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September 2, 2009


Armstrong: New Fees A Necessity For City, County Budgets

The Mayor of Columbus says he's in favor of creative new fees which could help offset budget cuts both in his city and in the county at large.

July 31, 2009


Meeting Over a Beer? Sure, say “Ask The Mayor” Guests

President Barack Obama sat down Thursday night for a beer with two parties trying to work out a dispute. But does the tactic work if you're not the President?

May 7, 2009


Columbus Wastewater Plant Construction Results in 60 Percent Tax Increase

Columbus residents will soon begin seeing a 63 percent increase on their city sewer bills. Over two decades, this increase will fund the city’s new 40 million dollars-plus wastewater plant. As WFIU’s Daniel Robison reports, officials consider the large tax hike a success.

March 30, 2009


Mayors Oppose Property Tax Speedup

A proposal passed by a House committee last week would speed up implementation of property tax caps in Indiana. The provision purports to save property owners $200 million this year. But, as WFIU's Stan Jastrzebski reports, mayors of cities where those homeowners live are not as enthusiastic...

March 12, 2009


With Remonstance Official, Columbus Commons Hangs in Balance of Contest

With the certification of 120 signatures by the Bartholomew County Clerk, Columbus petitioners have forced a remonstrance on the city’s Commons building project. All work on the development is now on hold. The anti-Commons drive needed 100 property owners or registered voters to sign on to their cause in order to create a 30-day signature-collecting […]

March 5, 2009


Columbus Preparing For Stimulus, but the Mayor’s Not Holding His Breath

Columbus city officials have begun submitting requests for funding from the federal stimulus package signed into law last month. Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong said certain application deadlines are as early as March 9, with many more afterward. Armstrong said even though the city could potentially reap millions of dollars from the stimulus money, the process […]

March 5, 2009


Proposed Riverfront District Draws Ire of Columbus Restaurant Owners

Public concerns voiced at a meeting Tuesday have led the Columbus City Council to delay a vote on a proposal to create a downtown riverfront district. Instead, the council will hold a public forum and consider a revised measure on April 21. In its current form, the proposal would create ten new three-way liquor licenses. […]

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