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May 16, 2024

Summer 2024 City Newsletter

Watch your mailbox for the Summer 2024 City Newsletter! Read More
May 13, 2024

Roll Call Episode 18 Now Available

Brian Hubbard, President of the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA), is the guest for episode 18. Read More
May 10, 2024

Pets in the Park is May 18

Calling all Columbia Heights pet owners! Join the City of Columbia Heights for its second annual Pets in the Park event on May 18, from 1 to 4 pm at Keyes Park (1345 45 1/2 Ave NE). Read More
May 03, 2024

Live Burn Scheduled for May 4

The Columbia Heights Fire Department will be conducting a live burn at 3853 Central Ave NE on Sat, May 4. The live burn is expected to take place from 8 am to 4 pm. Read More
May 02, 2024

Heights Pizza Man Named Business of the Year

Owner Chris Kolstad is known for his philanthropic efforts in the community. Read More
May 01, 2024

Community Meet and Greet with Chief Markham

The Columbia Heights community is invited to a meet and greet with Police Chief Matt Markham on May 14 from 4-5:30 pm at Bruce Nawrocki Park. Read More
May 01, 2024

Citywide Garage Sale Registration Now Open

Columbia Heights residents can now register for the 2024 City of Columbia Heights Citywide Garage Sale (June 7-9). There is no fee to register. Read More
Apr 30, 2024

Time of Sale Inspection Program begins May 22

The program is designed to preserve the quality and value of the City's housing stock and will impact the sale of most residential properties in Columbia Heights. Read More
Apr 24, 2024

Matt Markham Appointed Columbia Heights Police Chief

Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula has appointed Matt Markham as the next Police Chief for Columbia Heights. Read More
Apr 22, 2024

Police Chief Austin Retiring

Police Chief Lenny Austin retires April 26, capping off a 35-year career in law enforcement. Read More
Apr 22, 2024

Outstanding Citizen Award Nominations Due April 29

Do you know someone who is making a positive impact in your community? Nominations for the 2024 Outstanding Citizen Award are due April 29. Read More
Apr 15, 2024

Apply by June 14 for a Seat on the Charter Commission

There is currently one seat available on the Columbia Heights Charter Commission. Read More
Apr 12, 2024

Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins April 15

Fire hydrant flushing is scheduled to take place from April 15 to May 10. Hydrants will be flushed from 7 am to 3 pm Mon-Fri. Read More
Apr 01, 2024

Participate in Less Mow May this Spring

The City's No Mow May resolution was amended to shift to Less Mow May this spring. Read More
Mar 28, 2024

City Services Expo is April 11

The City of Columbia Heights City Services Expo is on April 11 from 5 to 7 pm at City Hall (3989 Central Ave NE). Read More
Mar 21, 2024

Police Chief Community Partner Survey

The City of Columbia Heights has retained Baker Tilly to conduct a search for a new Police Chief as Police Chief Lenny Austin is scheduled to retire in April. Responses are due by April 4 at 1 pm. Read More
Mar 08, 2024

Kordiak County Park Improvements Survey

Share your input with Anoka County Parks by March 25. Read More
Mar 04, 2024

Upcoming Changes to Organics and Yard Waste Collection

Get ready for service changes starting in April. Read More
Mar 01, 2024

2024 Arbor Day Tree Sale Now Live

This is an excellent opportunity to help build the community forest while adding trees to your property at an amazing low price. Read More
Feb 29, 2024

Roll Call Episode 17 Now Available

Columbia Heights Boys Basketball Head Coach Willie Braziel joined Roll Call for Episode 17. Read More
Feb 27, 2024

2024 Presidential Nomination Primary Voting Information

The Presidential Nomination Primary is on March 5. Read More
Feb 26, 2024

40th Ave NE Open House Scheduled for March 7

The City of Columbia Heights and Anoka County invite you to an open house for the Highway 2 Corridor Study (40th Ave NE). Read More
Feb 22, 2024

Spring 2024 Newsletter Now Online

Check out the latest news and upcoming events! Read More
Feb 20, 2024

Presidential Nomination Primary Direct Balloting at City Hall

Direct balloting is now underway at City Hall for the 2024 Presidential Nomination Primary. Read More
Feb 14, 2024

Changes to Open-sided Shelter Rentals

The City has decided not to charge a rental fee for the open-sided shelters. Using open-sided shelters are viewed on a first come, first served basis. Read More
Feb 12, 2024

City Manager Position Opening

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than March 11, 2024. Read More
Feb 09, 2024

Municipal Special Election Cancelled

The Minnesota Supreme Court has cancelled the municipal special election scheduled for Tue, Feb 13. Read More
Feb 08, 2024

Voting in the Feb 13 Municipal Special Election

Please note, the election has been cancelled. Read More
Feb 07, 2024

Boards and Commissions Applications Due Feb 29

Applications for openings on four Boards and Commissions are due by Feb 29. Read More
Feb 05, 2024

