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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

Caring Hearts

Caring Hearts

Make the holidays brighter for less fortunate families in the Maize and USD 266 Community.

This program exists through the generous support of families, students and staff of USD 266 and with financial support from the Maize Lions Club.

Cash donations may be sent to Caring Hearts c/o Scott Hardtarfer, Halstead State Bank, 4001 N. Maize Rd, Maize, KS 67101.  To volunteer time or gifts, please contact Becky Andrews at 316-789-5612.  Please leave a message and she will return your call.

Mow and Go

Mow & Go

Don't bag your leaves or grass, mow instead. It saves money, effort, and keeps your property healthy. Most importantly, it helps the planet.

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City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

From the City Administrator - October 2017:

  1. 2017 & 2018 Maize City Budgets

    As we approach year’s end the current 2017 budget is following the projected track. Expenditures are within guidelines and revenues remain steady as anticipated.  In order to monitor the cost impact associated with the new wastewater plant expansion no major equipment or personnel changes were requested during this year.    As a result the 2017 budget will end as predicted with adequate cash carryover to begin next year.

    The 2018 budget will see the addition of two new police officers, one new public works employee and a new Deputy Court Clerk position. Street maintenance and utility expansion will remain a priority along with all aspects of city services.  In keeping with the Mayor and City Council policies, the 2018 city budget did not require any increase in the Maize tax mill levy.

  2. City Growth and Development
    Growth and development remains strong for the City. The City of Maize is fortunate to have a Mayor and Councilmembers that provides an overall development vision, along with supportive policies. Because of this vision and support, the professional city staff has a meaningful work environment that is encouraging and constructive.  The results are self-evident as Maize remains one of the fastest growing communities in the State.
     
  3. Project Updates

    Some of the current and future city projects are listed below:

    • Wastewater Plant Expansion
      This $6 million project is on schedule and will be completed shortly.  The expansion doubles the wastewater plant capacity to one-million daily gallons.  This new capacity will serve the city at large for many years to come.

    • Park Improvements
      Additional fencing, new restroom facilities and picnic equipment upgrades have been completed. Additional sidewalks for the splash park area and playground equipment will be installed in 2018.  The baseball practice field will be removed over the winter to provide expansion space for additional family friendly features. The Park & Tree Board is currently developing plans and recommendations for Council consideration

    • Housing Enhancements
      Currently there are seven active housing developments in the city. New homes are available or can be built at a cost from about $160,000.00 to over $1 million.

      Cypress Point Addition will join the current housing developments in building quality homes beginning in 2018. As of this writing, forty-five new single-family homes and four new triplex home’s building permits have been issued for 2017.

      The new Watercress Apartment complex is now leasing for residents. This upscale, three hundred unit, gated community will provide several new amenities for its residents. The Copper Creek Apartment Complex, to be located on Maize Road north of the Holiday Inn Express hotel, has begun construction. This two-hundred-eighty unit complex will open for business during 2018.

    • Maize Industrial Park
      The new industrial park roadway is complete and development for the new Kyodo Yoshi Americas manufacturing plant is now underway.  The plant schedule is to begin operations during 2018. A second manufacturing plant, Shuttle Aerospace Manufacturing, is also scheduled to begin construction shortly and be operational in 2018. These two companies will provide an additional one hundred new jobs in the city. Both companies will expand the number of employee’s in the future.

    • 119th Street Watermain Expansion
      A second main waterline alone 119th Street is to be installed during 2018.  This additional line has been in the discussion stages for some time.  It will provide a second water source for the entire city, enhance fire protection and allow for water availability during water maintenance projects.

  4. City Operations
    City operations activities remain busy and active. Employee stability remains solid with very little turnover.  Community service is our number one priority.

Good things are happening in Maize.

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Fast Facts About Maize

Population:
2013 Census:  3,823
Estimated as of July 1, 2016:  4,438
Year Established:  1870
Year Incorporated:  1886
County:  Sedgwick
State:  Kansas
Zip Code:  67101
Area Code:  316
Sales Tax:  7.5%
School District:  266
2016 Total Mill Levy:  154.902
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20 Safest Cities in Kansas

Maize Makes Top Twenty List of Kansas Safest Cities

In Kansas, honesty, hard work, and strong values are the norm—not the exception—which could be why - Kansas boasts dozens of impressively safe communities. In fact, according to the most recent FBI crime report in 2015, the average crime rate of the state’s twenty safest cities was nearly half the national average.

To identify the 20 safest cities in Kansas, Safewise reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2015, along with population data. Safewise eliminated all cities with fewer than 4,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

From there, Safewise evaluated the remaining cities. They narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To further level the playing field, Safewise calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.

Regular Events

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

Mayor's Briefing Workshop is held every Wednesday at 11:00 am at the City Hall Administration Conference Room and is open to the public.

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.

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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
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