City officials say they expect the perennial problem to be worse this year. Temporary patches are being applied, but the real fixes must wait till spring.
The unanimously approved request will enable developers to build twice as many apartments and a ground-level retail space.
The newly formed community improvement district could potentially collect an additional half-cent sales tax downtown.
Whether they're picking up trash, helping fight crime or teaching athletes to swim, Columbia volunteers are contributing their time to help others.
The last day to register to vote in the April municipal election is March 9.
The Boone and Callaway county courthouses will be closed Tuesday. The decision to open Wednesday will be made Tuesday afternoon.
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A plan to remove protected trees off Keene Street in exchange for off-site mitigation has led the city council to reconsider how urban forests could be preserved.
Revenue generated by the proposed sales tax increase would be used to make The district cleaner, bolster public safety programs, jump-start marketing efforts and enhance the beautification process
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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.