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Today’s news – Sunday, April 30, 2017

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Uncategorized on April 30, 2017 at 10:06 am

Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.

Quote for today … “Get him out of here.” – POTUS comment in this Lancaster Online article about his rally in Harrisburg.

Another quote for today … “Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.” – From the POTUS’s inauguration speech. [As long as your voice doesn’t differ from his voice?]

one good deed - anthonyClick on the photo to learn more about Anthony Stevens and one good deed.

Community development | Paying attention to codes and ordinances.  butts weeds grates

 Signs seen

signs seen

A Day at the Dairy! th nation“What’s it like to see our iced tea being bottled or to taste ice cream fresh off the line? Since our Dairy isn’t open for public tours, not many people get a behind-the-scenes look at how we make our drinks and ice cream — until now. Later this summer, we’ll choose THREE members of the Turkey Hill Nation to win a VIP, behind-the-scenes tour of the Dairy for themselves and a guest. You have to be a member of the Turkey Hill Nation to win. All Nation members will automatically be entered to win, so if you’re not already a member, you should definitely sign up today.” – Turkey Hill Dairy new item

food-safety-inspections

 

  1. Regarding the tree grates: The shade tree commission did not want them, but some members reluctantly gave in. We had tree grates before and they did not work out that is why they were removed. The sidewalks here are not wide enough to properly accommodate the trees let alone grates and bricks. Every street has sidewalks that are lifting up due to tree roots. They present a tripping hazard and are difficult for those using wheelchairs to maneuver. Since we now have the tree grates, they must be maintained and that means trash removal including cigarette butts. Over this past weekend I saw trash sticking up out of the top of cans on Locust Street. The Mayor said last year that they were going to catch those that are tossing household trash in the containers. What does this look like to those visiting Columbia? Over in the small parking lot at North Fourth and Walnut Streets, there are very large piles of dog feces on a daily basis. Why pay $65,000 a year for a consultant to help with our “streetscape” when the basics like trash removal and feces pick-up are not being done. The alley to the rear of the Turkey Hill store on Chestnut Street looks like a landfill or dump for months and months now. Another section of that alley has hundreds of cigarette butts piling up and I do mean hundreds. We just purchased a new street sweeper, so why not run it through the alleys once in a while, even every couple months. That alley has not been touched in at least the last nine months.

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