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Welcome to Maize, Kansas!

City of Maize Mayor Clair Donnelly

Maize is a unique, progressive city enjoying metropolitan status in a rural surrounding.  We are a civic-minded community with numerous citizens who volunteer their time for an array of activities.  Our city officials and city staff continue to strengthen the value of teamwork and civic loyalty, as we provide essential services ensuring all citizens a secure environment in which to live, work and play.  Excellent schools, low crime rate and easy access to the entire metro area makes Maize a unique place to live.  We welcome you to Maize and invite you to visit our local businesses.

~ Mayor Clair Donnelly


What's Happening Around Maize

Fireworks

Fireworks in Maize

Consumer Fireworks may be fired or discharged on private property and in public places (public places means areas owned and/or operated by the city that are designated for such purposes by the governing body of the city) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. on June 27 through July 5.

Keep the Lines Open

Non-Emergency Line for Firework Violations

Emergency Communications will staff a non-emergency number for fireworks and nuisance complaints during the 4th of July weekend. This line should be used to report fireworks complaints when no one is injured and nothing is on fire. Loud parties and noise complaints should also be reported on this line, when activated, as long as there is no disturbance or other illegal activity involved. Calls made on the 9-1-1 lines reporting these types of events will be transferred over to the non-emergency line during their hours of operation.  Citizens should call the non-emergency line directly, 316-290-1011, as to keep the 9-1-1 lines clear for life threatening emergencies.

The non-emergency line will be staffed during the following times:

  1. 6:30pm on Friday, July 1st through 3:00am on Saturday, July 2nd
  2. 6:30pm on Saturday, July 2nd through 3:00am on Sunday, July 3rd
  3. 6:30pm on Sunday, July 3rd through 3:00am on Monday, July 4th
  4. 6:30pm on Monday, July 4th through 3:00am on Tuesday, July 5th
Splashpad Coming Soon!

Splash Pad Now Open

The City of Maize's Splash Pad at Maize City Park at 401 Khedive is open daily from 9am-9pm.  Enjoy the summer and stay cool!

 


City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - March, 2016:

  1. Outlook for 2016
    As we work our way into spring, all indicators point to a successful and productive 2016. The past year ended on a very positive note, and Maize remains one of the fastest growing cities in the State. Some City projects for this year will include:
    1. Construction of the new youth splash pad featured at the City Park
    2. Construction for a new permanent City Park restroom facility
    3. Opening of the new Public Works Maintenance facility
    4. Continuation of improvements to Maize Park Cemetery
    5. Several Maize roadways are scheduled for upgrade and maintenance
    6. Improvements and expansion of the citywide sidewalk plan
    7. Completion of the funding and plans to expand the wastewater plant
       
  2. 2017 BUDGET PREPARATION
    City Council members and City staff are in the process of planning for the 2017 budget. State Statutes require the City budget be adopted and submitted by the end of July each year. This requires planning a budget that will remain effective eighteen months after it has been passed. As always, there are certain challenges to consider during the planning and adoption process. By the same token, the budget planning process provides for the opportunities that have allowed our City to grow and prosper. As the 2017 budget process unfolds, Maize’s financial position is on a very solid foundation. The City Council has taken great strides to protect and utilize City funds in a manner that provides the utmost benefits for all. Our City has not required an increase in taxes for several years, and a tax increase for 2017 will not be recommended.

  3. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
    As previously reported, the Maize Industrial Park is now a reality. Reiloy USA, our first manufacturing plant, opened last year with sixty-five employees on site. The second business, Aero-Tech Manufacturing, with another sixty-five employees, will open next month. In addition the City has received other business inquiries regarding building in the Maize Industrial Park. Other recent developments include:
    1. The new Dairy Queen is in full operations and is quickly becoming a favorite "stopping off place" for our residents.
    2. Accounting firm of Busby, Ford & Reimer LLC’s new offices located at 37th & Walker Street is now operational.
    3. It is anticipated that the construction of the new Watercress Villa's upscale apartment complex will begin this summer.
    4. Six building permits for new homes have been granted so far this year.

  4. CITY OPERATIONS
    City operations are running effectively and resourcefully. Employee morale is high and employee turnover is very low. As our City continues to grow, demands for City services continues to increase in all areas.

With the support of the City Council and a positive attitude of employees, a cohesive team is in place to serve our community. There are always challenges and obstacles to confront, however, the Maize employee team believes in changing such encounters into opportunities and positive conduits to get the job done.

Thank you for being a part of the Maize family!

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Fast Facts About Maize

Population:
       2013 Census:  3,823
Year Established:  1870
Year Incorporated:  1886
County:  Sedgwick
State:  Kansas
Zip Code:  67101
Area Code:  316
Sales Tax:  7.50%
School District:  266
2015 Total Mill Levy:  156.862
Census 2013 Demographic Profile Highlights
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Public Storm Shelters

Tornado Shelter

Public Tornado Shelters are located in the basement of the Community Building at 401 S. Khedive and City Hall, 10100 W Grady Ave. Enter via the storm shelter entrance on the front side of the building near the flag poles.

Regular Events

City Council meetings are held every third Monday of the month: 7:00 p.m.

Planning Commission meetings are held every first Thursday of the month: 7:00 p.m. 

Park & Tree Board meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month: 5:30 p.m.

Community Calendar

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
p:  316.722.7561   f:  316.722.0346