The MKT trail section which is being restored after the Flatbranch Sewer project should be lined with native plants, trees, and shrubs. Specifically, I would like to see more use of edible and fruit-bearing plants. A map could be created with displays the location of these various edible plants along with the likely dates that they will be in season. This could be part of a "walking picnic" or other educational/experiential activity for school groups and other citizens. There are many potential community partners for this project, including Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, Community Gardening Coalition, Columbia Public Schools, Conservation Department, and Public Health organizations.
Add a roundabout to replace 4-way stop at Millcreek Elementary. traffic gets extremely backed up during morning and afternoons.
A sidewalk between the clark lane roundabout to the mexico gravel rd roundabout to make it safe for pedestrians. This issue has been going on for years ever since I was in high school.
Many neighborhoods have requested traffic calming measures, but there have been limited funds to implement them. The backlog will take about 30 years to complete. Let's speed this up and complete all of the current outstanding requests. This is one of the most important things we can do to ensure the safety of ourselves and our children in our own neighborhoods!
Please straighten out your billing system change! My method of payment has always been via my bank in Columbia. For some reason it was changed by COC to check form rather than electronic payment, thus slowing down the payment process dramatically. My bank has submitted request to be changed back to electronic numerous times only to be rejected and I cannot find out WHY!! I have talked to COC many times, even the customer service supervisor Derek Fast with no results. I am very frustrated, as I have been a loyal, on time paying customer for many years. This is just plain ridiculous!! Bonnie Allard
I feel that we should adopt, honor, and uphold the Paris Climate Agreement goals. There are many other cities that have taken up the standard to follow through with this idea. I believe that we must all do our part to look out for our planet. We only have one shot at this and if we get it wrong, it is not us that will pay, but future generations. Please look into http://www.climate-mayors.org/
It's getting to the point where you can't go a few blocks without seeing apartment buildings.
Downtown is especially bad: a cesspool of closed roads, debris, and poorly designed apartment buildings. Downtown used to be somewhat decent aesthetically; now a giant eyesore on a city that consistently diminishes in quality.
Hopefully the people approving this garbage are getting truckloads of money under the table for these apartment deals; otherwise there is no excuse for blatantly pushing the city into further degradation.
Toccoa Georgia's trash service involves a garbage truck with a wide claw capable of grabbing several bags or a pile of brush all at once. That seems like an ideal compromise for a City Solid Waste Utility committed to reducing injuries through automation and a constituency that cannot get behind the idea of roll carts.
I am unclear on the reason that Toccoa has 3 separate truck services: a roll cart regular trash pick up, a wide claw pick up for bagged trash / brush / old furniture, and a blue bin recycling pickup.
I see this service every time I visit family in Toccoa.
I do not know why this was not part of the public coverage of the debate in the Columbia MO area.
If there is any research or background work I can do to be of service on this issue, please let me know.
which is a big neighbourhood. Currently trail goes to under I 70 to Clark Lane. So many people enjoy what the City has already done (wonderful trail!!!). However, you can not access East Port from the trail without getting on the I 70 drive, which is pretty narrow road going up the hill with the traffic of 50 mph. The other way is to bike on I70 drive till east gate villages (Upland Creek Rd) and access St Charles road. However, it is as narrow, although pretty straight and there is no shoulder or sidewalks there. Therefore, these two options are pretty risky and not safe. I was wondering if there is any chance that the City could make an extra mile or so long addition to Hominy trail and have people from East Port and other close neighbourhoods enjoy bike rides, walks and jogging as well. Thank you!
For a city government that seems to spend most of its time trying to figure out new ways to spend its citizens tax dollars, who's bright idea was it to set up the new online utility payment system? This is the most unfriendly system for landlords and property managers and users in general. I'm sure the city government spent a million of its tax payers dollars to an outside consultant to tell them how to set this up. If I am not in Columbia when the bill arrives in the mail and I go online to pay several utility bills, I can't access the actual bill any longer. All I have is a dollar amount on each account and a past payment history. What is the City's kickback on each utility bill payment transaction? $4-$5.00 in service charges per account per payment to pay online is unacceptable. Going back to printing out checks to pay utility bills. At least I'm keeping individuals employed here in Columbia to process my check payment rather than some out-of-state online payment company. The City needs to fire it's IT consultant if this is the best they can come up with.