17512 Columbia

today’s news … Saturday, September 20, 2014

In Uncategorized on September 20, 2014 at 8:28 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!

Quote for today… They also have respect for the game and their opponents, no matter the record.” - Berks Catholic football coach Rick Keely, talking about Columbia’s football program in this Reading Eagle article about last night’s game.

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screamsCharacters in the haunted attractions in Field of Screams are sure to send you screaming through the night. (Field of screams) Read The York Dispatch review

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According to the Borough Website: “The first phase will be work between 9th St. and 11th/Kinderhook Rd. This work will include drainage improvements, widening, curb and pavement repair. The work will be approximately 3 weeks. A detour will be in place closing this portion of Ironville Pike to through traffic during this time. The intersection of Kinderhook Road will be worked under a flagging operation and be open to traffic at all times.

“Upon completion of the above, work will commence between 11th and 13th Sts. This work will also include drainage improvements, curb and reconstruction. This work will be approximately 3 weeks also. A detour will be put in place closing this portion of Ironville Pike to through traffic.

“Work will then be done between 13th St and Columbia Borough line. This work will include drainage improvements, widening, curb and trench repair. This work will be approximately 3 weeks. A detour will be put in place closing this portion of Ironville Pike to through traffic.

“The final work will include the placement of sidewalk, paving and final grading along the entire portion of the project. This work will be completed under a flagging operation.”

  • The controversy about the structure in progress on 13th Street focus on codes and codes interpretation. One of the recent “best actions” by the Borough is the reinstatement of e-codes at the Borough Website. Codification of what happens, what will happen and how to respond to actions. “When you are dealing with staff in a business or organization, keep in mind that if it’s not written down, then it didn’t happen. As far as the law and regulation is concerned, you must document your actions.”
  • This is often seen during borough council meetings as councilors and others “remember” stuff that may or may not have happened. That “remembering” is what written minutes (Minutes are “the official written record of a meeting.) are all about. The recording, or chronicling, of events, statements, etc. removes the inaccuracies of “I remember, etc.”

13th structure

today’s news … Friday, September 19, 2014

In Uncategorized on September 19, 2014 at 5:29 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!

Quote for todayWhen I called the zoning office and spoke to a rude woman named Deb I was told the hearing will be Oct 29. She assured me that it will be posted on sight and in newspaper because ‘Jeff Helm is in charge of that and he knows the laws and procedures regarding that issue’. I said yeah well he should know the zoning laws and codes also and this should have never been allowed to begin with. She told me that’s a matter of opinion and nobody is perfect.” – thread from What’s Happening in Columbia about the contested structure on 13th Street. This is just one of many comments.

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  • A look at tonight’s game: 
    Berks Catholic (3-0) vs. Columbia (1-2)Kickoff: Tonight, 7, at Forino Sports Complex (grass).Last season: Saints won 33-25. –  Reading Eagle
  • “Bridge” nepotism

some late Thursday afternoon news notes

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm

 

 

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