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Welcome to Maize, Kansas!

City of Maize Council President Donna Clasen

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.

~ Council President Donna Clasen

What's Happening Around Maize

NOTICE:  With the sudden passing of Mayor Clair Donnelly, per Kansas State Statute and Maize Charter Ordinance, Council President Donna Clasen is now serving as the Mayor of Maize for the remainder of the Mayor's term in office expiring in November, 2021.  President Clasen will be officially sworn into the office of Mayor at the March 19th regular meeting of the Maize City Council.

Run 2 Believe

Run 2 Believe 5K Memorial Run/Walk

The 7th annual Run2Believe 5K Memorial Run/Walk is Saturday, March 24, 2018 with the race starting at 9:00AM.  The run will start on the west side of Maize High School and will proceed out onto 45th Street North, then west on 45th Street, north on 119th Street West, east on Academy Ave, south on Maize Rd, then west on 45th Street back to Maize High School.

For the safety of the participants, the Maize Police Department will block off ALL ACCESS ON AND TO 45th Street between Maize Rd and 119th St, 119th St between 45th and Academy Ave, Academy Ave between 119th St and Maize Rd and Maize Rd between Academy Ave and 45th St AND all intersecting streets along the course, designated by the purple arrows on the map below.   Roads are expected to be closed from approximately 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, 45th Street will remain closed until the race is completed.

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Annual City-Wide Garage Sale

City-Wide Garage Sale

It’s time for our Annual City-Wide Garage Sale! The date has been set for Saturday, April 14, 2018, 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 download and complete a Garage Sale Registration Form and bring it to Maize City Hall with the fee of $15.

The last day to register is Monday, April 9th. 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 April 9th.

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.

City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - January 2018:

  1. BEGINNING THE NEW YEAR Recently, in my church bulletin, a meditation read, in part, “The beginning of each new year signals the close of one period of time and the start of another. Such measurement allows for us to comprehend the passing of yesterday as well as to consider the approaching days yet ahead.” One of the key points of the reading was to realize that the only thing constant for our future is “change” and the fact that this continuing change is necessary and beneficial.  This is certainly true for us, and our city, as we move into what appears to be a bright and prosperous 2018. During the past several years through appropriate planning, effective policies, financial stability, along with a quality employee base, your city is prepared for future opportunities.
    We look forward to serving and working with you during 2018.
  2. 2017 & 2018 MAIZE CITY BUDGETS
    As an update, the 2017 budget closed out as expected. Each city department was within budget, the debt service requirements were met and the cash carryover amounts either reached or exceeded projections.  The 2018 outlook for budget activities should follow a similar pattern.
    The outlook for growth and development remains strong for the City. Based on current and past development activities 2018 will continue along the same line. Maize should remain one of the strongest developing communities in the State.
    Some of the current and 2018 city projects are listed below:
    • Street Maintenance
      For the past several years street maintenance has been a priority. As our street system continues to expand, the Public Works department has developed an ongoing strategic plan for street maintenance and upkeep. This requires long-range planning and budget coordination.
    • Sidewalk System
      Safety and convenience, in all areas of our city, is an ongoing concern. This spring a study will be conducted to determine a citywide sidewalk plan. The plan will be prioritized into phases for budget planning and construction.
    • Wastewater Plant Expansion
      This $6 million project is on schedule and will be completed by summer. The expansion doubles the wastewater plant capacity and will serve the city for many years.
    • 119th Water Line
      A new water main line for the city will begin construction next month. This added waterline provides a second water source for the city. It also delivers a backup structure for the current water system, enhances fire protection and ensures ample water for future city growth and development.
    • Park Improvements
      To compliment the recent new park features, a study is underway to determine future family friendly park additions. The Park & Tree Board is in the process of developing plans and recommendations for Council consideration.
    • Housing Enhancements:
      During this past year there were forty-eight new single-family home permits issued, four tri-plex permits and the grand opening of the Watercress Apartment Complex with 280 units.
      As in the past several years, the 2018 Maize housing market is expected to remain steady. The new Cypress Point housing addition will soon begin construction and the Carriage Crossing developers have plans for several new homes in Hunter’s Glen. Additionally, the 300 unit Cooper Creek apartment complex construction will continue.
    • Maize Industrial Park
      The new industrial park “Larson” roadway is completed and construction for the new Kyodo Yushi Americas manufacturing plant is underway. Construction for the new Shuttle Aerospace Manufacturing complex has also begun. Both plants will open during 2018 and bring another 100 employees to Maize. An existing Industrial Park manufacturing firm, Aero-Tech Engineering, is planning their third expansion in the past two years

Good things are happening in Maize.

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Fast Facts About Maize

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
2016 Total Mill Levy:  154.902
Census 2015 Demographic Profile Highlights

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.

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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