City busts move, gives public space

June 2, 2013 

Getting the words wrong, wasting the meaning and losing the rhyme, it's Monday Mail.


Our opening's from Tom Petty's "It's Time to Move On." And you know why....

Movin' Man

Have you seen the schedule for city divisions moving to the new city services building? The Planning Department sent one with this message:

Dear Tim,

Please see the attached regarding Departments and Divisions that will be moving to the New Columbus City Services Center at 3111 Citizens Way. The building is on Macon Road near the Columbus Library. If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding these moves, please contact the Citizens Service Center directly at 311 or 706-653-4000.

Thank you.

Dear Planning:

I don't see how I can question anyone's moves unless I see them dance.

So, let's check the schedule: The deputy city manager, 311 citizens service center and CCG-TV move June 8; Parks and Rec, licensing, revenue collection, elections, and tax assessor move June 10; the tax commissioner, including tag office and property tax collection, moves June 25; and Columbus Council moves July 9.

That should open up enough street parking downtown to mothball a parking garage, if we can't afford its utilities and maintenance.


Just in time for Father's Day comes this invitation from Chick-fil-A:

… The Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Columbus-Phenix City area will host a "Date Night" for fathers and daughters on Saturday, June 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. During this special evening, fathers and daughters are encouraged to spend some time together while they enjoy dinner, great conversation and several activities. Seatings are available every hour, and reservations are required. Customers can visit to make a reservation. Every Daddy-Daughter pair will also receive an activity sheet with questions and topics to get the conversation started, and a take-home booklet called "Continuing the Conversation" that provides ideas for future dates and questions that both dads and daughters can ask each other. "One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," said Tracey Flowers, restaurant marketing director.... The event is free to attend, except for the cost of food….

Dear Chick-fil-A:

Oh, good idea. I can't wait to tell my "daughter." She will be so excited.

We hardly get to spend any time together now that she's in her late 20s.

We don't have to show ID or anything, right?

Tim Chitwood,, 706-571-8508.

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