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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 [...]


City of Columbus Forms Columbus Bicentennial Commission

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop is pleased to announce the formation of the City of Columbus Bicentennial Commission. The team is charged with organizing the commemoration of the City’s bicentennial in 2021 in ways that best fit and honor our past residents, current residents, businesses, guests, and all who have been touched by the City of [...]


City Loose Leaf Collection Begins October 14

Residential loose leaf collection will be offered from October 14 – December 13, 2019  Leaves will be collected curbside (not on private streets) the same day as trash collection. Leaves need to be curbside by 7:00 a.m.  We are requesting your cooperation by not placing leaves in the street, as they clog the storm drains when it [...]


Halloween Trick or Treat Hours

The City of Columbus has announced that trick or treat hours for 2019 will be from 5:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, October 31. Residents wishing to share treats with trick-or-treaters should leave their outside lights on. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when driving during these times, as there will be increased pedestrian traffic during this time. [...]


Back to School Safety: Be Aware!

Area schools, including students in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation and Flatrock Hawcreek School Corporation, return to school on Wednesday, August 7. Drivers are encouraged to use caution, especially during early morning hours, as kids will be walking, biking and waiting at bus stops in neighborhoods.


Regular Hours Resume August 5

City offices observing summer hours will resume their normal hourly schedule on August 5 and will be open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  During the summer months, several City offices observed modified hours. If you are planning to contact or visit a particular City department, check their hours on the City website, as [...]


Columbus Animal Care Services Seeking Foster Families for Pets in Need

Columbus Animal Care Services (CACS) is in need of volunteers to serve as foster families for animals who currently reside at the facility. Needs include foster homes for cats (newborns (bottle babies), older kittens, mama cats with babies and adult cats) andspecial needs dogs (older, recovering from surgery or waiting for transport). As part of [...]


Columbus Transit Rider App Now Available

Riders of the ColumBus fixed route system are now able to track the location of the buses on the routes, get real time arrival updates, and navigate the transit system via a new website,  www.columbusindianatransit.com, by texting “COLUMBUSIN” AT 41411, by calling (812) 565-5148 or by downloading our app “ColumBUS Transit” from the Google Play [...]


City Summer Hours begin June 3

Several City offices will observe Summer Hours beginning Monday, June 3.  Summer Hours will be Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. The City of Columbus Mayor's office, Community Development, Planning Department, Human Rights, Transit, Police, Fire, Columbus City Utilities and Columbus Parks and Recreation Department will continue to observe their regular hours of [...]


Columbus Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Kutsko Takes the Stage at FDIC International

Over 34,000 firefighters from all over the world were in Indianapolis in early April for the largest firefighter training conference and trade show in the world. FDIC International, the Fire Department Instructors Conference, is held annually in Indianapolis with an opportunity for instructors and firefighters to learn from the best and brightest educators in today’s [...]