Monday, May 31, 2021
Some recent photos from around Columbia
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Councilman Stevens follows up on McGinness property comments
So watch from 56:43 to 57:53, timeline. Now this wasn't the only reason I say no to this. There are also other reasons. One was I do try to listen to comments from our taxpayers and I have to decide for myself if it really would be a good thing. Yes, it would be good thing, but not with tax money, and like some have said, the borough should not be in the real estate business. Now, if we had a meeting and 5 companies showed up and said, we don't want to buy the whole thing but we want in there, I'd say OK let's do it, but you don't hear any names. So I don't see at this point any reason to buy it on a big IF or Maybe. But I'm only one vote.
Friday, May 28, 2021
Columbia Borough, school district discuss developing broadband network | Community News | lancasteronline.com
Columbia council discusses liquor license transfer | Community News | lancasteronline.com
COLUMBIA COUNCILMAN STEVENS GIVES HIS VIEW ON THE PENDING MCGINNESS PURCHASE
As of right now I can't vote yes to buy the property. This project will cost millions and one example is, councilwoman Lintner asked about the $15,000+ spent on attorney fees for April and they said that most of it was for this property. I admit I approved everything to go forward with this deal, but after Monday night, I'm sorry I can't do it. Your thoughts?
You know, if there was $2.5 million to blow, we could reduce our taxes by 2 mills for the next 3 years. Now that would help the homeowners and businesses in town, starting next year, not maybe if we get business in the McGinness property.
Columbia Market House reopens Memorial Day weekend after a $3.5M renovation; here's what to expect | What's in store | lancasteronline.com
Columbia woman ran through hospital, kicked cop in attempt to avoid arrest: police | Local News | lancasteronline.com
Columbia school board member resigns; replacement sought | Community News | lancasteronline.com
Buckle Up, Buttercup - TownLively
A team of students at Columbia High School recently won a contest sponsored by State Farm and The Center for Traffic Safety to design a billboard promoting safe driving. Their winning design in the No Excuses Youth Traffic Safety Billboard Design Contest encourages drivers to "Buckle Up Buttercup" with a message that "Seatbelts = Safety."
Advised by Jere A. Hill, the team was comprised of Mackenzie Burke, Ethan Schmitt and Stephen Huang. The design features a teddy bear buckled into its seat next to a red heart containing the billboard's message. The billboard is located off of Route 30 in Lancaster, near the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham, 2045 Lincoln Highway East.
Current Primary Election Results for Columbia Borough
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
After an army of oversized loads, curbing is crushed - but who pays?
A intermittent caravan of well over a dozen oversized loads (large modulars on flatbeds) passed through Columbia during the past week, heading west on Route 462. In the process, the curbing at the corner of North 5th and Chestnut was severely damaged. The question now is, Who pays to repair the damage? Columbia Borough has traditionally held that the owner of the adjacent property is responsible for maintaining sidewalks, curbs, etc.
Norfolk and Western 611 rolls through Columbia on its way to Strasburg
The Norfolk and Western 611, also known as the "Spirit of Roanoke" and the "Queen of Steam" rolled through Columbia shortly after noontime today, after leaving Enola late this morning. Assisted by a diesel locomotive and accompanied by several cars, the steam-powered 611 was on its way to the Strasburg Rail Road, where it will be on display. (It was previously in Strasburg in the fall of 2019.) The locomotive was restored in 1982 and 2015.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Agenda - Columbia Borough Council Meeting - May 25, 2021
The agenda includes a public hearing for the O'Lions liquor license transfer (Level Up).
Monday, May 24, 2021
Agendas differ for joint meeting of council and school board
Columbia Borough Council and the Columbia Borough School Board will hold a joint meeting on Monday evening, May 24, 2021. However, agendas for the two bodies are not consistent, as shown below: