Columbia City Council Approves 2012 Budget Surplus Plan
COLUMBIA - The city council met Monday night and unanimously approved the 2012 budget surplus plan.
The Disabilities Commission suggested four projects for the surplus to fund. $100,000 will be used to:
- Fund more accessible street level parking in downtown
- Install auditory pedestrian signals at College and Broadway and Providence and Broadway
- Install rubber tiles in place of mulch at the playground in Lions-Stephens Park
- Fund a pilot project that would extend para-transit services on weekdays so people would be able to attend city meetings.
The surplus plan allocates $325,000 to restore the interior of the Blind Boone Home in Columbia. It also allocates $200,000 for a pilot infrastructure project that the public will select through an online poll. Click here to view the entire $1.9 million dollar surplus plan.