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Notice to Bidders 2016 Street Repairs

The Board of Public Works and Safety of the City of Columbia hereby gives notice that sealed bids will be received until the hour of 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the City Hall Council Chambers, 112 S Chauncey Street, Columbia City, IN at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for

2016 Street Repairs

Specifications are on file at the City Clerk-Treasurer’s office, 112 S. Chauncey Street. Bids shall be submitted on Standard Form 96 as approved by the State of Indiana.

The Board reserves the right to waive any irregularities in bids and accept the bid that is to the best advantage of the City of Columbia City.

A bid bond must be filed with each bid by a vendor whose place of business is in Indiana or a certified check by a vendor whose principal place of business is outside Indiana. In either instance, the amount is to be not less than ten (10) percent of the maximum bid price.  The certified check or bid bond will be returned to the bidder either upon rejection of the bid or upon the successful bidder furnishing the material.

The successful bidder will be required to submit a Performance Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the bid prior to approval of the contract by the City.

Board of Public Works and Safety

By Rosie Coyle, City Clerk Treasurer

Burnworth Pool To Open In 2016 - But With No Heat

The Columbia City Park Board decided at a recent Park Board meeting to repair a leak at Burnworth Pool, and reopen for the summer 2016 season. The unfortunate news is that the current boiler/heater at the pool is out of commission. The State Boiler Inspector inspected the boiler in September and required that it be disconnected due to many faults, including internal fires that had at some point been present inside the boiler. The cost of replacing the boiler was quoted for $17,000. The Park Board decided that it wasn’t worth that investment since the plan was to only keep Burnworth open for one more season. The good news is that the pool will be open for the 2016 season. The bad news is that unless it is a very hot summer, the water may be a little cooler than normal.

Columbia City Utilities to offer new service!

Columbia City Utilities will soon be implementing an exciting new service that will allow our customers to receive, view and pay bills online.  If you are interested in paperless billing please send your name (as it appears on your utility bill), account number, phone number and preferred email address to


Visit Downtown CC

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.

Scenes from Columbia City

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.