today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
- Today’s Weather!
- Today in History!
- Traffic Cam Rts. 30 & 441
- The Official Time! – Population Clock (U.S. and World)
Quote for today… “All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.” – Helen Hayes
- “Wells Fargo in June will begin charging a $7 checking account fee to customers in Georgia, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania, the bank said Thursday.” – Fox43 WPMT-TV
- “Follow the yellow brick road to Columbia High School as it stages the classic story of “The Wizard of Oz” tonight through Saturday.
The performances will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.” – MyColumbiaNews
- Here’s something curious … Yesterday, a citizen, who happens to be a property owner and tax payer, mentioned to us that when the citizen tried to pay his property tax to the borough’s tax collector, the tax collector refused to accept the payment. When the citizen asked why, the citizen was told there was an issue with the borough centering on the substantiation and codification of collecting “certain fees.” According to the borough code, “§ 194-30. Definitions. The following words and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context or language clearly indicates or requires a different meaning: COLLECTOR – The person, public employee or private agency designated by the political subdivision to collect and administer the tax herein imposed.” The borough Website also addresses where property owners may pay taxes at the “Resident Information” page. We scanned through the borough codes (and you may want to as well) to find references about taxing fees but were unsuccessful in finding any reference to the situation. Here’s the Lancaster County tax collectors listing. Here’s a listing from a private-source information provider; interestingly, it appears to have better contact information for councilors and some borough personnel than the borough’s’ Website does. [NOTE: Want more information; here’s the link to The Pennsylvania Tax Collector’s Manual.]
- A visual photowalk in Columbia on May26. – craigslist