Winter Parking and Snow Removal

With winter and snow soon upon us, we would like to remind the community of the winter parking, and sidewalk snow & ice removal regulations:
Winter Parking Regulations:
No parking on any public street within 12 hours after a 2 inch snowfall, or until the snow is removed. Motor vehicles in violation will be towed away at the owner’s expense.
Sidewalk Snow & Ice Removal Regulations:
All snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after the end of each snowfall.
For more detail on the ordinances, please check the City of Columbus website under City Government/ Ordinances/Municode.
Click here for some winter safe driving tips. Have a safe and slip-free winter season!

2015 Holiday House Decorating Contest

You could win a $50 or $25 Visa Gift Card just for decorating your house for the holidays!

The Columbus Recreation Department is sponsoring a Holiday House Decorating Contest, and there is no fee to enter.

Click here for complete details.

Car-Kill Deer Process

Below is information for the public to legally take possession of a deer killed by a motor vehicle on a highway. The public no longer has to call and wait for local law enforcement to respond to tag and take possession*

*NOTE: This only applies if the person wanting to claim the deer was not involved in the vehicle collision of the deer or if they were not involved in a reportable accident with the deer. Operators of motor vehicles that are involved in a reportable accident with a deer must still make the proper notifications to report the accident regardless of whether or not they wish to claim the deer.

Click here for an information card from the Wisconsin DNR.

Walkers: Welcome to the Pavilion

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 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. starting November 2, 2015 through March 31, 2016. Please use walking shoes and not street shoes. Questions, please call the Public Works Department at 920-623-5908.

We would like to note that we are anticipating the construction of the elevator project in the Pavilion to be started during this timeframe and will be sure to post if there will be any days that the Pavilion may need to be closed during the construction.

REMINDER: Monday, Nov 30th is the LAST DAY the Recycling Center will be open.

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Bulk Item Drop Off Collection Program Announced

The City of Columbus Department of Public Works is offering a larger item/bulk item drop off and curbside collection in the City of Columbus, open to City residents only. Click here for full details on the new program.

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:
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.
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.
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!
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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