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School District: 2,165 owe per capita tax.

In Education, Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists, Uncategorized on February 17, 2017 at 6:24 pm

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Columbia Spy‘s posted the list of 2,169 accounts that have outstanding 2016 per capita tax bills due to the Columbia Borough School District.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST posted at Columbia Spy.

Here’s the Columbia Borough School District Per Capita Tax Information as shown at the District’s Website:

The Per Capita Tax rate for 2016-2017 is $15.00 for every resident age 18 or over. Per capita tax name and/or address corrections must be made through the Columbia Borough School District Tax Office, 200 North Fifth Street, Columbia, PA 17512.

Tax Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Phone 717-681-2600.

Make checks payable to Columbia Borough School District. Payments should be mailed to PO Box 206, Columbia, PA 17512-0206. Payments may also be made in person at Union Community Bank, 921 Lancaster Avenue, Columbia, or the District Tax Office.

All payments must be accompanied by the payment stub of the tax notice to assure proper credit. If a receipt is required when paying by mail, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. It is recommended that all payments be made by check or money order. A charge of $25.00 will be made for any checks returned because of insufficient funds in addition to any bank fees assessed.

PAYMENT terms:
Discount – 2% discount on the base amount for payment on or before August 31.
Base – Base amount payable from September 1 through October 31.
Penalty – 10% penalty is added to payments between November 1 and December 31.
FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE BY DECEMBER 31.

Postmarks will be used to determine payment date. All taxes must be paid in person or postmarked by December 31. If taxes are not paid by the due date, they will be turned over to Powell, Rogers and Speaks Collection Agency and additional fees will be assessed.

Today is “National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day”

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opportunities on January 9, 2017 at 11:26 am

borough-lead-eblastIf you’re on the borough’s email list you received this announcement this morning.

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That’ll never happen here – You think?

This astounding post comes from “Time Goes By | What it’s really like to get old.”

This really is a “must read” with a “must watch” video.

“SHIPPING THE INTERNET ARCHIVE TO CANADA

“You know the Internet Archive, right? It is a massive and amazing online, digital, searchable library that includes text, audio, video, software and images totaling, at the moment, 279 billion web pages.

“One section of it is called the Wayback Machine where you can view images of websites from ‘wayback’ in the past. In fact, you can even see one of TimeGoesBy’s first iterations before the photo banner.

“Not long ago, Internet Archive founder, Bewster Kahle (who is a true hero of free speech) announced that in the wake of the election of Donald Trump, he is moving a copy of the vast archive to Canada.

“Recently, he explained the reasons to host Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!:

https://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2016/12/29/facing_possible_threats_under_trump_internet

“You can read more about the move at Alternet and you can explore the Internet Archive for yourself here.”

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Now at Columbia Life Network

In Education, Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities, Uncategorized on January 9, 2017 at 11:07 am

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Fake news or just muddled messaging? Is there a meeting tomorrow evening? Or Wednesday evening? Or Thursday evening?

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities on January 2, 2017 at 9:23 am

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If you’re a Columbia parent or a taxpayer wanting to know when the next school board meeting is, do you believe what’s posted at the Website? Or do you believe what’s been published as a LEGAL NOTICE?

AHA! Seems somebody at the School Board got to somebody to UPDATE and CORRECT the meeting schedule. Sometime between yesterday morning when we posted this and this afternoon, the Website has been altered. No explanation, no “howdy-do”, no apologies, nothing –  just a changed website with presumably accurate meeting dates and times.

And yes, the meeting of the committee of the whole is scheduled for Thursday evening at 6:00 pm.

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Whether it’s fake news, muddled messaging, or a confused, inept communication attempt, don’t Columbia’s citizens deserve to know when the school board meetings are so they can plan their schedules?

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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