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City of Columbia Flood Recovery Presentation to SC House Ways & Means Committee
City Manager Teresa Wilson provided an update on the City's recovery efforts after the October 2015 flood to the South Carolina House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Columbia Fire Department Offer Thanksgiving Safety Tips
Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins and the Fire Department remind citizens that Thanksgiving remains the leading day for residential cooking fires in the United States. In addition, those planning to cook during the Thanksgiving holiday should be attentive in the kitchen; never leave food frying, grilling or broiling even for a short period of time. Keep flammable materials away from your stovetop and never wear loose fitting clothing. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) found that cooking equipment fires are still the leading cause of U.S. home fires and fire injuries; with unattended cooking as the leading contributor and the third leading cause of fire deaths.
City of Columbia Designated as a Bronze Level Walk Friendly Community
The City of Columbia has been designated as a Walk Friendly Community (WFC) by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program aimed to encourage communities to establish or recommit to higher level of walking. City Officials held a press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at 1 PM on the front steps of City Hall to present the award.
City Accepting Nominations for the MLK Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards
The Dream Keeper Award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ideals of social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, racial harmony, nonviolence, and unselfish service must be demonstrated voluntarily by the nominee in support of his or her community and fellow citizens. The nominee must be age 18 or younger and enrolled in school with a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Winners will be announced at the City of Columbia’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2016, at 4 p.m.
City Manager's Spotlight | October 2015
The City Manager’s Spotlight provides details about what is happening in the City of Columbia in an effort to keep citizens informed about City operations. The Special Edition of the City Manager’s Spotlight on October 2015 reflects on information and resources for those impacted by the flood. Get details on the City’s Flood Repair Permitting Process, Columbia-Richland Alerts, FEMA Disaster Recovery Assistance, Scam Alerts and more.
Main Street ICE Opens Thanksgiving Day
Grab your family and friends, and head down to Boyd Plaza for the opening day of Main Street ICE! The City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, located at the corner of Main and Hampton streets, returns for another year of fun for the whole family.
FEMA Disaster Assistance
To register for FEMA Disaster Assistance, call 1-800-621-FEMA or visit www.disasterassistance.gov. There are now FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers available where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs. Please visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center website (http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm) to find a location near you or call 1-800-621-3362.
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