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City of Columbia Mayor's Report for August, 2020

By Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots

1. This has been an extremely busy month for the city. We have had numerous telephone calls, meetings, and zoom conferences.

2. Our ABC revenue for June was $10,716.94.

3. Our ABC revenue for July was $13,603.92.

4. ABC Revenues for year are anticipated to be around $110,000.

5. We have hauled around twenty loads of brush through the town.

6. Several areas have been mowed; weed-eated, etc. (right-of-ways).

7. Mike Watson was continuing his work at the new city park. His findings are going to the new genealogical center. He had found some books, writings, and glassware before the fire destroyed the home.

8. New filters installed at the Trabue Russell House.

9. Light fixed at Trabue Russell House.

10. Tree at Trabue Russell House removed (state of tree/safety issue).

11. More trees removed after falling/storm damage.

12. Two of the garbage trucks, two of the street department, one of the gas trucks, all had repairs during the month.

13. The sanitation department is continuing to come in earlier due to the extremely hot weather.

14. The gas department's project for Green Hills is working well. They are scheduled to bore the creek the last week of August. They have been laying gas line and are almost to Highway East 80.

15. Senture (London, Kentucky headquarters) have done a job fair at the pavilion at city park on Fairgrounds Street. They have hired almost 100 people (around 90 fulltime and 10 parttime).

16. The pavilions and equipment at city parks continues to be sanitized.

17. Dairy Queen is coming along well. Projected opening date: November 3, 2020.

18. Hedges trimmed at the Trabue Russell House.

19. Streets to be considered for blacktopping (all or portion). Loy Street, Montgomery Street, Curry Street, Appleby Drive, Gaston Avenue, Water Works Street, and Paul Street.

20. Several street signs are being turned around (opposite). City Street Department is reviewing daily.

21. The city parks and recreation are reviewing all the benches, sitting areas, and tables at the roadside park. They have repaired one.

22. We have distributed around 20 food boxes to residents. (Boxes were donated).

23. Volunteers from the city helped with delivery of senior citizen meals one day this month.

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Trabue House tree removal, wood to give away

2020-09-11 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mayor Pamela Hoots.
One of the fine old Maple trees at the historic Trabue Russell House had to be removed as it had been identified as a safety issue. The wood is now available for any who are in special need of wood for heat this winter. Working at the site are, from left, Duan Hadley, Ty Jones and Craig Lasley. For information, contact the City of Columbia offices at 270-384-2501.

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