Watch for New Stop Signs

At Tuesday’s (5/19/15) City Council meeting, council members approved new stop signs to be installed throughout the uncontrolled intersections in the Main Street, Hibbard Street, Charles Street, and S. Lewis Street neighborhoods. The City will be installing the stop signs in the upcoming weeks and will also be putting red flags on the new signs to draw attention to them. Please pay attention to the signage in your neighborhood...for the safety of all our residents.
Library-sponsored Potluck

The Columbus Library is sponsoring a "Root for Columbus ACTION Potluck" on Wednesday, June 3rd from 6-8PM in the Fireman's Park Pavilion. Click here for all the details.
Aquatic Center Open This Weekend!

Weather permitting, the Columbus Area Aquatic Center will open for the 2015 pool season this Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day Monday, from noon - 8 pm each day. Come and check out the new "vortex" slide that is ready for use after a successful fundraising campaign!

The CAAC will also be open the weekends of May 30-31, and June 6-7 prior to their normal summer hours that begin on June 10th. If you have any questions about memberships, programming or anything else about the Aquatic Center, please call 920-623-6047, or via email at: caac@columbuswi.us.

Have a look at the CAAC Brochure
HERE.


Operation Identification

Our police department is implementing a new crime prevention program...
OPERATION IDENTIFICATION is a personal property identification program with a goal of preventing property theft and increasing the chances that an owner will get their property back if it is stolen and subsequently recovered.

The police department has a property engraver available for Columbus residents to use to mark their personal property for identification purposes. The kit also contains property inventory forms and other information. The kit can be signed out at the police department during regular business hours (Mon.-Fri. 8:00AM - 4:00PM). If you can't sign the kit out during those hours, please call our non-emergency number during regular business hours to make other arrangements.

Click here for details on Operation Identification.

If you have any questions about this program, feel free to call us (623-5919).
City Parks Beautification Program

The Columbus Public Works Department is currently promoting the City Parks Beautification Program....purchase a tree in honor of someone special. Click here for all the program details.
National Senior Health & Fitness Day

May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is "Get into the Act". Celebrate with older adults as they take charge of their health, engage in their community and make a positive impact in the lives of others!

Join us as we celebrate with our community - Senior Health & Fitness Day, May 27. Click here for additional information.
Shred Event, May 30th

If you are spring cleaning, be aware of the Shred Event & Medication Drop-off to be held on Saturday, May 30th from 8-11AM in the F&M Bank parking lot. Click here for details.


City of Columbus 2015 Board of Review

The Board of Review for the City of Columbus, Columbia County, shall convene on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the City Hall, 105 N Dickason Blvd, Columbus Wisconsin. For complete, detailed information, click here
Service Dog Laws for You

A free class on service dog laws will be presented at the Senior Center on June 10th; click here for details.
Next Gutter Busters: 6/30/2015

The next "Gutter Busters" (Bowling with a Cop) will take place on June 30, 2015; Click here for all the details.
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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.
Brush Pickup Information
The Columbus Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that brush pick-up started in April, and will go through the month of October. Brush is defined as limbs 8" or less in diameter. Twigs less than 1" should be placed with yard waste. Brush pick-up for residents will be the first full week of the month. Brush should be placed at the tree boarder by 7:00 a.m. on Monday. Yard waste, glass clippings, and garden materials should be taken to the recycling center, located at N3642 River Road. Recycling center hours are Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A DPW calendar/schedule is available at the DPW office, City Hall, True Value, or on the city website. For questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 623-5908.

Columbus DPW greatly appreciates your cooperation in this matter to help keep the storm sewers clear of all this debris, and working efficiently during the spring rain season.

Wireless Printing at the Library
Your Columbus Public Library now offers wireless printing options for everyone. Check it out!

Historical Information Available
The 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

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:

From the Police Dept:
LOCK YOUR VEHICLES!
We have had reported to us recently that some cars have been entered in an apparent attempt to steal some of the contents. In all cases, the vehicles have been left unlocked, parked in residential areas and this has been occurring during the overnight hours. Remember that you should be locking your vehicles and should not be leaving valuable items in them.
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!
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!

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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