Public Works


The Columbus Public Works Department consists of 11 dedicated employees whose only mission is to provide safe and effective service to the citizens of Columbus at the most efficient cost.

The Streets/Parks Division is responsible for all infrastructure maintenance, park maintenance, and improvements and has 6 employees assigned to its ranks but is often augmented by temporary seasonal staff and other staff as the need arises.

The Wastewater Division is responsible for all sanitary sewer mains, lift stations, and the Wastewater Treatment Facility. There are 3 full-time employees assigned to its ranks.

Hillside Cemetery is owned by the City of Columbus and is operated by the Hillside Cemetery Board of Directors with maintenance and repair responsibilities being delegated to Public Works Department employees.

Note: As per changes in City policy, Columbus Public Works Department will no longer be providing salt, sand, gravel, or black top for resident’s personal use.


The City of Columbus recently received a Wisconsin Urban Forestry Grant to help us remove infected ash trees from city parks, streets, and the Hillside Cemetery.

Beginning the week of June 28, 2021, city Contractor K & B will begin to remove already infected or declining Ash Trees in these areas.  Residents with Ash Trees on city tree boarders, that are having trees removed, were mailed letters with this information.  

If anyone has questions, they may call the DPW office at 920.623.5908 between the hours of 7am – 3:30pm Monday through Friday.  If your call is unanswered, please leave a message with your name, address and phone number and we will return your call.

Thank you.


Date : July 20th, 2021

Re: Street / Utility Work

Dear City of Columbus Resident / Business,

The City of Columbus, WI will be performing or having performed necessary repairs, work or replacement within the area that may affect travel and egress to your residence or business. This work may also affect some street parking and or entrance and exit of parking areas. This letter is to inform our residents and business community in advance so any adjustments or accommodations may be made by those affected residents and businesses to minimize any inconvenience during this process.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. We ask that all temporarily posted rules, ordinances and restrictions be followed to ensure the safety of workers performing the work as well as the local community, pedestrians and motorists.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Work Site:   W. James Street and Legion Court / Charles Street

Type of Work:   Street Repairs – New Concrete being poured.

Duration of Work:   Morning of Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 traffic will be shifted to the east bound lanes. Concrete will be getting poured in the westbound lanes. Depending on weather conditions and temperature, the lane shift should be removed and original traffic conditions restored by days end Thursday, July 29th, 2021



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