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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.

9-1-1 Camp

9-1-1 Camp

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019 9-1-1 CAMPS. This year we will have two camps, June 17-21and July 15-19. All camps start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Each camp will have a maximum of 50 slots. CAMP FEE: $125, each additional sibling is $75 includes 2 T-shirts and lunch each day.

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City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - April 2019:

As a longtime advocate for Special Olympics and the founder of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, I recently had the honor and privilege of participating in the opening ceremony of the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  Over 7,500  athletes from 180 countries participated, with 100 police officers from 24 countries carrying the “Final Leg Torch” and handing it off as the athletes opened the games.  During the games, the athletes were referred to as “People of Determination!” A fitting tribute for individuals with “Intellectual Disabilities” who inspire the world by demonstrating their skills, perseverance, and contagious joy. The athletes and their families are living models of unity, inclusion and fellowship; all brought together on the world stage.

Determination has been defined as a positive emotional feeling that involves persevering towards a difficult goal in spite of obstacles. That determination occurs prior to goal attainment and serves to motivate behavior that will help achieve one’s goal. While its always been my intent to support and inspire the Special Olympic Athlete and their family, what I learned early on is I’m the one who is continually inspired!

Again, this year the City of Maize will be hosting the Kansas Special Olympics Summer games at Maize South High School the first weekend in June. Come see the inspiration in action!

Learn more about the history of the LETR.

Good things are happening in Maize!

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Budget Updates

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.

Project Update

Sidewalk System
Review of the proposed master sidewalk/walkability/bike plan proposal will be conducted this spring. The plan will make recommendations to prioritize a strategic implementation schedule based on safety and funding. Some cash has been set aside to assist with the beginning construction.

Sidewalk System
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.

Housing Enhancements

  • Housing permits remain consistent again this year. At this writing sixteen new single-family home permits have been issued along with eight new duplexes permits. It would appear new housing starts will remain strong into the future.
  • Copper Creeks Apartments is the new 300-unit luxury apartment complex located about 4200 N Maize Road. While construction continues for the back half of the project, the front units are open and filling with residents.
  • The new Eagles Nest II addition will begin construction this summer.
  • In Carriage Crossing VI addition, Cyprus Point addition, Emerald Springs addition, and the Villas @ Hampton Lake addition construction continues.

Maize Industrial Park (53rd & 119th)

  • The new Bayer Corp Science and training facility is now open and operational.
  • The new Shuttle Aerospace Manufacturing complex is nearly complete and will open this spring.
  • Evans Building Company will begin construction of their new facility this summer.
  • It is anticipated the major expansion for the Reifenhaser Company (Reiloy USA) will begin later this year.
  • City staff is in discussion with other manufacturing firms interested in locating to the industrial park

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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