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Blighted properties identified

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opportunities, Uncategorized on November 18, 2016 at 10:37 am

blighted-propertiesSOURCE: classified p[ages LNP – Always Lancaster

Add one more to the list of “free and discounted offers” for veterans | Turkey Hill

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Lists, Opportunities on November 9, 2016 at 10:26 am

Turkey Hill Thanks Area Vets With Free Coffee and Car Washes

LANCASTER, PA, November 8, 2016—This Veterans Day, November 11th, Turkey Hill stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana are honoring America’s heroes by welcoming active, inactive, and retired military personnel to stop by for a free 16-ounce coffee or cappuccino. And, at locations where car washes are available, they are invited to enjoy a free Ultimate Wash service. Customers can find car wash locations by visiting turkeyhillstores.com.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the service and sacrifice of our past and present heroes, and we hope they’ll join us on Veterans Day and enjoy a small token of our gratitude,” said Kim Hertzog, Public Relations Manager, Turkey Hill Minit Markets. – SOURCE: news release

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Presented by OLP Events, the Veterans’ Expo will connect active and retired military members of all ages and their families with the benefits and resources available to them through local community-service providers, healthcare professionals, VA benefits counselors, VFWs, and American Legions, plus businesses covering everything from home improvement, legal services, and finance to retirement living and insurance.

In addition, the Job Fair will provide an opportunity for veterans and employers to meet face-to-face to discuss available positions. Workshops and seminars will be offered on relevant topics.

ATTENTION, VETERANS: This year so many more retail establishments and other venues have stepped up with free offers to say, “Thank you for your service” on Veterans Day. Here are several sites:

  • Discounts for veterans – all year round! Lancaster County’s Recorder of Deeds office’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program is a way for our community to express its gratitude and recognize the service and sacrifices made by our veterans. Participating merchants agree to honor the card by providing special discounts on purchases or services when presented with the “Thank A Vet” photo identification card. Participating merchants and sponsors will be identified by a poster or decal in the window and also listed here on our web site. The site will be updated monthly, and upon request, printed copies will also be available.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST LIST OF PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS.

A number of Columbia area businesses are participants in the “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program including:

  • Columbia Bait and Tackle
  • GT Discount Auto Parts

Are you prepared for Election Day?

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists, Opportunities, People on October 18, 2016 at 7:12 am

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It’s almost over – only 20 days until the insanity is over … or begins!

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Here’s a Lancaster County Specimen BallotClick here to find the one that applies for your address.

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“Tax Upset Sales” and “Judicial Tax Sales”

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists, Uncategorized on October 18, 2016 at 5:54 am

What’s the difference?

One of the better definitions of differences come from this explanation at a Berks County Webpage.

“The most significant difference between the sales is: At an Upset Sale, the minimum bid consists of all delinquent taxes liened with the Bureau, all delinquent taxes submitted by the taxing districts, all current year taxes submitted by the taxing districts, all municipal claims submitted by each municipality and all IRS liens. The object of the first sale is to collect everything that is due to all of the taxing districts on the property.

In addition, all liens, judgments and mortgages become the responsibility of the  purchaser. This is extremely important to know!! If you purchase a property at the Upset Sale, you are responsible for anything owed against the property! You must
research these properties! A title search is the best method of research!

At a Judicial (Free & Clear) Sale, the minimum bid consists only of the costs incurred by the Tax Claim Bureau. Typically this minimum bid will range from $700 to $1000. All liens and judgments filed prior to the date of the sale are divested upon the successful purchase.

2016 CONTINUED TAX UPSET SALE

PRE-REGISTRATION TO BID AT TAX SALE IS REQUIRED!!
PRE-REGISTRATION IS SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE ON OCTOBER 1, 2016.
ALL BIDDER REGISTRATION FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE LANCASTER COUNTY TAX
CLAIM BUREAU BY 5:00P.M. ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 TO BID ON PROPERTIES
SCHEDULED FOR CONTINUED UPSET TAX SALE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016.