2024 Election Judges Needed

Columbia Heights needs a new generation of poll workers to step in for those who are retiring. Read More
Jan 27, 2024

SnowBLAST 2024 is Feb 3

Despite no snow or ice, SnowBLAST is still taking place on Feb 3 from 4-7 pm at Huset Park (3965 Jefferson St NE). Read More
Jan 19, 2024

Absentee Voting for the Presidential Nomination Primary

Absentee (early) voting for the Presidential Nomination Primary begins Jan 19 at City Hall. Read More
Jan 09, 2024

Medtronic Site Redevelopment Study

Your feedback is needed! Read More
Jan 09, 2024

Holiday Tree Disposal

Hauling your tree to the curb? Don't forget to request curbside pickup by Jan 26! Read More
Jan 03, 2024

SnowBLAST Returns Feb 3

The Columbia Heights' SnowBLAST festival debuted in 2021 as part of the City’s 100th anniversary and returns for its fourth year this February at Huset Park. Read More
Dec 27, 2023

Absentee Voting Begins Dec 29

Absentee voting (early voting) for the Municipal Special Election begins Fri, Dec 29, at City Hall, 3989 Central Ave NE, and runs through Mon, Feb 12. Read More
Dec 22, 2023

2023 Employee of the Year is Deanna Saefke

Congratulations to the 2023 Employee of the Year, Deanna Saefke! Read More
Dec 20, 2023

Help Guide the Future of the Medtronic Site

Please join us for an open house at City Hall (3989 Central Ave NE) on Tue, Jan 9 at 6 pm. Read More
Dec 20, 2023

2023 Holiday Light Map

The 2023 North Suburban Holiday Light Map is live! Read More
Dec 15, 2023

Santa's City Tour Returns Tue, Dec 19

Santa will be making the rounds this Tue, Dec 19! Following the route, join us at Murzyn Hall (530 Mill St NE) for a community holiday gathering. Read More
Dec 13, 2023

2024 City Budget and Tax Levy Approved

City Council held a public hearing and approved the 2024 budget and property tax levy at its Dec 11 meeting. Read More
Dec 08, 2023

37th Ave NE and 53rd Ave NE Now Open

Construction work on 53rd Ave NE is complete, while work is complete for the season on 37th Ave NE. Both roads are now fully reopened. Read More
Dec 06, 2023

Public Safety Staff Taking Part in Spanish Language Training

The initiative aims to improve communication with the city’s growing Spanish-speaking community. Read More
Dec 04, 2023

Special Election Candidate Filing: Dec 5-19

Candidates who wish to file to fill the City Council seat of Councilmember KT Jacobs, if recalled, can submit filings Dec 5 through Dec 19. Read More
Nov 22, 2023

Eastbound 53rd Ave NE Closure Begins Nov 27

Starting Mon, Nov 27, eastbound traffic on 53rd Ave NE will be closed to through traffic at the roundabout located between the Medtronic entrances. Read More
Nov 17, 2023

Winter 2023 Newsletter Online Now

Check out the latest news and upcoming events! Read More
Nov 16, 2023

CHPD and Canvas Health Featured in National Best Practices Publication

The department's successful co-response program with Canvas Health is featured in a Police Executive Research Forum report. Read More
Nov 13, 2023

2023 North Suburban Holiday Light Map

Sign up to have your address added to the 2023 North Suburban Holiday Light Map! Read More
Nov 08, 2023

Roll Call Episode 16 Now Available

Pat Sukhum, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities, joined the Roll Call team for Episode 16. Read More
Oct 31, 2023

Communications Staff Garners Three MAGC Awards

The City of Columbia Heights Communications staff won three awards at the annual Northern Lights Awards. Read More
Oct 16, 2023

Truck or Treat is Oct 28

The annual Truck or Treat event is scheduled for Sat, Oct 28, from 1-4 pm at Huset Park (3965 Jefferson St NE). Read More
Oct 16, 2023

40th Ave NE Open House Scheduled for Nov 2

The City of Columbia Heights and Anoka County invite you to an open house for the Highway 2 Corridor Study (40th Ave NE). Read More
Oct 13, 2023

53rd Ave NE Closure Begins Oct 17

Park Construction is planning to do a full closure of eastbound and westbound traffic on 53rd Ave NE from University Ave Service Dr to the west Target entrance starting Oct 17. Read More
Oct 11, 2023

Recycled Wind Turbines Become Innovative Seating Outside City Hall

City is first in the state to receive products through Donation Program. Read More
Oct 10, 2023

Fire Department Open House this Saturday, Oct 14

The Fire Department Open House is this Saturday, Oct 14 from 11 am to 2 pm at 825 41st Ave NE. The event is free and includes fun activities for the whole family! Read More
Oct 05, 2023

