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Columbia Mayor's Report on the Month of September

Mayor's Pamela Hoots' Report on the Month of September, 2022 in City of Columbia:

Approximately forty loads of brush, limbs, and debris, were picked up by the Columbia City Street Department during the month. This is an excellent service that the city provides to its residents.

We participated again in "Malvina Farkle Day," with Lindsey Wilson College. This is a great event for our community. We had the LWC Men's Basketball Team with us at City Hall. They cleaned windows, painted railings, and cleaned the landscaping. (Coach Chris Starks was on hand). At the Little League Park we had the men's soccer team; they painted, picked up rocks, and cleaned. The Trabue Russell House had a team led by Abe Cross and they picked up outside (Thank you Mary Anne Loy). The City Park on Fairground Street worked with the Men's Junior Varsity Team; and, did cleanup and mulching. Jackie Chapman and Tim Smith were with the group at the Veterans park (formerly roadside park) and did mulching and pickup. This is one of my favorite days.

Over thirty bags of trash were picked up on: Grady Loop, Burkesville Street, Image Lane, Hurt Street, Church Street, South Reed Street, Guardian Street, Bomar Heights, and Curry Street.

Synergy Food Group is hiring he- they now have around forty (with temporaries) and looking for another at least forty temporaries.

The trees on the public square and on Jamestown Street were trimmed during the month.

Work is continuing on several downtown businesses. We appreciate all the business owners that want to be a part of this project.

Congratulations to Holly Necessary for graduating from the policy academy. Sergeant Evan Burton graduated on Friday, September 30, from Sergeant Training.

The 2nd annual "Pick It Up" Day was held this month. Around twenty different items were picked up in the city limits.

Aaron Gaskins welded a new bench for the fountain area on the square. Thank you Aaron for a great job.

The ribbon-cutting for the opening of H2 Health was held during the month. The mayor and council members: Dr. Ronald Rogers, Craig Dean, and Linda Waggener attended.

The new pressure-washer for the City Sanitation Department has arrived. It is thermal and should help alleviate some of the runoff.

Breathe of Grace Wellness held their ribbon-cutting during the month. The mayor and council member Linda Waggener attended.

The city gas department has completed their gas extension on East 80 Drive.

Thank you to Jennifer Sebastian, who invited me to attend the SOS Suicide Prevention event at the Adair County Middle School.

On October 14, 2022, there will be a fall chili-burgoo-bean lunch at the Trabue Russell House, 10:30amCT until 1:30pm.

Thank you to JR Thompson for the invitation to speak to the 4th period Entrepreneurship Program at the Adair County High School.

The annual Chamber of Commerce picnic was held at the roadside park (Veterans Park). The mayor, city clerk, and council member Linda Waggener attended, Council member Dr. Ronald Rogers was the auctioneer and Council member Sharon Payne and her sister Phyllis sang.

Thanks to Russell Springs Mayor Eddie Thomas for visiting our town. We appreciate his continued work with us.

New lights are in the picnic area next to city hall. We are going to put up lights in the fountain area on the square.

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