The view through “beach blinders”

Watching through “beach blinders” we saw some of these item from a relaxed world away!umbrella

  • Nice work, Columbia Spy. Firstly for recognizing the upcoming Monday evening council meeting DRAFT agenda was not posted as promised. There were comments following that post; some believable. Nice work, too, getting the agenda somehow – and posting it. The monthly council meeting will be tomorrow, Monday, August 8 at 7:00 pm in the Borough Hall council chambers.
  • Page one article in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster notes that every county school district – except Cocalico – will be raising taxes this year. Most claim because of pensions. Pensions costs ought to be identified years in advance when planning budgets. School Board directors are getting like all other governmental “hogs at the trough.” None of them, it seems, know cost containment … it’s just more tax and spend, ad nauseum.
  • Noticed the property sale at 17-19 South Third Street netted a nifty profit for some of Columbia’s “not top tier” landlords.
  • Also noticed the long rumored sale of the property at 265 South 10th Street has been sold by Columbia Quick Response Service, Inc. (successor by merger to Vigilant Steam Fire Engine and Hose Company No. 2) to Kleen-Rite Real Estate has happened – for $409,900.00.
  • Proof it can happen; it’s actually possible to bring an eating establishment from worst to first. Check out Columbia Diner’s (not in Columbia, but on Columbia Avenue just outside of Lancaster) before and after inspection in this week’s Lancaster County Inspections. Next, get some of the others to comply: Scoops, Turkey Hill convenience stores; George’s in Mountville.  – Lancaster Online
  • People are beginning to notice; be sure to read the comments at the above link.

Click here to go to the state’s Website of inspections … and the listing of the violations at each location. The statewide directory lists inspections for all municipalities in York County and Lancaster County.… except those in Columbia – Columbia persists in having its own inspection system with its own forms and inspection items – rather than the one used statewide.

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