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Columbus extends closure of town hall

Town hall will be closed until at least May 11

COLUMBUS—The Town of Columbus has extended its closing of town hall until May 11.

The town sent out a release on Friday saying the town will extend its closing, which originally went into effect on March 20.

“Due to the conditions caused by COVID-19 the Town of Columbus is taking precautionary measures as recommended by the CDC as well as other state and federal government entities,” stated the town’s release.

Town officials said the situation will be reassessed and they will determine if it is prudent to re-open the lobby to the public on May 11.

Staff is still working and residents can call 828-894-8236 to speak with someone.

Utility bills can be paid through columbusnc.com or by calling Official Payments at 1-844-224-6770. Payment online has a charge of $2.40 but the town is giving a credit for that fee during the times that town hall is closed.

Residents can also drop their payments off with the bill stub outside of town through the drop box located on the front door or mail to P.O. Box 146, Columbus.

Garbage and recycling collections are continuing as usual as well as the public works and police departments. People are asked to call the police department prior to visiting the office at 828-894-5464.