In Uncategorized on October 11, 2011 at 6:00 am
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Quote for today… “In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” – Confucius
- October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
- Lancaster AMVETS closes; Columbia is one of three remaining AMVETS posts in the County. [NOTE: The Lancaster post used to hold the annual "Meet the Candidates" forum annually.]- Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- “Housing value concern could lead to jump in city’s budget” – York Daily Record
- EDITORIAL OBSERVATION: At last night’s borough council meeting, a citizen voiced several thought-provoking comments. The citizen commended the efforts and time devoted to and overall professional demeanor that many of the councilors and elected public servants display during the numerous council special committee meetings. The citizen praised them for their attending to the needs of the community. The citizen wondered aloud, though, why more citizens do not attend meetings. The citizen asked why councilor candidates have not been attending the meetings. The citizen stressed that much can be learned by participating. We applaud the “Mr. Smith” example set by the citizen!
In Government, In Columbia, Opportunities on October 11, 2011 at 5:12 am
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Last night’s meeting ran just over two hours, with a 20 minute break an “executive session” for councilors, the mayor, the borough manager and solicitor to meet separately, ostensibly, to discuss the handling of agenda items 20 (a), (b) and (c).
There were approximately 20 citizens, including three Columbia youths who were there to observe government in action as an assignment for a Lancaster Catholic High School government class, in attendance as well as the full contingent of councilors, the mayor, borough manager and the borough assistant secretary/treasurer. Council president Mary Wickenheiser called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
All of the agenda items listed, except 20 (b) and (c) were approved by council. Following the “executive session,” borough manager Norm Meiskey asked that those items be tabled “until the Norfolk Southern agreement is completed.
There was citizen discussion concerning the terms of the Safe Harbor land donation and the borough’s consequent plan of action to turn the property over to the Columbia Economic Development Corporation for resale to the cabin owners association.
In History and Heritage, In Columbia on October 11, 2011 at 5:01 am
Some time ago, Fourth Friday’s Chris Davis gave us a poster in a frame. We thought you might like to see some of the stores and businesses that were seemingly everywhere in the bustling community of Columbia. The poster measures about 11 1/2 inches wide x 18 inches high which is larger that our scanner can accommodate easily. So we scanned it in sections and tried to construct a composite replica.
We’re uncertain of the age of the poster, but if anyone can shed any light, or wants to share any history on the poster or any of the businesses, send an email to email@example.com or post a comment.
ONE SIDE OF THE ADVERTISING POSTER
and THE OTHER SIDE Read the rest of this entry »