columbia city council http://kbia.org en Columbia city council to consider paying for snow removal http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-consider-paying-snow-removal <p>The Columbia City Council is set to take a final vote Monday to appropriate funds to cover expenditures from the planned snow removal budget, according to the Columbia Tribune.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:36:11 +0000 Abigail Keel 56379 at http://kbia.org Columbia city council to consider paying for snow removal Columbia council shortens Planning & Zoning terms, approves bike boulevard http://kbia.org/post/columbia-council-shortens-planning-zoning-terms-approves-bike-boulevard <p>City Council voted in their meeting Monday night to shorten term lengths for members of the Planning and Zoning commission from five years to four years.</p><p>The amendment was proposed last month and passed with a 4-3 vote. Congressmember Barbara Hoppe introduced the amendment in hopes of drawing in more interest to serve on the Commission from community members.</p><p>“We have more work for Planning and Zoning now than ever before,” said Hoppe.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:25:48 +0000 Nick Komisar 53956 at http://kbia.org Columbia council shortens Planning & Zoning terms, approves bike boulevard Petition fails to repeal Columbia's deal with downtown developer http://kbia.org/post/petition-fails-repeal-columbias-deal-downtown-developer <p>The Columbia City Clerk announced the petition by Repeal 6214 fell short of the required number of signatures.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:21:11 +0000 Hope Kirwan 52435 at http://kbia.org Petition fails to repeal Columbia's deal with downtown developer Developer 'Opus Group' drops threat of legal action against Columbia City Council http://kbia.org/post/developer-opus-group-drops-threat-legal-action-against-columbia-city-council <p>The Opus Group announced plans to drop the threat of legal action surrounding its controversial downtown Columbia student housing project.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The real estate group had been granted permission to begin construction on a new high rise apartment complex, but concerns from some Columbia residents cast the future of the building into doubt.</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:17:04 +0000 Grant Suneson 52188 at http://kbia.org Developer 'Opus Group' drops threat of legal action against Columbia City Council City Council approves extended hours for bars and restaurants http://kbia.org/post/city-council-approves-extended-hours-bars-and-restaurants <p>The Columbia City Council has granted a request from restaurant and bar owners extending the hours to which alcohol can be served outside the premises -- just in time for warm weather.&nbsp; The decision allows owners to serve alcohol outside until midnight and for alcohol to be consumed inside until 1 a.m.</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:39:01 +0000 Quinn Cochran 51929 at http://kbia.org City Council approves extended hours for bars and restaurants City Council approves ordinance for food trucks http://kbia.org/post/city-council-approves-ordinance-food-trucks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Columbia City Council passed an ordinance at Monday night's meeting that will grant food trucks specific parking locations downtown.&nbsp; The spots include eight metered spaces on the south side of Cherry and Locust streets and 10 spaces on the north side of Walnut Street.</p><p>Carrie Gartner, executive director of the Downtown Community Improvement district, said the new location for these food trucks could benefit all parties.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:59:42 +0000 Quinn Cochran 51779 at http://kbia.org City Council approves ordinance for food trucks Columbia City Council approves new homeless drop-in shelter http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-approves-new-homeless-drop-shelter <h1 style="line-height:200%"><span style="font-weight: inherit; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 200%;">The Columbia City Council voted Monday night to approve land on North Eighth Street as the site of a future homeless drop-in shelter.&nbsp;</span></h1><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:53:37 +0000 Kelly Skehen 51740 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council approves new homeless drop-in shelter Columbia City Council members no longer volunteers http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-members-no-longer-volunteers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Columbia City Council members will receive some compensation for their service, beginning in May.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:08:08 +0000 Associated Press 51672 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council members no longer volunteers Ginny Chadwick sworn in as First Ward representative http://kbia.org/post/ginny-chadwick-sworn-first-ward-representative <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ginny Chadwick was sworn in Monday as the new First Ward representative to the Columbia City Council. Although, last night was a time to celebrate, today, her first day on the job, has been very busy.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:51:19 +0000 Heather Adams 51388 at http://kbia.org Ginny Chadwick sworn in as First Ward representative Ginny Chadwick wins Columbia City Council’s First Ward http://kbia.org/post/ginny-chadwick-wins-columbia-city-council-s-first-ward <p>University of Missouri graduate student Ginny Chadwick won Columbia city council’s first ward seat. She hosted a watch party at Trey Bistro.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:57:26 +0000 Jack Howard & Sully Fox & Sam Knef 51026 at http://kbia.org Ginny Chadwick wins Columbia City Council’s First Ward Two student housing proposals approved, one tabled during Columbia City Council meeting http://kbia.org/post/two-student-housing-proposals-approved-one-tabled-during-columbia-city-council-meeting <p></p><p>Columbia City Council held a third public hearing at noon on Wednesday to discuss three contested student housing development proposals, approving the first two and tabling the third.