Live Burn Scheduled for Oct 7

The Columbia Heights Fire Department will be conducting a live burn at 841 49th Ave NE on Sat, Oct 7. The live burn is expected to take place from 8 am to 4 pm. Read More
Oct 04, 2023

Business Owners Encouraged to Apply for Facade Improvement Grant

The grant assists business owners with exterior storefront improvement costs. Read More
Oct 02, 2023

Changes to Winter Parking Ordinance Dates

The Police Department is piloting a change to the winter parking ordinance for the 2023-2024 plowing season. Read More
Sep 15, 2023

Roll Call Episode 15 Now Available

Episode 15 covers the Pathways to Policing program, being authorized for 30 officers and being a part of the Columbia Heights community. Read More
Sep 14, 2023

MnDOT Seeking Feedback on New Central Ave Safety Features

The public is invited to provide feedback on MnDOT's new temporary pedestrian/bicycle bump-outs installed at six intersections. Read More
Sep 13, 2023

37th Ave NE Project Update

Work continues on the 37th Ave NE reconstruction project between Central Ave and Stinson Blvd. Read More
Sep 12, 2023

DEED Digital Opportunity Program Feedback Due Sept 29

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is seeking public input on the state's Digital Opportunity Program draft plan. Read More
Sep 11, 2023

4300 Central Ave NE Redevelopment Update

Redevelopment planning continues as demolition wraps up at 4300 Central Ave NE. Read More
Sep 08, 2023

Movie in the Park is Sept 15

Movie in the Park sponsored by New Horizon Academy is scheduled for Sept 15. Read More
Sep 08, 2023

53rd Ave NE Project Update

There is a temporary closure of 53rd Ave NE from 4th St to 7th St which will last until Wed, Sept 13. Read More
Sep 06, 2023

2023 Fall Newsletter Now Online

The 2023 Fall Newsletter is now online and will be in the mail shortly. Read More
Aug 25, 2023

Board and Commission Applications Due Sept 29

Seat openings on the Charter Commission, EDA, and Youth Commission. Read More
Aug 21, 2023

Adopt-A-Tree Volunteers Needed

Would you like a boulevard tree planted by the City in front of your home? The City is looking for volunteers to adopt a boulevard tree planted by the City in 2023. Read More
Aug 11, 2023

Residents and Businesses Encouraged to Monitor Water Usage

The Minnesota DNR has announced that the Mississippi Headwaters watershed has entered the drought warning response phase. Read More
Aug 08, 2023

53rd Ave NE Construction Meeting is Aug 10

The City of Columbia Heights is holding a construction informational meeting regarding 53rd Ave NE on Thu, Aug 10, starting at 6 pm at the Columbia Heights Public Library Read More
Aug 04, 2023

City Hall Grand Opening is Aug 17

Join City staff and elected officials in the grand opening of the new Columbia Heights City Hall location at 3989 Central Ave NE. The event takes place from 5-7:30 pm on Aug 17. Read More
Jul 24, 2023

New City Hall Now Open

The new Columbia Heights City Hall (3989 Central Ave NE) is now open for public-facing services. Read More
Jul 14, 2023

City Hall Call for Music

To commemorate the opening of the new Columbia Heights City Hall, the City of Columbia Heights is announcing a call for music. Read More
Jul 10, 2023

City Hall Call for Art

To commemorate the opening of the new Columbia Heights City Hall, the City of Columbia Heights is announcing a call for art. Read More
Jul 07, 2023

New City Hall Set to Open July 24

The new Columbia Heights City Hall building (3989 Central Ave NE) is tentatively set to open for public-facing services on Mon, July 24, at 8 am. Read More
Jul 05, 2023

Make Plans Now for National Night Out Aug 1

All neighborhoods in Columbia Heights are encouraged to participate in the 2023 National Night Out Tue, Aug 1. Read More
Jun 29, 2023

Outstanding Citizens, Business of the Year Announced

Earlier this month, the City of Columbia Heights announced its 2023 Outstanding Citizens of the Year (Adult and Youth) and the inaugural Business of the Year. Read More
Jun 27, 2023

2022 Recycling Champions Recognized

Columbia Heights Public Works recently awarded recycling champion certificates to those who increased recycling in 2022 by ordering a larger or additional recycle cart and/or compost cart. Read More
Jun 26, 2023

2023 Music in the Park Series Begins June 28

The 2023 Columbia Heights Music in the Park series hosted by Northeast Bank kicks off on Wed, June 28, with The Changeups! Read More
Jun 21, 2023

Silver Lake Beach and Boat Landing Closed for Five Days

Silver Lake Beach and boat landing will be closed for five days starting today, June 21. Read More
Jun 15, 2023

