17512 Columbia

today’s news … Tuesday, January 12, 2016

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2016 at 5:55 am

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

Quote for today “HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK: SNOW SQUALLS WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR A QUICK COATING TO 2 INCHES AND BRIEF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ICY ROADS COULD DEVELOP RAPIDLY AS TEMPERATURES DROP QUICKLY THROUGH THE 20S AND INTO THE TEENS BY EARLY TONIGHT. THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING PEAK COMMUTE HOURS MAY BE IMPACTED. WIND GUSTS COULD REACH 40 TO 45 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.”National Weather Service

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  • Good work, PennDOT | Customers can go to www.511PA.com to get the latest information about the location of plow trucks; traffic incidents; winter road conditions and so much more. Note the concentration in Western PA; the folks out there are dealing with snow.
  • Could-do-better, CEDC | Interestingly, the borough voted last night to put two more properties into the hands of the Columbia Economic Development Authority. At last night’s council meeting, council approved turning over properties at 137 South Front Street and 509 Locust Street Based to that seemingly letharic organization. Based on that organization’s handling of the Hotel Locust and Hotel Columbia properties, can the borough look for more inaction and property degradation?
  • There was a time when the former owner of the Hotel Locust was lambasted by the borough for not repairing the hole in the canvas awning over the entrance. Note since the “CEDC acquired the Hotel Locust/Hotel Columbia properties fall 2014. We will work to attract investments that complement and enhance the downtown.” the awning is still lacking repair. CEDC’s updating of properties is akin to its updating of its Website (Susquehanna Bank is listed as a sponsor – so too, is Golden Stories) and accomplishment the “recommended strategies of its Columbia Downtown Master Plan” – lethargic, at best.

winter skySunday’s cold front blew in temperature changes and black clouds.

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  • MLK Day | Day of Service recognizes the life of Dr. Martin Luther King on January 18, 2016. This “American federal holiday marks the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15.” – Wikipedia
  1. Speaking of the Hotel Locust awning, I brought that up at a borough meeting months ago. I asked why, if it cannot be repaired, it has not been removed. While it was a great addition initially, it has become an eyesore as it remains in disrepair. Is there a list of the CEDC’s accomplishments since inception? If so, perhaps it should be reviewed prior to putting more on their plate.

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