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The city has taken interest in establishing a parking garage near the Regency Hotel.
Budget for the 10th annual event will decrease from $108,000 to $5,000 because of the cut of $103,000 from GetAbout Columbia, which has supported the event. However, Janet Godon believes the loss of funding will not affect the support from community businesses and organizations.
The nearly 90-acre park will try to preserve the natural landscape.
The more than 12.5-acre complex will feature two- to four-bedroom apartments.
The North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association is asking the council to change the request to restrict what the developer can do.
The council voted 7-0 for the project, hoping it will help prevent erosion from damaging sewer pipes.
The creation of the district could allow for a half-cent sales tax, if approved by residents, that would generate an estimated $2.5 million to fund projects in the area.
The city manager recommended tabling so the council could talk to stakeholders.
The bond will be used to purchase the remainder of the natural gas-fueled Columbia Energy Center from Ameren Energy Marketing.
The project, expected to get under way in April, will be done on a former city sewer site.
Approval of the sewer line installation allows developer Amir Ziv to go ahead with a central Columbia housing project.
The bill would remove the all-way stop at Blue Ridge Road and Skylane Drive and the crosswalk at the intersection, as well as install a new crosswalk at Blue Ridge Road and Deer Run Drive.
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A tax increment finance funding resolution was approved for the redevelopment of Regency Hotel by the TIF Commission.
Columbia's net revenue from tickets issued as a result of red-light cameras was $18,046.94 for the fiscal year 2010.
The board also discussed the departure of member Steve Weinberg.
Ken Burton has offered Police Department expertise to council members and possibly Board of Education members.
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