Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street, Columbia, PA 17512 Phone: 717-684-2467



8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday
6:00 PM – 2:00 AM Tuesday thru Saturday

(717) 684 – 7735 Non-Emergency
1-800-957-2677 LANCASTER COUNTY DISPATCH Non-Emergency

January 22, 2016



A Snow Emergency will be in effect in the Borough of Columbia beginning at 7:00 PM, Friday, January 22, 2016. The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until further notice. The Snow Emergency will be to facilitate clean-up efforts in the Borough.

Vehicle travel on Borough Streets marked as “Snow Emergency Routes” shall be in accordance with the Borough’s “Snow Emergency Ordinance” except for emergency situations. No person shall operate a vehicle on any Snow Emergency Route in such a manner or in such condition as to allow or permit such vehicle to become stalled on a “Snow Emergency Route” either by reason of the fact that the driving wheels are not equipped with chains or proper tires, by the exhaustion of the fuel supply to the vehicle, or by abandonment of the vehicle.

Parking on “Snow Emergency Routes” shall be prohibited. Parking is available in Borough Parking Lots located at Front and Locust Street, next to Borough Hall on Locust and in the former telephone company lot in Avenue H between 2nd and 3rd Street. Parking will be permitted after the street has been cleared. Residents are reminded it is illegal to throw snow in the street and to place various items along Borough Streets to reserve parking.

The Borough shall have the authority to remove and impound, or to order the removal and impounding of any vehicle parked or abandoned on a “Snow Emergency Route” during the Snow Emergency and to remove any items left on the streets. During clean-up residents will be notified to move their vehicles on a street by street basis.

Residents are further reminded to remove snow from sidewalks per Columbia Borough Code.

The following Streets have been designated “Snow Emergency Routes”:


Locust Street, Front to Fifth Street                            North Third Street, Locust to Cedar Street

Chestnut Street, Second to Fifth Street                     North Fifth Street, Chestnut to Locust Street

Lancaster Avenue, Locust to Malleable Road           Kinderhook Road

Ironville Pike, Ninth to Borough Limit                     Ninth Street, Ironville Pike to Lancaster Ave


Declared this 22 Day of January 2016

Leo S. Lutz, Mayor

Borough of Columbia

New Fire Police Vehicle

With the help of Borough Council, the Fire Police were able to obtain this new fire police vehicle 1

new fire police vehicle




Red Rose Lodge #16 of the Fraternal Order of Police presented a commendation to police officer Miller and Sergeant Jacobs for their actions in helping evacuate people from a working house fire on Manor Street earlier this year .


Part time Columbia police officer and United States Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sergeant Ortiz presented an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve certificate to Chief Brommer 

Click on the link below for information on the Bike Auction to be held, May 3, 2014

2014 Police Bike Auction

If you received a letter from our Civil Service Commission, please download the application below and submit to the Borough:

2014 civil service police officer application revised 2-25-14



IMG_3274 The blue med return box was recently acquired through a cooperative effort between the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office and a number of municipal police depts around the county. The return box and accessories were acquired through a PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency grant. With the surge in prescription drug abuse, the Law Enforcement community is encouraging citizens to properly dispose of any unused or outdated prescription drugs. Removing the drugs from a residence may precent a family member from becoming addicted.   Please help our community by properly disposing of prescription drugs via the med Return Box!  see flyer for more details: med return collection unit









Dr. Duple, Landisville Animal Hospital, Veterinarian to K-9 Officer Max


At the February 13, 2012 council meeting, Mayor Lutz thanked Dr. Duple, Landisville Animal Hospital, Veterinarian to Officer Max, and presented her with a plaque thanking her for all the care and services rendered for K-9 Officer Max.  The Borough deeply appreciates these donated services.  Officer Mann and K-9 Officer Max, as well as Police Chief Brommer, Officer Brent Keyser and Connie Beury, Chair of the K-9 Campaign also attended the meeting and offered their deep gratitude and thanks as well to Dr. Duple.


    Residents are reminded to pick-up after their dogs.
    Skateboards, Scooters and Inline Skates are not permitted in the Downtown Business District, Town Square, Locust Street Park, along Route 441 and Route 462.
    Trucks weighing over 9001 lbs are not permitted on Borough Streets.
    Windshield wipers on, lights must be on also. It’s the law.
    Business Owners, update your contact list, see FORMS AND DOCS.

Columbia Borough Police Department is committed to improving the “Quality of Life” in the Borough. Please report incidents immediately.

Megan’s Law Information
Police Sergeant Jack Brommer Honored
Police and Local Resident Honored


Any item whatsoever for the purpose of reserving parking spaces in Borough streets must be immediately removed to avoid a possible fine of up to $600.00!

Chapter 207, Section 105 D (1)(2) and Section 106

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Community Announcements

Columbia Crossing Bathrooms are open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm daily.

The Borough is closed for President's Day, February 15, 2016.

Sealed bids are being accepted for asphalt. See Public Services page for more information.

The street sweeper will not be running until further notice. It will resume in the spring.

Now hiring Crossing Guards for the school year. Contact the Borough or fill out application found on our forms page.

Information on Sale of Wastewater Treatment System and new billing information ( see Wastewater Page)

For Sale - 15' Thiele Steele Dump Truck Body, See public-services page

EMAIL BLAST UPDATE: For those with AOL emails please note that you must contact AOL to allow our emails to go through to you. You need to whitelist. If not, the email will be rejected.

New Quick Ticket Ordinance in effect - See Zoning page for more information.

The Borough Farm on Blue Lane is open on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 8am-noon.

Please follow the schedule posted for street maintenance/street sweeping when parking on Borough streets.

Check out our police page with information on Disposal of Outdated Medications

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