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


Second Gutter Busters youth bowling event

The Columbus Police Department is excited to announce that our second Gutter Busters youth bowling event will be on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM at the Cardinal Ale House and Bowling Alley.
Click here for a flyer with further information.


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.


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!


CITY HALL BUSINESS HOURS FOR TAX COLLECTIONS

Monday thru Friday - 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m.
Address: 105 N. Dickason St.


Payment in full or the first installment is due in this office by January 31, 2015. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if youíd like a receipt mailed back to you. Due to the cost of postage and mailing any overpayments $1.00 or less will not be refunded. Payments postmarked December 31st will be processed as paid in 2014. Payments placed in the drop box between close of business December 30th and January 1, 2015 will be considered 2014 payments unless noted otherwise by dating the check in 2015 or putting a note with the check to apply it to 2015.

City Hall does not have the ability to process credit/debit cards, however other options are available to you Ė check out the Treasurerís page. Please remember to pay dog license fees by separate check/cash.

Taxes are also being accepted at the Farmers & Merchants Union Bank locations in Columbus if you canít make it into the City Hall. PLEASE make sure you have your property information so that the payment is applied correctly.

Questions feel free to email: kmanley@columbuswi.us or call (920)623-5900.


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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 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 City has recently (1/16) received some information from Advanced Disposal regarding trash and recycling pickup. Click here for the information.

City News:
CITY OF COLUMBUS - A 2014 CONNECT COMMUNITY!

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.

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 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.

From the Police Dept: DONíT BE IN A HURRY TO PASS ON THE RIGHTÖ.
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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