Plans are in development to allow two previously unused wells below Columbia to store water in case of a power outage or heat wave during the summer months. The city currently gets its water from a groundwater source in McBaine.
The budget for the Short Street garage art project increased from $70,000 to $83,000, and the deadline for artists to apply has been extended to March 16.
The forum on public transportation hosted by Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe has been rescheduled for March. The First Ward forum will go ahead as planned Thursday.
Columbia is sponsoring a series of trips to explore similar bus systems in hopes of exposing city and college leaders to successful bus systems.
Columbia resident Cheryl M. Darrough was appointed by Gov. Nixon to the Appellate Judicial Commission. Residents Jeffrey Nichols and Russell Unger were nominated for other commissions.
A request for rezoning was approved with specifications from city staff, including room for a 10-foot sidewalk and a maximum of 150 units in an apartment.
The House voted to prevent MoDOT from using a private company to pay for road repairs Tuesday.
The council hopes to receive funding for improvements at Columbia Regional Airport and on Eighth Street.
Boyd Group International gave a promising presentation to city officials and the public regarding the future of the Columbia Regional Airport.
With Farris' announcement, current board members Shelly Demotrorch and Phyllis Fugit are essentially running unopposed for the two available seats on the board.
Turnout was light in the election, which is nonbinding for Republicans and a foregone conclusion for Democrats.
As a result of two reports to the City Council, Mayor Bob McDavid asked City Manager Mike Matthes' staff to prepare to allow the Downtown Leadership Council and Community Improvement District to co-exist.
The council voted to continue the designated taxi stand and "no pick-up/drop-off" zones, which began as a pilot project in May 2011. The start time for these locations was changed from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The new location is intended to foster collaboration with Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Members of the Downtown Leadership Council and the Downtown Community Improvement District met in January to discuss a potential merger between the two. The City Council will consider each group's call for increased cooperation at its meeting Monday night.
The approval of the ordinance would make the designated taxi stands in downtown Columbia permanent.
Tony Lewis was found not guilty for the October 2010 robbery and fatal shooting of Aaron Hobson.
Through surveys and meetings, Columbia residents are invited to share their opinions on the city's future growth and development.
The agency, which provides services for those with developmental disabilities, says it hopes a Short Street option will allow it to meet space requirements while preserving the North Village's residential character.
City leaders are searching for a solution to Columbia's snow removal problem, and strict enforcement of ordinances doesn't seem like a viable option. Instead, Mayor Bob McDavid calls on Columbia's "culture of volunteerism."