Maize is a unique, progressive city enjoying
metropolitan status in a rural surrounding. We are a civic-minded
community with numerous citizens who volunteer their time for an array of
activities. Our city officials and city staff continue to strengthen the
value of teamwork and civic loyalty, as we provide essential services ensuring
all citizens a secure environment in which to live, work and play.
Excellent schools, low crime rate and easy access to the entire metro area makes
Maize a unique place to live. We welcome you to Maize and invite you to
visit our local businesses.
~ Mayor Clair Donnelly
The 6th annual Run2Believe 5K Memorial Run/Walk is
Saturday, March 25, 2017
with the race starting at 9:00AM. The race
starts in the Maize High School baseball parking lot and
proceeds out onto 119th Street south to 45th Street
North, then east on 45th Street, north on Maize Road, west on
Academy, then south on 119th Street back to the
baseball parking lot.
For the safety of the participants, the Maize Police
Department will block off access to the course streets for approximately an hour starting at 8:45AM to 10AM. Nobody
will be allowed to drive across or on the course until the last
participant has cleared that part of the course. Due to
higher volume traffic, 119th Street will remain closed until the
race is completed. No traffic will be allowed to travel on 119th
Street north from 45th Street North or south from 53rd
Street North. All other streets on the route will open once all
the participants have passed.
It’s time for our
Annual City-Wide Garage Sale! The date has been set for
Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 8AM to 5PM. Each garage
sale permit is $15.00. The fee offsets the advertising expense,
official garage sale maps (handed out at local area businesses)
and official garage sale signs.
Please fill out the
garage sale permit bring it to Maize City Hall with
the fee of $15.
The last day to register is Monday, April 3rd.
You can still get a garage sale permit after this date but will
not guarantee that your address will be on the map. Garage sale
signs will be delivered to residents who have paid for them by
For more information, please contact City Hall at
722-7561. After the Garage Sale please leave your sign in a
visible area outside of your house so Public Works can pick them
up. A fee will be charged for any sign not accounted for. If
your sign is not picked up please call City Hall.
The City of Maize would like
to thank the volunteers that
participated in last year’s Help Your
Neighbor Day! The 2017 Help Your
Neighbor Day will be held on Saturday,
April 22, 2017, from 8AM-1PM.
Maize residents are welcome to bring
items that they would like to dispose of
to the Maintenance Shop located at 5600
N. Maize Road. This is a FREE dump day
to Maize residents only. If you are
interested in volunteering, please
contact Jeff Greep at
From the City Administrator - January 2017:
year for the City of Maize is now in the
books. All of the
economic and operational missions for the
city were realized.
Additionally, the goals and responsibilities
outlined in the 2016 budget were achieved.
Each city department ended the year
within the established budget parameters and
the income revenues likewise continued as
estimated budget cash-carry-over for use in
the 2017 budget was attained.
As in the past several budget years,
no mill-levy tax increase was required or
recommended for 2017.
The housing market
remained strong and stable during the year.
Thirty-six new single-family homes and three
new tri-plex permits were issued. A new
upscale, gated 300-unit apartment complex is
under construction and another such complex
is under discussion. New
business development continues to unfold
with the construction of the Heartland
Credit Union and the Baxter Dental Clinic
both in the 37th Street & Maize
Road area. The Maize
Industrial Park area continues to grow with
the expansion of the Aero-Tech plant,
additional infrastructure planning and the
current discussions with the possibility of
another new manufacturing plant coming to
In each area of City
business, the demands for service and
ongoing maintenance activities continued to
increase during the year. At
the same time our employee base remained
committed and stable.
With this very sturdy group of professional
employees in place, each increase in demands
and additional calls for service has been
met. Like any successful business, our
employees and their ability to do the job
remains our greatest asset.
While no one can predict the
future, I remain very optimistic for 2017.
I've just completed my sixteenth year here
at Maize. During this time, history clearly
indicates each year proves to be better than
the one before. This year will not be an
exception. I believe you can expect
continued progressive, yet controlled,
growth and development in a variety of
areas. Maize still remains one of the
fastest growing communities in the Kansas.
This sustained positive growth and
development is not just happenstance or
coincidence. It's the result of proper
long-range planning, fiscal responsibility
and the development of appropriate
operational policies. It is many separate
parts, working together in a total team
effort. This is truly the basis for any
Some specific projects for 2017
underway for doubling the capacity of the
current wastewater plant.
This project has been
in the long range planning process for some
time now. Completion is
anticipated by the end of the year. When
operational, the plant will have a 1,000,000
gallon daily capacity that will service the
needs of the city for years to come.
The cost is estimated at about
$6,000,000 and will be financed over the
long-term without any required increase in
Street multi-purpose pathway
A much needed
eight-foot wide multi-purpose walkway will
be installed early this year on the north
side of 45th Street.
It will provide safety and
convenience for school students and others
from Derringer Street to Maize Road.
It will connect to the existing
walkway on Maize Road. The $120,000 project
is partially funded by a grant from the
Sunflower Foundation. In addition, K & O
Railroad is donating some material and
services for crossing their tracks.
Good things are happening in Maize.
2013 Census: 3,823
Estimated as of July 1, 2015:
4,362Year Established: 1870
Year Incorporated: 1886County:
KansasZip Code: 67101Area Code:
316Sales Tax: 7.50%School District:
2662015 Total Mill Levy: 156.862
Census 2015 Demographic Profile HighlightsHistory
In August the City Council passed a
$6.9 million city budget for 2017.
This is a budget that will not increase the tax mill levy rate.
At the same time the 2017 budget will maintain city service
levels, in the face of ever increasing demands.
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Public Tornado Shelters are located in the
basement of the Community Building at 401 S. Khedive and City
Hall, 10100 W Grady Ave. Enter via the storm shelter entrance on
the front side of the building near the flag poles.
City Council meetings
are held every third Monday of the month: 7:00 p.m.
Planning Commission meetings
are held every first Thursday of the month: 7:00 p.m.
Park & Tree Board meetings
are held every second Tuesday of the month: 5:30 p.m.
Commodities will be distributed on February 16,
2017 at our community building located at 401 S Khedive from
1:00 to 2:00 pm.
Click here for income guidelines.
Through the integration of its population into every aspect of quality education, civic improvements, community appearance, commerce and recreation, Maize shall preserve its small town atmosphere and become the best small city in Kansas.
"Where Community Counts"
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