Pay Attention to the Orange Flags!

In an effort to keep a busy intersection safe for motorists and pedestrians, the City has placed several orange flags on each side of the Park Avenue & Farnham Street intersection (at Park Avenue at the southernmost crossing). These flags are to be used by walkers wanting to cross the road to be more visible to traffic in that area. Park Avenue and Farnham Street is one of the busier areas of town, particularly during school morning and afternoon “rush” hours. On each side of the road is a receptacle to place the flag when you have used it.

Be aware of your surroundings and stay safe!


Mud Puppies Mud Run for Kids!

The Recreation Department is sponsoring a "Mud Puppies Mud Run for Kids" on Saturday, July 25, 2015. The Mud Run is open to ages 4-15 years old who are looking for a fun and chellenging run/walk. For details and a registration form, click here.


Skating Rink is Open

The Columbus City Skating Rink is open; the open hours are the same as the regular Park hours: 6:00am to 10:00pm. For warming house hours and other information, click here


Help Fight Crime in Your Neighborhood!

Columbia County Crimestoppers is currently looking to fill one position on their advisory board. We have an opening to complete the final two years of what is normally a three year term. The group currently has no members from Columbus. The position is volunteer and the group meetings are monthly, normally the fourth Monday, beginning at 5:15PM. Most meetings are concluded in under one hour. Not only is the work fulfilling, but also very interesting. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact City Hall at 623-5900.

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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.


Members of the Board of the Rotary Club of Columbus / Fall River joined Honorary Member Alton Mather in Columbus City Council chambers to present a donation of $10,000 from the Club’s Mather Fund toward the ADA elevator project for the Firemans Park Pavilion.2/28/2015

Left to right: Dennis Buchda, Steve Foster, Edie Illinski, Alton Mather, Mayor Kelly Crombie, Carolyn Fredericks of the Historic Landmarks & Preservation Commission, and Davis Clark of the Department of Public Works.

CITY OF COLUMBUS - 2015 WINTER PARKING RULES & REGULATIONS
Parking is permitted on all city streets (unless marked or signed otherwise) at any time.

Parking is NOT permitted on any city street once 2" of snow has fallen and through 12 hours after the end of the snowfall.

Vehicles left on the street during this time will be ticket and/or towed.

City of Columbus - Spring Election
The Spring Election for the City of Columbus will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The present office holders’ term will expire April 21, 2015. The offices to be on the ballot and the present officials are:
     Office                                   Incumbent
     Mayor                                Kelly Crombie
     Alderperson, District 1     Aaron Adams
     Alderperson, District 2     Trina Reid
     Alderperson, District 3     Michael Thom

Information concerning city and aldermanic district boundaries may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 105 N Dickason Blvd.

City of Columbus Trash & Recycling Changes
Very recently, the City’s waste management provider, Badger Disposal, sold their business to another vendor, Advanced Disposal. Advanced has already begun collecting trash and recycling. With the transition, there may be some initial issues with timing of collection and other matters. The City is working with Advanced on these issues. If you have questions or see anything of concern with what you see on the collection, you can contact Advanced Disposal directly at: (920) 387-0987, or City Hall at 623-5900 and we will assist with your questions. Thank you for your patience as we work to manage this change.
The City has recently (1/16/15) received some information from Advanced Disposal regarding trash and recycling pickup. Click here for the information.

James Street Reconstruction Project, 2017
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:

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.

From the Police Dept: DON’T BE IN A HURRY TO PASS ON THE RIGHT….
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.
PARK AVENUE SPEED LIMIT CHANGED
The speed limit on a section of Park Avenue has been changed to keep the speeds consistent for both lanes. Specifically, the speed limit for northbound traffic at Faith Drive, along the Park Avenue corridor, was changed from 35 mph to 25 mph. Please take note and be aware!

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 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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