Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street,
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-2467
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Columbia River Park, already a very special place for residents and visitors alike, has the potential to be a riverfront showcase of cutting-edge public access, recreation, and interpretive features.

Columbia envisions a space that bridges the urban and natural environment, explores the vast industrial history and culture of the region, and allows all to experience the great recreational opportunities of the Susquehanna Riverlands.

On Tuesday, December 11, the Columbia River Park Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting for everyone interested in the future of Columbia River Park. Please come out and join in the discussion…view the preliminary site development plan… and share your thoughts.


Columbia Borough Council is looking for two residents and two business leaders to serve on a committee to develop the Borough’s plan for streetscape improvements. This ad hoc committee will guide the development of the Columbia Borough Streetscape Plan. This effort will involve the planning and design of streetscape components to enhance the community’s safety, economic viability, attractiveness, and environmental health.

What do a kids’ playgrounds, family picnic areas, and a cool splash pads have in common? They’re all super ideas for planning great community parks. Take the Columbia Parks & Recreation Plan Community Survey today to share YOUR ideas! Access the online survey here…

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  • Holiday Porch Pirates

    The Columbia Borough Police Department would like to remind residents to take precautions when having items delivered. The following are a few tips to help deter “porch pirates”: Make sure the delivery location is well lit When placing orders ask for the packages to be delivered to an alternate location (back porch, family member/neighbor who […]

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  • Business Emergency Contact Information Needed

    The Columbia Borough Police Department is requesting all businesses operating within Columbia Borough update their emergency contact information by completing a “Business Emergency Contact Information” Form. Providing this information will ensure that the Police Department can get in contact with someone in the event of an emergency involving your business. Please copy and paste the […]

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  • Columbia Market House Survey

    CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, in partnership with Columbia Borough, has begun planning for the reopening of the Columbia Market House. We want to assure that every resident has the opportunity to offer input into the planning process as we begin bringing this community treasure back to life. Please take a few minutes to share […]

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  • The Northwest Lancaster County River Trail has been voted ‘Best of Lancaster’
  • Yard and Leaf Collection

    The last day for leaf pick up will be Friday, December 14, 2018.

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  • Required Fire Extinguishers

    Fire extinguishers required for rental, boarding or rooming units Columbia borough requires a 5lb abc fire extinguisher be mounted in the kitchen of a rental unit, boarding house or rooming unit. abc is the acronym for an extinguisher certified for a, b, and c type fires. a is common fuels like wood, b is for […]

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  • Veterans Memorial Bridge Island Gateway Project

    Please click on the title line for more information on this opportunity to memorialize a Veteran. boc-brick form_Mar18

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