Monday, December 31, 2018

2019 Columbia Borough Meeting Calendar includes changes in meeting times

The 2019 Columbia Borough Meeting Calendar includes some important changes. Instead of the usual one council meeting per month, there will now be three: a work session and two regular meetings (as shown in yellow on the calendar above). Also, the meeting night will change from the second Monday to the first, second, and fourth Tuesdays. 

Several of the monthly committee meetings will become part of the council meetings to promote better communication between the committees. Other commissions and boards will meet on the dates shown above.

The first regular borough council meeting of 2019 will be on Tuesday,  January 8, at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 308 Locust Street.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

About Town 12/30/18

This week's photos from around Columbia
(Click/tap on photos for larger, clearer images.)

 In training

The Soldier of Light (S.O.L.) Tactical Security Team was in training around town yesterday along with security dog Lucky.

Here's their contact info.

Garage doors - Rated XXXXXXXXXXX

 Something happened.
[Submitted photo: Howard Stevens]

 View from inside the police station lobby

 The Good Book - good and wet

 Raindrop hanging on

 River Park in the fog

 Burning Bridge at night

Get ready for more road destruction. This time on Route 462 (the 400 block of Chestnut)

 Here are the machineries of destruction, monopolizing the parking spaces since last week.

 Jesus and his flock at Laurel Hill

 Is it done?

Work continues on the sinkhole at 3rd and Linden.

 Here's a night view.

 Sign down across from Royer's

 Time keeper at NAWCC

 Folks still aren't getting it.

 Read the sign.

Nope, not OK

 View from the high school hill

 Town history and the town itself

 Kinderhook and Cloverton

 Church windows at 6th and Chestnut

(Taxes have been in the news a lot lately.)

 Missing pieces

 What's happening here?

 Over on Grinnell Avenue

 Going down Plane Street

 At the tunnel

 Fox43 at the shooting scene this past week

 Tide Pride

 This used to be the Alley Cat, among other things.

 Sidewalk conversation

 Back deck at the Legion

 A door within a door

Coal chute door 

Patriotic display

Close-up of our mural
(What happened to the rest of the mural anyway?)

Friday, December 28, 2018

Tax Hike Petition Signing Continues Saturday, December 29, 2018

Due to numerous requests, petitions will once again be available for signing by citizens who have not yet signed.

When: Saturday, December 29, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 500 Chestnut Street

The petition states:

“We, the undersigned taxpayers and/or residents of the Borough of Columbia, do hereby petition and demand that borough council hold a special meeting as soon as possible to do the following: 1.) To eliminate the $800,000 that was to be allocated to the Revolving Loan Fund in the 2019 budget; 2.) To repeal the Revolving Loan Fund Ordinance 897; 3.) To repeal the tax hike for 2019, thereby reinstating the 2019 tax rate at 6.6 Mills.”

[More times and locations might be offered in the near future.]

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Who's on the Delinquent Tax List?

Columbia News, Views & Reviews has the answer. Go HERE.

One lane closed on Linden due to sinkhole work

 Drivers will not be able to turn from North 3rd Street onto the 300 block of Linden while work on the nearby sinkhole continues.

UPDATED 12/27/18: Shooting reported in Columbia

The call came in around 2 a.m. Wednesday

The shooting happened on the 500 block of Avenue H.

UPDATE, 12/27/18 (lancasteronline):

Officers have determined that an early-morning incident Wednesday that resulted in a gunshot wound on a 26-year-old woman's arm was accidental, according to Columbia Borough police.