NOTICE OF CONTINUED TAX UPSET SALE
TO OWNERS OF PROPERTIES DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE AND ALL PERSONS HAVING TAX
LIENS, TAX JUDGMENTS, MUNICIPAL CLAIMS OR ANY OTHER LIENS OR INTERESTS IN SUCH PROPERTIES, LOCATED IN LANCASTER COUNTY, PA.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE LANCASTER COUNTY TAX CLAIM BUREAU WILL
HOLD A CONTINUED TAX UPSET SALE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016 AT 9:30 AM IN
THE LANCASTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 150 N. QUEEN STREET, ROOM 102,
LANCASTER, PA 17603.

NEW! 2016 JUDICIAL TAX SALE

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL TAX SALE
TO OWNERS OF PROPERTIES DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE AND ALL OTHERS
HAVING ANY CLAIMS, LIENS, JUDGMENTS, MORTGAGES, CHARGES, ESTATES
OR ANY OTHER INTERESTS WHATSOEVER IN SUCH PROPERTIES:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE LANCASTER COUNTY TAX CLAIM
BUREAU WILL HOLD A JUDICIAL TAX SALE OF THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES
IN LANCASTER COUNTY, PA ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016 AT 9:30 A.M. IN
THE LANCASTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 150 N. QUEEN ST., 1st FLOOR
ROOM 102, LANCASTER, PA FOR THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT REAL
ESTATE TAXES AS REQUIRED BY THE REAL ESTATE TAX SALE LAW (72 P.S.
5860.610 ET SEQ):

PennDOT news release about the Malleable Road bridge

In Everyday Living, In Columbia on October 12, 2016 at 11:02 am

Despite rumors and reports about the construction project on the bridge on Malleable Road, here’s a just released PennDOT news release that affirms an early June 2017 contact completion date.

“Harrisburg, PA – The bridge that carries Malleable Road over Route 30 in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, was closed to all traffic on Monday, October 10, for a major rehabilitation project. Though Malleable Road is a township road, the bridge is owned and maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. A little more than 1,700 vehicles used this bridge on a daily basis. Traffic is detoured by way of Ironville Pike, Prospect Road, and Route 462.

“The bridge closure and detour should continue until mid-December while the contractor repairs the bridge deck and applies a latex overlay to protect and preserve the deck surface. If temperature conditions allow the latex overlay to be accomplished this way, the bridge should reopen in time for the winter season.

“In the spring, when temperatures rise after the winter season and are more conducive to painting, the contractor intends to paint the steel portions of the bridge. The painting operation which will help protect and preserve the  steel will affect traffic on Route 30. Traffic lane restrictions on Route 30 will be permitted during the overnight hours between 9 PM and 6 AM.

“PennDOT has contracted with Kinsley Construction, Inc. of York, Pennsylvania, to conduct the rehabilitation project at a cost of $1,154,076. The four-span bridge over Route 30 was originally built in 1970. The contract completion date for the overall project is early June 2017.”

quick change artistry

In Education, Government, In Columbia, Opportunities, Uncategorized on October 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Yesterday, we noted:

school-board-meetings… but there’s no agenda for the Tuesday, October 4 meeting posted?

Today, at the Website, with no notice, it’s changed and the Curriculum and Property Committee meetings have been deleted.

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CHiPS president, Chris Vera, spotlights Columbia at 50 plus EXPO

In Education, Everyday Living, In Columbia, People, Uncategorized on September 22, 2016 at 7:49 am

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Columbia Historic Preservation Society (CHiPS) president, Chris Vera, was a featured presenter at yesterday’s 50 plus EXPO at Spooky Nook yesterday.

His presentation, “Building a Historic Foundation in Columbia,” was listed in the program this way:

Founded as Wright’s Ferry in 1726 and in 1788 as Columbia, the town was named after Christopher Columbus in the hopes of being our nation’s capital. The Quakers of Columbia not only set precedence in equality, freeing many fugitive slaves, but also revitalized industry and transportation for the betterment of Lancaster County. Join Christopher to learn about this historic town and play along with trivia during his presentation!”

