Columbia Tn Beautification, Council, Chamber

The Columbia Mayors Design and Beautification awards were handed out as Columbia Mayor Dean Dickey said each businesses and homeowner has done “something very special” that will enhance the city. Entering Columbia, the new Heritage Funeral Home by Keith and Sandy Baker on highway 412 and Community First Bank downtown, were given the Mayors Design Award..
Steve and Cathy Fuston’s renovations of the Mayes, Frierson, Fuston Home and David and Debra Hill’s work on the Mayes, Hatcher, Hill home, were honored with the Mayors Beautification Award. “This has really given our town more character and identity, said Columbia city Planning Director Norman Wright. “When people come to this city they see something unique that stands out and gives value to our community.” It was the first year of the Mayors Awards and officials say they look forward to recognizing others for their work in coming years.
The Columbia City council gave final approval Thursday to establishing a 45 mile an hour speed limit on the Mt.Pleasant highway out of Columbia 400 feet past Ridley park. The ordinance establishes the speed limit on Trotwood avenue from Foster lane southwest for a distance of two thousand feet. It was seen as a safety issue now that the new Ridley Sports Park is open.. The Columbia council deferred action on the city’s group medical plan that should take effect by January 1, 2012. The city is studying implementing a self funded plan. Council members wanted to study the benefits of the plan for employees.
The Columbia council also approved a contract with the state for additional funding for the Safe Routes to Schools project of $114,829. It will let the city reallocate funding for the city hall project that’s under construction.
The Maury County Chamber and Economic alliance held an appreciation day for its members Thursday . The Maury Alliance recently changes its name to the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance. Kara Huckaby was named to head the Maury County Chamber side of the Alliance.
“This is the first annual handshake day for the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance, said Huckaby.”We have delivered goodie bags..thanking them for being involved.” she said.. Huckaby said the goodie backs carried a message on it saying they appreciate the businesses being a member of the Chamber of Commerce

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