City of Maize, Kansas Highlights "Where Community Counts"
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Tree Reimbursement

Tree Reimbursement Program

Did you know that you can receive up to a $100 reimbursement for trees planted on your property during 2019?

The City of Maize Park and Tree Board have 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. 

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Bulk Waste Coupon

Bulk Waste Coupon

Bulk Waste Coupons are now available at City Hall.  Maize Residents can take bulk waste of up to 1,000 pounds to the transfer station located at 4300 W 37th St North at no charge.  Bearer of coupon is responsible for any cost incurred above $33.00 or 1,000 pounds (1/2 ton).

Bulk Waste may include:

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Rugs and carpets
  • Countertops, toilets, vanities, showers and bathtubs
  • Large appliances: stoves, dishwashers, washers and dryers
  • Console televisions and large televisions

Things that are NOT allowed:

  • Tires
  • Appliances with Freon
  • Hazardous materials
  • Liquids
  • Commercially generated construction
  • Demolition materials

Where to pick up your coupon:
Maize City Hall
10100 W. Grady Ave
M-F 8am – 5pm
 
Where to take trash:
Waste Connections
Transfer Station
4300 W 37th St N
M-F 4am – 6pm
Sat 6am – 4pm
Sun 8am – 2pm

This is for Maize Residents only. You will need to show your ID with proof of City Residency or a water utility bill in order to receive a coupon. You will also need to show your ID or water utility bill at the Transfer Station.

National Night Out

National Night Out

Come out to the Maize City Park on Tuesday, August 6th from 6pm-9pm for an entertaining evening of FREE food, fun, and games.

Meet and greet officers of the Maize Police Department and socialize with other Maize residents.

National Night Out is a free a free event hosted by the Maize Police Department and sponsored Worthington Industries, Heartland Credit Union, Heartland Coca Cola, Preferred Cabinetry, Bond Kitchen & Baths, Trademark Inc., Halstead Bank, Prairie Pines and the Maize Recreation Commission.


City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - August, 2019:

As we enter the second half of 2019 the budget is following anticipated projections.  Revenues and expenditures are processing as predicted.  Proper planning and management assures this pattern will continue throughout the year. The budget continues to provide the financial stability required in all areas of city operations.

City Council and Staff are in the final drafting phases for the 2020 budget. No additional personnel are anticipated; however, the 2020 budget will include additional funding for street maintenance and sidewalk construction to meet the ever-increasing demands of the transportation network. Necessary equipment will be upgraded, along with technology enhancements and employee safety and training. As in the past there will be no 2020 Maize tax mill levy increase. All financial obligations will be achieved utilizing available funds. Proper financial planning, appropriate fiscal council policies and continuing strong economic growth have provided a very stable budgetary environment.

Good things are happening in Maize!

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Budget Updates

Growth and development remains strong for the city. Maize maintains its status as the “Shining Star of Sedgwick County”.  Housing, Commercial and Industrial Park development remains vibrant and resonant. Long term planning, infrastructure expansion and a strong economy have provided the basis for this growth.  

Some areas of interest include two new manufacturing companies in the industrial park. Shuttle Aero Space is now open with new employees and the Evans Building company will open in September.

Commercial growth include a new Dollar Tree store to open this summer and a Dollar General store later in the year. Staff is in discussion with a new restaurant facility owner with anticipated construction to begin this year. Housing remains strong with 24-new single-family home permits and18-new duplex permits. The Copper Creek Luxury Apartment complex construction continues to unfold. As this new 300-unit complex builds, lease demands are already underway. Additionally, the construction within the Cypress Point addition, Eagles Nest II addition, Carriage Crossing addition, along with several new tri-plexs in the Hampton Lakes addition promise another strong year of economic development. City staff is in discussions with other new business prospects and developers on additional projects.

Project Update

City Park Update

The City of Maize is growing rapidly, and its recreational and open-space needs are changing as our population expands. To help the community develop a park system that meets contemporary expectations and has the potential to fulfill increasing recreational demand in the future, the Maize Park and Tree Board developed a Park Master Plan.  The top five year capital improvement project priorities are an amphitheater in Maize City Park and land acquisition.  

In 2018, a memorial fund in the name of Mayor Clair Donnelly was established for Park improvements, specifically an amphitheater.  In April 2019, staff applied for a 50-50 matching grant from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Maize in Motion 

The City is developing a plan, Maize in Motion, to make bicycling and walking in Maize easier and safer. 

It will identify a future city-wide pedestrian and bicycle network, along with other improvements (parking, signage, and lighting). Maize in Motion will also suggest linkages to surrounding communities for regional connectivity. During the effort, the City, WAMPO, and Core Team will reach out to community members for feedback on issues, opportunities, recommendations, and priorities.

Visit the following links to learn more about Maize in Motion and to provide your opinions on what you would like in a city-wide pedestrian and bicycle network.

Academy Arts District Concept

Academy Arts District Master Plan

COMMUNITY SURVEY

The City of Maize is developing a Master Plan to create a safe and walkable core in the community, a place of identity that lets people know they are in Maize. Academy Avenue and Park Avenue were identified as destination points for reimagining this  experience in Maize. The first step is to identify a cohesive community vision for the future of the district - whether you live, work, visit, or just travel through Maize, we want to hear from you!

You are invited to attend participate in a community survey and share your ideas about current conditions, future possibilities, and what "Academy Arts" means to you.

COMMUNITY SURVEY

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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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