Chris also staffed an exhibit table at the event which attracted over a thousand persons to visit with exhibitors, receive free health screenings, and attend seminars and entertainment events.

50 Plus EXPOs are produced by On-line Publishers, Inc., 3912 Abel Drive • Columbia, PA 17512

Facebook page for Columbia Historic Preservation Society.

Facebook page for 50Plus EXPOS.

facts – opinions – rumors

In Education, Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists, Opinions, Opportunities, People, Uncategorized on September 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm

FACT – Columbia’s football is postponed | “Columbia football game evacuated, postponed due to safety concerns” Lancaster Online

FACT – This is on the school district Website | IMPORTANT MESSAGE 9/16/2016 FRIDAY NIGHT:

FACT & OPINION – Outstanding communication, Columbia Borough School District: “We have been informed that the student who made the threat is in custody of the Columbia Borough Police Department and the investigation is ongoing.” An 8:03 pm Update.

FACT & OPINION – Exceptional “on the fly” addition of the emergency communication on the home/splash page, too.

FACT – There is nothing at the Columbia Police Department Website nor the borough Website about the incident.

FACT – This is posted (at 8:23 pm) at the “You know you’re from Columbia PA if…” facebook page | “The CHS School Resource Officer just called me. The situation is OVER! All participents (sic) are accounted for!!! Please REPOST!  He also mentioned that the Church at 7th and Walnut is inviting all KIDS to stop by for the next hour or 2 to have snacks and dance to some music at the church. Thank you Officer Engle, WE ALL appreciate you reaching out!!

RUMOR – Without specific official notification and communication, we heard this rumor while at the Market House a half hour ago or so (just fefore 8:00 pm) | The football game has been canceled because of a bomb threat.

FACT – More distressing news from the Diocese | “Grand jury investigating sex abuse in Harrisburg DioceseFOX43-TV

FACT & OPINION – Walked down to Venues to see how the Teen Junction event is going; met and spoke with the general manager and one of the parents. Everyone there was well-dressed and having a good time dancing and socializing. Oh, yeah, the parent is a US ARMY veteran injured in the middle east. Saw no evidence of “thuggery.”

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FACT – Received this e-blast from the Borough: “UPCOMING EVENTS – The Columbia Mardi Gras (Halloween) Parade will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 beginning at 7:00pm. –  Trick-or-treat in Columbia Borough will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 6pm-8pm

FACT – Received this e-blast, too, from the Borough: “Join your friends for a free Movie under the Stars -(Sponsored by Columbia Parks and Rec Commission) –Movie: Goonies (Rated PG – Language) – Date: Saturday, September 17th ( Raindate: Sunday, September 18th) – Location: River Park -Showtime: Dusk – around 8:00 pm – ** Hot popcorn provided: bring your own picnic, snacks, drinks** – A fun evening for all.

FACT: Received this email from the executive director of the Coolumbia Public Library | “(Tomorrow’s Knitting Class is CANCELLED due to a death in the instructor’s family. It is rescheduled for OCTOBER 15 from 1 to 3:30.”

 

Columbia Borough School District’s Bullying / Cyberbullying Policy

In Education, Everyday Living, In Columbia, Lists, Opportunities on September 16, 2016 at 1:41 pm

bullying-policy-page-oneClick on the graphic above to download the complete three-page BULLYING / CYBERBULLYING policy.

“The Code of Student Conduct, which shall contain this policy, shall be disseminated annually to students.”

 

“This policy shall be accessible in every classroom. The policy shall be posted in a prominent location within each school building and on the district web site, if available.”

 

“Each student shall be responsible to respect the rights of others and to ensure a atmosphere free from bullying.”

Other headlines:

“Parents voice concerns over bullying at Lancaster Co. high school”CBS21-TV

“We need VOLUNTEERS. From around 230 to 330 ISH to walk with the students after school – We want To have a community show of unitity – Against BULLYING . is a war zone for some of our students .  It needs to end?. – a facebook post – What’s Happening in Columbia,Pa. and Area

 

Agenda – Council meeting, September 12, 2016

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists, Uncategorized on September 12, 2016 at 9:42 pm

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