Mark your calendars now for this year's Fall Festival. The festival will be held Friday,
September 30 - Saturday, October 1, 2022 in the Maize City Park located at 401 S. Khedive.
Vendor Registration is
Register your business, arts and crafts, groups,
fundraisers , etc. for Saturday, Oct. 1!
And, we have spots available for Food Trucks.
Sponsorships are now available for all
There are sponsorships for every budget! Contact email@example.com with
Visit the festival website at
http://maizefallfestival.com or the
festival's Facebook page at
for updates and more information.
Have you ever wondered about the property taxes you pay in Maize and how the Mill Levy effects them? We have created a page to show you where the property taxes
you pay go and how changes to the Mill Levy effects them. While no
one likes paying taxes, property taxes are the primary
source of funding of government entities such as
the city, county, fire district, school district
and others. These funds are ultimately
reinvested back into
the community to provide infrastructure
improvements and the service you expect.
Property Taxes in Maize and how the Mill Levy effects them page to learn more.
From the City Administrator - July 2022:
CITY BUDGET INFORMATION
As with all of your household budgets, the cost of doing
business for the city has increased significantly.
Adjustments are ongoing and the current 2022 budget remains
within projected parameters and all obligations are being
made. Additional adjustments are anticipated toward the end
of the year.
As with other businesses, maintaining quality personnel is
challenging. The City Council is very supportive of our
"work family" and has taken steps to insure competitive
wages and benefits for our employees. The demands for City
services have never been greater. A secure and stable work
environment provides both the financial and operational
strength required to meet these ever-increasing demands.
Thank you, Mayor & Council.
The development of the 2023 Budget is underway and will be
completed by the end of August. In brief summary, some
components of the working budget include a priority of
safety in schools. In partnership with USD 266, three
additional School Resource Officers have been requested,
allowing for a total of six SROs to cover all of the schools
in the USD 266 district.
Public Works is recommending two additional personnel and
administration will be recommending upgrades for technology
city-wide. Street maintenance and project funding will
remain a priority and adjustments for the unprecedented
inflation is considered. No increase in the taxing mill levy
Maize continues to "lead the State" In growth and
development. According to the 2020 Decennial Census, U.S.
Census Bureau and as published by the Kansas League of
Municipalities, Maize is the fastest growing City in Kansas
based on the percent of population change between 2010 and
2020: +67.7%. We can feel it with the current 20 housing
additions either under construction or in the planning
stages, which will create hundreds of new homes to be
With residential growth comes interest and discussion for new commercial activities which are underway with some construction anticipated later this year.
Planning for the expansion of the "Maize Industrial Park" is in the advanced stages with additional development projected.
The City continues to extend utility services to meet the growth demands. The new 53rd Street and Tyler Road water main project is under construction and the
new 119th Street sewer main will be constructed later this year.
Street maintenance and sidewalk expansion is a top priority with several street upgrades and sidewalk additions in
the works as summer construction time unfolds.
Good things are
still happening in Maize!
In the fall of 2020, the City of Maize applied for a
highly competitive grant through KDOT’s Cost Share Program
for the purposes of installing a crosswalk with pedestrian
activated caution lights on Maize Road just north of Academy
Avenue. With letters of support from Commissioner Lacey
Cruise, Councilwoman Karen Fitzmier and USD 266; the project
was one of a few selected for funding from the entire State.
The KDOT Cost Share Program provides financial assistance
to local entities for transportation projects that improve
safety, support job retention and growth, improve access or
mobility, relieve congestion and help areas across the state
improve the transportation system. The City of Maize was
able to leverage taxpayer funds by matching local funds to
the $45,000 gift from the State.
This summer, Wildcat Construction constructed the
project. This project will compliment the 2022 Academy
Avenue project which will feature wide bicycle and
pedestrian paths on both sides of the street (stay tuned for
an interactive website!).
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.
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!
More Information >
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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