City Customers can call 545-3300 or visit Customer Care ONLINE for help with City services and billing.
The City of Columbia is celebrating "Cycle-MAY-nia" with tons of events!
This weekend's events:
-Saturday, May 18- Cycling A to Z will hit Soda City Market from 9-11:30 a.m. This comprehensive course will be instructed by Will and Anna Haltiwanger. It will cover everything from how to tune-up your bike to safety tips to skills training. There is something for everyone!
After Cycling A to Z, cool off in the comforts of the Nickeldoeon Theatre and watch "Klunkerz" at noon. This documentary follows a group of cycling enthusiasts who, in the late 1960s and early '70s, tackled the slopes of California's Mount Tamalpais using modified pre-World War II bicycles, thus planting the seeds for modern-day mountain biking.
For all the "Cycle-MAY-nia" events, please visit BPAC's page.
|Work It Up- New Job Training Initiative |
The Eau Claire Development Corporation and TN Development Corporation proudly annouce "Work It Up," a job training initiative that will provide grants not to exceed $3,000 for 20 individuals whose total household income is 80 percent or below the Area Median Income (AMI) as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
In order to qualify, applicants must reside within the city limits of Columbia zip code areas 29203 and 29204 and live within a targeted neighborhood as designated by the City of Columbia’s Community Development Consolidated Plan.
Dates for scheduled information sessions:
• May 23- Earlewood Park Community Center (1113 Parkside Dr.), 6–7:30 p.m.
To register for the program, please Click Here. All applicants will be subject to criminal background checks and drug testing. For more information about Work It Up, please contact Gloria Saeed at 803-545-3767 or Michael Strange at 803-733-8299.
|Pet of the Week! Moira!|
Meet Moira! This pretty little girl would be happy for the rest of her life doing nothing but loving people. She loves to snuggle and be held. You cannot pet her enough. With her wonderful and sweet disposition she will make a wonderful addition to any new home. She is two years old, spayed, micro-chipped, vaccinated and negative for feline leukemia/aids. All Moira really needs is a loving family who will give her a forever home where she can feel adored. Do you think you could love her?
You can visit Moira and her friends at the Columbia Animal Shelter, located at 127 Humane Ln. off Shop Road. For more information, please call 803-776-7387.
Please remember that all of our pets need loving homes. To view other animals available for adoption, visit Petfinder.com.
|City Restructure Water and Sewer Rates, Hosts Extended Hours and Workshops for Customers|
City of Columbia City Council passed a water and sewer rate restructure that went into effect on May 1, 2013. Four changes to the City's water and sewer rates were approved.
• Water base rates will go down for customers with 1" or larger meters.
• Water customers with dual meters will be charged the base water rate of the large meter in lieu of both meters.
• Sewer customers with dual meters will be charged the base sewer rate of the smaller meter in lieu of the larger meter.
• Volumetric rates will increase for all water and sewer customers by 7.96%.
Base rates for sewer customers will remain the same. City Council held a public hearing on March 19th and again on March 26th. The new rates were passed following the second reading.
To help customers understand these rate changes, the City's Customer Care Center will host a series of Saturday workshops on June 8 from 8:30 a.m.to 3 p.m. and June 22 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Customers can learn more at www.COCWaterSewer.com.
The City of Columbia continues to provide water and sewer service to residents at rates that are below the average for the region. Many residential customers in the City would not see their bill increase by much. For example, if a single family household living in the City* used on average 200 gallons per day (6,000 gallons per month), they might only see their bill increase by $2.64 per month. That is less than the cost of a gallon of gas.
* Based on an in-City customer on a 5/8" tap line. The combined in-City residential water and sewer bill for this usage would increase from $45.20 to $47.84.
Water Sewer Rate Ordinance 2013-013
The City of Columbia is broadcasting through the radio waves with two weekly radio programs.
Tune in to City Talk every Monday from 5:00 p.m. -
6:00 p.m. on WGCV 620AM with PA Bennett and every Tuesday from 5:07 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. on WOIC 1230AM with Frank Knapp.
Mayor Steve Benjamin
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