Columbia’s Daily Dish (April 27, 2009)

A smattering of links about Columbia’s growth and development.

Columbia receives Missouri’s first bioreactor permit (Columbia Missourian) — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has given Columbia the go-ahead to operate its landfill as a bioreactor, according to a City of Columbia news release. Columbia’s landfill is the first in Missouri and one of only 10 in the nation to utilize bioreactor technology for the disposal of trash, the release stated.
Farmers market reaches out to low-income neighbors (Columbia Missourian) — “It’s a small step, the first one really, to connect with our neighbors who do not shop here,” Casey Corbin, executive director of the nonprofit group Sustainable Farms & Communities, said as his organization hosted the first annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, designed to attract the bustling market’s low-income neighbors.
Columbia intersections under review ahead of red-light camera plan (Columbia Missourian) — As part of the Columbia’s red-light camera project, two intersections are being evaluated Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.
Budget drama results in removal of funds for cancer center (Columbia Daily Tribune) — A House committee that never heard a budget bill before approved a state spending package Monday afternoon after cutting $31.2 million allocated for the new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia.
KOMU cuts staff, citing ad revenue decline (Columbia Daily Tribune) — Columbia NBC affiliate KOMU-TV laid off four employees Monday and cut back the hours of two others.
Redistricting process put on long hold (Columbia Daily Tribune) — In the fall, this week was slated as a time for public forums in which a Columbia Public Schools committee would present recommendations about attendance boundaries for a new high school. But a delay of the opening of the district’s third traditional high school has resulted in the cancellation of those forums, and the redistricting committee has been disbanded for now, committee Chairman Don Ludwig said.
Homebuyer’s tax credit gets early praises (Columbia Daily Tribune) — An income tax credit, which expires Dec. 1, is for first-time homebuyers who make less than $150,000 for couples or $75,000 for an individual. The credit is worth 10 percent of the home purchase price up to $8,000.
Energy plan key to grant of $1 million (Columbia Daily Tribune) — Columbia is set to receive about $1 million from the federal government for energy projects, but the money comes with lots of requirements and a tight timeline.

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2 Responses

  1. It would be good to know if the city (or likely MODOT) is asked to make any changes to the light timing or length of the yellow signal by the camera vendor, as has occurred in other cities.

    • Mr. Schultz,

      I’m working on getting this answer for you. I’ll make sure to create a new blog post when I do.

      Thanks for bringing back unanswered questions,
      Jewels

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