Broadband Internet Survey Responses Due June 29

Please consider completing this short 14-question broadband Internet survey by Thu, June 29. Read More
Jun 13, 2023

Community Art & Info Fair is June 14

The 2023 Community Art & Info Fair will be held on Wed, June 14, from 4 to 7 pm at Huset Park West near the Splash Pad. Read More
Jun 07, 2023

Citywide Garage Sale Map Now Available

The Citywide Garage Sale (June 9-11) map can be viewed/downloaded online. Paper copies can be obtained at the library and City Hall. Read More
May 26, 2023

Piano Public Art Applications Due June 5

Submit a design to paint a piano for public art! The City of Columbia Heights is installing an outdoor piano this summer and we are searching for an artist to volunteer to paint the piano. Read More
May 17, 2023

Recreation Open House is May 19

Join the Columbia Heights Recreation Department for an exciting event on May 19 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Huset Park East. Read More
May 10, 2023

Sustainability Commission Established, Applications Open

The City of Columbia Heights is looking for volunteers to join the newly formed Columbia Heights Sustainability Commission. Read More
May 03, 2023

2023 Citywide Garage Sale Registration Now Open

The sixth-annual Columbia Heights Citywide Garage Sale is scheduled for June 9-11, 2023. Read More
Apr 26, 2023

Prescribed Burns to Take Place in Columbia Heights

The prescribed burns will take place on April 26 at Huset Park, Prestemon Park, Public Safety Building, and Ramsdell Park. Read More
Apr 25, 2023

Longtime Public Works Director Kevin Hansen Takes Over as Interim City Manager

Kevin Hansen will fill the city manager position in an interim capacity through the end of the year, at which point the City Council will vote on a permanent replacement.  Read More
Apr 20, 2023

Outstanding Citizen Award Nominations Due By April 24

Do you know of someone making a positive impact in your community? Every year Columbia Heights seeks nominations for the Outstanding Citizen Award. Read More
Apr 19, 2023

Fire Department Recruitment Open House Is April 26

The Columbia Heights Fire Department needs more on-call firefighters to join the team. On April 26, at 6 pm, the department will hold a recruitment open house. Read More
Apr 14, 2023

Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins April 17

Fire hydrant flushing is scheduled to take place from April 17 to May 19. Hydrants will be flushed from 7 am to 3 pm Mon-Fri.  Read More
Apr 12, 2023

Yard-Waste Collection Information for 2023

Yard-waste collection season has started. Pickup schedules have changed for 2023. Read More
Apr 11, 2023

City Manager Says Farewell

City Manager Kelli Bourgeois will leave her position at Columbia Heights on April 13 after nearly 10 years of service with the City. Read More
Apr 03, 2023

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Management Options

Invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) beetles are killing area ash trees. The longer you wait the more difficult and pricey it gets to remedy the situation. Read More
Mar 29, 2023

Free Fix-It Clinic Is April 1

Have items that need fixing? Want to avoid throwing stuff away? Interested in learning how to fix your stuff? Then come to the FREE Fix-It Clinic Sat, April 1, from 10 am-1 pm. Read More
Mar 24, 2023

Pothole Patching Has Begun

Public Works crews are patching potholes where and when they can, but it's going to take time. You can notify Public Works of pothole locations online or by phone. Read More
Mar 22, 2023

Roll Call Episode 12 Part II Now Online

Picking up where the last episode ended, this episode features a follow-up conversation with Monte Fronk about the story he shared. Read More
Mar 15, 2023

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Received

The City of Columbia Heights received a $200,000 grant from the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program for the development of a citywide safety action plan. Read More
Mar 09, 2023

Hwy 47 and 65 Planning Study Meetings

MnDOT will host three planning meetings for University and Central Avenues (Hwy 47 and Hwy 65) in the next few weeks (3/16, 3/21, & 3/23). Read More
Mar 02, 2023

City Wins Adopt-A-Drain Challenge!

Congratulations to Columbia Heights and its residents on winning the 2022 Community Adopt-a-Drain Challenge. This is the second-straight award for the City. Read More
Feb 28, 2023

Arbor Day Tree Sale Begins March 1

In celebration of Arbor Day in April, the City will again be selling trees at a discounted rate for its residents. Columbia Heights residents will be limited to two trees per household. Read More
Feb 22, 2023

4025 Van Buren Street NE Ramp Available for Winter Parking

The 4025 Van Buren Street NE ramp is open for overnight parking through Sunday, Feb 26. Read More
Feb 17, 2023

Boards and Commissions Applications Due Feb 28

Applications for openings on four Boards and Commissions are due by Feb 28. Read More
Jan 31, 2023

A Personal Story About Human Trafficking in New Podcast Episode

Monte Fronk tells the story behind his presentation “Honoring Nada Fronk: A Native Father’s Experience with His Missing and Murdered Indigenous Daughter,” in Roll Call, Episode 12.  Read More
Jan 19, 2023

