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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

City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon From the City Administrator - July, 2015:

  1. POLICING MAIZE SCHOOLS
    Beginning this fall semester the Maize Police Department will assume the School Resource Officers program at both Maize High Schools. A full-time commissioned police officer will be assigned to each high school to work with students, teachers and administrators. In addition, Maize police officers will provide services to the elementary and middle school students. Student safety is the number one priority during their educational process.
     
  2. BUDGET:
    The 2015 budget is progressing nicely. Revenues and expenditures are following the projecting's as outlined during last year’s budget process.
    The 2016 working budget process is well underway and it is anticipated it will be much like this year’s budget. Frugal in nature, while allowing for needed services and the caring for personnel. As in the past several years a tax increase in Maize taxes will not be required or considered. A successful municipal budget is based on growth and productivity, not an increase in taxes.
     
  3. STREET IMPROVEMENTS:
    The improvement of 37th Street from Maize Road to 119th street is scheduled this summer. It will be upgraded to a hard surface roadway. Maize has been pushing this project for a number of years. Due to the fact the road is in multiple jurisdictions it took an agreement with Wichita, Sedgwick County and Maize. This agreement has been accomplished and construction should begin shortly.

    The City Council has approved a contract for the improvement of 45th Street from Tyler Road to Maize Road. The goal is to complete this improvement prior to the beginning of the fall school semester.
     
  4. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
    The Maize Industrial Park development is well underway. The new facility for Reiloy-Westland manufacturing company is due to open within 60 days.

    A second manufacturing company, Aerotech, will also join the industrial park. Construction is to begin next week and is scheduled to open before the end of the year. Between these companies about 150 new employees will begin working in Maize.

    Dairy Queen has announced plans to build a new store in Maize. Construction will begin this month. It will be located at 3820 N. Maize Road. In addition 17 new single-family housing permits have been issued this year.

Good things are happening!

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Fast Facts About Maize

Population:
       2013 Census:  3,823
Year Established:  1870
Year Incorporated:  1886
County:  Sedgwick
State:  Kansas
Zip Code:  67101
Area Code:  316
Sales Tax:  7.50%
School District:  266
2012 Total Mill Levy: 153.812
Census 2013 Demographic Profile Highlights
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Heat Safety

Hot Weather Safety

Avoid heat related illness during the hot Kansas summer.

  • Drink plenty of water and other hydrating fluids, but stay away from soda, caffeine and alcoholic beverages, which can dehydrate the body.
  • Avoid outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day, which is usually between noon and 4 p.m.
  • If you don’t have an air conditioner, or yours is broken, use fans to cool yourself. But remember, fans cool people, not rooms, so turn it off when you leave a room.
  • Check with older neighbors to make sure they are taking precautions and not suffering from heat-related illnesses.
  • Wear sunscreen when outdoors! Don’t forget to protect your body’s largest organ – your skin.
  • Don’t submerge yourself in water to cool down if you aren’t a strong swimmer.
  • Monitor children closely when around water.

Learn More about Hot Weather Safety.

Fight the Bite to prevent West Nile Virus

Fight the Bite!

Since West Nile virus first emerged in Kansas during 2002, Sedgwick County has historically had the most human cases of any county in our state.
Fight the Bite! Avoid mosquito bites by following the three Ds:
DRAIN: Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes live and breed.
DRESS: Cover your skin with clothing when outdoors.
DEET: Use insect repellents that contain DEET.

Community Calendar

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.

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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