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
- Philadelphia newspapers now “officially” non-profit – Philly.com
- What’s the difference between a non-profit and a for profit organization? – Chron.com
- 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.
- Columbia council committee assignments – Columbia borough’s committee meetings for 2016 will be posted at the Borough Website it was noted at last night’s meeting; hopefully, the meeting notice will also be published as a legal notice as Millersville Borough did in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.
- 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