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The City Manager’s Spotlight – December 2019

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 December 2019 reflects important initiatives that will highlight major projects in the City of Columbia as well as events and upcoming meetings. Here is a snapshot of the December Spotlight.

 December 2019

 

4 December, 2019

Office of Business Opportunities Holiday Drop-In

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Optus Bank, 1241 Main Street, Suite 100

Please join the City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities for our annual holiday drop in as we celebrate our community partners and area businesses.

RSVP at 803-545-3950 or [email protected]

 

 

 

6 December, 2019

The City’s 2019 Midlands Area Treasured Trees Program will celebrate and distribute certificates or awards to owners/caretakers of the trees that were selected for the program. The Treasured Trees Program seeks to document and preserve trees that have significant value to the greater community and promote the awareness, benefit and value of trees to the community. This year’s ceremony will be held under a massive live oak tree on campus that will be recognized in this year’s Treasure Tree Class. This is an annual tradition in which the Forestry Division celebrates the importance of the urban canopy and the special trees that lie within it. Other organizations that will be involved in the ceremony include Tree and Appearance Commission, Columbia Garden Club, Columbia Green, and the City of Columbia Forestry and Beautification Division.

Trees nominated for Treasured Trees Awards must meet at least one of the following criteria: Aesthetic or sentimental value, Superior size or scarcity of species, Association with historical events, Environmental benefits and value, Just being a great tree from which to swing or climb!

Trees can be located on public or private property in the Greater Columbia Metropolitan Area and can be nominated by anyone. Groves of trees are eligible, too!

WHO: The City of Columbia Public Works, The City of Columbia Forestry and Beautification Division, Tree and Appearance Commission, Columbia Garden Club, and the Columbia Green

WHERE: Campus of Columbia College, see attached map for parking and location

WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2019, at 3 p.m.

For more information, please call Caleb King (803) 545-3860.

 

11 December, 2019

At-Large Council Members to host Holiday Drop-In

WHO: Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and Councilman Howard E. Duvall, Jr.

WHAT: You’re invited! Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and Councilman Howard E. Duvall, Jr. to host a Holiday Drop-In open to the public.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 11, 2019; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Busby Street Community Center, 5213 Farrow Rd, Columbia, SC 29203 at the corner of Farrow Road and Busby Street

14 December, 2019

The Fall Harvest Festival at Riverfront Park from, 12:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. will be hosted on Saturday, December 14.

For more information, contact Karen Kustafik, Assistant Superintendent, Park Rangers at 803-734-7134 or email [email protected]

 

24 December, 2019 and 25 December, 2019

City Offices to Close in Observance of Christmas Holiday

The City of Columbia will observe the Christmas holiday on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, and Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Most administrative offices will be closed on both days. Emergency police, fire and rescue services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

 

Throughout December

Columbia Animal Services will be hosting a December Adoption Special. All pets are $25 all month long! All adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines and deworming.

WHAT: December Adoption Special

WHERE: Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane, Columbia, SC WHEN: Every day in December

Note: All of our pets need loving homes! To view other animals available for adoption, visit Columbia Animal Services at 127 Humane Lane, our Facebook page or Petfinder.com. Please refer to the ID number listed above when visiting the website.

For more information about the adoption specials please call Columbia Animal Services (803)776-7387.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

City Council Meeting

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meeting will take place on December 2, 2019, at 5:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

On December 3, 2019 and December 17, 2019 City Council will hold a City Council Work Session at 2 p.m. and a City Council Meeting at 6 p.m., in the City Council Chambers.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting will take place on December 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

Design and Development Review Commission

The Design and Development Review Commission meeting will take place on December 12, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.