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
Make the holidays brighter for less
fortunate families in the Maize and USD
This program exists through the generous support of families,
students and staff of USD 266 and with financial support from
the Maize Lions Club.
Cash donations may be sent to Caring Hearts c/o Scott
Hardtarfer, Halstead State Bank, 4001 N. Maize Rd, Maize, KS
67101. To volunteer time or gifts, please contact Becky
Andrews at 316-789-5612. Please leave a message and she
will return your call.
Don't bag your leaves or grass, mow
instead. It saves money, effort, and
keeps your property healthy. Most
importantly, it helps the planet.
From the City Administrator - October 2017:
As we approach
year’s end the current 2017 budget is
following the projected track. Expenditures
are within guidelines and revenues remain
steady as anticipated. In order to
monitor the cost impact associated with the
new wastewater plant expansion no major
equipment or personnel changes were
requested during this year.
As a result the 2017 budget will end as
predicted with adequate cash carryover to
begin next year.
The 2018 budget will see the addition
of two new police officers, one new public
works employee and a new Deputy Court Clerk
position. Street maintenance and utility
expansion will remain a priority along with
all aspects of city services. In keeping
with the Mayor and City Council policies,
the 2018 city budget did not require any
increase in the Maize tax mill levy.
Some of the
current and future city projects are listed
This $6 million project is
on schedule and will be
completed shortly. The
expansion doubles the
wastewater plant capacity to
one-million daily gallons.
This new capacity will serve
the city at large for many
years to come.
new restroom facilities and
picnic equipment upgrades
have been completed.
Additional sidewalks for the
splash park area and
playground equipment will be
installed in 2018. The
baseball practice field will
be removed over the winter
to provide expansion space
for additional family
friendly features. The Park
& Tree Board is currently
developing plans and
recommendations for Council
Currently there are seven
active housing developments
in the city. New homes are
available or can be built at
a cost from about
$160,000.00 to over $1
Cypress Point Addition will
join the current housing
developments in building
quality homes beginning in
2018. As of this writing,
forty-five new single-family
homes and four new triplex
home’s building permits have
been issued for 2017.
The new Watercress Apartment
complex is now leasing for
residents. This upscale,
three hundred unit, gated
community will provide
several new amenities for
its residents. The Copper
Creek Apartment Complex, to
be located on Maize Road
north of the Holiday Inn
Express hotel, has begun
complex will open for
business during 2018.
The new industrial
park roadway is complete and
development for the new
Kyodo Yoshi Americas
manufacturing plant is now
underway. The plant
schedule is to begin
operations during 2018. A
second manufacturing plant,
Manufacturing, is also
scheduled to begin
construction shortly and be
operational in 2018. These
two companies will provide
an additional one hundred
new jobs in the city. Both
companies will expand the
number of employee’s in the
A second main
waterline alone 119th
Street is to be installed
during 2018. This
additional line has been in
the discussion stages for
some time. It will provide
a second water source for
the entire city, enhance
fire protection and allow
for water availability
during water maintenance
Good things are happening in Maize.
2013 Census: 3,823
Estimated as of July 1, 2016:
4,438Year Established: 1870
Year Incorporated: 1886County:
KansasZip Code: 67101Area Code:
316Sales Tax: 7.5%School District:
2662016 Total Mill Levy: 154.902
Census 2015 Demographic Profile HighlightsHistory
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
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.
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.
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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