today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote for today… “It’s a bitter pill to swallow and, obviously, not everyone was (amenable), … (but) at the end of the day, we did what we could to help the city out of the mess we’re in right now.” – Jason Brinker, Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge 12 President and Harrisburg police detective commenting on “a contract that will freeze pay for the next two years and increase costs for health coverage to at least one percent of each officers’ salaries.” – Harrisburg Patriot-News
- What an out-of-touch bunch of elected “public servants” inhabit the House! But then again, they are rich guys being paid by the very rich guys. “House votes to cut food stamps by $2 billion.” – Comcast News
- Bounced: “Men’s Wearhouse ousts founder, pitchman Zimmer” – Philly.com
- It must be true, because we say it: “Releases of hexane pollution from the proposed $59 million Perdue soybean-crushing plant in Conoy Township would have “minimal” health risks in Lancaster and York counties, according to Perdue’s own air emissions report.” – LancasterOnLine
- The following Columbia area residents were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Messiah College: Cassy Bates, a senior, social work; Morgan Hartz, a senior, nursing and Katelyn Macbeth, a junior, accounting. – Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
- Second publication notice: LEGAL NOTICE published in the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, June 20, 2013 – “SEALED BIDS WANTED Sealed bids for the construction of the construction of street, curb and sidewalk improvement along Plane Street will be received by the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, at the Columbia Borough offices, 308 Locust Street, Columbia, PA 17512, until 10:00 a.m. (prevailing time) Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Copies of the plans, specifications and other documents are on file and open to public inspection and may be obtained from C.S. Davidson, Inc., Consulting Engineers, 315 West James Street, Suite 102, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603 (Phone: 717-481-2991) , during business hours (8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday). A non-refundable check for $25.00/ paper copy or $15.00/CD shall be submitted as payment for each set of bidding documents requested. Refer to Plane Street Improvements when requesting documents. A bid bond by acceptable surety or a certified check made payable to Columbia Borough in the amount of 10 percent (10%) of the maximum bid must be deposited by each bidder with his bid. The successful bidder will be required to supply a performance bond in the amount of one hundred (100%) of the contract amount. A prebid conference will be held at Columbia Borough offices, 308 Locust Street, Columbia, PA 17512 on Monday, June 24, 2013, at 10:00 am. Notice is hereby given to bidders that this project is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is subject to the Davis-Bacon Act of March 3, 1931, as amended, and wages must be paid by contractors according to the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage Decision included in the specifications; provisions of Section 3 of the Housing Act of 1968; the President’s Executive Order 11246 or any other order which prohibits discrimination in employment. Columbia Borough reserves the right to accept any bid or reject any or all bids. Columbia Borough Samuel F. Sulkosky, Borough Manager.”