Sunday, May 31, 2015

Free Summer Environmental Education Program for Children

From Shepard Boulevard Resident Meredith Donaldson:

I will be conducting programs for children 3 - 6 years old at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park this summer that are free!  I would like to invite my neighbors and ask if you will help me test the Sign Up Genius for this program.  This is the first time we have tried Sign Up  Genius and I wanted to ask your help and give you a first chance to sign up.

Click here to register

Please let me know if you have any problems signing up.
Thank you,​

Meredith J. Donaldson
Outdoor Education Specialist
Columbia, MO 65201

Friday, May 29, 2015

Reminder! Shepard Neighborhood Garage Sale June 13

There's only two weeks left until the annual Shepard Neighborhood garage sale on Sat. June 13, 2015 from 8 am-12 pm.  Dust off your treasures and fill your garage and yard with items for the sale.  Our neighborhood garage sale will be advertised in the Columbia Tribune and on Social Media. 
If you're planning a sale, please e-mail Susie and Rod at and include your address, so we can post signs directing shoppers to your location. 
There is no fee to participate in the garage sale, however the neighborhood association would appreciate a payment of $5 voluntary dues to SBNA Treasurer, Julia Helvey, 908 Shepard Ct. 

Hope to hear from you soon!  Susie and Rod Robison

--Don't forget the Shepard Picnic.  Saturday August 15, 6 p.m. at Shepard Park.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale June 13

Time to start cleaning out the basement and garage for all of those reusable items that you no longer need.  The annual neighborhood garage sale is set for Saturday June 13 from 8-noon.  Susie Robison is chairing our neighborhood garage sale, and you can reach out to her with any questions.  Signs will be going up in the neighborhood announcing the sale, as well as an ad in the local newspaper.  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ward 6 Check-In with City of Columbia on April 30 at Shepard Elementary

From City of Columbia:  The city wants your ideas and questions about how to make the solid waste service (trash and recycling) work better for the community. Come talk about options for making trash collection safer for city workers, increasing recycling and creating a more equitable way to bill trash collection. Short presentations by staff and interested community groups will be followed by a community conversation, where all ideas, comments and questions will be collected. Your voices will be part of a report to council during the first meeting of June that will be used to inform the city on how to proceed with changes to solid waste. Find more information at

The Ward 6 check-in will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the cafeteria of Shepard Boulevard Elementary, 2616 Shepard Blvd. Ward check-ins are held biannually for each city ward. Check the city’s website to see when and where the ward check-in will be held in your ward.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Reminder SBNA Annual Meeting March 10

** Meeting Minutes for 3/10 are now posted on link to the right of this posting. **
SBNA will have its annual meeting on Tue. March 10, 7 pm at Unitarian Universalist Church on Shepard Blvd. - across from Shepard Blvd. Elementary School. It is open to all residents of Shepard Neighborhood, and we hope you can attend!

Ward 6, which includes our neighborhood, will be voting for a new council representative on April 7 and we are inviting all of the registered candidates to attend our annual meeting. We'd like to give neighbors a chance to meet and visit with the candidates who are running to fill the seat that is being vacated by Barbara Hoppe. Ms. Hoppe will also be attending our meeting to give us a brief update on city issues involving our neighborhood.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Public Hearing/Council Vote March 16, 2015 Shepard to Rollins Trail

From Scott Bitterman, Street Manager, Columbia Public Works
There will be a public hearing concerning the Shepard to Rollins trail project on March 16, 2015 at 7 pm in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 701 East Broadway. The Public Works department has prepared a memo to City Council outlining our recommendation for the project.

To review the memo and the City Council Resolution setting the public hearing, please visit and click on the meetings button, then click on the council meeting agenda link.  The agenda for the Feb. 16, 2015 meeting contains R27-15. Use the link, below, if you want to type the url address to the memo:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Stadium and Old Highway 63 Intersection Improvement Project - Interested Parties Meeting February 17, 2015

(Press Release from City of Columbia)

COLUMBIA, MO (February 10, 2015) - The City of Columbia Public Works Department has scheduled an informal Open House informational meeting concerning an upcoming street improvement project. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School, 2616 Shepard Boulevard, Columbia, MO.

The purpose of this meeting is to present design concepts for the  Stadium Blvd and Old Highway 63 Intersection Improvement Project , which includes  the construction of additional turn lanes, construction of pedestrian facilities,   and bea,.utification of the intersection .

Construction of this project is currently scheduled to begin in 2016.

Information and diagrams showing the preliminary design concepts will be available for public review and City engineering staff will be present to answer questions. If you have any input for the City to consider as the design is developed, a Public Comment Form will be available for you to fill out.

We hope you are able to attend this Open House to learn about this upcoming Public Works street improvement project. If you have any questions regarding this meeting, contact  Sam Budzyna, E.l.T. at 573-874-7250 or pubw@GoColumbiaMO .com.

This release has the following attachments:

(The following meeting  information is submitted by Shepard neighborhood resident Georgia Morehouse ph: 573-442-7069)
"It's Our Wild Nature" is sponsoring a neighborhood meeting discussion for Hinkson Valley, East Campus and Shepard residents re: options 1, 2, 3, 4 proposed PedNet connector from Old Highway 63 to East Campus.  Upcoming meeting dates organized by It's Our Wild Nature will be Thurs. Feb. 19, 6:30-9 pm at HyVee meeting room on Nifong Blvd. and Saturday, Feb. 21, 12-4 pm at HyVee meeting room on Conley Rd.