Columbus Animal Care & Control announces their new campaign, “Come Save Me”.

Columbus Animal Care and Control will feature six (6) pictures and profiles of their longest residents to help them find their forever home. Anyone that chooses to adopt one of the featured animals will be able to adopt at a reduced rate of $50.00.

The “Come Save Me” campaign is an ongoing effort to save the lives of every animal that enters the Columbus Animal Care and Control Shelter, and they need the help of the community to make this happen.

If you are looking for a new pet or have room for another pet in your home, please consider adopting from Columbus Animal Care and Control. These babies deserve a loving family and home so why not let it be yours?

If you have questions about adoptions or any of the animals you see, please contact the office at 706.225.4512 or visit us in person at 4910 Milgen Road, Columbus, GA 31907.

Columbus Animal Care & Control would also like to remind everyone to have their animal(s) microchipped. A tiny microchip, placed under the skin of a pet, gives that pet their own unique code that can be scanned and matched to the owners’ contact details. If your animal(s) is/are microchipped, please remember to update your address in the microchip company registry if you move. If your animal(s) is/are not microchipped, please speak with your veterinarian, or reach out to Columbus Animal Care and Control at 706.225.4512 for details of how you can get your animal(s) microchipped.

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Posted on July 15, 2024

The Columbus-Phenix City Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (C-PCTS MPO) is updating its Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) to reflect transportation infrastructure and policy needs through horizon year 2050. The MPO study area all of the City of Columbus/Muscogee County, Chattahoochee County, Fort Moore, and a portion of Harris County in Georgia plus the City of Phenix City, the City of Smiths Station, and parts of Lee and Russell Counties in Alabama. The study area boundary is depicted below.

The plan will address operating conditions and improvement recommendations for all modes of transportation including roadway, transit, bicycles, and pedestrians. The MTP will include short and long-term strategies and actions for the development of an integrated transportation system to facilitate the movement of people and goods. Throughout the MTP update process, stakeholder and community involvement is vital to ensure the development of a plan which achieves comprehensive and equitable transportation investment throughout the study area.

The community is encouraged to attend a public meeting to offer input into goals for the plan and to review identified deficiencies focused on roadway operations, capacity, and connectivity. Conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians plus issues related to rail crossings and the need for increased public transportation will also be discussed. Please make plans to attend the public meeting and visit https://planningatpond.com/columbus-phenix-citymtp to record transportation concerns on the interactive map and to complete a survey on transportation needs and opportunities!

C-PCTS MPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update Public Meeting

August 1, 2024 5:00-7:00 PM Columbus Public Library – Synovus Room 3000 Macon Road Columbus, GA 3190

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Posted on July 12, 2024

– BISSELL Pet Foundation, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness, is prompting a national call for adoption once again this spring with its Empty the Shelters reduced-fee adoption event July 8-31. Columbus Animal Care and Control will participate along with more than 390 shelters in 44 states. To help deserving shelter pets find loving homes, BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsors reduced adoption fees of $50 or less per cat or dog during each nationwide event.

Columbus Animal Care and Control Will participate July 8-31 at 4910 Milgen Road, Columbus GA, offering reduced adoption fees of $50 for dogs and cats. All interested adopters can find more details online at https://www.columbusga.gov/animalcontrol.

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Posted on July 10, 2024

The Lower Chattahoochee Workforce Development Board has appointed Dr. Valerie Richardson to the position of Director of WIOA. An accomplished leader with a track record of success and over a decade of experience in workforce development and community engagement, Valerie brings a fresh perspective to this critical role.

The City of Columbus and the Lower Chattahoochee Workforce Development Board conducted a national search to fill the WIOA Director’s position. The recruitment process was highly competitive, and the leading applicants went through an extensive selection process resulting in Valerie Richardson being the recommended candidate. Valerie will start in this new role on August 1.

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Posted on July 09, 2024

We are pleased to announce that CPCTS MPO is developing the Metropolitan Transportation Plan MTP for the Columbus-Phenix City region. The MTP is a comprehensive framework that will address all modes of transportation, including walking, biking, transit, freight, and driving. This plan will determine how to achieve the region's transportation goals over a planning horizon of 20 years or more. The MTP process will result in a prioritized list of projects that improve mobility and access for people and goods.

