Columbia Tree Service is working on chipping the curbside woody debris for properties in the city limits. The amount of material was more than anticipated. If you contacted us before the deadline (Feb 20th) to be placed on the pickup list, your debris will be picked up. If you are within the city limits and would like free wood chips delivered to your property call 509-427-5970 or email email@example.com. Free load-it-yourself wood chips are also available 24/7 to the general public from the temporary stockpile in the vacant parking lot next to Rock Creek (east of the sewage treatment plant located at 686 SW Rock Creek Drive). If interested, please, help yourself!
What a winter! Due to snow, water meters have not been read on schedule and customers have been billed only monthly minimums. Some meters were read in December, but for most customers the last meter reading was October 2016. For customers who typically use excess water, you may have a VERY large bill when meters are finally read. If you don’t want to be caught by surprise, you can always pay in advance. A credit balance will carry on your account until used up. If you would like to receive an actual use bill and are able to locate and read your meter, email the current reading to firstname.lastname@example.org before Feb 20th and we will calculate your actual bill. We apologize for this inconvenience. Think SPRING!
Effective Monday, Feb 6th First Street traffic is no longer required to stop at the Russell Street intersection. The City Council voted last October to proceed with removing the stop signs. The complete process and timeline for the traffic revision and transition is available here.
Properties within the City Limits being offered as vacation rentals require a City Vacation Rental License. Licenses expired 12/31/16. Information about vacation rentals and a complete application packet are available here.
The City hired Columbia Tree Service to work on the downtown corridor street trees damaged by the ice storm. The company is trimming or removing individual trees based on the arborist’s professional recommendation. We expect 50-60% of the trees will be removed. When conditions are suitable, trees will be replanted in accordance with the City’s Downtown Street Tree Plan prepared in March 2009 by J D Walsh & Associates Landscape Architects.