2017-03-17 / Government / Neighborhood

Shandon prepares for St. Patrick’s Day

By Josh Cruse

Amy Beth Franks, the director of the Five Points Association, discussed the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day event at the Shandon Neighborhood Council meeting Monday, March 13.

The event will begin with a 1-mile family fun run, a 5k, 10k, and 15k race at 7:30 a.m. The race will end on Devine Street around 9: 30 a. m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m., with all festivities winding down around 7 p.m.

Neighborhoods are off limits for parking. However, there are three locations for shuttle parking: Memorial Stadium in Rosewood, the Lincoln Street parking garage near the CPD headquarters, and the Fairgrounds RV parking.

For nearby residents holding any events at their homes Saturday, Franks suggests to give a list of those expected to attend to the officer manning the barricade closest to your house.

For any problems or concerns contact 748- 7373. Additional information as well as purchasing tickets can be done at www.stpatscolumbia.com.

In additional news, George Crouch was elected as the new council president replacing Mary Roe. Russell Jones was elected as president-elect; Karen Addison, secretary; and Scott Lindenberg as treasurer.

David Hatcher, with code enforcement, announced 9,356 rental units have registered under the new rental ordinance, bringing in approximately $66,000 in registration fees. According to Hatcher, 62 percent of those properties are managed by property management companies. Shandon accounts for 687 registered rental properties.

He says 6,000 rental properties have not registered.

Columbia police officer Kevin Schmidt reported seven auto break- ins in Shandon since February 1.

Sally Foster announced the annual Shandon Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 15 at Emily Douglass Park.

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