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. 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.
Below are several upcoming events and reminders, including opportunities to get rid of unwanted items and waste during your spring cleaning.
The Ark Church will hold a egg hunt on Saturday, April 4 from 11AM to 3PM for children ages 1-11 at 5501 N. Maize Road in Maize. For more information visit http://www.arkchurchwichita.com/events/egghunt/ or call 721-6688.
It's time for the 27th Annual City-Wide Garage Sale! The date has been set for Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 8AM to 5PM. Each garage sale permit is $10.00. The fee offsets the advertising expense, official garage sale maps (handed out at local area businesses), Port-A-Let rentals (located throughout town), and official garage sale signs. Download a garage sale permit and register your sale at Maize City Hall by Monday, April 6 to be included on the map. Garage sale signs will be delivered by April 10 to residents who have registered and paid. Anyone registering after April 6 will still receive a sign, but there is no guarantee that your location will be included on the map. For more information, please contact Maize City Hall at 722-7561.
Sedgwick County will be holding a Waste Tire Collection on April 16 for business and governments; April 17 & 18 for Sedgwick County residents ONLY from 9am – 4pm at 4701 S. West St in Wichita. No semi-truck loads, limit 100 tires per load. Tires on rims are OK but be prepared to unload your own tires.
The 2015 Help Your Neighbor Day will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 8AM-2PM. Maize residents are welcome to bring items that they would like to dispose of to the city's maintenance shop located at 5600 N. Maize Road. This is a FREE dump day to Maize residents only. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Pat Longwell or Jeff Greep at 722-7561.
Drop Off Day
There will be a hazardous waste drop off at the Maintenance Shop, 5600 N. Maize Road, from 9AM-1PM on Saturday, May 2, 2015. They will accept almost all chemical items from a residential house, such as: paint, aerosols, batteries, used oil, gasoline, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, garden chemicals, household cleaners, fluorescent bulbs, propane, and old, unwanted medication (no controlled substances).
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.
The League of Kansas Municipalities is has created a "Hometown Showdown" Competition for the Cities on their Facebook Page. Just like our photo and that's all it takes. Nothing to win, just bragging rights.
Some Maize updates from your Administrator - March 25, 2015:
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.
The Maize Police Department is now providing crime mapping through crimereports.com. Visit our Crimereports.com page for more information and instructions on how to use the site.
2010 Census: 3,420
Year Established: 1870
Year Incorporated: 1886
Zip Code: 67101
Area Code: 316
Sales Tax: 7.15%
School District: 266
2012 Total Mill Levy: 153.812
Census 2010 Demographic Profile Highlights