News Flash

Posted on: April 3, 2020

Status of City Facilities through May 15, 2020

Due to Coronavirus, City facilities will operate according to the following:

Closed facilities:   

  • Columbus Community Center
  • Columbus Public Library and Platte County Bookmobile Service
  • Columbus Aquatic Center
  • Columbus Area Transit
  • Park Restrooms

You may still call closed facilities during regular business hours to spe...

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Columbus News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Grocery Phone Order and Home Delivery

ONLY FOR Seniors aged 65 years and older & Individuals with Underlying Health Conditions.
The City of Columbus has developed a program with Hy-Vee to assist the most vulnerable individuals with grocery shopping.

In order to curtail the spread of the virus as much as possible, City employees who are currently not performing their normal duties due to closures of City facilities will be taking grocery orders by phone and delivering those grocery orders to homes.

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Columbus News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Location Survey Results

Results are in! Winner by popular vote: DOWNTOWN, OPTION C

Columbus Civic Center Amenities  (final naming to be determined)

  • Library
  • Children’s Museum
  • Arts/Art Gallery
  • Community Room(s)
  • City Hall*
  • City Council Chambers*


An existing sales tax previously approved by voters will be used to pay off ...

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Columbus News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Spring Hydrant Flushing

The Columbus Water Utility Division will begin their Spring Hydrant Flushing & Flow Testing on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Residents may notice discolored water and low pressure as crews pass through their areas. The flushing and flow testing may last up to three (3) weeks.

See the attached map for the approximate timetable of when the crews will be in the different areas of C...

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Columbus News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Usage of City Parks and Cemeteries

Until further notice, all City Parks will be closed to any team or group events or activities. Only activities in which social distancing can be observed will be allowed.

We ask that social distancing be observed at any funerals in city cemeteries.

Columbus News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Closure of 12th Avenue from 8th to 17th Streets for the Viaduct Project

Starting March 25, 2020, for a period of about six months, 12th Avenue from 8th to 17th Streets will be closed to through traffic due to the continuation of the 12th Avenue Viaduct project.

  • Access to the Columbus Cemetery will be from 12th Street.
  • Access to the Catholic Cemetery will be from 14th Street.
  • Access to the Dollar General will be from 9th Street.
  • Access to adjacent properties will be local traffic only when applicable.

The official 12...

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Columbus News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Coronavirus Precaution

Like many businesses, the City of Columbus is monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

In order to curtail the spread of the virus as much as possible, we ask that the public review the following questions when planning to enter any City building or facility.

  1. Do you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing?
  2. Have you been in contact with a ...
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Columbus News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

POSTPONED-Columbus Building and Facade Improvement Program

Due to the COVID-19 and limits on gatherings, the April 9, 2020 Columbus Building and Façade Improvement Program meeting has been postponed. This meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.

If you have any questions, please contact Renee Whiting, City of Columbus, (402) 562-4309 

Columbus News