Columbus City Council

Whenever most of the snow has finally melted and the ground begins to thaw, the unofficial construction season will once again affect many cities. Columbus’ top concern on that front last year came from families on Tulane and Vassar streets, south of the John’s Black Dirt site, where local company Forest Lake Contracting excavated sand for use in off-site construction.

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A vehicle auction lot will not be coming to Columbus this summer, after a rezoning request and comprehensive plan amendment tied to that proposal did not get the City Council’s support Feb. 12. Following comments from neighbors and lengthy discussion by Mayor Dave Povolny and the council, the elected officials voted 4-1 against a comprehensive plan amendment request.

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Columbus City Council members agreed Jan. 22 to continue their review of a business rezoning request to a February meeting. A representative of Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. told city staff Jan. 21 that the company was reviewing alternatives related to its plan for opening a sales lot on Lake Drive.  The Cook County, Ill., business […]

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The Columbus Planning Commission on Dec. 18 voted unanimously to forward items regarding a proposed automobile lot to the City Council for review. A rezoning request, conditional use permit and comprehensive plan amendment will go before the council Wednesday, Jan. 8.

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