City Manager’s Spotlight on July 2015
The City Manager’s Spotlight provides details about what is happening in the City of Columbia in an effort to keep citizens informed about City operations. The City Manager’s Spotlight on July 2015 reflects on the City’s participation in a National Public Safety Initiative, #LoveColumbia Photo Challenge Winners, Heat Wave Safety Tips, Recycling Roll Carts, National Picnic Month and more.
James E. Clyburn Golf Center to Host Girls Golf Clinics
The James E. Clyburn Golf Center, a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site, is hosting free golf clinics for girls ages 5-18 through October 31. The James E. Clyburn Golf Center is located at 2091 Slighs Avenue. Attendees will learn the fundamentals, etiquette and rules of golf. No equipment is necessary.
Register for the City Hoops Instructional Basketball Program
The registration period for City Hoops, the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s instructional youth basketball program for boys and girls ages 3 through 8, will be held Tuesday, September 1 through Friday, October 23. The program is an opportunity for youth to have fun and learn basketball fundamentals. The fee to participate is $25 per participant. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.
City Cautions Drivers to avoid Flood Prone Streets and Intersections
The City of Columbia urges drivers to use caution when driving during severe weather. If you encounter a flooded street or intersection, turn around; do not attempt to drive through it. Water may be deeper than it appears and can hide many hazards (i.e. sharp objects, washed out road surfaces, electrical wires, chemicals, etc). A vehicle caught in swiftly moving water can be swept away in a matter of seconds. Twelve inches of water can float a car or small SUV and 18 inches of water can carry away large vehicles.
Local Teachers Eligible for Conservation Mini-Grants
The City of Columbia is now supporting a new mini-grant geared towards clean water student projects such as rain barrels, composting initiatives, litter clean-ups, rain gardens, erosion control, stream bank restoration, and more. Awards are competitive and proposals will be evaluated on the project’s water-quality impact, feasibility, student and community involvement, and educational outcomes.
The City is Accepting Applications for its P.E.A.R Program
The City’s Community Development Department is accepting applications for its Property Enhancement Assistance for Rental Housing (P.E.A.R) program. Eligible investors can borrow up to a $50,000 with a fixed interest-rate of three percent to be paid back over 30 years.
Greenview Park Tennis Courts Closed for Maintenance
The tennis courts at Greenview Park will be closed until Friday, September 18 for resurfacing, the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department announced. There are seven additional locations in the City that are open for recreational and league play. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.