CDD 10/5: Homebuyers take advantage of incentives

Columbia’s Daily Dish 10/5

Kris and Heather Carmichael with their son Kolton stand outside their newly purchased home in northeast Columbia on Monday, Sept. 28. The Carmichaels were able to take advantage of an $8,000 federal incentive for first-time home buyers. (CM/Jason Lenhart)

Kris and Heather Carmichael with their son Kolton stand outside their newly purchased home in northeast Columbia on Monday, Sept. 28. The Carmichaels were able to take advantage of an $8,000 federal incentive for first-time home buyers. (CM/Jason Lenhart)

Homebuyers take advantage of incentives (CM) The parents of 20-month-old Kolton Carmichael say he likes to watch the construction workers and machinery build the house on the adjoining lot while he plays in his new backyard. Kris and Heather Carmichael like that their son has a backyard with a fence to play in and a newly built home of his own.

City Council will consider Tiger Hotel TIF contract (CM) The “Tiger” sign that defines Columbia’s downtown skyline will continue to glow for quite awhile if terms of a redevelopment agreement between the city of Columbia and owners of the historic Tiger Hotel are approved by the City Council on Monday.

Victorian-era farmhouse to be restored at new location (CM) A three-room Victorian-era farmhouse, built by hog farmers in 1890, is sitting in three pieces under a patchwork of tarps in the Boone County Historical Society.

Hinkson rule ‘absurd,’ say consultants (CDT) Fifty-eight million rain barrels. Or an 898-acre lake. That’s what a Columbia engineering firm contends would be needed to comply with a proposed pollution control regulation of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, which wants to stop two-thirds of storm-water runoff in a 5-inch rainfall from entering Hinkson Creek.

Bicycle street set for a vote (CDT) The Columbia City Council is scheduled to vote on two controversial proposals during its regular meeting tomorrow.

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