Trick or Treat!

The City of Columbus Trick or Treat hours are Sunday, October 26th from 2-5 pm. The Fire Department will have various activities for the kids at the Station during those times. The Police Department, in cooperation with the Columbus Girl Scouts, will be handing out candy and trinkets at the Public Safety Building. Both of these opportunities will be during the 2-5 pm timeframe. Don’t forget your costume!!

Columbus Recreation Halloween Coloring Contest

The Columbus Recreation Department is sponsoring a Halloween coloring contest. There are three categories: Pre-K, K-2 and 3-5 grades. Entries must be received by November 1st, 2014.
Click here for contest rules.
Preschool coloring sheet
K-2nd grade coloring sheet
3rd-5th grade coloring sheet

Pavilion Walking Schedule

The City of Columbus is pleased to announce the Pavilion, located on Park Avenue in Fireman’s Park, will be available for walking, Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. starting November 3, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Please use walking shoes and not street shoes. Questions: please call the Public Works Department at 920-623-5908.

City of Columbus RFPs

The City of Columbus has issued RFPs for Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Tree Service, Cemetery Internments and Cemetery Turf Maintenance. Bids are due November 10, 2014. Click here to view them.

Leaf Pickup Begins/Brush Pickup Ends

Weather permitting, leaves will be picked up in the City of Columbus from October 13 through November 17, 2014. Place leaves in the curb no later than Monday at 7AM before your scheduled pickup. Do not put leaves around posts, guide wires, etc. Do not park cars by/in leaf piles. Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions.
The last brush pickup for 2014 is past. The City will NOT pick up garden & yard waste. Branches, sticks, garden waste and yard waste should be taken to the Recycling Center on River Road. The Recycling Center will close on November 29, 2014.

Cops and Kids and Bowling

Kids – how about some bowling and learning about your Columbus Police Department? The attached link is information on the “Gutter Busters” program, coming to the Cardinal Ale House & Bowl on Thursday, October 23rd.
We hope to see you there!


The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) is in the design phase of the 2017 reconstruction of Hwy 16/60 (James Street) through Columbus.
The weblink below will provide continual updates as to the status of this important project. Please click here for that information, and return often for updates:

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Welcome to Columbus Wisconsin. We are a small, safe community located in South Central Wisconsin. Columbus has a beautiful historic downtown district, two golf courses, a wonderful aquatic center, top ranked schools and an outstanding hospital. Please feel free to give us a call if you would like more information on our community.
City News:

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation recently announced that the City of Columbus has been accepted as a 2014 Connect Communities participant. The Connect Communities is a state-sponsored economic development program that provides insight, technical training and downtown development opportunities for participants. Columbus was selected as one of 21 other Wisconsin municipalities in the program for this year. For further information, please click here.

If you see another vehicle stopped in front of you at an intersection and it doesn’t appear to be turning, be cautious! They may be waiting for a pedestrian to cross the roadway.

The City of Columbus Historic Landmarks and Preservation Commission has authorized and produced a booklet of information about the City of Columbus featuring paintings by Susan Stare and other historic artifacts.
Researched and edited by Alice L. Schmidt and Suzanne T. Walcott, the booklet may be viewed here

From the Library Director:
The Columbus Library has received a prestigious national award from the American Library Association.  Click here for more information.

From the Public Works Dept: The Columbus Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that brush pick started in April and goes through the month of October. Please look for the Department of Public Works schedule/calendar (also in the April Water & Light billing statement). Brush pick up for residents will be the first full week of the month. Brush should be placed at the tree border by 7:00 a.m. on Monday. Brush is defined as limbs 8" or less in diameter, twigs less than 1" should be placed with yard waste. Yard waste, grass clippings, and garden materials should be taken to the recycling center. Leaves are only picked up in the fall of the year. For questions on brush, please call the Columbus Department of Public Works at 920-623-5908.

From the City Administrator: take a look at the latest "Under The Clock Tower" column.

From the Water & Light Department: Press Release on Water Lateral Insurance Solicitation.

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