The council's Monday night agenda also includes bills proposing new rules for ride-sharing and taxi companies, but they aren't likely to be discussed until the Feb. 16 meeting.
Hotel receipts produced a 9.2 percent boost in revenue for the agency that markets Columbia.
The city's Public Works Department revealed new information about the proposed Shepard Boulevard-Rollin Street connector trail options and gauged public opinion.
The plan, which was put in place in fiscal 2012, saved the city $4.1 million in fiscal 2014. City Manager Mike Matthes will return half that money to individual departments and guide the City Council on how to spend the rest.
The Community Development Department hopes to develop visions for dozens of Columbia's neighborhoods, including the West Central neighborhood. The meeting held Thursday allowed residents a chance to complete a survey that city staff will use to address the particular neighborhood's needs.
Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, filed a house bill in January to include telehealth "originating sites" at schools. Currently, these sites can be found at hospitals, rural health clinics and other health centers.
The Woodhaven home coordinator is the sixth person who intends to run for the First Ward seat on the Columbia City Council. Elections for the First Ward, Second Ward and Sixth Ward council seats take place April 7.
Randy Minchew decided to pull out of the race after he determined that he and another candidate, Ryan Euliss, have similar political stances.
The new system would encourage recycling, reduce workers' compensation claims and charge more for those who generate more trash, city officials said.
The PedNet Coalition has voiced its support for building a level trail connecting the Grindstone Nature Area and Stephens Lake Park. PedNet has asked the Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission to support options that avoid a large hill along Old 63.
Tom Wright and Dan Dreckmann of Wright Construction Services attended Thursday's Boone County Commission meeting and delivered a presentation to the commission. They claimed some of the information in the county's review of their bid was inaccurate.
Columbia expects $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and wants residents to offer advice on how to spend it.
The project will cost about $750,000, to be paid from city revenue funds.
The attorney who led the charge against the Opus student apartment project is driven by the ideals of justice and democracy.
Fourth Ward Councilman Ian Thomas said he didn't think switching to other kinds of bags would be difficult for people in Columbia, if they were pushed to do so.
The Walton building, constructed in 1986, is home to the Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Office of Cultural Affairs.
The Columbia City Council voted unanimously Monday night to put a $63.1 million bond issue for the electric utility upgrades and proposed increases in stormwater utility bills on the April 7 ballot.
The Airport Advisory Board recommended changes to Columbia Regional Airport that would accommodate increased passenger loads resulting from the introduction of larger aircraft earlier this month.
With three weeks to go before the filing deadline, the central City Council vacancy continues to attract candidates.
The Columbia City Council's regular meeting was moved to Tuesday night because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday.