City Establishes Columbia Cares Fund to Support the Orlando Community After Tragedy
In response to the tragic events that have occurred in Orlando, the City of Columbia announced the establishment of the Columbia Cares Fund, a fundraising effort that allows the people of Columbia to collectively support cities across the nation during times of tragedy. To make a donation to the fund, visit www.ColumbiaSC.net/city-council/special-projects. Donations to the Columbia Cares Fund will be sent collectively to the OneOrlando Fund as a gift from the people of Columbia. There will be no monies from the City of Columbia donated to the Columbia Cares Fund. The funds will be administered by the Central Florida Foundation.
Pets in Hot Cars: “Not long is too long”
As temperatures rise, it’s important to remember that hot cars can be dangerous for pets. The Columbia Animal Services asks for the public's help to save lives as temperatures become too warm. Never leave a pet in a parked car in warm weather, even for short periods with the windows partially rolled down. On a 82 degree day outside, the temperatures inside a parked car can soar up to 95 degrees in 10 minutes and up to 115 degrees within an hour. Pets trapped inside hot cars can succumb to heatstroke within minutes. If you see a pet in distress in a hot car, take immediate action and dial 911.
Prime Time in the Parks
Prime Time in the Parks is a late-night teen program that provides a fun and safe environment for Columbia‘s youth. The program is free to youth ages 13-17 years old. Prime Time in the Parks features video game challenges, billiards, card tournaments, sports, pool parties, music, field trips and more!
City Manager's Spotlight | May 2016
The City Manager’s Spotlight provides details about what is happening in the City in an effort to keep citizens informed about City operations. The City Manager’s Spotlight on May 2016 reflects on the City's New Vacant/ Abandoned Building Incentive Program, Greenview Pool Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, National Bike Month 2016, Let’s Move! Columbia Family Fitness Challenge, 4th Annual Small Business Week Conference and more.
City Recognizes National Homeownership Month
During the month of June, the City will recognize National Homeownership Month. The City of Columbia strives to provide safe, decent and affordable housing, a suitable living environment and economic opportunities for families all over Columbia. Throughout the month of June the City is encouraging citizens to look over our many housing loan programs to find the program that is the right fit for them.
Work It Up Job Training Scholarship Program
The Work It Up Training Scholarship Program is a grant-funded program designed to help individuals gain training through the Midlands Technical College QuickJobs Courses and to increase potential to gain employment earning a livable wage and benefits, improving the quality of life for families and strengthening communities.
National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. The Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will be holding a $10 pet adoption special fee from Wednesday, June 1 through Thursday, June 30, 2016. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines and deworming.