Resident Information

2014-2015 School Tax: 28.20 mills

2014 Borough Tax: 8.0 mills

 

 2014 Columbia Pride Award given to:

Columbia Lodge No. 1074 (Elks), 445 Chestnut St

Barbara Nikolaus and Donald Riley, 165 Walnut St

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2014 Information for Taxpayers on Earned Income Tax

 

2014 free lunch for kids summer program

 

PARKING LOT PERMITS AVAILABLE FOR 239 AVENUE H

The Borough has leased the Century Link Parking Lot at the intersection of Ave H and Short Avenue. Parking meters are installed however, parking permits are also available for sale as follows: $30.00 per month for each permit if purchased prior to the first of the month. $25.00 per month if paid at least 6 months in advance. Contact the Borough Office for more information.

 

Please note the Borough Office cannot accept any water payments for the Columbia Water Company at our payment window or in our drop box located outside the building.

 

River Park Steering Group 4-12-14 Meeting – Final

Information on Housing:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/avoiding_foreclosure

http://www.lhop.org/AHD.shtml

 

Columbia Water Final decision:
Final Order – R-2013-2360798 – PM 1-9-14 – Columbia Water
– Final Rate Case Order
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WHEELS FOR WISHES DONATION PROGRAM

Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley. They are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. Visit their website at:  http://philadelphia.wheelsforwishes.org/ for more information.

 

 

 

Housing

Counseling Services

Daycare

Educational

Nonprofit organizations

Transportation

Voting    2nd ward change to Columbia Borough Building, 308 Locust St.

 

PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
COLUMBIA BOROUGH SCHOOL
DISTRICT OFFICE
200 N. 5th ST
COLUMBIA, PA 17512
(717) 684-2283
www.columbia.k12.pa.us

PRIVATE SCHOOLS
www.lancastercounty.com/privateschools.html

PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS
OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS
http://www.ourladyoftheangels.org/
215 Union Street
Columbia, PA 17512
(717) 684-2433

UTILITIES
Electric
PPL
827 HAUSMAN RD
ALLENTOWN PA 18104-9981
PHONE: 1-800-342-5775
Web Page: http://www.pplweb.com/

Telephone
 Century Link
346 YORK ROAD
CARLISLE PA 17013

WebPage:   http://www.centurylinkinternetservice.com/phone-bundles.html

PHONE: 855-861-2800

 Gas
UGI
P.O. BOX 13009
READING PA 19612-3009
PHONE: 1-800-276-2722
Web Page: http://www.ugi.com/

Cable Television
COMCAST
1131 SOUTH DUKE ST
LANCASTER, PA 17602
PHONE: (717) 291-3000
Web Page: http://www.comcast.com/

DIRECT TV

Web Page:   http://www.DIRECTTVDeal.com

PHONE: 1-866-810-7892

Water
COLUMBIA WATER CO
PO BOX 350
COLUMBIA PA 17512
PHONE: (717) 684-2188

Sewer (Call water company for connection service)
BOROUGH OF COLUMBIA
308 LOCUST ST
PO BOX 509
COLUMBIA, PA 17512
PHONE: (717) 684-2467 EXT. 219

Taxes
SCHOOL TAX OFFICE
98 SOUTH SIXTH ST
COLUMBIA, PA 17512
PHONE: (717) 684-2283
E-MAIL: deb_smith@columbia.k12.pa.us

BOROUGH TAX COLLECTOR
308 LOCUST ST
COLUMBIA, PA 17512
PHONE: (717) 684-2467

Columbia Area Youth Services
17 N. Fourth Street
Telephone: 717-681-0090
Schedule: Coffee House every Saturday evening, 7:00-10:00pm
Services include: Christian-based non-denominational meeting place for ages 12-18 (snacks, games, discussion groups)

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lancaster
Telephone: 717-397-7567
Services: Volunteers one-on-one with children of single parents

Boy Scouts of America
Telephone: 717-394-4063
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts held at various locations in the Columbia area. Call above number at the Lancaster office for times and locations

Girl Scouts – Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council
Telephone: 717-397-8115
Girl Scouts for all age levels held at various locations in the Columbia Area. Summer Day Camp in Columbia. Call above number at the Lancaster office for times and locations.

Columbia Senior Center
Columbia United Methodist Church
510 Walnut Street
Telephone: 717-684-4850 (Senior Center)
Telephone: 717-684-2356 (Church)
Monday thru Friday, 7:30am-1:30pm. Age 60 and up

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Community Announcements

New Stop Sign Locations: South 9th St & Ridge Ave, South 9th St & Locust St, and South 8th St and Locust St. Also a no parking bus loading zone on Cherry St Monday -Friday from 7:30am-8:30am and from 2:30pm-3:30pm.
Sign up for our Email Alert System and you will receive notices like this in the future.

Trick or Treat is scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6pm-8pm.

Ironville Pike construction is set to begin September 8, 2014. Please watch for detours and/or traffic delays. See Ironville Pike Safe Routes to School page for more detailed information.

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

Parking Meters have been converted from $.25/hr to $.25/ half hour.

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.

Leaf collection begins October 21, 2014.

2014 Borough/County Tax Bills are now in the penalty phase and are due by December 31, 2014. Please make sure to send to your mortgage company if you have your taxes escrowed in your mortgage payment.

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

Accepting applications for Part Time Code Enforcement Officer. See Employment Opportunities page.

Turkey Hill Experience is now open. For more information, check their website.

American Lifestyle Network

Additional renovations to River Park are in the process. Besides the beautiful new ramps, floating docks, rain gardens, & kayak area, we will have a new Trail Services Building.