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Crack Sealing and Filling Program Begins April 29

On Monday, April 29, 2019, National Pavement Maintenance LLC will began the City's Crack Sealing & Filling program. The completion date for the project is June 28, 2019, weather permitting. The Crack Sealing & Filling Program is a part of the City's preventive maintenance plan. By keeping cracks sealed, less water penetrates the asphalt pavement, [...]


Tree Giveaway and Rain Barrel Cost-Share Program

Bartholomew County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering two opportunities for residents to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day in April. On April 26 from 5:00-7:00 pm, BCSWCD will be hosting a Tree Giveaway at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Over 1200 trees will be available for free to the public, with a 5 tree [...]


April is National Safe Digging Month

Indiana 811, the Hoosier State's "call before you dig" center, has partnered with the Common Ground Alliance for an important initiative called National Safe Digging Month each April for more than 10 years to coincide with the onset of peak digging season. The collaboration was designed to elevate the awareness of, and participation in, the [...]


Westenedge Drive Improvements Scheduled to begin this Spring

A long-awaited project to improve Westenedge Drive between US 31 and Rocky Ford Road is about to begin on the north side of Columbus.  Bids will be opened April 3 for the Federally funded project, with construction expected to begin in May.  The project should be completed by the end of 2019. Design work on [...]


Community Development Housing Plan Survey Seeks Citizen Input

The Department of Community Development is in the process of developing the 2019 – 2023 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development for the City of Columbus. To assist us with assessing the housing and community development needs of our residents, please take the following survey below (English and Spanish language options available). This [...]


Spaces Available in City’s Community Garden

Space is available in the Community Garden which is off Cessna Drive at the Columbus Municipal Airport. Large plots (45’ x 22.5’) are $25 and small plots (22.5’ x 22.5’) are $15. Gardeners are welcome to plant vegetables, herbs, flowers, or any combination they choose. The City provides compost, mulch, and water as well [...]


City Hall Holiday Hours

The City of Columbus offices will be closed on the following dates: Friday, April 19 - Good Friday Tuesday, May 7 - Primary Election Day Trash and recycling collection will be on schedule on these days.


City of Columbus and Strand Associates Receive ACEC Indiana 2019 Engineering Excellence Award

On March 12, the City of Columbus, Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, Bartholomew County and Strand Associates received the ACEC Indiana 2019 Engineering Excellence Award. David Hayward, Executive Director of Public Works/City Engineer and Mark Jones, Director of Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, along with several additional City staff and members of the project team [...]


Nominations Now Being Accepted for William R. Laws Human Rights Award

The Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations from the public for the William R. Laws Human Rights Award. The recipient will be a member, a group of members from the community, or a community organization who have made a substantial contribution to the community of Columbus in any area(s) of human equality. The most recent [...]