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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

Run2Believe 5K Memorial Run/Walk Street Closures

Run2Believe Street Closures

The 6th annual Run2Believe 5K Memorial Run/Walk is Saturday, March 25, 2017 with the race starting at 9:00AMThe 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.

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Maize City-Wide Garage Sale - April 22, 2017

City-Wide Garage Sale

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 April 7th.

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.

Maize City-Wide Spring Cleanup Day - April 22, 2017

City-Wide Spring Cleanup Day

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 722-7561.


City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - January 2017:

  1. 2016 Reflection

    Another outstanding 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 projected.   The 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 Maize.

    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.

    Another enormous plus that has been instrumental for the exceptional success the City accomplished during 2016, as well as previous years, is our Mayor and Governing Body.  They are committed to the City vision and to the goals established on behalf of you, our residents.  The vision, the support and the provisions they provide have always remained consistent and clear.   With our current City Council at the helm, you can anticipate additional high-quality activities and projects to materialize as we continue to make our way forward.
     
  2. 2017 Outlook   

    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 success.

  3. Some specific projects for 2017 include

    Wastewater Plant Expansion

    Construction is 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 taxes

    45th 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. 

    City Park Enhancement Planning

    With the new Splash Park feature being such a huge success, other plans are underway to enhance the City Park. The new restroom facility will open soon. Additional sidewalks will be added, along with video safety cameras and some child safety fencing.  The Park & Tree Board has completed updating the Master Park Plan for future development.  The current baseball field component of the park will be phased out in 2018.  An amphitheater is under consideration, as well as other family focused items and activities.

Good things are happening in Maize.

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Fast Facts About Maize

Population:
2013 Census:  3,823
Estimated as of July 1, 2015:  4,362
Year Established:  1870
Year Incorporated:  1886
County:  Sedgwick
State:  Kansas
Zip Code:  67101
Area Code:  316
Sales Tax:  7.50%
School District:  266
2015 Total Mill Levy:  156.862
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2017 City Budget Facts

2017 City Budget Facts

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 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.

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.

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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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