</p><p>The council voted unanimously to approve a proposal by Collegiate Housing Partners for a 351-resident development on the south side of Conley Ave., between 4th and 5th Street, and voted 4-3 to approve Opus Development Company's plan for a 256-resident building on the north side of Locust Street between 7th and 8th streets. Both developers hope to be finished in time for fall semester 2015.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:56:15 +0000 Rickelle Pimentel 49898 at http://kbia.org Two student housing proposals approved, one tabled during Columbia City Council meeting Columbia residents oppose housing development proposals http://kbia.org/post/columbia-residents-oppose-housing-development-proposals <p>Tensions ran high between Columbia residents, city staff and council members at the Columbia City Council meeting Monday night.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:18:08 +0000 Kelly Skehen 49801 at http://kbia.org Columbia residents oppose housing development proposals Brick street ordinance revised for public opinion http://kbia.org/post/brick-street-ordinance-revised-public-opinion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City Council presented an amended bill at yesterday evening’s City Council meeting concerning the protection, repairs, and restoration of Columbia’s historic brick roads.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:10:15 +0000 Madeleine Daily 49800 at http://kbia.org Brick street ordinance revised for public opinion Columbia City Council to vote on downtown development agreements http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-vote-downtown-development-agreements <p>The Columbia City Council is considering three separate development agreements that would give the developers clearance to work on downtown housing structures.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:31:05 +0000 Sam Knef 49732 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: First Ward Candidates and Missouri's Possible Official Greeting http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-first-ward-candidates-and-missouris-possible-official-greeting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>This week on Talking Politics, there are three candidates running for the First Ward Columbia City Council seat. Bill Easley, Ginny Chadwick and Tyree Byndom&nbsp;will be on the April 8 ballot.</p><p>Also on the show, a freshman state representative from St. Louis County wants to make the high five the official greeting of Missouri.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:45:23 +0000 Kate Grumke 49443 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: First Ward Candidates and Missouri's Possible Official Greeting Columbia City Council examines downtown infrastructure payment options http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-examines-downtown-infrastructure-payment-options <p>Columbia is not issuing any building permits until a payment option for downtown infrastructure expansion is decided upon. The construction stall applies to Collegiate Housing Partners. They’re planning for a 350-bed student apartment complex near Fifth Street and Conley Avenue.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:05:13 +0000 Kelly Skehen 49048 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council examines downtown infrastructure payment options Byndom making Baha’i history with City Council run http://kbia.org/post/byndom-making-baha-i-history-city-council-run <p><em>This story was originally published on <a href="http://carlkenney.columbiafavs.com/2014/01/28/byndom-making-bahai-history-city-council-run/">Columbia Faith &amp; Values </a>(ColumbiaFAVS.com).</em></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:37:11 +0000 Carl Kenney | Columbia Faith & Values 48002 at http://kbia.org Byndom making Baha’i history with City Council run City Council denies rezoning request for student-housing complex http://kbia.org/post/city-council-denies-rezoning-request-student-housing-complex <p>Land northeast of Stadium Boulevard and the Cinnamon Hill Lane, Maguire Boulevard intersection will stay agricultural, at least for now, after a failed rezoning request.</p><p>The Columbia City Council voted 4-3 last night in opposition of New York City developers Park7 Group’s request to change the land from agricultural to a planned unit development, which would’ve been the site of an 899-bed luxury student-housing complex, The Avenue.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:08:46 +0000 Kelly Skehen 47619 at http://kbia.org City Council denies rezoning request for student-housing complex Columbia to pay consultants $150,000 for zoning codes update http://kbia.org/post/columbia-pay-consultants-150000-zoning-codes-update <p>The Columbia City Council has appropriated $150,000 to pay a consulting company to update the city’s development codes.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:44:58 +0000 Kate Grumke 45398 at http://kbia.org Columbia to pay consultants $150,000 for zoning codes update Columbia City Council changes definition of family for zoning purposes http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-changes-definition-family-zoning-purposes <p>The Columbia City Council Monday changed the definition of a family in the city code to include domestic partnerships.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:13:52 +0000 Kate Grumke 44739 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council changes definition of family for zoning purposes Columbia City Council approves renovation plan for Douglass Park http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-approves-renovation-plan-douglass-park <p>Columbia City Council members have approved phase one renovations for Douglass Park. The renovations include an outdoor amphitheater, more green space, a relocated parking lot, and a small shelter.</p><p>About 25 young people were at Monday's city council meeting to support the inclusion of a skate park in the initial phase one renovations.&nbsp; The city plans to build the skate park at a later date.</p><p>Christopher Bailey is owner of Parkside Skateshop. He spoke to the council during the public comment portion.