City of Columbus
Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Columbus council members are split on whether an Anoka County recreational trail should come through city neighborhoods, and a new survey shows that area residents’ opinions are also mixed. County officials would like to extend a regional trail from 185th Avenue Nort...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter For the second consecutive meeting, Columbus council members agreed April 22 to open the city’s bonding authority as a conduit for funding construction in another city. The council approved conduit bonding April 8 for a senior housing project in Richfield with the pr...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter An early sign of spring arrived this week in Columbus, as the city’s scheduled road maintenance should began April 20. On March 18, council members approved the job bid from Allied Blacktop, which will start and finish crack sealing in approved neighborhoods this wee...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Columbus council members at their March 18 meeting approved a bid for asphalt sealcoating and crack sealing in 2015 that will keep the city about $5,000 below its budget for the project. When city staff found just one sealed bid to be opened at the deadline, they learn...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Temperatures are rising, but the city of Columbus is already planning for removal of next winter’s snowfall as council members voted 4-1 Feb. 25 to order a new, single-axle truck and plow that were planned for this year’s public works budget. The city will get the ...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter After holding a public hearing on a special meeting night Feb. 18, Columbus City Council members were unanimous in approving an abatement of city taxes on a total of 10 business properties that surround Interstate Highway 35 and State Highway 97 (County Highway 23) in ...Read More
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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter The Columbus City Council will hold a public hearing this month on a possible plan for refunding a series of lease revenue bonds that have financed the city’s hold on some land for future commercial development. The city owns parcels totaling 45 acres of buildable la...Read More
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