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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Library/Cultural Arts Center on the Ballot

The Columbus City Council approved moving the Columbus Library/Cultural Arts Center project forward for a third vote on April 11, 2017. The April 11th ballot question is asking for permission to issue up to $8.5 million of bonds.


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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Spring Hydrant Flushing and Flow Testing

The Columbus Water Utility Division will begin their Spring Hydrant Flushing & Flow Testing on Monday, April 3, 2017.

Residents may notice discolored water and low pressure as crews pass through their areas.  The flushing and flow testing may last up to three weeks.  See the attached map for an outline of when they will be working in the various neigh...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Severe Weather Awareness Week

March 27th – 31st has been designated as Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week. This week has been set aside as a time that can be useful in preparing your family or business for the hazards of Nebraska weather.

Sirens will sound in Platte County during a Statewide Tornado Drill which will take place on March 29, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. For maps, facts and statistics check out the Severe Weather Awareness Week website from the National Weather Service: http://www.wea...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Spring Street Cleaning

Columbus Street Division is scheduled to start spring cleaning along Highway 81 and Highway 30 starting Monday, March 27, at 3:00 a.m. to 12 Noon, weather permitting.

Street crews will be cleaning the islands and City right-of-ways along these routes for most of the week. Drivers are encouraged to USE EXTREME CAUTION, and should anticipate lane closures and slower traffic in these areas.

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Temporary Closure: Road between East Pawnee Park and West Pawnee Park

Beginning Thursday, March 23, the road between East Pawnee Park and West Pawnee Park adjacent to the Ramada Inn will be closed until further notice. The Pawnee Park trail on the levee will be closed also.

These closures are due to construction on the levee now being done in Pawnee Park.  Drivers and pedestrians are asked to use alternate routes and adhere to the street blockage restrictions.