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:37:42 +0000 Angela Pearson 44708 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council approves renovation plan for Douglass Park Columbia City Council to vote on definition of family in zoning ordinances http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-vote-definition-family-zoning-ordinances <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Columbia</font>&nbsp;City Council is considering changing the definition of&nbsp;<font color="red">family</font>&nbsp;in zoning ordinances to include domestic partners.&nbsp;The council will vote on the measure at Monday's meeting. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:21:58 +0000 Associated Press 44616 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council to vote on definition of family in zoning ordinances Columbia to consider changing definition of family for zoning purposes http://kbia.org/post/columbia-consider-changing-definition-family-zoning-purposes <p>The Columbia City Council is considering changing the definition of family in zoning ordinances to include domestic partners.</p><p>The current zoning ordinance defines a family as an individual, or a married couple, and their children and no more than two other persons related to the individual. No more than three unrelated people are allowed to live in single-family homes.</p><p>Because of that definition, domestic partners were considered unrelated people, which is what a proposed resolution would change.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:39:24 +0000 Associated Press 44102 at http://kbia.org Columbia to consider changing definition of family for zoning purposes Columbia City Council postpones vote on brick-paved street repairs http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-postpones-vote-brick-paved-street-repairs <p>The Columbia City Council tabled a vote that would have created the first-ever written plan to repair and maintain Columbia’s brick-paved streets at its meeting Monday.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:42:48 +0000 Katie Moeller 44015 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council postpones vote on brick-paved street repairs Columbia City Council votes against discontinuation of fluoride http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-votes-against-discontinuation-fluoride <p>The Columbia City Council voted unanimously Monday night against a resolution that would have discontinued the use fluoride in the city’s water supply.</p><p>Many residents had reported health concerns regarding the presence of fluoride in the water, and the Columbia Board of Health investigated these claims earlier this year.</p><p>In April, the board voted in favor of continuing the addition of fluoride to the water supply and they sent a report to the council, who put the resolution up to a vote.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:19:08 +0000 Sara Maslar-Donar 43307 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council votes against discontinuation of fluoride Columbia Airport adds second daily flight to Chicago http://kbia.org/post/columbia-airport-adds-second-daily-flight-chicago <p>The Columbia Regional Airport is adding a second daily flight to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:11:00 +0000 Mark Bergin 43271 at http://kbia.org Columbia Airport adds second daily flight to Chicago City council votes against rezoning for proposed CVS pharmacy http://kbia.org/post/city-council-votes-against-rezoning-proposed-cvs-pharmacy <p>The Columbia City Council voted to not pass a bill to rezone 1.39 acres on the corner of Providence Road and East Broadway to build a CVS pharmacy Monday evening. The pharmacy would have consisted of a 13,000 square foot building, drive-thru pharmacy, 65 parking spaces, and more efficient sidewalks along Broadway.</p><p>Resident Rosie Gerding expressed her thoughts on the suburban look of the pharmacy would bring to the downtown area.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:48:40 +0000 Samatha Ware 42546 at http://kbia.org City council votes against rezoning for proposed CVS pharmacy Columbia City Council adopts new comprehensive plan http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-adopts-new-comprehensive-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The future of the City of Columbia became clearer last night as the Columbia City Council adopted a new comprehensive plan for future growth.</span></p><p>The City Council passed its plan, entitled &quot;Columbia Imagined: The Plan for How We Live and Grow.&quot; The plan will influence Columbia&rsquo;s neighborhoods and public places, development, job creation, transportation options, and the overall vitality of the community.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:32:06 +0000 Katie Moeller 41748 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council adopts new comprehensive plan Columbia City Council’s Clark Lane plan raises safety concerns http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-s-clark-lane-plan-raises-safety-concerns <p>Columbia City Council has approved a plan that narrows the lanes on Columbia&rsquo;s busy Clark Lane, and adds a shoulder to the road.</p><p>A city council report of possible road construction on Clark Lane in Columbia was met with protest at the City Council meeting Monday night. The plan calls for narrowing the 12 foot lanes of Clark Lane by one foot in each lane and adding at six foot shoulder.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:22:07 +0000 George Varney 41747 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council’s Clark Lane plan raises safety concerns Downtown Columbia parking rates to increase http://kbia.org/post/downtown-columbia-parking-rates-increase <p>This fall, the cost of parking in downtown Columbia will increase -- but access to public transit will as well.</p><p>Columbia City Council members last night amended the city code to raise parking rates for both unmetered off street facilities and metered parking in the MU campus area. The amendment will go into effect October 1.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:39:21 +0000 Katie Moeller 40635 at http://kbia.org Downtown Columbia parking rates to increase