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 [...]


VIDEO: State of the City Address

2019 State of the City Address Mayor Jim Lienhoop presents the State of the City address at Fair Oaks Mall. Also, Chief Jon Rohde provides a departmental update for the Columbus Police Department. And in case you missed it, or couldn't view it well from the back of the room, the CPD provided this [...]

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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 [...]


Spring Sweep begins March 18

The City of Columbus Department of Public Works will be collecting leaves, pine needles and other yard debris curbside as part of their annual Spring Sweep program.  Collections will begin March 18 and will run through March 29 for all residential areas of Columbus.  Yard debris should be curbside by 7:00 am on your trash [...]


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 [...]


City Holiday Closings

The City of Columbus offices will be closed the following dates in observance of the upcoming November holidays. Election Day - November 6 Veteran's Day (observed) - November 12 Thanksgiving - November 22-23 Trash, recycling and leaf pick-up will be picked up on their normally scheduled days on November 6 and November 12. Pick up [...]