Local Government

City Council meeting to address bus routes, present downtown plan

At the City Council meeting Tuesday, public hearing for changes in the bus routes and H3 Studio's presentation on the downtown planning charrette are on the agenda.

Committee to hear public comment on parking garage art

The Standing Committee for Public Art will review comments Friday on a proposed design for the garage that is scheduled to be built at the intersection of Fifth and Walnut.

Boone County Government Center renovation approved

The Boone County Commission approved a $3.9 million expansion and renovation of the Boone County Government Center and the former Johnson paint company building during a Tuesday meeting.

Woman plans to petition Health Department for custody of cats kept in motel

Susan Kohler, who kept 32 cats in a Motel 6, 28 alive and four dead, plans to petition the Columbia/Boone County Public Heath and Human Services Department to remove her cats from the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Fireworks complaints increase 911 calls before Fourth of July

Columbia residents should avoid calling 911 for fireworks complaints and instead call the city's non-emergency telephone number. If someone is injured while using fireworks, even while illegally within the city limits, residents should call 911.

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.