SnowBLAST Returns Feb 4

The Columbia Heights' SnowBLAST festival debuted in 2021 as part of the City’s 100th anniversary and returns for its third year this February in Huset Park. Read More
Jan 09, 2023

AARP Appointment Line Opens Jan 16

The AARP Appointment Line opens on Jan 16 with appointments being held on Thursdays from Feb 9-April 13. Read More
Jan 03, 2023

Roll Call Podcast: New Episodes

Two new episodes of the CHPD podcast Roll Call were released in December. Special guests included the outgoing County Attorney and Sheriff.  Read More
Dec 29, 2022

Refuse & Recycling Providers Change Jan 1

Walters and Haul Star collection services will take over for Waste Management starting Jan 1. Read More
Dec 28, 2022

Business of the Year Program Established

This fall, the Columbia Heights Economic Development Authority (EDA) approved a new Business of the Year nomination program. Read More
Dec 22, 2022

2022 Employee of the Year Is Jeff Hanson

Congratulations to the City's 2022 Employee of the Year, IT System Administrator Jeff Hanson! Read More
Dec 16, 2022

2023 City Wall Calendar Now Available At City Hall

The 12 featured images for the 2023 Art of Columbia Heights wall calendar have been selected and the calendar is now available to purchase at City Hall (590 40th Ave NE) for $10.  Read More
Dec 08, 2022

2022 Holiday Light Map Now Online

Looking for a fun family activity this holiday season? Tour holiday lights in Columbia Heights and surrounding cities! A downloadable map is now available. Read More
Dec 01, 2022

New Waste Collection Services Start Jan 1

This October, the City Council chose not to renew the City’s contract with Waste Management and instead approved a joint contract with Walters Recycling & Refuse and Haulstar Sanitation. Read More
Nov 30, 2022

Holiday Train Returns Dec 13

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be rolling through Columbia Heights for the first time since 2019 on Dec 13, 8 pm. Read More
Nov 18, 2022

2023 City Wall Calendar Now Available for Pre-Order

The 12 featured images have been selected and the calendar will be available in early December.  Read More
Nov 09, 2022

2022 Holiday Light Map Sign-Up

Planning some impressive holiday decorations this year? Sign-up to have your address added to our 2022 North Suburban Holiday Light Map for families to drive around and enjoy this season. Read More
Oct 25, 2022

Local Artists: Wall Calendar Submission Deadline Is Nov 1

Art submissions for the City's 2023 wall calendar are being accepted through Nov 1.  Read More
Oct 24, 2022

Truck or Treat is Sat, Oct 29

Truck or Treat returns for its fifth year Sat, Oct 29, 1-4 pm, at Huset Park East! Kids and their parents can explore a variety of vehicles. Read More
Oct 18, 2022

New Bulk Recycling Pick Up Underway

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving started collecting bulky items or rubbish including appliances and electronics as of Oct 17, 2022. Read More
Oct 10, 2022

Fire Prevention Open House Is Oct 15

The annual Fire Department Open House will be Oct 15, 11 am to 2 pm, at the Columbia Heights fire station, 825 41st Ave NE. The event is free and includes fun activities for the whole family! Read More
Sep 27, 2022

Communications Staff Garners Honors

The City garnered four awards from the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC) 2022 Northern Lights contest. Read More
Sep 26, 2022

New Curbside Yard Waste Service Starts Sept 26

Curbside yard waste service will no longer require requests for a scheduled pick-up. Read More
Sep 21, 2022

Watch the General Election Mayor and Council Candidate Forum Online

Watch the League of Women Voters and Columbia Heights General Election City Council and Mayoral Meet the Candidates Forum online now. Read More
Sep 14, 2022

Movie in the Park Postponed to Sept 30

Due to potential rain on Fri, Sept 23, Movie in the Park is being rescheduled to Fri, Sept 30, at 7:15 pm. Read More
Sep 08, 2022

Fall Yard Waste Collection Update

Daily yard waste collection begins on Sept 26. Read More
Sep 07, 2022

Single Family Rental Moratorium Approved

On Aug 22, the City Council approved Ordinance 1678. Ordinance 1678 places a moratorium on the receipt, processing, or approval of any new rental license for single-family residential structures. Read More
Sep 06, 2022

Youth Commission Application Deadline is Sept 9

Ten seats are open on the Columbia Heights Youth Commission for the term beginning Oct 1, 2022. Read More
Aug 31, 2022

Meet the Candidates Forum is Sept 19

The League of Women Voters ABC is hosting a City Council and Mayoral Meet the Candidates Forum on Sept 19 from 6-7:35 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall (590 40th Ave NE). Read More
Aug 23, 2022

Movie in the Park Aug 25: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The City's Movie in the Park series continues on Aug 25, at 8 pm, with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire sponsored by the Sister Cities. The free event will be held in Huset Park West. Read More
Aug 16, 2022

Adopt-A-Tree Volunteers Needed

Would you like a boulevard tree planted by the City in front of your home? The City is looking for volunteers to adopt a boulevard tree planted by the City in 2022. Read More
Aug 09, 2022

Movie In the Park Aug 11: Ferris Bueller's Day Off!

