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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.

Mayor Clair Donnelly

City of Maize Mayor Clair DonnellyWelcome!  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. Maize, where community counts. We welcome you to Maize and invite you to visit our local businesses.

Mission:

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.

!  Welcome to Maize, Kansas

Maize City Hall will be closed Friday, April 3rd.  The Maize Police Department and other emergency services can be reached by calling 9-1-1.

Spring is in the Air!

Below are several upcoming events and reminders, including opportunities to get rid of unwanted items and waste during your spring cleaning.

Egg Hunt

Ark Church Easter Egg Hung

The Ark Church will hold a egg hunt on Saturday, April 4 from 11AM to 3PM for children ages 1-11 at 5501 N. Maize Road in Maize.  For more information visit http://www.arkchurchwichita.com/events/egghunt/ or call 721-6688.

City-Wide Garage Sale

Maize City-wide Garage Sale - April 11, 2015

It's time for the 27th Annual City-Wide Garage Sale!  The date has been set for Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 8AM to 5PM.  Each garage sale permit is $10.00.  The fee offsets the advertising expense, official garage sale maps (handed out at local area businesses), Port-A-Let rentals (located throughout town), and official garage sale signs.  Download a garage sale permit and register your sale at Maize City Hall by Monday, April 6 to be included on the map.  Garage sale signs will be delivered by April 10 to residents who have registered and paid.  Anyone registering after April 6 will still receive a sign, but there is no guarantee that your location will be included on the map.  For more information, please contact Maize City Hall at 722-7561.

Waste Tire Collection

Sedgwick County will be holding a Waste Tire Collection on April 16 for business and governments; April 17 & 18 for Sedgwick County residents ONLY from 9am – 4pm at 4701 S. West St in Wichita. No semi-truck loads, limit 100 tires per load. Tires on rims are OK but be prepared to unload your own tires.

Help Your Neighbor Day

Help Your Neighbor Day

The 2015 Help Your Neighbor Day will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 8AM-2PM.  Maize residents are welcome to bring items that they would like to dispose of to the city's 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 Pat Longwell or Jeff Greep at 722-7561.

Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day

There will be a hazardous waste drop off at the Maintenance Shop, 5600 N. Maize Road, from 9AM-1PM on Saturday, May 2, 2015. They will accept almost all chemical items from a residential house, such as: paint, aerosols, batteries, used oil, gasoline, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, garden chemicals, household cleaners, fluorescent bulbs, propane, and old, unwanted medication (no controlled substances).

Tree Reimbursement Program

Did you know that you can receive up to a $100 reimbursement for trees planted on your property during 2015?  The City of Maize Park and Tree Board has implemented a program to encourage citizens to plant good quality trees appropriate for the area.  The tree must be on the approved tree list as provided by Kansas Urban Forestry Council.  For further guidelines or for more information please call Jolene at 722-7561.

Mowing Easements

Citizens of Maize are responsible for mowing all easements, including ditches, alleys, and/or any right-of-way adjacent to their property.  It is also the homeowner’s responsibility to trim tree limbs in these areas.  Additionally, citizens are responsible for cleaning clogged culverts which have a tendency to cause occasional flooding problems in and around neighborhoods

State-wide Photo Competition

The League of Kansas Municipalities is has created a "Hometown Showdown" Competition for the Cities on their Facebook Page.  Just like our photo and that's all it takes.  Nothing to win, just bragging rights.

City of Maize Updates

Some Maize updates from your Administrator - March 25, 2015:

  1. Outlook for 2015
    As spring blossoms for 2015 we look forward to another positive and successful year. This past year was very productive for our City and this trend is projected to continue. Some of the projects for this year will include:
    1. An upgrade of 37th Street from Maize Road west to 119th Street
    2. The continuation of the road maintenance plan for several Maize roadways
    3. Ongoing development of a citywide sidewalk plan
    4. Examining the possibility of a youth splash pad feature at City Park
    5. Consideration of permanent City Park restroom facilities
    6. The feasibility of a new Public Works Maintenance facility
    7. Completion for a plan for future expansion of the wastewater plant
       
  2. 2016 BUDGET PREPARATION
    City Council members and City staff are in the process of planning for 2016 budget requirements. As in the past there are challenges that will need to be addressed. However, there will also be great opportunities to continue to grow and enhance our city. From a fiduciary standard our city is very secure. The City Council has taken great strides to protect and utilize city funds in a manner that provides the utmost benefits for all. Our city has not required an increase in taxes for several years and a tax increase for 2016 will not be recommended.
     
  3. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    There were 105 new single-family home starts last year. Per-capita our City was the leader in the State - by far! We anticipate a significantly lower number of housing starts this year to allow for these 105 new homes to be completed. However, we still expect that the number of housing starts for 2015 will continue to be above average compared to that of other cities. We welcomed many new families to our community and anticipate doing the same this year.

    City staff is currently working with some new businesses that want to build and operate in our community. We are optimistic that an announcement will be made in the near future regarding this. Our Maize Industrial Park plan is now in place at 53rd and 119th Street. Construction is underway on our first new company, Reiloy-Westland Manufacturing. It is scheduled to open this summer. A second manufacturing plant has made a commitment to build here in Maize. City Council has taken some preliminary action to encourage them. Construction for this company should begin this summer.
     
  4. OPERATIONS
    City operations are working very smoothly. As with any business there are always challenges as demands continue to increase. For the past several years we have been blessed with City Council members who share a common vision. They are consistent in their actions and have established supportive workplace policies. The result is a quality, stable workforce of City employees who enjoy their jobs and appreciate the support they receive from all of you.

Thank you for being a part of the Maize family!

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

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Public Tornado Shelter Sign

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.

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Fast Facts About Maize

Population:
       2010 Census:  3,420
Year Established:  1870
Year Incorporated:  1886
County:  Sedgwick
State:  Kansas
Zip Code:  67101
Area Code:  316
Sales Tax:  7.15%
School District:  266
2012 Total Mill Levy: 153.812
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