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Welcome to Maize, Kansas!

City of Maize Mayor Clair Donnelly

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

What's Happening Around Maize

20 Safest Cities in Kansas

Maize Makes Top Twenty List of Kansas Safest Cities

In Kansas, honesty, hard work, and strong values are the norm—not the exception—which could be why - Kansas boasts dozens of impressively safe communities. In fact, according to the most recent FBI crime report in 2015, the average crime rate of the state’s twenty safest cities was nearly half the national average.

To identify the 20 safest cities in Kansas, Safewise reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2015, along with population data. Safewise eliminated all cities with fewer than 4,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

From there, Safewise evaluated the remaining cities. They narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To further level the playing field, Safewise calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.

Maize Fall Festival

Maize Fall Festival

Maize Fall Festival this year will be October 6th and 7th. Located at WSU West (37th and Maize Road). 

More Information >

Glenn Alexander Concert

Glenn Alexander Concert

Come out for an evening of great music and fun with the family with Glenn Alexander, a Maize native, on September 23, 2017 at 7pm. in the Maize City Park, 401 S. Khedive. 

The concert is FREE and there will be an Art Crawl from 4pm to 7pm along the Academy Design District.  Food Trucks will be at event.

Glenn is a successful singer-songwriter and guitar player in the blues/soul genre and tours world-wide.  His parents, Leland and Shirley Alexander, still reside in Maize.  For more information please visit http://glennalexander.com.

National Endowment for the Arts

This concert is supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 


City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - July 2017:

  1. Budget Updates
    The current 2017 budget is evolving as anticipated with revenues and expenditures following the budget projections.  You can be assured this pattern will continue throughout the year. The budget continues to provide the financial stability required in all areas of city operations. At this time the City Council and Staff are in the final drafting phases for the 2018 budget. Next year's budget will include some enhancements in personnel and equipment to meet the ever-increasing demands for city services. At the same time, however, the 2018 Maize tax mill levy will not increase. All financial obligations will be achieved utilizing available funds. Proper financial planning, appropriate council policies and continuing strong economic growth have provided a very stable budgetary environment. The plan for the 2018 budget will be similar to the current one. It will be frugal in nature while allowing for the required enhancement of city services and personnel requirements.
     
  2. Fun in the Park
    The Maize City Park is open and in full operation. Several upgrades have been completed since last year. The new restroom facility is now open, the playground equipment areas have been renovated, additional sidewalks are completed, safety fencing is installed, and a new video security camera system is in place. The splash park feature is going "wet and strong"! Visit and enjoy the park for family fun!
     
  3. Park Development Plans
    The City Council, working with the Park & Tree Board and City staff, continues to pursue opportunities to expand park activities. Additional park features and new parkland prospects are under consideration. The Park and Tree Board has updated the Master Park Plan and the City Comprehensive Plan revisions will be completed this fall. At the end of the year, the baseball practice field activities located at the city park will be eliminated. This area will then be utilized to add new features for family fun activities. The baseball practice responsibilities will be turned over to the Maize Recreation Commission.
     
  4. Project Planning Grants
    The Mayor and City Staff have been very active in seeking planning grants for various city projects. When the opportunity occurs additional grants are requested for the funds to construct the planning projects. The new 45th Street walkway and bike path is one of the latest examples of this process. Three new planning grants are in the application process. They include a city-wide pedestrian and bicycle path master plan, a Transit Study, and a Streetscape/Zoning plan for the Academy street area. Proper planning is the key for any successful venture.
     
  5. Economic Development
    Growth and development remains strong for the city.  Located north of City Hall is the Watercress Villas Apartment Complex that is well into the construction phase. This upscale, gated development is scheduled to open later in the year. In the Industrial Park area a new international Japanese manufacturing company will be joining our community. Kyodo Yoshi Manufacturing Americas LLC, will begin construction in September 2017. Twenty-seven new single-family home building permits have been issued. City staff is in discussions with other new business prospects and developers on additional projects.

Good things are happening in Maize.

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Fast Facts About Maize

Population:
2013 Census:  3,823
Estimated as of July 1, 2016:  4,438
Year Established:  1870
Year Incorporated:  1886
County:  Sedgwick
State:  Kansas
Zip Code:  67101
Area Code:  316
Sales Tax:  7.5%
School District:  266
2015 Total Mill Levy:  156.862
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Maize Splash Pad - Opening Memorial Day Weekend

Maize Splash Pad

The Maize Splash Pad will officially close for the season on September 4, 2017.

The Maize Splash Pad is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.  The splash pad is located in the Maize City Park at 401 S Khedive. 

The city has made improvements to the park including brand new public restrooms and surveillance cameras around the park to enhance safety and security.


Kyodo Yushi Manufacturing / Lubrication Engineers, Inc. Manufacturing Facility Ground Breaking

Kyodo Yushi USA, Inc. / Lubrication Engineers, Inc.

Officials from Maize, Wichita, and Japan met July 12th for the official ground breaking of the new Kyodo Yushi Manufacturing Americas headquarters and advanced manufacturing facility.  Kyodo Yushi is one of the world’s leading grease manufacturers with over 70 years of experience.  This new venture is a partnership with local company Lubrication Engineers, Inc. to produce lubricants for the automotive industry.

Business interest in the Maize Industrial Park near 53rd Street North and 119th Street West has intensified over the last four years with more to come.  Other businesses include Reiloy USA, Worthington Industries, and Aero-Tech Engineering.

Welcome to these and all new businesses in Maize.  We're happy to have you.  Good things continue to happen in Maize!

Public Storm Shelters

Tornado Shelter

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.

Regular Events

City Council meetings are held every third Monday of the month: 7:00 p.m.   

Mayor's Briefing Workshop is held every Wednesday at 11:00 am at the City Hall Administration Conference Room and is open to the public.

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.

Community Calendar

City of Maize
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"

10100 W Grady Ave. ∙  P.O. Box 245 ∙ Maize, KS 67101
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