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What's Happening Around Maize

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

City of Maize Information

The Sedgwick County Health Department, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites have resources and guidance on how to stay safe and help reduce the spread of the virus.  Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and our community.

Maize residents are encouraged to visit https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/ to stay current on preventive measurers happening in Sedgwick County. Any changes in city operations will be posted on this website and on the city's Facebook page.

Bulk Waste Coupon

Bulk Waste Coupon

Bulk Waste Coupons are now available.  Maize Residents can take bulk waste of up to 1,000 pounds to the transfer station at no charge.  Bearer of the coupon is responsible for any cost incurred above $36.75 or 1,000 pounds (1/2 ton).

Bulk Waste may include:

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Rugs and Carpets
  • Countertops, toilets, vanities, showers and bathtubs
  • Large appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, washers/dryers
  • Console televisions and large televisions

Things that are NOT allowed:

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

The coupon is available at Maize City Hall to 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 have to show your ID or water utility bill at the Transfer Station.  The coupon expires on December 31, 2020.

Road Closed

Road Construction / Closure

The intersection of 119th Street West and 45th Street North is currently closed for reconstruction and is scheduled to reopen on  August 10.

There are provisions for local access to properties along the roads effected by this construction. Through traffic will not be allowed and will need to use posted detours around the project. Signage will be posted in a one mile perimeter from the intersection directing drivers to take alternate routes.

This project represents a joint effort between the City of Maize and USD 266 in support of a new Intermediate School under construction as part of the USD 266 Bond Projects west of the intersection.  Learn more about the Bond Projects.

Ted Fitzmier Rib Cook Off

Ted Fitzmier Memorial

Are you the best Rib cook on your block? We invite you to sign up and show off your skills all while helping raise money to send US Military Veterans on an all expense paid Honor Flight to our Nation's Capital to visit the Veteran's Memorial. ​

Join us in the beautiful Maize City Park on Saturday, September 12th for a great afternoon of amazing rib tasting, Beer Garden and  music, to support  our Veterans and to help cheer on your favorite team.

Rib sampling kits are $10 a person or $20 a family.  This includes tasting and voting tickets.

Click her for more information about how to participate.

Ballet in the Park

Ballet in the Park

The SLEEPING BEAUTY enchants with a host of magical characters and Tchaikovsky's score that has made this on of the most timeless and treasured of all ballets.

Look for a full length family friendly FREE performance in the Maize City Park on Sunday, September 20th.

More information to follow...

Maize Fall Festival

Maize Fall Festival

Maize Fall Festival this year will be October 16th and 17th in the Maize City Park (401 S Khedive).

More information >


City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - July 2020:

As Americans, we continue to find our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Revisiting the past three months, we realize our normal activities are curtailed, our lifestyles altered and our freedom of movement limited. The ability to work or attend school has been abridged and a new “normal” seems to be unfolding. 

While unknown factors remain, the “knowledge” we have gained continues to increase and is providing the necessary individual confidence and self-assurance to move on toward a bright and enthusiastic future for each of us. 

Your Maize family is pleased to report that City Operations are functioning effectively and proficiently.  In order to comply with our health official’s advice, certain safeguards are in place for the health and well-being of all. All City facilities are operational and we are here to serve and assist you.

As the national economy has slowed we have made necessary adjustments to compensate for any shortfall in revenue that might occur. To date, the revenue losses experienced are within budgeted projections and have had no negative budgetary impact. 

As the national economy continues to improve, we anticipate our projected growth and development will persist.  The current City’s growth and development activities will continue to be ongoing with several new building projects scheduled to begin later this year. We remain on a positive and strong path for the future.

The City Council and Staff are preparing the 2021 budget with a completion date for the end of July. There will be no increase in the taxing mill levy. Some additional funding is recommended for street projects and maintenance. In addition, the Amphitheater at the park, delayed from this year, will start construction in 2021.

Good things are still happening in Maize!

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Budget Updates

This past year our city witnessed continuing development in several areas. Housing, commercial and industrial expansion remained constant and it is anticipated this will continue during the New Year. With the strong national economy, combined with the city development policies, Maize will remain a leading example for constructive and quality growth throughout the state.

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

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!

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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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