Columbia Mayor Dean Dickey accepts a $500,000 grant award from Denise McBride of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency for homeowner rehabilitation projects in Columbia. The HOME program promotes the preservation and rehabilitation of housing for households of low income. The City of Columbia intends to assist 15-30 households with repairs and will work in coordination with the South Central Tennessee Development District to administer the grant program. Individuals interested in seeking assistance may contact Assistant City Manager, Jennifer Moody at (931) 560-1510.
Pictured above (left to right): Assistant City Manager Jennifer Moody, THDA Community Liaison Denise McBride, Columbia Mayor Dean Dickey, and Housing Specialist with the South Central Tennessee Development District Sara Brown
Public Infrastructure Improvement Program
With the 2013-2014 budget, Columbia City Council Members approved $1.8 million in infrastructure projects. The projects, ranging from sidewalk replacement to major drainage system repairs, will be completed over the next three years. The program includes projects in each of the city’s five wards.
Columbia residents can follow these projects in two ways. First, residents are invited to periodically check the city website for news and photos of recent projects. Second, residents should look for the orange and red Columbia “Works” logo posted on signs at work sites; these signs will be posted only when the improvements are being done as a part of the Columbia Works program.
The City of Columbia (Population: 34,681, Source: 2010 Census) is located approximately 45 miles south of Nashville in the heart of Maury County. Our city offers something for everyone, whether your interest is historical homes, sports, antiques, shopping, or mules. Did someone say mules?
That's right! A week in April is devoted entirely to the four-legged animal that played such an instrumental role in the settlement of our community. The annual Mule Day Parade attracts over one hundred thousand spectators from throughout the United States and abroad.
Columbia is also the ancestral home of the eleventh president of the United States, James K. Polk. The Polk home is located just two blocks from the center of town.
We hope you find our website helpful. If you need more information, please call (931) 560-1500, choose an option from the list of departments and services, and our friendly staff will be happy to speak with you.
City Hall is located at 700 North Garden Street, Columbia, Tennessee 38401. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
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