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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

Caring Hearts

Caring Hearts

Make the holidays brighter for less fortunate families in the Maize and USD 266 Community.

This program exists through the generous support of families, students and staff of USD 266 and with financial support from the Maize Lions Club.

Keep watching for ways you can help or donate.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Safety

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Safety

Halloween is just around the corner and little ghost and goblins, princesses and superheroes will be arriving on door steps throughout the city for a treat.

Hear are a few safety tips from the Maize Police Department to keep our Trick-or-Treaters safe: 

  • Never trick-or-treat alone.  Stay with your parents or a group.
  • Never go inside anyone's home, stay on the porch.
  • Make yourself visible.  Wear light colored costumes and carry a flashlight or glow stick.
  • Use sidewalks, and watch for cars when crossing the street.  Do not walk across peoples yards.
  • Always inspect your candy before eating it.  If the wrapper is damaged or not intact, throw it away.
  • And above all... HAVE FUN!

General Election Day

The 2017 City and School District General Election is Tuesday, November 7.   For more information and to find your polling place visit the Sedgwick County Election Office website.

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

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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