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 - October 2022:
STATE OF THE CITY
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!
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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