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Board Approves Free Parking on Downtown Side Streets on a Trial Basis

On Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting, the board unanimously approved changes to downtown parking enforcement by limiting three-hour parking to only Washington Street from First Street to Eighth Street. The new changes to parking are to take place starting sometime in January 2023 for a trial period.  [...]

2022-12-21T15:37:39-05:00December 21st, 2022|News|

City of Columbus Awarded Community of the Year Award by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce

On November 16, the City of Columbus was awarded the Community of the Year Award by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce at their annual dinner in Indianapolis.  Mayor Jim Lienhoop and Executive Director of Administration Mary Ferdon received the award with many city staff and Columbus business representatives in the audience. Jim Schacht, [...]

2022-11-17T21:25:58-05:00November 17th, 2022|News|

Columbus City Council Considers Proposed Redistricting Plan

On Monday, September 12, Columbus City Council members held a public meeting to present and discuss the proposed Council redistricting plan. Public members had the opportunity to see the proposed council district maps and compare them to current district maps. Earlier this year, the Columbus City Council voted to move from Third Class city [...]

2022-09-14T10:38:14-04:00September 13th, 2022|News|

City of Columbus Fire and Columbus Township Fire Departments Seek Automatic Aid Agreement

The City of Columbus Fire Department and the Columbus Township Fire Department are collaborating on an automatic aid agreement between agencies. The agreement stipulates that a dual agency response will occur for fire service incidents within both City of Columbus and Columbus Township boundaries with each agency agreeing to send a single apparatus staffed by [...]

2022-09-08T13:58:43-04:00September 9th, 2022|News|

Columbus City Utilities Building Closing September 6 for Renovations

Columbus City Utilities office building, located at 1111 McClure Road in Columbus, will be closing its main entrance beginning September 6, 2022 in order to accommodate renovations to the building. Beginning September 6, no customers will be permitted to enter the building. Columbus City Utilities staff will be relocated to another CCU facility to continue [...]

2022-08-18T09:42:00-04:00August 18th, 2022|News|

Back to School Safety: Be Aware!

Area schools, including students in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation and Flatrock Hawcreek School Corporation, return to school on Thursday, August 4. Drivers are encouraged to use caution, especially during early morning hours, as kids will be walking, biking and waiting at bus stops in neighborhoods.

2022-07-26T15:47:52-04:00July 27th, 2022|News|

2022–23 Exhibit Columbus Kicks Off its Fourth Cycle with Renewed Focus on Community

The 2022–23 cycle of Exhibit Columbus launches on June 14–15 with a public event that will shape how this dynamic program will explore compelling ideas to empower communities to make strategic investments in architecture, art, and design that will increase economic, social, and cultural resilience. With a team of influential curators, designers, architects, economists, preservationists, [...]

2022-06-02T17:04:03-04:00June 2nd, 2022|News|

JCB Summer Concert Series

The JCB Summer Concert Series, a series of four free community concerts in downtown Columbus, kicks off June 2 on the 300 block of Washington Street in front of The Commons. Concerts are scheduled for the first Thursday of the month, June through August, and the second Thursday in September, from 5:30-8:00 pm. Food and [...]

2022-05-31T12:37:22-04:00May 27th, 2022|News|

Phase 1 of City’s Overlay Project Begins May 16

Crews from Dave O'Mara Contractor will begin Phase 1 of the City's Overlay project on May 16. No on-street parking will be allowed. Any cars left parked on the street will be towed. Approximate work times will be from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Monday thru Friday. Crews will begin work in McCullough's Run and [...]

2022-05-17T13:23:49-04:00May 17th, 2022|News|

City Summer Hours begin May 23

The City of Columbus has announced that some departments will be observing summer hours beginning Monday, May 23 through Friday, August, 5. Normal staffing hours will resume Monday, August 8. Summer hours will be from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Individual summer office hours within the City of Columbus are listed below. The offices of [...]

2022-05-15T17:14:15-04:00May 16th, 2022|News|