Sunday, January 15, 2023

About Town - January 15, 2023

Recent photos of Columbia

(Click/tap on photos to see larger, sharper images.)

Keeping time on South 8th

Angel decked out for winter

Dead End at Shawnee Avenue

A two-family dwelling, pole barn, and septic tank at 3 Shawnee Avenue were demolished recently. Council voted unanimously last November to authorize the demolition, as Columbia Spy reported HERE.

Market magnet at North 3rd & Chestnut

A recently placed granite base at the Columbia Water Company, awaiting a plaque - or maybe a notice of a rate increase to pay for the water intake project (shown below):


Pokémon Gallery on Union

Signs of gentrification on Union

It was cold this weekend.

Stater cruising through.

Awakened Properties LLC is requesting variance(s)/special exception(s) to use 732 Chestnut Street as a short-term rental. The issue will be considered at the January 25, 2023 Zoning Hearing Board meeting, as explained below:


Insulated glass?

Steve Shetter of Total Exterminating Services, 30 North 4th Street has noticed that some residents leave mattresses outside. He said that those who do so should cut them, as well as any upholstered furniture, to discourage others from using them and spreading any possible insect infestation.

What's going on at the site of the former Twin Oaks Swimming Pool?

According to public records, Ryan W. Koser and Erin E. Koser purchased the 3.6-acre property in February 2022 for $120,000. 

Records also show that a single-family dwelling is planned for the site.


Spools of wire seem to be popping up everywhere lately.

Backhoe ready to dig in front of the Masonic Center

Brett Miller replaces "Do-Nothing Dave" Hickernell as our PA State Representative, since Columbia, which was part of the gerrymandered 98th Legislative District, became part the gerrymandered 41st Legislative District due to redistricting. Miller is scheduled to appear at the January 24 Columbia Borough Council meeting, where there's sure to be a lot of glad-handing.

Here's his office's schedule and contact info.

What looks like an alien life form is just tree fungus at River Park.

The 9th Street entrance to Holy Trinity Cemetery was locked recently.

Yet another spool

(The ones right there out in the open.)

When you don't have a chock, just use a roll of wire.

What could go wrong?


This drain pipe at Columbia River Park is part of an upcoming renovation project.

More barrels at the old airfield

No worries, it's just White Grape Juice Concentrate (?)

They're definitely not the barrels the mayor said are buried (along with medical records) on the property.

Not a good idea to breathe here.

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