Severe Weather soon will be upon us. Are you
Sedgwick County Emergency Management presents a program by the
National Weather Service to help educate Sedgwick County
citizens about severe weather and ways to stay safe. The
Maize Police Department is hosting this program FREE on
Monday, March 11 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Maize City Hall, 10100 W
The program is presented by Cody Charvat, Training & Exercise
Sedgwick County Emergency Management.
The annual Run2Believe 5K Memorial Run/Walk is set for
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM.
As in years past, residents should plan accordingly as
city streets will be closed during the race for about 45
minutes. Streets that will be effected are Maize Road
between Albert and 45th Street, 45th Street from Maize to
119th, 119th Street from 45th to Academy, and Academy Ave.
from 119th to Maize Road.
The memorial run/walk is held each year in remembrance of
Kylie Brooke Jobe (20) and Kyle Thornburg (22) who were high
school sweethearts at Maize High School. Both loved
athletics. Both were committed to continuing their
Together, they became innocent victims of a drunk driver on
March 23, 20111 as they returned home from a ski trip over
spring break. They were killed in a tragic accident on I-70
when a 27-year-old man entered the interstate going the
wrong direction. He had a blood alcohol level of .23 —
almost three times the legal limit.
Three lives were lost that night. This run is to honor Kylie
and Kyle, but it is also to remind everyone to make
responsible decisions in their lives. Please don’t drink and
All proceeds help raise awareness in local high schools
about drinking and driving and support the Kyle Thornburg
Memorial Fund at the Maize Education Foundation and the
Kylie Jobe Endowment at the Oklahoma State University
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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
and share your ideas about current conditions, future possibilities, and what
"Academy Arts" means to you.
More Information >
From the City Administrator - January 2019:
C.S. Lewis once said, “There are far
better things ahead than any we leave behind.” With that
thought in mind, the promising opportunities for our city
will continue to unfold as we start 2019. With a solid
foundation of established and proven long-range planning,
effective city policies, financial stability, proper
equipment and training, along with a quality employee base,
your city is prepared for the future and the opportunities
The 2018 budget closed out as projected with all
city department within budget guidelines. The debt service
obligations were accomplished, a strong AA- bond rating was
maintained, the annual audit passed and compliance with
state laws were met. Staff has now turned our attention to
managing the 2019 budget for maximum utilization of funds to
meet the ever-increasing demands for city service
Good things are happening in Maize!
Based on the
current economy, it is anticipated that
growth and development will continue to
trend upward in 2019. Together with city
development policies along with respected
builders and developers, Maize should remain
a leading example for positive, quality
growth throughout the state.
As the city grows, so grows the street system. The street
system is both expensive to install and to maintain. This is
an area that cannot be ignored. The maintenance of our
street system remains a priority. The Public Works
department has an ongoing strategic plan for street
maintenance and upkeep. This requires long-range planning
and budget coordination. Street maintenance funding is
committed for 2019 and an increase in this amount is planned
Sidewalks for safety and convenience is an ongoing
concern. A grant-funded study to determine a master
city-wide pedestrian and bike plan is due to be released
early this year. The plan will prioritize projects for
strategic implementation. Some funding has been set aside to
assist with construction.
Wastewater Plant Expansion
This $6 million project is completed and functioning as
anticipated. The old part of the plant has been refurbished
and the one-million gallon plant will service the city of
Maize for many years into the future.
119th Water Line
The new 119th Street water main line is complete. This
additional water main line provides a second water source
for the entire city. In addition to serving as a backup
structure for the current water system, it enhances fire
protection and ensures ample water for future city growth
This past year there were forty-three new single-family home
At the new Cypress Point housing addition on 37th Street,
construction is underway for 28 patio homes.
In the sixth Carriage Crossing addition, developers are
completing several new homes along Horseshoe Bend Street.
Pond improvements and an extension of Longbranch Street
have been completed which allows the Carriage Crossing
addition to accommodate several new duplex homes.
The construction of the new 300-unit Cooper Creek
apartment complex is well underway.
Maize Industrial Park
The new Kyodo Yushi Manufacturing Americas
plant is open for business. This is their first plant to be
constructed outside of Japan. Welcome to Maize!
Aerospace complex is under construction and
will open this spring.
Engineering completed their third expansion in
the past two years.
Science plant is completed and operational.
City staff is in discussion with other manufacturing
facilities interested in the industrial park.
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
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.
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"
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