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Not So Silent Night to be held December 12

It's the 3rd annual A Not So Silent Night and the most festive shopping night of the year! Join us in the downtown Columbus Arts & Entertainment District as shops stay open late with deals that are worth the wait! Kick off the evening at The Bartholomew County Historical Society for Christmas Trees Through Time [...]


December Holiday Hours

The City of Columbus offices will be closed the following dates in observance of the upcoming December holidays. December 24 - trash/recycling on schedule *December 25 - no trash/recycling pick-up. December 31 - trash/recycling on schedule *January 1 - no trash/recycling pick-up* *All collections will be delayed one day, with Friday's collections on Saturday. We [...]


Loose Leaf Pick-Up Delay

Due to the leaves falling all at once, the City loose leaf program, which is normally picked up on your trash day, is now two days behind. Please be patient and we will be in  your area as soon as possible.


See the 2019 City Christmas Tree Installation

See the 2019 City Christmas tree's arrival and installation at City Hall on November 20, 2019. Thanks to Frank's Tree Service and all the City employees who helped with the installation, as well as the Smith family for their donation of this year's tree.


Festival of Lights Parade and Christmas Village – December 7

The public is invited to kick off the Christmas season with the Christmas Village at The Commons and the Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday, December 7. The Christmas Village at The Commons is a FREE event that features children's activities, crafts, games, holiday displays and music.  It will be held December 7 from 2:00-4:30 [...]


Small Business Saturday is November 30

Mayor Lienhoop has declared that Saturday, November 30, 2019 will be Small Business Saturday in Columbus, Indiana. Traditionally held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday encourages small businesses to offer special sales and promotions and citizens to visit small business in their communities as part of their holiday shopping. Several Columbus merchants will be [...]


City Breaks Ground on Long Awaited Railroad Overpass

A project nearly four years in the making is now a reality after city, state and railroad officials broke ground on November 4, 2019 for an estimated $35 million railroad overpass on Columbus’ west side. The new overpass and cloverleaf interchange on the west side at State Road 46 and State Road 11 will allow [...]


City Closures for Election Day and Veteran’s Day

All City offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 for Election Day and Monday, November 11, 2019 for Veteran's Day. Trash, recycle, compost, & brush collections will continue to run on schedule. Residents are reminded to have your toters out by 7:00 am.


City Plans to Reopen Westenedge Drive

After months of construction and years of planning, the City of Columbus is pleased to announce that Westenedge Drive from US 31 to Rocky Ford Road is expected to reopen on or around November 30, subject to weather. The redesigned Westenedge Drive will feature a 5 foot sidewalk on the west side of the street, [...]


Evolution Training Center Ribbon Cutting to be held October 29

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the opening of the Evolution Training Center. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Immediately following the Board of Works meeting beginning at 10:00 am The Evolution Training Center is located at 2670 Verhulst Drive in Columbus, IN.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and [...]