Weekly Siren Test

There will be NO Weekly Siren Test on Wednesday, December 24th.
There will be NO Weekly Siren Test on Wednesday, December 31th.

City Web Site Redesign - Are You Interested?

The City of Columbus is seeking information from local businesses and individuals who may be interested in a planned redesign of the cityís website. Responses should include a statement of experience with, and ability to provide, the following services.
  • Website design/re-design
  • Implementation of a Content Management System (CMS) to allow city staff to create/update web pages
  • Migration of web content to a new site
  • Web hosting
  • Archiving of web content
  • Providing on-going technical support to users of CMS
  • Development and integration of business applications (such as on-line bill pay and registrations) for a website.
Please prepare a letter of interest and a brief summary of your experience in the areas listed above and send them by December 31, 2014 to:
Dave Carlson
Economic Development and Marketing Assistant
City of Columbus
105 N. Dickason Blvd
Columbus WI 53925


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 holdersí 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.
The first day to circulate nomination papers was December 1, 2014, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, in the office of the City Clerk.
If a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

City of Columbus Trash & Recycling Changes

Very recently, the Cityís 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 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 Firemanís 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.

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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 doesnít 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 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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