy a cheaper vehicle or another used vehicle. Fritz gave council several reasons the purchase was warranted and said the fire police are now part of the fire company. Residents Mary Wickenheiser and Sharon Lintner spoke in favor of the purchase. Six council members voted to approve $99,207 for the purchase, with Marilyn Kress Hartmann casting the only "no" vote.
On Sunday, April 22, 2018 at approximately 2335 hours, a 54 year old male came to the Columbia Borough Police Station seeking medical attention. He had injuries to his face and a laceration to his head. He reported that Kanita Reid, a 35 year old female "headbutted" him in the face and struck him in the top of his head with an approximately 6 ft. long metal bed rail causing injury. The alleged assault occurred in the home of Reid in the 100 Blk of S Fourth Street in Columbia Borough. The male victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Reid was taken into custody at her residence and charged with one count of Aggravated Assault (Domestic Violence) (F2) and one count of Simple Assault (Domestic Violence)(M2). She was taken to Lancaster County Central Arraignment to be arraigned on the charges. She is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.