The City's Movies in the Park series returns Aug 11, 8:30 pm, with Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The free event will be held in Huset Park West.  Read More
Aug 02, 2022

Direct Balloting for Primary Election Begins Today, Aug 2

If you are unable to vote in person on Primary Election Day (Tue, Aug 9), you can vote by absentee ballot. Read More
Aug 02, 2022

Music In The Park Concert Aug 3

Aug 3 Music in the Park Concert: Pickle, Huset Park East, 6:30-8 pm, behind the Jefferson Building. This is a FREE event with food trucks on site. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair. Pets welcome. Read More
Jul 29, 2022

Watch the Mayoral and Council Primary Candidates Forums Here

The City of Columbia Heights, in partnership with the League of Women Voters ABC, held a “Meet the Candidates" Forum for mayoral and council primary candidates July 18. Watch online. Read More
Jul 21, 2022

EDA Expands Fa├žade Improvement Grant Program

Earlier this month, the EDA expanded its Façade Improvement Grant Program to include eligible locations all along Central Ave in Columbia Heights. Read More
Jul 14, 2022

Meet the Candidates Forum Is July 18

Columbia Heights primary candidates for Council and Mayor will have a chance to introduce themselves to the public and answer questions at the Meet the Candidates Forum July 18, 6-8:30 pm. Read More
Jul 13, 2022

National Night Out is Aug 2; Register to Win Free Pizza

National Night Out is just a few weeks away (Tue, Aug 2) and the Columbia Heights Police Department wants you to register your block party! Read More
Jul 12, 2022

DNR Parks Pass Grant Program Expands to Columbia Heights

The Columbia Heights Public Library is participating in a DNR grant program to encourage state park use by low-income individuals and first-time park users. Read More
Jul 11, 2022

Absentee Voting for Primary Election Under Way

Absentee voting for the Aug 9 primary election is underway and runs through Aug 8. You can vote early in person at City Hall or by mail. Read More
Jul 11, 2022

2020-21 Recycling Champions Recognized

Columbia Heights Public Works recently awarded Recycling Champion certificates to those who increased recycling in 2020-21 by ordering a larger or additional recycle cart and/or compost cart. Read More
Jul 07, 2022

Apply by July 31 for a Seat on the Columbia Heights Charter Commission

There is currently one seat available on the Columbia Heights Charter Commission. If you're interested, please fill out and submit an application by July 31 to be considered. Read More
Jul 06, 2022

Updates Regarding Waste Management Service Delays

As new details or changes are confirmed regarding the Waste Management service delays, the City will update this article. Read More
Jul 05, 2022

Invoice Cloud Sweepstakes

Pay your bill online between July 1 and Aug 31 to be entered to win one of 90 prizes. You can also sign up for paperless for a second chance to win. Read More
Jul 01, 2022

MnDOT University/Central Avenue Study Meetings

Share your vision for University and Central Avenues! MnDOT will hold eight public meetings (four in-person and four on Zoom) from July 12-28 to hear from residents. Read More
Jun 27, 2022

Music In the Park Concert July 6

The next Music in the Park concert presented by Columbia Heights is July 6, 6:30-8 pm, featuring The Jolly Ramblers in Huset Park East. Read More
Jun 23, 2022

Community Art & Info Fair is June 23

The Community Art & Info Fair, formerly known as the Community Picnic and Art & Craft Fair, will be held at Huset Park West on Thu, June 23, from 5 to 7:30 pm. Read More
Jun 08, 2022

Citywide Garage Sale Map Now Available

The fifth-annual Columbia Heights Citywide Garage Sale is scheduled for June 10-12, 2022. Seventy addresses registered for the Citywide Garage Sale this year. Read More
Jun 03, 2022

Update Regarding Waste Management Yard-Waste Service Delay

The City of Columbia Heights apologizes for the recent lack of bagged and bundled yard-waste service throughout the City. Read More
Jun 02, 2022

Splash Pad, Wading Pools Open June 3

The City of Columbia Heights splash pad and wading pools will be open for the season starting Fri, June 3. Read More
May 25, 2022

Music in the Park Returns for 2022

The City of Columbia Heights Music in the Park series returns for its second season in 2022. The series takes place June 1, July 6, and Aug 3 at Huset Park East. Read More
May 25, 2022

Request a Refuse Pad by June 3

As Public Works crews complete concrete projects this summer, they can add refuse pads to residents' properties by request. Read More
May 17, 2022

Election Season Officially Begins: Candidate Filing Window Open May 17-31

The 2022 candidate filing period is open between Tue, May 17, and Tue, May 31. Please bring filings for Mayor/Council to City Hall.  Read More
May 13, 2022

Music in the Park Returns for 2022

The City of Columbia Heights Music in the Park series returns for its second season in 2022. The series takes place June 1, July 6, and Aug 3 at Huset Park East.  Read More
May 12, 2022

Veronica Johnson Is 2022 Outstanding Citizen of the Year!

