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The Budget & Property Taxes in Maize

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.

Visit our Property Taxes in Maize and how the Mill Levy effects them page to learn more.

City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - October 2022:

During the September City Council meeting it was my privilege, along with key staff members, to present the annual “State of the City” address. The purpose of the “State of the City Report” is to provide an overview of activities regarding city operations, city development and a briefing regarding any significant changes during the past 12-months. While the past year has been filled with extraordinary, unexpected, and bizarre challenges, the Maize team, that includes our governing body, along with staff and employees, have navigated these encounters quite nicely.

As a City, our goal is always to seek positive, constructive & affirmative results regardless of the circumstances. So once again, I can report the City of Maize remains the leader and forerunner for other Cities to follow. While we do not know what the next 12-months will bring, we can anticipate certain factors are a given.

These include anticipating an ever-increasing interest rate, a continuing shortage of supplies and materials, along with the future prospect of an economic recession. This economic forecast provides an uncertain foundation for the national economy, resulting in the probability it will continue to waver, lack direction, and perhaps slow development.

Regardless of things beyond our control, the City of Maize will remain as one of the top developing cities in the State. Our city operations model is established based on appropriate Council vision, long-range planning, financial accountability, and a quality work team. Our residents’ safety and service are the #1 goal!

Good things are still happening in Maize!

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

State partners with Maize for Pedestrian Safety on Maize Road

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!).

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.

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