This past weekend the City experienced (along with most of southern Wisconsin) a significant amount of rain - totals show the City received 4.8 inches of rain in a 48 hour period. This did result in high water on the Crawfish River and its tributaries. The Crawfish River showed a level of 15.58 feet at the highest point (manual gauge). Flooding occurs when the river reaches 17.5 feet.

The waters have started to show signs of receding but this may take several days. Please do not attempt to cross these areas or allow any person, child or animal to enter these high water areas. Water may look calm but can be fast moving and possibly sweep a person, child or animal away.


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:

Notice to Destroy Noxious Weeds

The City of Columbus Notice is available here

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.
From the Public Works Dept: The Columbus Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that brush pick up will start in April and go 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. For questions on brush, please check the City of Columbus website or 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 Library Director:
Take a look at our April Newsletter! Lots of "doings":

Companion Planting
Wednesday, April 23, 6:30-7:30 pm
To help celebrate Earth Day Master Gardener Shelbi Jentz of Columbia County Farm to School helps you plan your garden with plants that work together, helping to reduce/eliminate your need for outside fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, etc. Based on the book Tomatoes Love Carrots by Louisse Rotte.

Drop-in E-reader Help
Wednesday, April 30, 1-3 pm
Got an e-reader and donít know what to do with it? Bring in your Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android tablet or phone and get a hand downloading library materials and finding free reading materials.

Saturday, April 26, 10:30-11:30 am
*At the Columbus Firemanís Park Pavilion* As part of the Columbus Earth Day to Arbor Day Celebration, weíll be hosting an amazing performance by the one and only CRITTERRRRRman! Heíll sing funny songs, play with puppets, and tell stories for all ages.

Friday, April 25, 5:15-10:30 pm
Now is your chance to be in the library after hours! While the library is closed, weíll eat pizza for dinner, watch a movie, play games, and do other fun activities. Open to grades 7-12. Registration and permission slip required. Participants must arrive at the library before 5:30 pm.

From the City Finance Director:
Are you wondering if your mortgage company has sent in your real estate tax payments? Or if youíve mailed your payment and itís been received and processed? The report below will show all payments received by the City and processed through January 31, 2014. If you need a receipt printing the page where your payment is listed will provide the date paid and how much. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Cityís Treasurerís office at (920)623-5900 or kmanley@columbuswi.us at any time. If you donít see your payment, you should contact your mortgage company for more information. We can only post whatís received.
Report of Taxes Collected

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

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