City of Columbus

Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter The city of Columbus owns separate parcels of buildable land totaling 45 acres in its freeway corridor, and continuing debt service on the land has forced council members recently to set annual tax levies higher than they would prefer. In effort to alleviate that burden, city officials are eager to identify […]

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Mark Daly said he started knocking on doors in Columbus in September, introducing his campaign to residents and hearing their concerns almost every night and weekend.  That effort must have paid off because the planning commission member and electrical contractor earned 1,083 votes (40.71 percent) to top incumbents Bill Krebs (949, 35.68 percent) and Jessie […]

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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Neighborhood roads are newly paved in two areas of Columbus, and City Council members approved assessments for more than 50 land owners at a hearing Oct. 23. The bills are lower per single lot than what City Engineer Larry Bohrer estimated they might be last summer for the projects, one involving […]

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Fall colors are out in full force in the area, including on 165th Avenue NE, Columbus City Park and the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area.

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Paul Rignell News Editor As they had discussed at an earlier meeting, Columbus City Council members agreed Sept. 24 to approve preliminary 2015 levies totaling $2.29 million for general funding and debt service. Including other levies related to the city’s Economic Development Authority and the Sunrise Watershed Management Organization, next year’s total maximum levy for […]

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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Columbus received competitive bids Sept. 4 for road paving this fall in two neighborhoods, as six companies submitted bids below the city engineer’s estimate. City Council members on Sept. 10 awarded the work to Rum River Contracting, of Princeton, at a price of $299,762. City Engineer Larry Bohrer said that with […]

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