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2020 Limb Pick-up Program

The City of Columbia City would like to announce that our limb pick-up program is beginning soon. This program has been initiated as a means to dispose of limbs and branches from storm-related events and small pruning projects. Dates for this year are as follows:
May 4th
June 1st
July 6th
August 3rd
September 8th
October 5th
Program Guidelines
Limbs are to be placed along the curb in front of your property. Do not place in roadway. This is Curbside Pick Up Only! We do not pick up in Alleys. The limb pick up program is limited to City limits only. There will be one pass only in an area. Please have your limbs out and ready for pick up by 7:00 A.M. on the dates listed above so you will not be missed. The City reserves the right to refuse pick-up for those properties it considers not fitting within the guidelines of the program.
Acceptable: • Piles that do not exceed a pickup truck size load • Limbs and branches up to 4” in diameter • Bushes (without roots)
Not Acceptable:
• Piles that exceed a pickup truck size load • Brush from fence-row clearing • Whole trees, logs and limbs cut by contractor or homeowner • Branches left from contractor-provided tree removal • Bushes with roots attached • Grass clippings, leaves and garden debris • Alley pick up
If you have any questions regarding the acceptability of your materials, please contact Kelly Cearbaugh, Street Superintendent at 248-5131 or 248-5115 ext. 2721

Junk Pickup Days Scheduled

The City of Columbia City has announced Junk Pickup Days will be held on October 9th for the West side of the City and October 16th for the East side of the City (divided by Main Street/State Road 9).
• Tires (max of 15), Stoves, Washers, Dryers, Hot Water Heaters, Dish Washers, Refrigerators, Air Conditions, Freezers, Other Appliances, and Batteries will be picked up only if you call City Hall (260-248-5100) by October 14th, 2020.
• Computers, TVs, Monitors, and other Electronics WILL NOT be picked up. Residents should take these items to the Recycle Center at 701 S. Line Street.
• Shingles, Concrete, Bricks, Wet Paint, Lark Piles of Construction Debris, and Yard Waste will also NOT be picked up.
• No Junk should be brought in from outside the City Limits for this Junk Pickup, per Ordinance 2020-9.
• Please ensure that all junk is placed curbside prior to 5:00AM of the day of pickup. There will be no return trips.
For more information, click here. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Mayor’s Office at 260-248-5111. This service is provided through monthly customer trash fees.

CCHS Property Master Plan

  • Columbia City will receive the 56 acre high school property.
  • The site includes: athletic fields, parking areas, wooded acreage, two
    existing buildings to remain, and utility infrastructure.
  • It is anticipated that the school corporation will begin removal of the
    High School Building after the 2019-2020 school year.
  •  Click here to view the Master Plan.

“Thank you for checking out our community! Whether you’re seeking a career change or a safe place to raise your family, Columbia City is the place you are looking for. We hope to speak with you soon about the opportunities that await you in Columbia City”
Mayor Ryan Daniel

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Since 1888, Columbia City has stood strong as the center point for commerce and family life in Whitley County. Historic homes and brick streets blend into the downtown corridor with unique shops and businesses for residents and visitors alike.

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3 reasons to love Columbia City

Whether you are moving into a new home or just stopping by for a cup of joe at Brewha, the City and its residents welcome you with smiling faces and open hands. This safe, hospitable community has grown tremendously over the past 20 years and they aren’t done yet! Enjoy the small town safety and affordability with the accessibility and convenience of big city amenities. With the Orthopedics Capital of the World nearby and the expanding defense and agricultural industries of Northeast Indiana, workers are needed to fill new and expanding companies. We know life is better together, so come be a part of our growing community!

  • Safe Community of friends

    Recently ranked as one of the Top 20 Safest Communities in Indiana, Columbia City prides itself on being a safe and attractive community for individuals and families. Firefighters, Police, and Dispatchers continually work along-side residents to enhance the safety of neighborhoods through proactive programs and practices.

  • There is a Home Waiting for You

    With a diverse housing stock and available lots, there’s a place for you in Columbia City. A quick look around the community will reveal a house of all shapes and sizes just waiting for a family to make it a home. Various available lots hold a world of potential where you can build the home of your dreams. With downtown revitalization, new career opportunities and a great quality of life, you’ll want to be planted at the heart of Whitley County!

  • Conveniently Close to Everything

    Columbia City is strategically located less than 20 miles from Fort Wayne, Warsaw, Fort Wayne International Airport and more than 1200 regional shops and businesses. Within a 600 mile radius is over 50% of all the Nation’s consumer base. That means less shipping time and costs for your business. But, Columbia City is not all about work. Nearby lakes beckon you to relax and enjoy your weekends. Small town eateries will delight your taste buds. And, a friendly conversation is waiting at every corner.