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July 8 - July 14, 2019
Trash the Poop
Wag-Along Wednesdays

Columbia Water’s Trash the Poop campaign is sponsoring all of the Columbia Fireflies’ “Wag-Along” Wednesday games for the 2019 season.

Columbia Water will be at the events with Trash the Poop trivia wheel (with prizes for correct answers!), and all dog owners will get a free Trash the Poop bag dispenser (filled with bags!).

July Trash the Poop at the Fireflies is Wednesday, July 10 & July 24. | more |
Columbia Police Department Yard Sale

Columbia Police Department will be having a Yard Sale on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 7 a.m. to Noon at Headquarters (1 Justice Sq.).

Alongside the yard sale the CPD Traffic Unit will be conducting Child Safety Seat Checks and SRO’s will be providing Child DNA Kits/Fingerprinting Kits.
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Pick me! SC: South Carolina’s Second Ever Statewide Adoption Event is here
 
Animal shelters and rescues across South Carolina are coming together to hold an awe-inspiring statewide adoption event  July 12-13, 2019.  This massive lifesaving mission is sponsored by Petco Foundation and is being organized by No Kill South Carolina. 
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City’s Misting Stations to Operate During Summer Heat

The City of Columbia will operate misting stations in several of the City’s parks to help guests stay cool on days when the heat index reaches 90 degrees or higher.

Misting stations will operate from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at various City Park locations.
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Columbia Police Department to host Front Porch Roll Call

The Columbia Police Department will host a Front Porch Roll Call on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 1915 Wayne St. at 6 p.m.

During this Front Porch Roll Call, officers will be present to answer questions about community concerns, provide insight on current crime trends and engage with residents.  | more |
Meet a Cop/Ice Cream Truck
Day Event

On Thursday, July 11, 2019, residents of Columbia will have an opportunity meet Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers and get free ice cream from CPD's ice cream truck.

The event will be held at St. Lawrence Place, 2400 Waites Rd. at 1 p.m.
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SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines in the following neighborhoods for the next two weeks:

Burton Height/ Standish Acres

Distribution Line Tree Trimming:

  • Heathwood Park Neighborhood
  • Shandon Neighborhood Council
  • Sherwood Forest Neighborhood
  • Shiloh Community Organization 
  • Gregg Park Neighborhood Association
  • Lake Katherine Neighborhood Association
  • Cross Hill Neighborhood Association
  • Hampton-Wildcat Neighborhood
  • Heyward Park Neighborhood
 
These are updated each week !
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Pet of the Week: 
Helicon! (ID# A255777)

Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Helicon. He is a one-year old, black and white, Labrador Retriever, Basenji mix. Helicon is a happy go lucky guy with an adorable curly tail. He is friendly, sociable, sits nicely for treats and loves to play with toys. Only 35 lbs he is a great size for pretty much any household!

This loving “furbaby” has already been neutered, micro-chipped, and is currently ready to meet her “furever” family. 

Visit other pets available for adoption at the Columbia Animal Shelter, 127 Humane Lane. Click | here | or call 803-776-PETS for more information.
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Meeting Notices


City Council Agenda |
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, the Columbia City Council will meet in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1737 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201 at 2 p.m.

*Please note that there will not be a
6:00 p.m. meeting.

This meeting will be streaming live on| ColumbiaSC.gov |.
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Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee Agenda |
Monday, July 8

On Monday, July 8, 2019, the Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee will meet at the Richland County Library, main branch, room 213, 1437 Assembly St. from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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Planning Commission Meeting | Monday, July 8

On Monday, July 8, 2019, the City of Columbia Planning Commission will meet at City Hall, 1737 Main St. in Council Chambers at 5:15 p.m.  

This meeting will be streaming live on| ColumbiaSC.gov |.
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Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda | Tuesday, July 9

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, the City of Columbia’s Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a meeting at City Hall, 1737 Main St. in Council Chambers at 10:00 a.m.

This meeting will be live streamed on | Columbiasc.gov |.
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Design/Development Review Commission Agenda |
Thursday, July 11

On Thursday, July 11, 2019, the Design/Development Review Commission meeting will be held at City Hall, 1737 Main St. in Council Chambers at 4:00 p.m.

This meeting will be live streamed on | Columbiasc.gov |.
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In Case You Missed It!

City of Columbia, Woolpert Win 2019 SC APWA Project of the Year Award

The City of Columbia, S.C., and Woolpert were honored by the South Carolina American Public Works Association with its 2019 SC APWA Project of the Year Award in the category of Structures/Historical Restoration for their Martin Luther King Jr. Park Detention and Water Quality Project.

The project was a collaborative effort between Woolpert water resource engineers and landscape architects, Columbia Engineering and Parks and Recreation department staff, and the community to address routine flooding and water quality issues while improving the appearance and functionality of the park.

For the project, the team designed and constructed an off-line dry detention area to assist with stormwater attenuation, increased the overall stormwater storage capacity within the park and provided pollutant trapping within new storage areas. The detention area also was designed to be used as an environmental education area, and a handicap-accessible boardwalk was added to provide park visitors access to Rocky Branch Creek, which runs through the park. | more |
Planning Ahead

Registration begins for 13 th Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Mayor Pro Tem Tameika Isaac Devine announce that registration is now open for the 13th Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, Oct. 5 in Finlay Park.
News In Review

Donations Needed for 2019
Fan the Heat Program 

Columbia Police Chief W. H. “Skip” Holbrook announces that the Columbia Police Department is now accepting donations for the Annual ‘Fan the Heat’ Program.

In particular, CPD will be collecting air conditioning units, fans and financial contributions from now until Labor Day (September 2, 2019). *Air conditioning units are of greater need*
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City’s Recreational Swim
Season Schedule

Both Maxcy Gregg Pool and Greenview Pool will be open for recreational swimming on Labor Day (Sept. 2) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The recreational swim season will remain open until Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day).
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