The owners of single-wide trailers will receive $1,800, and owners of double-wide trailers will receive $3,000 to cover moving expenses. Residents who sign papers supporting the rezoning will receive $500.
The proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 includes funding for several road projects, election costs and new law enforcement equipment.
Representatives from several neighborhood associations met with the task force Monday night to hear a presentation and discuss plans for the future of the city.
REDI of Columbia is starting the approval process for an economic zone that would attract businesses here by offering reduced taxes.
The City Council must decide whether to approve the rezoning of Columbia Regency mobile home park. The decision will affect whether trailer owners will receive extra time and money from Aspen Heights to assist their move, or if another mobile home park could come to the property.
A spokesman for the Missouri Department of Revenue said Wednesday that the new tax would apply regardless of where residents of The District buy their vehicles. He discovered and corrected the error on Thursday.
The Columbia Comprehensive Plan Task Force held its first of six community meetings at Parkade Elementary in the Second Ward on Wednesday. Only one person not directly involved in the plan attended the meeting.
The new map will have information about city properties, local government, school districts and natural resources.
Work sessions and meetings of the Citizens Police Review Board will be televised on the City Channel. City Council approved the idea Monday night.
The Comprehensive Plan Task Force will hold meetings in each of Columbia's six wards over the next month to develop a vision for how the city should grow and where resources should be directed.
A new half-cent sales tax on all retail sales downtown was approved by voters on Tuesday. The new tax takes effect April 1 and is estimated to generate about $300,000 per year initially.
The voluntary annexation would help the property prepare for development into a subdivision to be known as Creek's Edge.
Although the changes came too late for residents of Columbia Regency, in the future, residents will get more advance notice of mobile home park closures.
The backup dispatch center is being built on land belonging to the Boone County Sheriff's Department and will serve as an emergency alternate location to the Office of Emergency Management.
There are four confirmed cases of E. coli in the area, two of which share genetic material with the larger St. Louis outbreak. Public health officials have not found any commonalities between the Boone County cases.
Members of Keep Columbia Free are urging First Ward residents to vote against a proposed sales tax on all downtown retail sales.
Residents at Columbia Regency mobile home park will have to move as the park is set to close on Feb. 29.
The mobile home park is being shut down March 1 because the lagoon on the property can no longer sustain the park.
Downtown Columbia residents have received their ballots to vote on a half-cent sales tax that could be imposed on all retail sales downtown.
Rusty Strodtman joined Columbia's Planning and Zoning Commission as its newest member in October. He reflects on his background and current planning issues.