Archive - Dec 17, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Common Council made several board appointments Tuesday night at its regular meeting.
The board approved the appointment of Marquis Jones to the city‚Äôs Board of Zoning Appeals.
The council also tabbed Don Sexton to be the council‚Äôs representative on the City/County Joint Planning and Building Department Advisory Board.
For the Whitley County Economic Development Commission, the board recommended Councilman Roger Seymoure.
Seymoure will have to be approved by the commission for that appointment.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Common Council made some tweaks to its sewage pollutant concentration regulations with an amendment to its current sewage ordinance.
The amendment was heard in its first reading at the council‚Äôs regular meeting Tuesday night.
Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendent Mike Cook told the board the amendments were necessary to keep the city in compliance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management regulations.
‚ÄúWe added one limit and the rest was just a matter of changing verbiage,‚ÄĚ said Cook.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Common Council held a public hearing during its regular meeting Tuesday for the purpose of an additional appropriation of $60,000.
According to Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle, the appropriation, from the city‚Äôs Rainy Day Fund, was needed to cover costs of equipment purchases in the past several months.
In November, the city‚Äôs Board of Works and Safety approved the purchase of televising equipment, or video cameras designed to view sewer lines and capture digital video images from inside the pipes.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City Councilman Dan Weigold announced the winners of the 2010 Christmas lighting contest at Tuesday night‚Äôs meeting of the city‚Äôs Common Council.
Weigold and Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendant Mike Cook were the judges for this year‚Äôs competition, driving around the city‚Äôs neighborhoods assessing the light displays of countless residents‚Äô homes.
‚ÄúWe get pretty picky,‚ÄĚ said Weigold when he announced the winners. ‚ÄúBut we try to spread it around.‚ÄĚ