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2014 Columbia Choice Awards Call For Entries
The Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission and Columbia Green present the 13th Annual Columbia Choice Awards for Landscaping and Beautification.
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2014 Mayor’s Breast Cancer Isabel Law Breakfast
The breakfast is on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 6:00 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Hall parking lot, 1737 Main Street. Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased in advance.
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City Receives Certificate of Achievement
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awards City of Columbia for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
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The Gallery at City Hall
Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month
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Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence
The annual Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence will be held at Finlay Park on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9 a.m.
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Portions of Monticello Rd. Closed Until Further Notice
All lanes of traffic on Monticello Rd. between I-20 and Blue Ridge Terrace are closed as the City repairs a water main break. City crews are working to repair the break and open traffic flow as soon as possible. The City anticipates opening two lanes of traffic by Friday of this week. Complete road repairs are anticipated to be completed later this month. The City apologizes for any inconvenience during these repairs. If you have any questions about the road closure or repairs, call the City's Customer Care Center at (803)545-3300.
​2014 Columbia Choice Awards Call For Entries
The Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission and Columbia Green present the 13th Annual Columbia Choice Awards for Landscaping and Beautification. These prestigious awards recognize individuals, businesses, neighborhoods and organizations whose work has significantly enhanced the appearance and quality of life of Columbia’s environment.
City Manager’s Spotlight on August 2014
The City Manager’s Spotlight provides details about what is happening in the City in an effort to stay connected with the community. The City Manager’s Spotlight on August 2014 reflects information about the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Burton Heights’ Ribbon Cutting, National Night Out, The Gallery at City Hall, “Main Street Capital” Loan Program and more.
City Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
​The City of Columbia has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). “This is the first time that the City has been awarded the certificate since 2005,” said Jeff Palen, Chief Financial Officer. “The return of the City to receiving this award is the culmination of the work and effort of many individuals over the past five years.”
City Receives Major Transportation Grant
Congressman James E. Clyburn announced on September 9th that the City of Columbia will receive will be receiving a highly sought after Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant, worth $10,000,000, will provide funding to the city’s Seamless City Revitalization Project to revitalize a 1.27-mile project on North Main Street between Anthony and Fuller avenues in support of the City of Columbia’s extensive downtown streetscaping initiative.
City of Columbia Reveals “Main Street Capital” Loan Program
At a press conference, held on Tuesday, August 26 at Bourbon Columbia, the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities revealed their new business loan program called “Main Street Capital…Creating More Feet on Main Street”. The Main Street Capital program will offer loans up to $50,000 for new businesses locating to Main Street or existing businesses expanding on Main Street. To be eligible, businesses must be located on Main Street between Gervais Street and Elmwood Avenue. There will be special consideration given to businesses locating in the 1300-1600 blocks of Main Street.
PRESS RELEASES
September 16, 2014
Let’s Move! Columbia GameDay Cancelled
Let’s Move! Columbia GameDay scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014, in the green space next to Drew Wellness Center has been cancelled. September 15, 2014
Boil Water Advisory: Reamer Avenue From Oak Hill to Satchelford
The City of Columbia Water Works advises the water customers of Reamer Ave from Oak Hill to Satchelford to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking. September 15, 2014
​SCE&G To Perform Tree Trimming Activities As Scheduled for 2014
SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines for the next two weeks. Click "READ MORE" to view the neighborhood list. September 12, 2014
Parks & Recreation Department Announces Youth Winter Basketball Registration Period
The Youth Winter Basketball league for boys and girls ages 9-17 was designed to give youth an opportunity to learn new skills and good sportsmanship. The fee to participate is $25 per person. September 08, 2014
Councilman Cameron Runyan to Host Open House
Monday, September 29, 2014 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Owens Airport Terminal, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 803-545-3061.
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City of Columbia Community Development Financial Education Workshop
Learn the importance of banking, budgeting, saving and building your credit at City of Columbia’s Community Development Financial Education Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 from 9-11 a.m.Homeless Services RFI Responses
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