Twin Lakes Recreation Area park users attended a Thursday night meeting to suggest ways for the city to use the $250,000 budgeted for the park improvements. Suggestions included building a public swimming pool and improving the dog park.
The board's proposal will be sent to the Columbia City Council on Thursday. The council will act upon the proposal during future meetings.
The city has budgeted $250,000 for work at the park. The meeting will allow the public to voice any thoughts or concerns about the planned renovations to the park.
Some neighborhood associations were disappointed that the Ward Reapportionment Committee split its vote on Trial D, which has been criticized for possibly diluting the power of minority voters in the central city.
The committee voted favorably on Trial E, which would expand the First Ward to the west.
Groups representing workers for the Water and Light, Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments and Columbia police officers have been negotiating with city officials since May.
A ribbon cutting Monday marked the completion of the $16.2 million project's first phase, which included widening the road, adding a bike lane and other changes.
The Columbia Water and Light Department proposed a second plan to address electricity demands in southern Columbia. Hundreds of residents showed opposition to the department's first plan.
It isn't clear what would be done with the property, but developer Bruce Odle has proposed dividing the 144 acres into eight lots.
The race would be alcohol-free, according to a Red Bull representative, but some committee members questioned how the company would ensure that is the case.
Committee to reassign ward boundaries discuss several options with the public for new City Council districts.
The City Council already must consider whether to add a level to accommodate requested space.
Twenty-two people spoke at Tuesday's City Council meeting on issues involving the bus system.
City Council will hold the public hearing and vote on the rezoning of the southeast corner of Bethel Street and Nifong Boulevard on October 3.
Business owners want to make Alley A more pedestrian friendly after recent renovations. Columbia City Council gave the go-ahead for drafting legislation that would make the alley pedestrian only.
Residents will get to speak about transit issues including fare increases and service cuts at this week's City Council meeting. Although PedNet director Ian Thomas says his organization is supportive of many elements of the city's long-term public transportation plan, his group wants the city to hold off on these changes until a new system can be put in place.
Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories, Inc., announced the retirement of its president and CEO on Friday.
A meeting will be held Sept. 15 to discuss ways to upgrade facilities at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area.
The city's fan page has received 493 likes in its first week. It will be used to communicate and engage community members with general information about things happening in Columbia.
The Boone County Commission has proposed a plan for the Boone County Fairgrounds that it hopes would lead to better management, financial oversight and maintenance over the next year.