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Local Government

New map unveiled at public comment session on East Area Plan

Officials from Columbia and Boone County held the fourth meeting in a series of public comment sessions about the East Area Plan, which looks at the future of development in east Columbia.

Sidewalk construction could limit access to Howard Municipal Building

Sidewalk repairs are scheduled to begin Wednesday.

Columbia Builds Youth teaches students how to prevent stormwater runoff

Students with the Columbia Builds Youth program learned skills that will help them obtain jobs while preventing stormwater runoff.

City offices closed July 5

City offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.

Historic houses face demolition despite hunts for alternatives

Six bungalows will be demolished Monday, despite pleas by the Historic Preservation Commission to keep the Craftsman-style buildings. But, for some, the loss is offset by the use of a city rule that calls for notification before buildings are demolished.  This case is the first  such one since the ordinance  was approved in 2008.

West Ash Neighborhood Association boosts community involvement

The West Ash Neighborhood Association was approved by the City Council on Monday. According to association President Carol Rogers, there are no immediate concerns the association must address, but they have talked about adding mosquito control, new speed bumps and crosswalks.

Planning commissions seek community feedback for East Area Plan

Residents are invited to attend a meeting held Tuesday by the city of Columbia and Boone County planning and zoning commisssions addressing a draft of future land use along Interstate 70, U.S. 63, New Haven and Rangeline roads.

Residents review proposed changes to Columbia bus system

The City Council and the Public Transportation Advisory Commission are discussing revamping the bus route system in Columbia to accommodate the growing city.

Development Commission doles out block grant funding

The Columbia Community Development Commission met on Thursday to make recommendations for Federal Community Development Block Grants.

Jobs open on Columbia boards and commissions

The city has posted several open positions for a variety of boards and commissions. Applications are due by noon July 9.

Columbia Transit to hear comments on proposed bus routes

Columbia Transit invites public comments on proposed bus route changes at a 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Public Transportation Advisory Commission on Thursday in City Hall.

Historical society seeks commitment for proposed museum site

The Missouri State Historical Society has created a first draft of a memo of understanding to discuss a proposed site for a new museum with the city and the MU.

Council interviews applicants about stormwater solutions, funding

The Columbia City Council spoke with seven people interested in sitting on the Storm Water Advisory Commission on what might be done about stormwater management.

Northeast Columbia residents should boil their water

Residents of several northeast Columbia neighborhoods are under a boil advisory, which means they should boil water intended for drinking and cooking.

Plans for wind turbine on Columbia City Council agenda for Monday

The agenda includes renewing the city manager's authorization application, a report on installation and permitting of a wind turbine and setting public hearings for the next meeting.

Public hearings during council meeting will focus on Stadium, Business Loop 70 improvements

The new sidewalk on Business Loop 70 corresponds with a new waterline project in the area. The reconstruction around Stadium Boulevard will cost an estimated $19.6 million.

Downtown planning charrettes continue with open house, public meetings

The charrettes will include an open house and public meetings about downtown planning.

UPDATE: Columbia Star Dinner Train might start service in August

Central State Rail might begin service of the Columbia Star Dinner Train in August, pending Columbia City Council approval.

Public voices opinions about downtown planning to H3 Studios

H3 Studios ended the first phase of the charrette process with a public meeting to discuss future design plans for downtown.

Community meets Water and Light director candidates at reception

Some of the issues raised include renewable energy options and transparency.

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