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Mayor's highlights of the month of March 2022

By Mayor Pam Hoots

The Columbia City Gas Department is continuing their work on the GPS System for the city. Currently they are at: 43,297.35 feet (over eight miles); and, 229 valves that have been located.

Synergy Food Group LLC held their open house and ribbon-cutting this month. We appreciate Greg Durrett, Shane Lee, and their team locating in our community. Approximately 100 people attended the event.

Cora Elizabeth Design (Beth Bailey) held their ribbon-cutting on Friday, March 11, 2022, at their location on Hurt Street. Welcome to Columbia.



The floors were done by Craig and Terry in the back hallway of city hall.

Approximately fifty loads of brush and limbs picked up by the Street Department.

Plates put on bathroom doors at the concession stand at the Little League Park. (And, on restrooms).

Fences taken down at Little League Park. Benches installed in blue building.

Lots of excess debris, etc. removed from Little League Park area.

Fence being repaired on the city maintenance building property.

Welcome to Cora Elizabeth Designs for their new location in our community. We are pleased that Beth Bailey has opened this store in Columbia.

It was a privilege to do a proclamation for the academic teams in the local school system. (Adair County High School, Adair County Middle School, Adair County Elementary School). Thank you for Dr. Pam Stephens for coordinating this effort.

Benches installed and mounted in the blue building at the Little League Park.

Holes filled in around posts on fields at Little League Park.

Blue bathroom building repaired and cleaned at LL Park.

Pressure washed the concession building at LL Park.

Several tiles cleaned out during the month.

Several ditches cleaned during the month.

The city street department cleaned signs from right of ways during the month.

Mayor met with new representative from the LCADD for Transportation. The Mayor is serving at the Chairperson of that committee this year for the LCADD.

Proclamation did for the local Health Department.

Dwan Hadley brought by a copy of his new book. We appreciate all he does for our community.

By the way, Superintendent Jerry Watson of the Gas Department, has given us a few numbers. In the last year, the gas department has completed around twenty new residential and five new commercial taps for the city. He continues to get inquiries about gas supply.

The Mayor, Gas Superintendent Jerry Watson, and Fara Popplewell-Miniard with the Area Development District attended a zoom meeting on a new grant (PHMSA) for gas improvements. They are in-process of gathering information for the first phase.

Proclamation completed for the library. National Library Week.

Terry Johnson did cleaning at the pavilion on Fairgrounds Street.

Several bags of trash were picked up during the month.

Our benches for the city park on Fairgrounds Street. We received through a grant from the Southern Kentucky Realtor's Association. Thank you to Tammy Stotts for recommendation.

`The Columbia Police Department completed First Aid and CPR training during the month.

The City Street Department is repairing the fence on the backside of the new Maintenance Building.

The City Street Department is cleaning-out the fence line at the new Maintenance Building.

The City Street Department is now starting to clean the sidewalks around the public square for spring.

We thank Mary Ann Loy for all her hard work in the coordination of the Art Show at the Trabue-Russell House. It was a great event promoting art work of students in our community.

The Columbia City Street Department was out the night of the storm on March 30; and, throughout the day on March 31, due to numerous tree limbs and debris.


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Meeting held in updated City Council room



2022-04-06 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Scott Wilson.
With Adair County back in the healthy green zone after months of having to meet in the larger basement area due to the pandemic, Monday night’s April City Council meeting was held in its original room. It has new floor covering, has been repainted in trendy gray colors and sports art by the talented Jennings family. From left are: Councilmen Ronald Rogers, Robert Flowers and Mark Harris; City Clerk Woody Sharpe, Mayor Pam Hoots, City Attorney Derrick Helm; and Councilwomen Linda Waggener and Sharon Payne.

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