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Mayor's report on month of January 2023

City of Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots provides reports on the prior month at each City Council meeting. The month of January report follows.

Mayor's Report - Month of: January, 2023

We continue to be busy in the City of Columbia.

Occupational tax: 3rd quarter 2022 $313,791.82
3rd quarter 2021 $287,922.78
Increase: 8.3%

Occupational tax: 4th quarter 2022 $335,000.00 (estimated)
4th quarter 2021 $332,543.78
Increase: .089%

The City Street Department continues to be busy. They have picked up around 50 loads of brush this month. A lot was due to the high wind(s) we have been experiencing.

The City Street Department is going to pick up trash from city streets this week. We continue to experience lots of items being thrown from vehicles; as well as being blown in weather and washed down from streets.

We have been out for inclement weather a couple of times. The ice in the latter part of December; and, the brief session with weather last week. All salt vehicles are prepared to go.

We welcome Elliott Smith and Trenton Williams to our Columbia City Police.

Congratulations to Aaron Gaskins and his wife, Kenzie, on the birth of a son, Jaxson Lee. He joins brothers: Jordan and Jettsyn. Aaron works in the Columbia City Street Department.

We appreciate the cooperation and work with Class D here in Columbia. Terry Johnson has worked with several of the inmates in putting down flooring in city hall and the police department. They have also done some painting.

We do appreciate everyone that participated in our Christmas drive-through. With your assistance again this year, this event was a success for our community.

We have had several meetings with the Lake Cumberland Area Development District referencing grant applications.

The Planning and Zoning approved the plans for the new Zaxby's in Columbia.

The DARE graduation was held at the Adair County Middle School. Thank you to instructor and SRO Officer, Jimmy Luttrell.

Participated in the "Market Day," for the FLBA students at the Adair County High School. A great event. Thank you to JR Thompson for allowing me to participate.

Sandy Simpson, field representative for Congressman James Comer, visited our office during the month.

Our veterans' banner project has been a success this year. We are anticipating hanging an additional 36 banners in addition to the original 32 from last year. We appreciate Ronnie Holt for working with us on this project.

The Columbia Fire Department has now an Ipad located in the fire equipment to locate fire hydrants in case of a fire. We thank them for their service to our community.

Morgan Sandusky and Jill Harvey opened Pretty Please Boutique and Harveys for the Home this month.

Improvements and repairs have been made to the Trabue Russell House. Lighting, outside storage, etc.

Attended the monthly Caregivers Meeting.

Ty Coleman did a Boy Scout Project collecting water for the fire department.

KORT Physical Therapy is to have their grand opening on February 17.

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