The city of Columbia will host a ward check-in event for Sixth Ward residents on Wednesday January 22, 2014.
The meeting, which is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School, 2616 Shepard Blvd., allows residents to get updates on projects in their area and speak to city staff and their council member.
The ward check-in meetings are held bi-annually for each ward.
Please let Barbara Hoppe know that the 35 acre Altis property on the Hinkson Creek needs to be saved as a nature sanctuary. It is a gem in the heart of the city for citizens and wildllife to rejuvenate as well as an invaluable wetland processing runoff and purifying our urban air pollution. There are plans to develop this property as student housing or to cut a concrete bike road through the heart of the property(see photo above). If either of these plans happen the character of the area as we have known it for 50 years will be lost forever. The City Council needs to know how important this area is "as is"(see bottom photo).