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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.

City-Wide Garage Sale

City-Wide Garage Sale

It’s time for our Annual City-Wide Garage Sale! The date has been set for Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 8AM to 5PM. Each garage sale permit is $10.00. The fee offsets the advertising expense, official garage sale maps (handed out at local area businesses) and official garage sale signs. The permit is available below, at Maize City Hall and on our website at www.cityofmaize.org. The last day to register is Monday, April 25th. You can still get a garage sale permit after this date but will not guarantee that your address will be on the map. Garage sale signs will be delivered to residents who have paid for them by April 27th. For more information, please contact City Hall at 722-7561. After the Garage Sale please leave your sign in a visible area outside of your house that way Public Works can pick them up. A fee will be charged for any sign not accounted for. If your sign is not picked up please call City Hall.

Download a Registration Form here.


City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - January 2022:

2021 Reflections

As we begin the new year of 2022, it’s certainly appropriate we take a moment to once again provide a big “THANK YOU” to Mayor Donna! Donna has stepped down from the Council after 24 years as a member. The City, our residents and the Maize employee family will miss her. Her leadership and fellowship have provided us all the desire to want to draw closer as individuals and as a community. Also, Congratulations to our “new” Mayor, Pat Stivers. Pat, a long time Maize resident, past Council President and former member of the Planning Commission is primed to be our new “Maize Ambassador”. Additionally, our City Council is reaffirmed with the re-election of Jennifer Herrington and our newest elected member Jeff Hohnbaum. The future of the city is in good hands as we move into 2022.

A big thank you is in order for Police Chief Matt Jensby as he steps into the private sector. As a 28-year law enforcement veteran, he served 25 of those years here in Maize. Matt provided the leadership and guidance in bringing a small part-time police department to a state of the art fulltime, 24/7 operation. He is a solid leader, well respected by his peers and a true professional. I’m blessed and honored to call him my friend and thank him for his service. He will be devoting himself to the expansion of his personal business that he began several years ago, and to his beautiful family..

Good things are still happening in Maize!

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Growth and Development

As 2022 unfolds before us, we look back at 12-months of historical and unprecedented growth and development for our City. We welcome new residents, new businesses and additional employment opportunities for all. It appears the new year will provide more of the same. A big thank you to our Governing Body for their support and leadership. And of course, I thank our city staff and employees for the exceptional response to the challenges placed before them.

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.

"Where Community Counts"

10100 W Grady Ave. ∙  P.O. Box 245 ∙ Maize, KS 67101
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