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.

Helpful Documents


 The City of Columbus requests sealed bids for Weed/Grass/Shrubbery cutting services for 2020.

This work involves cutting of noxious weeds and/or high grass from non-compliant residents within the City of Columbus.  Bid specifications can be found HERE or you may pick up a copy at the Department of Public Works, 229 E. School Street, Columbus WI 53925.  For questions, please call Carolyn Fredericks at the Public Works Office 920-623-5908

or email .  Deadline for submittal of bids is Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the Department of Public Works.