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
From the City Administrator - September, 2015:
The official ribbon cutting for
Reiloy USA was held on September 3, 2015. Their new
state-of-art manufacturing facility in Maize Industrial Park
doubles their available manufacturing space. From
Maize their products are shipped worldwide. Reiloy USA places
high value on their employees and brings to Maize sixty
employees; many of whom have made lifetime careers with the
company. Additionally, fifteen new jobs are projected to
be brought to the Maize facility. Reiloy USA was founded in
1969 in Wichita under the name Westland Corporation. They
have built a solid reputation in the plastics industry for high
performance screws and barrels for injection molding. They
joined the third generation family-owned German company,
Reifenhäuser Gruppe, in 2012. Reiloy USA is the only
manufacturing facility in North America for the Reifenhäuser
This multi-jurisdictional road
upgrade between Maize Road and 119th is now under
construction. An agreement between Maize, Wichita and
Sedgwick County was completed earlier this year. The plan
is to make the road a two-lane asphalt road with improved
drainage. After the upgrade is complete the City of Maize will
assume all maintenance and snow removal. It is anticipated
that within the next 3-5 years an additional asphalt overlay
will be applied.
Public Works crews have been busy
using the new paint-striping machine. Maize and Tyler roads are
just a couple of the roads that have been completed. The
purchase of this equipment allows the City of Maize to keep the
streets clearly marked for safety. In addition, it saves
several thousand dollars in contract fees annually.
City staff is working on developing a
citywide sidewalk improvement plan. Academy Street sidewalks
have been upgraded this year along with portions of Park and
A second manufacturing company, Areotech,
is under construction in the new Maize Industrial Park.
The manufacturing plant is scheduled to open by the year’s end.
Another 65 employees will become a part of the Maize community.
The Busby, Ford & Reimer Accounting
firm’s new office is under construction. Located on 37th just
east of WSU campus, it is scheduled to open in the spring.
Construction on the new Dairy Queen, 3820
N. Maize Road, is on schedule. The anticipated opening is
on or before November 1st.
Twenty-four new housing permits and two
tri-plex permits have been issued to date.
Good things are happening!
2013 Census: 3,823Year Established: 1870
Year Incorporated: 1886County:
KansasZip Code: 67101Area Code:
316Sales Tax: 7.50%School District:
2662012 Total Mill Levy:
Census 2013 Demographic Profile HighlightsHistory
The Maize Fall Festival is less than
a month away and is set to be one of the
best ever. Make plans now to
attend October 9th and 10th at Wichita
State University West, 3801 N Walker Ave
at the corner of 37th Street North and
Maize Road in Maize.
Festival Parade Route
Caring Hearts provides assistance to families in Maize and the surrounding area year round by providing boxed and canned goods, Dillon’s gift-cards, clothing, toiletries, assistance with utility bills, heaters during the winter and presents during the holiday season. We expect the need to be as great as last year when we helped over 60 families for Christmas. The Maize Lions Club, students and staff from USD266 and the Maize Police Department have joined the effort but we still need volunteers and donations for the effort. If you feel you can join us by donating your time, money, or gifts, please contact the Maize Lions Club at
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.
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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