Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pipeline company files formal proposal

The route would follow 35 miles through Lancaster County and has been highly controversial.

Dog Wardens/Police to Conduct License, Rabies Compliance Checks

The State Dog Wardens and the Columbia Borough Police will   be conducting compliance checks during the Month of April.   Officers will canvass homes to ensure that dogs have a current license and rabies vaccination.
The Police as well as the State Dept. of Agriculture    remind dog owners that a license is one of the best ways to ensure a lost dog is returned home safely.    Under PA law, all dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year.  Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.
Licenses may be purchased through Treasurer Ebersole at 150 N. Queen St, Ste 122, Lancaster or by calling 717-299-8222. For more information, visitwww.licenseyourdogPA.com or call 717-787-3062.
Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street, Columbia PA 17512 | Phone: 717-684-2467

Police station lobby available for Craigslist sales

Monday, March 30, 2015

Park signs - the rest of the story

There are three more signs in Locust Street Park - in addition to the one pictured in yesterday's post. Two are similar to the sign shown previously, and one contains slightly different wording. These photos are from a previous blog post that can be found here:

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Locust Street Park regulations now enforced

A local resident points to the regulations for Locust Street Park to remind police to patrol and enforce. Warmer weather is on tap for this coming week, which will encourage people to congregate in the park, and last year saw a lot of vandalism there. At its November 10, 2014 meeting, Columbia Borough Council voted unanimously to give police enforcement powers in the park.

What I saw recently

Around town . . .

 A bird in hand . . . 

 might be worth 10 or 11 in the bush.

 These flags are even worse this time. Are they symbols of our divided nation and revisionist history?


 Not quite Iwo Jima

 Towing a truck . . . using a guy wire?

 -disestablishmentarianism . . . ?

 A very good book

 Moss on Avenue J . . . 

 and some bricks, as well.

 Working at the Trail Services Building

 A snoozer and a watcher

Dirt for sale

Sunning on Sunday

A Cooper's Hawk on Barber Street this afternoon . . . 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Vehicle into fire hydrant on Route 441

Emergency personnel and water company employees responded to the scene of an accident along Route 441 where a vehicle had sheared off a fire hydrant this afternoon. It took over three hours for crews to clear the scene and attend to the damaged hydrant. The accident scene was near a residence across from Sam Logan's bait shop.  Fire police shut down Route 441 between Plane and Mill Streets.

 As seen from the intersection of Route 441 and Mill Street.

 This helpful fellow radioed Columbia Fire Police Captain Mike Rhodes at our request to see if we could access the scene, but the captain replied in the negative, because "There's nothing to see."

Oh, there's the captain now. 
Sorry, captain, but where there's a will . . . 

 Another shot from 441 and Mill.

The repaired/replaced hydrant, and safety cones.

Unfortunately, no one placed signage at the scene where abundant water remained on the road.
At the time this photo was taken, the temp was already down to 32 degrees.

Down by the river

Raising the roof (and your water bill) at the Columbia Water Company . . .

Friday, March 27, 2015

California Borough hires new manager - Sam Sulkosky

California Borough in Washington County, PA has a new manager in town, and he has some ambitious plans for economic development and recreation.
Samuel Sulkosky, 52, originally from Indiana County, was tapped to fulfill the roles as manager, secretary and treasurer. He spent the past 14 years working in government and most recently served as manager of Columbia Borough in Lancaster County.

Columbia renewal: consultants focus on Market House, antiques and upscale housing


Motorist trapped in train vs. vehicle collision in Conoy Twp. - Local News - lancasteronline.com


Fourth Friday today

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Despite birders' protests, feds approve plan to raise water level behind Safe Harbor Dam

"It looks like big money will trump the welfare of the shorebirds. The effort to protect the Conejohela Flats started back around 1998, and after 17 years, this is how it ends."

Birders today along Route 441 at the culvert near Blue Lane . . . 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cleaning up

Borough road crews were cleaning streets today.  Salt, trash, and other debris have accumulated after a long and trying winter. At last night's borough council meeting of the whole, Borough Manager Ron Miller said that 300 tons of "anti-skid" was applied to the town's roads this season, and that it will take a few weeks to remove it all.  He asked residents to bear with crews as they work to tidy things up.

Vehicle accident today on 462

An accident involving two vehicles occurred today on Route 462 near the entrance to the Columbia Plaza.

More on the cell tower installation

Installation continued today on the cell tower at 1020 Blunston Street . . . 

 Note the two workmen pictured above.

It's a heckuva climb, but someone's gotta do it.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Newly erected

Installation of the Verizon cell tower is underway at 1020 Blunston Street.  Revenue from the tower will be used to fund various borough projects.