Veronica Johnson named 2022's Columbia Heights Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Read More
May 12, 2022

City Joins No Mow May Initiative

The City Council recently approved a resolution to join the No Mow May initiative. For participating residents, optional yard signs are available for sale in City Hall.  Read More
May 09, 2022

Register Now for 2022 Citywide Garage Sale

The fifth-annual Columbia Heights Citywide Garage Sale is scheduled for June 10-12, 2022. Read More
May 02, 2022

Last Chance to Submit Outstanding Citizen Nominations for 2022

Nominations for Columbia Heights' Outstanding Citizen of the Year for 2022 are due no later than 4 pm Tue, May 3. Read More
Apr 21, 2022

Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event Is April 30

Products used to maintain your home, vehicles, and pests are hazardous to you and the environment. Drop them off at Anoka County's free disposal event April 30.  Read More
Apr 13, 2022

Building Permit Applications Now Online

The City of Columbia Heights Community Development Department has launched an online building permit application for residents and contractors. Read More
Apr 07, 2022

Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins April 11

Fire hydrant flushing is scheduled to begin on Mon, April 11, with the SE Quadrant of Columbia Heights. Read More
Apr 07, 2022

Columbia Heights Seeks Solid Waste Bids

The City of Columbia Heights is seeking citywide residential refuse service bids for four major curbside operations and cart handling (household delivery/removal) services. Read More
Apr 01, 2022

Spring Reminders

The City of Columbia Heights would like to share a few reminders and upcoming events for the month of April. Read More
Mar 31, 2022

Full Citywide Survey Results Now Online

Full results of the 2022 citywide feedback survey of Columbia Heights residents are now available online.    Read More
Mar 07, 2022

2022 Arbor Day Tree Sale Under Way

In celebration of Arbor Day, the City of Columbia Heights will be selling trees at a discounted rate for its residents. Read More
Mar 04, 2022

Roll Call Episode 7 Now Available

In episode 7 of the CHPD's official podcast, Roll Call, we talk with Eileen Sowry, LICSW, the department's newly embedded social worker/mental health professional.  Read More
Feb 25, 2022

We Want Your Feedback! Consider Taking Our Brief Survey

We're looking for residents' feedback about the City of Columbia Heights. Please consider taking our online survey by March 11. Read More
Feb 16, 2022

Boards and Commissions Application Deadline Is March 4

Seats are open on four Columbia Heights Boards and Commissions. Apply by March 4 to be considered.  Read More
Feb 14, 2022

City Survey Wrapping Up

Citywide phone survey of residents by the Morris Leatherman Company has just a few days left. Read More
Feb 04, 2022

Safe Driver Courses Return to Murzyn

Pre-register by Feb 14 for Recreation's Safe Driver Refresher Course, also known as a defensive driving course.   Read More
Jan 28, 2022

SnowBLAST Winter Fest Returns Feb 5

SnowBLAST returns for its second year Feb 5 in Huset Park.  Read More
Jan 20, 2022

City Statement Regarding HavenBrook Rental License Revocation

At its Jan 10 meeting, the City Council approved the revocation of rental license for HavenBrook Homes. This license revocation affects 21 properties. Read More
Jan 11, 2022

Blood Drive at CHPD Feb 23

The Police Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Wed, Feb 23, 10 am to 4 pm. Read More
Jan 03, 2022

Winter Parking and Snow Removal Public Forum - Jan 18

The City of Columbia Heights will be hosting a public forum regarding winter parking and winter snow removal operations on Jan 18, 7-9 pm, at the Public Safety Building. Read More
Jan 03, 2022

Youth Commission Application Deadline Extended To Jan 19

Apply by this Wednesday to be a Columbia Heights Youth Commissioner. For residents 14-18 years old. Read More
Dec 22, 2021

Tips for Going Green for the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they can also generate a lot of preventable waste. This article includes just a few suggestions and tips for going greener this holiday season. Read More
Dec 17, 2021

Heights Lights Map Now Online

The Heights Lights 2021 Map is here. There were not as many houses registered as last year, but there are plenty of lit-up houses along the way, so take your time and enjoy! Read More
Dec 16, 2021

