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Work progresses on Cliff Drive Park November 26, 2007

As you may have noticed, the city has made strides in their work on Cliff Drive Park. Mike Griggs, park services manager for the Parks and Recreation Department, recently said that the project should hopefully be completed within the next few weeks.The department has been working on the park for about a year now.

Construction of Cliff Drive Park has taken over a year because it was not on the initial list of city projects, Griggs said. Cliff Drive Park development has been done when Parks and Rec Department employees were not performing emergency or priority tasks, Griggs said.

After meeting with residents at various times to receive input and insight, workers have cleared brush and made room for a few pieces of playground equipment. The project costs about $10,000, Griggs said. The funds originate from the Park Sales Tax, part of the department’s annual park improvement project fund.

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If you haven’t visited the park yet, be careful. The slope to the lone swing set and jungle gym is steep. Also, watch out for the giant rocks behind the jungle gym.


Keeping safe this holiday season November 20, 2007

The city has holiday safety tips up on their website , including tips on Christmas tree safety, holiday decoration safety and a guide to picking a Christmas tree.

Have you run across any holiday hazards this year or in years past? Share your stories so that others don’t experience the same holiday trauma!


Help for the holidays

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At this time of year, there are two programs Columbia residents can use to receive utility assistance: C.A.S.H. (Citizens Assisting Seniors and Handicapped) and H.E.L.P. (Heat Energy and Light Program). C.A.S.H. is expressly designed to give aid to low income elderly and/or disabled citizens while H.E.L.P. is geared toward families with children in “one-time emergency situations.”

To find out how to donate toward these programs or for more general info, go to the city’s website.