City’s Public Works
Republished by permission of the
Columbia Daily Herald
By Wilmoth Foreman
Posted February 22, 2015
I can never keep up with which holidays are observed by our city’s sanitation department, so ‘To trash or not to trash?” was the question last Monday, Presidents Day.
This century’s “modus operandi” is “When in doubt, try the Internet.” So I did. And it worked! A quick search for City of Columbia Tenn. Public Works unearthed a calendar showing the 2015 holiday observances.
Perhaps it was natural curiosity that had me reading further. Or perhaps it was the freezing rain’s steady staccato beat on a nearby window that caused me to learn more about how our city deals with snow and ice...
Join the City of Columbia in the
TEAM OF MULES WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE:
January 1 – April 11 (Mule Day)
In an effort to create a healthier community, we challenge all the residents of Maury County to join together to lose the weight of a team of 8 mules for a total weight loss of 8,000 pounds by Mule Day!
Start Pulling Your Weight!
To find out more and register go to www.teamofmules.com
Team of Mules is sponsored by Maury Regional Medical Center, Wellness and Aquatics Complex, and Columbia Power and Water Systems.
Burn Calories Not Ca$h
Join the Columbia Armory Fitness Center Today – Columbia's newly renovated Armory Fitness Center is packed with free-weights, strength and cardio equipment that can help you on your way to reach all your desired physical fitness and health goals. Low membership rates range from $3 for a one-day pass, $20 for one month, up to $75 an individual annual membership. Stop by today for a tour or call to schedule a personal guided walk through of the facility and equipment. Don’t forget to ask about our Health & Fitness Orientation, (931) 380-2742.
Public Infrastructure Improvement Program
With the 2013-2014 budget, Columbia City Council Members approved $1.8 million in infrastructure projects. The projects, ranging from sidewalk replacement to major drainage system repairs, will be completed over the next three years. The program includes projects in each of the city’s five wards.
Columbia residents can follow these projects in two ways. First, residents are invited to periodically check the city website for news and photos of recent projects. Second, residents should look for the orange and red Columbia “Works” logo posted on signs at work sites; these signs will be posted only when the improvements are being done as a part of the Columbia Works program.
The City of Columbia (Population: 34,681, Source: 2010 Census) is located approximately 45 miles south of Nashville in the heart of Maury County. Our city offers something for everyone, whether your interest is historical homes, sports, antiques, shopping, or mules. Did someone say mules?
That's right! A week in April is devoted entirely to the four-legged animal that played such an instrumental role in the settlement of our community. The annual Mule Day Parade attracts over one hundred thousand spectators from throughout the United States and abroad.
Columbia is also the ancestral home of the eleventh president of the United States, James K. Polk. The Polk home is located just two blocks from the center of town.
We hope you find our website helpful. If you need more information, please call (931) 560-1500, choose an option from the list of departments and services, and our friendly staff will be happy to speak with you.
City Hall is located at 700 North Garden Street, Columbia, Tennessee 38401. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
It is the policy of the City of Columbia that all City-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance in participating in a meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the ADA, please call the City’s ADA Coordinator at (931) 560-1565 or e-mail email@example.com at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.