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. Maize, where community counts. We welcome you to
Maize and invite you to visit our local businesses.
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.
! Welcome to Maize, Kansas
Spring is in the Air!
Below are several upcoming events and reminders, including opportunities to get
rid of unwanted items and waste during your spring cleaning.
Tree Reimbursement Program
Did you know that you can receive up to a
$100 reimbursement for trees planted on your property during 2015? The
City of Maize Park and Tree Board has implemented a program to encourage
citizens to plant good quality trees appropriate for the area. The tree
must be on the approved tree list as provided by Kansas Urban Forestry Council.
For further guidelines or for more information please call Jolene at 722-7561.
Citizens of Maize are responsible for mowing all easements, including ditches,
alleys, and/or any right-of-way adjacent to their property. It is also the
homeowner’s responsibility to trim tree limbs in these areas. Additionally,
citizens are responsible for cleaning clogged culverts which have a tendency to
cause occasional flooding problems in and around neighborhoods
City of Maize Updates
Some Maize updates from your Administrator - March 25, 2015:
Outlook for 2015
As spring blossoms for 2015 we look forward to another
positive and successful year. This past year was very productive for our City
and this trend is projected to continue. Some of the projects for this year will
An upgrade of 37th Street from Maize Road west to 119th Street
The continuation of the road maintenance plan for several Maize roadways
Ongoing development of a citywide sidewalk plan
Examining the possibility of a youth splash pad feature at City Park
Consideration of permanent City Park restroom facilities
The feasibility of a new Public Works Maintenance facility
Completion for a plan for future expansion of the wastewater plant
2016 BUDGET PREPARATION
City Council members and City staff are in the process of planning for 2016
budget requirements. As in the past there are challenges that will need to be
addressed. However, there will also be great opportunities to continue to grow
and enhance our city. From a fiduciary standard our city is very secure. 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 2016 will not be
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT There were 105 new single-family home starts last year.
Per-capita our City was the leader in the State - by far! We anticipate a
significantly lower number of housing starts this year to allow for these 105
new homes to be completed. However, we still expect that the number of housing
starts for 2015 will continue to be above average compared to that of other
cities. We welcomed many new families to our community and anticipate doing the
same this year.
City staff is currently working with some new businesses that want to build and
operate in our community. We are optimistic that an announcement will be made in
the near future regarding this. Our Maize Industrial Park plan is now in place
at 53rd and 119th Street. Construction is underway on our first new company,
Reiloy-Westland Manufacturing. It is scheduled to open this summer. A second
manufacturing plant has made a commitment to build here in Maize. City Council
has taken some preliminary action to encourage them. Construction for this
company should begin this summer.
City operations are working very smoothly. As with any business there are always
challenges as demands continue to increase. For the past several years we have
been blessed with City Council members who share a common vision. They are
consistent in their actions and have established supportive workplace policies.
The result is a quality, stable workforce of City employees who enjoy their jobs
and appreciate the support they receive from all of you.
Thank you for being a part of the Maize family!
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.