We invite you to stay updated on the project documents, meeting dates, and other opportunities to share feedback on this central hub for the MTP process. We encourage you to check back often for information on new activities and public meetings.

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Posted on June 26, 2024

METRA is excited to announce the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for our brand-new Linwood Park & Ride location. This is a 28-space, free public parking lot with 2 EV charging stations, 1 bike repair station, 1 bike shelter, benches, decorative rod iron fencing, and plenty of greenery, including the addition of 10 trees to our City’s tree canopy. Please join us on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 11 a.m. at 900 Linwood Blvd. as we celebrate the Linwood Park & Ride’s grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

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Posted on June 14, 2024

Columbus Animal Care & Control announces their new campaign, “Come Save Me”.

Columbus Animal Care and Control will feature six (6) pictures and profiles of their longest residents to help them find their forever home. Anyone that chooses to adopt one of the featured animals will be able to adopt at a reduced rate of $50.00.

The “Come Save Me” campaign is an ongoing effort to save the lives of every animal that enters the Columbus Animal Care and Control Shelter, and they need the help of the community to make this happen.

If you are looking for a new pet or have room for another pet in your home, please consider adopting from Columbus Animal Care and Control. These babies deserve a loving family and home so why not let it be yours?

If you have questions about adoptions or any of the animals you see, please contact the office at 706.225.4512 or visit us in person at 4910 Milgen Road, Columbus, GA 31907.

Columbus Animal Care & Control would also like to remind everyone to have their animal(s) microchipped. A tiny microchip, placed under the skin of a pet, gives that pet their own unique code that can be scanned and matched to the owners’ contact details. If your animal(s) is/are microchipped, please remember to update your address in the microchip company registry if you move. If your animal(s) is/are not microchipped, please speak with your veterinarian, or reach out to Columbus Animal Care and Control at 706.225.4512 for details of how you can get your animal(s) microchipped.

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Posted on June 10, 2024

- METRA is excited to announce the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for our brand-new Linwood Park & Ride location. This is a 28-space, free public parking lot with 2 EV charging stations, 1 bike repair station, 1 bike shelter, benches, decorative rod iron fencing, and plenty of greenery, including the addition of 10 trees to our City’s tree canopy. Please join us on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 11 a.m. at 900 Linwood Blvd. as we celebrate the Linwood Park & Ride’s grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

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Posted on June 10, 2024

Columbus Animal Care & Control announces they will not be taking in any animals for the next three days due to parvovirus exposure.

CACC brought in a stray animal on 06/03/2024 at approximately 11:30 am that was placed in the holding area of the facility. On 06/04/2024 at approximately 5:15 pm, the animal defecated inside the holding area splattering bloody fecal matter throughout the space. A parvo test was performed confirming the diagnosis of the parvovirus. Due to the extreme exposure, the entire holding area has been locked down.

At the direction of our veterinarian, CACC will be limiting access to the public for the next three days to track any possible exposures, eliminate additional exposures and to deep clean the facility.

What is Parvo?

Parvo is a virus that attacks the digestive system of canines only. There is no cure for the virus but with proper care, there is a chance of survival. These germs cannot be killed by traditional cleaners and is incredibly contagious.

CACC would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

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Posted on June 05, 2024

Throughout June 2024, the Columbus Civic Center proudly presents the third annual Juneteenth Jubilee, a month-long celebration of African American heritage and culture. This extended celebration underscores our dedication to commemorating Juneteenth — the emancipation of the last enslaved individuals in the United States on June 19th, 1865, post-Civil War. This national holiday has been officially recognized every June 19th since President Biden signed the federal legislation on June 17, 2021. Juneteenth is a time for reflection, joy, and community celebration, highlighting the ongoing journey towards freedom and equality.

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Posted on May 30, 2024

METRA is excited to announce the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new Linwood Park & Ride location.

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Posted on May 29, 2024

The Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, today announces its intention to increase the 2024 property taxes it will levy this year over the rollback millage rate in the following taxing districts

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Posted on May 28, 2024

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City Manager's Department
1111 1st Avenue, 3rd Floor
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone Numbers:
Main: 706-653-4029
Direct: 706-225-3115
Citizens Service Center: 3-1-1 or 706-653-4000
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