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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 [...]


Cold Weather Tips for Pets

Columbus Animal Care Services (CACS) is urging pet owners to protect their pets from the severe inclement weather we are anticipating later this week. Domesticated pets, especially short-haired breeds, do not have the same protection as wild animals do against severe cold. They require additional care and proper shelter whenever they are outside. Outdoor Pets: [...]


City of Columbus Launches Online Train Status Page

Today, the City of Columbus announces the launch of a web-based train status page that will allow residents to determine if a train is approaching the intersection of Indiana 11 and SR  46. The technology behind the page was designed by Isaiah Bowman, a senior at Purdue Polytechnic Columbus who is completing his Bachelor of [...]


City of Columbus Receives Community Crossings Grant from INDOT

The City of Columbus recently received $1 million from INDOT as part of the state's $100 million Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative award to 283 communities in Indiana. In addition, Bartholomew County received $589,471, bringing the total for our area to nearly $1.6 million for road and bridge improvements and construction. Columbus received $349,816 in [...]