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Maize Highlights

What's Happening Around Maize


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

We know information regarding COVID-19 is constantly changing and patience is likely running low with the recent stay-at-home orders, we urge our residents to remain calm and to abide by the guidelines set forth in the Governor's plan to reopen the state.  

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 to stay current on preventive measurers happening in Sedgwick County. Any changes in city operations will be posted here and on the city's Facebook page at and on our homepage.

Road Closed

Road Construction / Closure

Beginning Monday, May 11 through August 10 the intersection of 119th Street West and 45th Street North will be completely closed to traffic for reconstruction. 

There will be 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.

City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - April 2020:

As our City and Community bond together to successfully find our way through the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s comforting and reassuring to witness the cooperation and support provided, by you, our residents, for city staff, public works employees and our first responders. We thank you!

If you look at the COVID-19 issue from an historical perspective - - - Pandemics are not new to America. However, that does not provide much relief for us as we move through “ours”.  As with past Pandemics we will prevail! However, in accomplishing this recovery we each have individual responsibilities for our families, others and ourselves. We are obligated to follow our health professional’s guidelines and other strategies recommended for us.

In the case of your City we are taking all recommended precautions to protect our employees and the residents we serve. City operations continue to function as “normally as possible”. Essential city duties and responsibilities are being met efficiently and in a timely manner. City employees are doing an outstanding job adapting to all the health regulations as suggested and required. Department heads are providing specific guidelines for our employee’s safety and well-being.

Public access to city facilities is restricted and meeting formats are being adjusted to meet the required health mandates. Please visit our Facebook page for updates and meeting information.  All city departments are available by phone or e-mail during business hours.

The common theme for all is to remain calm, display compassion and a considerate spirit toward others. Let us move forward with faith not fear and stay focused together.

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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