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Columbia Mayor's Report to City Council

By Mayor Pamela Hoots

Report to the City Council of highlights of the month of July, 2022:

Attended the Adair County Schools/Community Emergency Responders Roundtable meeting. Also, Chief Jr. Murphy, SRO John Harris, SRO Jimmy Luttrell, Assistant Chief Charles Greer.

Proclamation for Adair County Little League All Stars with Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan. Congratulations to all for the job they did.

Tile(s) put in at Green River Commerce Park and in Green Hills Subdivision.

We are looking at the following streets (or, a portion thereof) for fall paving: Pine Tree Street, Cedar Street, Rosson Street, Hill Street, Yates Street (upper side), North High Street, Jones Street, Merchant Street, Stults Street, Gaston Avenue, Spring Drive, North Bramlett, Oak, Sandusky, Bobbie, and Water Works. (Some may be saved for spring).

We have the temporary skateboard park installed and it has been doing well. (It will be taken down for the use of the pavilion for the next few weeks).

A lot of work has gone on at the roadside park. Tables repaired and replaced. The foundation painted. Pavilions pressure-washed and painted. Urge everyone to go by and look at it.

Around fifty loads of brush hauled during the month. This is a great benefit for the residents of our community.

We received a grant from the Walmart Foundation. The two thousand dollars will be going for use in the DARE Program. The city has two officers as School Resource Officers trained in DARE: Jimmy Luttrell and Adam Cravens.

The City Police led a parade for the local Little League All-Stars.

The grates are being replaced in the fire pits at the roadside park.

Several of our employees attended the fundraiser at Walmart where they did a Jailathon. Representing the police: Chief Jr. Murphy, Sergeant Drew Conn, and SRO John Harris. Representing city hall: Mayor Pamela Hoots and Tiffany Collins. Representing the gas department: Phillip Stotts and Steven Baker. Representing city council: Sharon Payne and Jack Dean (on behalf of his father, Craig).

The street department worked on several potholes during the month.

Did our spring/summer blacktopping.

Work done on the playground equipment at the city park on Fairground Street.

Gas Superintendent Jerry Watson has been gathering information and meeting with engineers relative to the project for gas line safety grant. The mayor and gas superintendent met with the Area Development District on the grant submission. The grant will be approximately $4.2 million.

Procured the tractor from AG Revolution. It will be utilized primarily by the City Street Department. It will also be used for the Parks and Recreation and Gas Department.

Did a proclamation for Lana Roy Day, retiring after over forty years at Summit Manor Signature Healthcare.

Tile installed at the Green River Commerce Park and in Green Hills Subdivision.

The Gas Department is going to start work on an extension into the East 80 Estates.

Tiffany and Woody attended a clerk's training.

Our computer system was updated during the month.

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