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Centerstone asking community to participate in survey

Centerstone wants to hear from you! Centerstone is currently working on gathering information to improve services and create a Community Needs Assessment. The survey is a place to provide feedback on community programs and services, which will influence thier initiatives and how they serve the community. By taking this 10-15 survey, you will receive a [...]

2023-11-20T09:40:17-05:00November 20th, 2023|News|

Japan to Host the 38th Annual Ethnic Expo

Columbus, IN — Japan will be celebrated this year as the host country of the 38th annual Ethnic Expo presented by First Financial Bank in downtown Columbus. The two-day festival, which fosters understanding and an appreciation of Columbus’ diverse population, will take place on October 13th-14th outside Columbus City Hall. Japan is an island country [...]

2023-09-08T08:44:56-04:00August 31st, 2023|News|

Regina D. McIntyre, C.P.A. joins the City of Columbus

Columbus, IN — The City of Columbus has announced the addition of Regina D. McIntyre, C.P.A. as the new Finance Director for the city. McIntyre will oversee the financial, budget, and accounting strategy for the Mayor for the remainder of 2023. Beginning in January 2024, McIntyre will serve in the newly created Controller position, which is created due to [...]

2023-07-05T16:24:05-04:00July 5th, 2023|News|

First Columbus Homes Ready for Connection to New Fiber Internet Network

Columbus, IN June 14, 2023 – Mayor Jim Lienhoop, fiber internet service provider GigabitNow and Meridiam’s Hoosier Fiber Networks today announced that Columbus’ first homes are ready for fiber internet home connections and order availability for GigabitNow fiber internet service.   More than 450 homes in the “Big Block” downtown Columbus area are ready for connection [...]

2023-06-14T14:13:07-04:00June 14th, 2023|News|

Public Input Sought on City View District Plan

The City of Columbus - Bartholomew County Planning Department, together with Columbus Regional Health (CRH), invite the public to attend an upcoming open house to review and provide input on the draft City View District Plan. The envisioned City View District occupies the approximately 690 acres owned by Columbus Regional Health to the southwest of [...]

2023-05-23T16:28:17-04:00May 23rd, 2023|News|

Planning Department Recognized for Infill Development Approach and 2022 Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

The City of Columbus - Bartholomew County Planning Department has been recognized by the Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) for its work in planning Columbus’ future bicycle and pedestrian network and promoting the development of “infill” sites, underutilized properties within the city. The awards, Outstanding Transportation Planning for the Bicycle & Pedestrian [...]

2023-05-19T15:27:39-04:00May 19th, 2023|News|

Columbus Fire Department Community Stakeholder Survey

The Columbus Fire Department (CFD) is seeking the assistance of the community in providing feedback about Columbus Fire Department service delivery through a Community Stakeholder Survey. The survey is intended to provide a quick overview of the services CFD provides and give our community members a structured way to express their opinions about the Columbus [...]

2023-05-12T15:40:49-04:00May 12th, 2023|News|

Hydrant Flow Testing Starts May 8

As part of Columbus City Utilities’ annual hydrant flow testing program, M.E. Simpson will be flushing hydrants in different areas of the city for a 3-week period starting May 8. The purpose of the hydrant flow testing is to confirm system pressure and flow rates for public health and firefighting. Each year, approximately 20 percent [...]

2023-05-05T14:46:24-04:00May 5th, 2023|News|

Columbus firefighters test new location technology

Reprinted with permission from The Republic newspaper, April 20, 2023 Four Columbus Fire Department firefighters participated in the live testing phase of a prototype technology competition designed to identify 3-D tracking technology that will enable successful tracking of first responders who are performing their duties inside of a building. Held at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center [...]

2023-04-21T09:53:08-04:00April 20th, 2023|News|

Arbor Day Foundation Names Columbus a 2022 Tree City USA®

Lincoln, Nebraska (2/28/2023) — Columbus was named a 2022 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management. Columbus achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, having a tree care ordinance, dedicating an annual community forestry budget [...]

2023-03-21T10:55:06-04:00March 20th, 2023|News|