As the weather begins to change and temperatures rise, our neighborhood becomes a more active place. Being outside more provides each of us with increasing opportunities to meet our fellow neighborhood residents or just become more acquainted with new streets and sites.
Most of these interactions will be positive in nature, but there may be isolated instances where you notice something that may seem strange in nature or make you feel uncomfortable. Whether it's a speeding or unfamiliar vehicle, unusual water running in the street or other instance that may seem out of the ordinary to you, it is important that we as neighbors pay attention and act when appropriate.
We're sure these types of events and the need for these numbers will be minimal, but it is always wise to have them handy and be prepared.
Listed below are some important phone numbers that may prove useful if you encounter an unusual situation.
Securitas (Pool Security) : 573-761-0776
Emergency : 911
Columbia Police Dept. : 874-7652
Police Dept. Traffic Complaint Hotline : 874-7278
Crime Stoppers : 874-8477
Boone County Sheriff : 442-6131
Columbia Fire Dept. : 874-7391
After 5 p.m. or weekends : 874-7450
Missing Street Signs: 874-6292
Curb or Street Repairs: 874-6289
Animal Control : 449-1888
Humane Society : 443-3893
Health Dept. : 874-7239
Columbia Public Works : 874-7250
Sanitary Sewer Emergency : 445-9426
Columbia Water & Light : 874-7325
Electric or Water emergency : 875-2555
Street Light Repair : 874-6202
Call Before You Dig : 1-800-344-7483
Boone Hospital : 815-3501
Columbia Regional Hospital : 875-9400
University Hospital : 882-6927
Poison Control : 1-800-222-1222
Alcohol & Drug Hotline : 1-800-417-6237
Bus System and Information : 874-7282
Parks & Recreation Cancellations : 874-7663
Recycling Information : 874-6291
Snow Removal : 874-6289
Street Maintenance : 874-6289