Catalytic Converter Marking Event - Dec 17 & Jan 7

Residents of Columbia Heights, Fridley, and Spring Lake Park are invited to participate in a free catalytic converter marking event at Gary’s Automotive on Dec 17 & Jan 7. Read More
Dec 14, 2021

Santa's City Tour - Postponed

Santa is excited for his City tour riding on the Fire Truck spreading holiday cheer! Santa will be riding through the city between 5:30-6:30 pm on Tue, Dec 21! Read More
Dec 06, 2021

Apply by Jan 5 to Be a Youth Commissioner

Apply by Jan 5 to be a Columbia Heights Youth Commissioner. For residents 14-18 years old. Read More
Nov 23, 2021

2022 City Calendar Now On Sale!

Our Pets of Columbia Heights 2022 City Calendar is now available for pre-order.  Read More
Nov 17, 2021

Yard Waste Collection Ends Week of Nov 22

Yard Waste collection ends week of Nov 22. Follow this link for yard waste bundling requirements and other reminders. Read More
Nov 12, 2021

Submit Your Questions About Winter Parking Rules

The City recently released an informative video about winter parking rules and is asking residents to submit questions. Read More
Nov 09, 2021

City Wins Adopt-a-Drain Challenge!

Congratulations to Columbia Heights and its residents on winning the 2021 Community Adopt-a-Drain Challenge.  Read More
Oct 30, 2021

Pet Photo Contest Submission Deadline Is Nov 1

Get your pet photos in now for a chance to be featured in the City's 2022 Pets of Columbia Heights Calendar. Deadline is Nov 1. Read More
Oct 22, 2021

Truck or Treat Returns Oct 30, 1-5 pm, in Huset Park

The City's annual Truck or Treat free family event in Huset Park returns for its fourth year Sat, Oct 30, 1-5 pm! Read More
Oct 01, 2021

Our New Website Is Live! We've Given It a Facelift

Our Revize site is live! We worked with our hosting partner Revize to give the site a fresh look! Read More
Sep 29, 2021

Fire Department Open House is Oct 9

The Columbia Heights Fire Department kicks off its autumn fire prevention season with its annual Open House on Sat, Oct 9, from 11 am to 2 pm. Read More
Sep 24, 2021

Two Community Highway Cleanup Events Set for Oct 9 & 16

Two Columbia Heights community groups are hosting highway cleanup events in Oct. Residents are encouraged to take part in these events and help keep the community clear of debris. Read More
Sep 17, 2021

Boogie Bash is Sept 21

Grab your roller skates, roller blades, or dancing shoes and join us Sept 21, 6 to 8:30 pm, for a community fall fun night, hosted by Columbia Heights Recreation! Read More
Sep 13, 2021

Road Closure Notice - 40th Ave NE and Central Ave NE

From Sept 20-24, sanitary sewer work will take place from east of Central Ave NE at 40th Ave NE to Circle Terrace Blvd NE. Read More
Sep 09, 2021

Movie in the Park - Moana - Sept 17

The 2021 Movie in the Park series concludes on Fri, Sept 17, at 7:30 pm at McKenna Park with a free showing of Moana. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair. Read More
Sep 01, 2021

Hy-Vee Property Officially Sold to Alatus for Major Development

This year, staff worked with the development company Alatus to negotiate a deal to purchase 10 acres of property from Hy-Vee. Read More
Aug 30, 2021

Boulevard Tree Program Closed

The Columbia Heights Adopt-A-Tree program is full for 2021. Read More
Aug 17, 2021

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program Comment Period Underway

To provide comments, please contact Lauren Letsche at lletsche@columbiaheightsmn.gov or 763-706-3709. Read More
Aug 09, 2021

Monthly E-Newsletter Launches in September

The City of Columbia Heights is launching a monthly e-newsletter to keep its residents informed on upcoming events, deadlines, construction projects, and much more! Read More
Jul 27, 2021

Eviction Moratorium is Ending

The eviction moratorium is ending. There is time to apply for assistance! Read More
Jul 22, 2021

2019-2020 Recycling Champions Recognized

Columbia Heights Public Works recently awarded Recycling Champion certificates to those who increased recycling in 2019-2020 by ordering a larger or additional recycle cart and/or compost cart. Read More
Jul 21, 2021

Odd/Even Watering Restrictions In Effect Due to Low River Levels

Occupants in even or odd numbered addresses must water on corresponding even or odd-numbered calendar dates.  Read More
Jul 16, 2021

Centennial Celebration In Huset Park July 17!

Join your fellow residents at Huset Park East just south of 40th Ave off of Jefferson St NE, 11 am to 2 pm, July 17. Read More
Jun 26, 2021

Fireworks Are On!

The fireworks display is on for 10 pm at Huset Park. Read More

Citywide Survey Under Way

The surveyors will speak with a random sample of 400 residents over the next two to three weeks. Read More