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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.

City-Wide Garage Sale

City-Wide Garage Sale

The Maize City-Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021. Registration is $10.00 and will include your sale listed on the official garage sale map that will be distributed to local businesses. In addition you will receive an official garage sale sign to display at your sale.   Download, complete and return the registration application to Maize City Hall with the $10.00 registration fee by 5:00 PM, Monday, April 12, 2021.

Garage sale signs will be delivered, to residents who have paid, by April 15. After the sale, please leave your sign in a visible area outside your home so Maize 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. For more information, please contact City Hall at 722-7561.

9-1-1 Camp

9-1-1 Summer Youth Camp

The Maize Police Department will be offering two camps this year,  June 8-11 and June 15-18.  Registration is now open for kids ages 6-12.

Camps include Team Building Challenges and presentation from area emergency responders and more.

Cost is $125 per youth, $75 for siblings.  Price includes 2 camp t-shirts and lunch each day.

Click her for more information and to register.


City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - February 2021:

2020 REFLECTIONS

As we close out 2020, I remember vividly entering the year with our confidence level at an all-time high and our optimism overflowing. We were on a roll, ready to go and then, literally in less than two months, the national economy shut down, our working environment dramatically changed and our families faced a future that lacked direction or stability. So, to say the circumstances were unprecedented and unmatched seems a feeble description of the actual events. This state-of-affairs provided unique and unanswerable questions never before imagined or contemplated.

Yet, through it all I have truly been amazed at our community, our families and individual abilities to adapt, shift, mobilize, and act. As for your Maize operations team, my congratulations and appreciation to our Governing Body, City Staff and Employees for the exceptional response to the challenges placed before them. We leave 2020 stronger, economically, organizationally and individually than when we began. So, let us now turn our attention to 2021 as our City continues to grow and develop at a pace never before envisioned.

MAIZE CITY OPERATIONAL STATUS

As with other companies and organizations, our City Council and staff established economic safe guards to ensure financial stability during the economic downturn. Street project funding, equipment purchases and some economic development projects were delayed. This funding was put aside to ensure operational continuity. I’m pleased to report all of that money remains, untouched, and is now included in the 2021 budget for its original intent. We ended 2020 well within budget parameters and projections

Good things are still happening in Maize!

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Budget Updates

As we close out 2020 and enter the new year all of the city operations are working at full capacity. City activities and demands on staff have never been more intense. Currently we are involved with the largest growth and development “boom” in our city’s history. It’s literally unmatched and extremely positive for our community. Thankfully we have a visionary City Council, a quality staff and the prior plans in place to work through it. Growth has always been anticipated, but never at the pace it’s being presented to us today. The year of 2021 appears to be full of opportunities for all.

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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