City Council highlights | May 7, 2024

May 8, 2024

During this evening’s City Council meeting, Mayor Daniel Rickenmann presented several proclamations.

To start off, a surprise proclamation was presented for Professional Municipal Clerk’s Week, honoring our City Clerk, Erika D. Moore Hammond and Assistant City Clerk Levanie Summerville.

The National Police Week proclamation was presented to Columbia Police Department Chief William ‘Skip’ Holbrook in honor of the 800,000 law enforcement officers serving across the United States as well as the fallen heroes.

The Mayor also presented the National Bike Month and Bicycle Safety Month and National Historic Preservation Month Proclamations to City Planning Department staff. National Bike Month and Bicycle Safety Month is a time for citizens to bike to work, bike for fun, fitness or transportation. National Historic Preservation Month is a way to promote historic places. The City’s Planning staff is promoting a number of activities and events throughout the month of May that focus on the history and architecture of Columbia. You can visit for information on the events.

The Economic Development Week proclamation was presented to Economic Development, Columbia Empowerment Zone and Office of Business Opportunities staff. Economic Development Week recognizes and enhances the efforts that create vibrant communities with strong economies.

The Mayor presented the Drinking Water Week Proclamation. The City of Columbia joins communities across America in celebrating Drinking Water Week, highlighting the importance of safe drinking water for our community, and recognizing the tireless efforts of our local water professionals who ensure its availability.

Senior Resources Older Americans Month was also recognized with a proclamation that was presented to Lourie Center Staff. Senior Resources Older Americans Month celebrates and honors older adults as valuable members of our community bringing wisdom and richness to our society.

During the consent agenda portion of the meeting, City Council approved continued investment in wastewater collection system improvements, wastewater treatment equipment, and stormwater conveyance.

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