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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.

As a reminder, July 12, 2016 is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming election.
Click Here for a registration form.

~ Mayor Clair Donnelly


What's Happening Around Maize

National Night Out

National Night Out

National Night Out is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention actives, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.!

Come support your local Law Enforcement! Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 6 – 8PM at the Maize City Park! The night includes inflatables, hamburgers and refreshments, meet and greets with Community Leaders and your local Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Crews.

Maize Splash Pad

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!

 

Lawn Mower

Mowing Easements

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

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - July, 2016:

  1. PARK IMPROVEMENTS
    The new splash pad feature at Maize City Park is now open!  Many of our "little citizens" are enjoying some summer fun as they play and frolic in a cool umbrella of water.  Additional park improvements will include a new restroom facility, with construction expected to begin late this summer. As the weeks unfold, some decorative fencing, additional landscaping and a video security monitoring system will be added. Thank you to the West Wichita Rotary club for their donation for the fencing on the north side of the Splash Pad!
     
  2. Public Works Facility   

    On June 15th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new public works facility. In the 130-year history of Maize, this new building is truly the first one ever designed and constructed specifically for the purpose of public works operations.  It contains space for vehicles and equipment storage. It provides room for maintenance, office space and an employee friendly and safe environment. The facility is designed with room to grow and expand. It will provide a base of operations for quality service to the citizens of Maize for many, many years to come.  Located at 5600 N. Maize Road, it is a proud landmark from K-96 as you drive past.

  3. BUDGET
    This year’s budget is developing, with revenues and expenditures unfolding as anticipated. The 2017 working budget is in the developmental stages. The plan for the 2017 budget will be similar to the current one.  It will be frugal in nature, while allowing for city services and personnel requirements.  As in the past several years, no increase in the Maize tax mill levy will be required or considered.

  4. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  
    Growth and development for the year continues to unfold. As of this date a few things to report include:

    1. Baxter Dental Office is under construction at 37th Street & Reed Avenue

    2. Heartland Credit Union facility is under construction at 37th Street  & Maize Road

    3. Twenty-six new single-family housing permits have been issued.

    4. It's anticipated that construction of the Watercress Villa's upscale, gated apartment home complex will begin this fall

    5. A second upscale apartment complex is being discussed. More on this soon.

    6. We continue to receive business inquires regarding our new industrial park and perhaps will have something to report on this in a later writing.

  5. WASTEWATER PLANT IMPROVEMENTS
    During the past decade Maize has experienced exponential growth.  Per capita, the City of Maize remains the fastest growing community in Kansas.   This progressive development is the result of several factors, one of which is proper planning and management.  While growth and development is beneficial for all, it also requires a support system to sustain it.  The service demands on our city's infrastructure, specifically the wastewater plant, continues to increase.  Plans to expand the wastewater plant's operating capacity have been underway for some time now.  Engineering studies have been completed, State approval has been confirmed and a funding strategy is in place.  It's estimated the cost could be $6,000,000.  As the final plans unfold, our intent will be to complete the project at a lesser amount.   A tax increase will not be considered.  Ninety percent of the required cost will come from existing budgeted funds. A fee will be assessed to sewer customers to provide funding for the remaining ten percent.  It's anticipated this monthly fee will be in the  $3.00 range.   For those who are interested, a public hearing will be held on August 1st at 7:00pm at Maize City Hall, 10100 Grady Ave. 

  6. 45TH STREET MULTI-USE WALKWAY/ BIKE PATH
    The city received a matching grant from the Sunflower Foundation for up to $55,000 for the purpose of building an eight-foot wide bike and walkway path located on the north side of 45th Street from Derringer Street to Maize Road. My personal thanks to each of the staff members involved in achieving the grant.  It was a very competitive and complex process.

  7. CITY OPERATIONS City operations are running effectively and resourcefully. As our citizens, you are important and a pleasure to provide services for.  Additionally I wish to thank you for the support you provide to our city employees; they are your “Maize team!”

    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