Plans for this year's National Night
Out are well underway. You are
invited to an evening of fun and
entertainment and the opportunity to
socialize with neighbors and Maize
Police Officers. As in year's
past, the event will take place at the
Maize City Park, 401 S. Khedive on
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from
National Night Out is an annual community-building
campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and
neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer,
more caring places to live.
Come meet your Police Department and enjoy good food,
games and most importantly our community!
Connecting Communities is a regional transit study that will
evaluate the demand and support for transit service in the
cities of Andover, Derby, Haysville and Maize. The study is
sponsored by the communities and Wichita Transit and funded by
the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO).
As the area continues to grow and change, requests for
transit service have also increased. As a result, Wichita
Transit and WAMPO, in partnership with each of the four
cities, is leading a transit feasibility study. Key
objectives of this planning effort include:
These findings will result in a strategic plan to
implement the appropriate transit solutions for each city.
To learn more about the project there is an upcoming
community meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at
Maize City Hall from 1PM - 3PM.
Can’t make it to the meeting? Take our short survey and let us know about your transit needs?
The City has three planning studies
underway: “Maize in Motion” (see article
below), a “Regional Transit Study” (see
opposite page) and an “Academy Arts
District Plan” that will envision what
we want for the future development of
our city’s center or “downtown” along
the streets of Academy and Park. Public
input and discussion is encouraged for
each of these studies with online
surveys, fun and interactive workshops
and focus groups. Information and
opportunities to participate in each of
these studies will be posted on the
Maize website and Facebook pages. We
cannot wait to hear your ideas!
Avoid heat related
illnesses during the hot Kansas summer. People are most at risk anytime temperatures rise above 90 degrees, especially the very young and the
elderly. Signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, flushed or pale skin, sweating, dizziness, and/or headaches. To best prevent heat-related
illnesses wear light weight and light colored clothing, drink plenty of water, avoid strenuous activity, and stay indoors whenever possible. Heat-related illnesses that go left
untreated can lead to serious health problems or even death. In addition, be sure to take care of your furry friends during the hot weather. Always make sure cats and dogs have a place in the shade if left outside during the day, and provide them with plenty of water.
Cool off during the dog days of summer at the Maize Splash Pad. The pad is located in the
city park at 401 S. Khedive and will be open daily from 9 AM to
8 PM. There is no cost to use the splash pad. Have a
fun and wet summer!
From the City Administrator - July 2018:
As the summer of 2018 arrives, City growth and
development continues in a positive and encouraging manner.
The expansion of housing, commercial and industrial
development throughout the city remains constant and
progressive. The building design standards established
years ago have stimulated a quality of growth criteria we
can all be proud of. A few updates on current activities
Good things are happening in Maize.
This year’s budget is meeting projected expectations. As in past
years, revenues and expenditures are following budget estimates.
It’s anticipated this pattern will continue throughout the year.
Financial planning and stability are important keys in ensuring
quality customer service and employee empowerment to achieve
The planning process for the 2019 city budget
is underway. For the 12th straight year, the City will NOT
increase the tax mill levy amount. Next year through personnel
training, equipment upgrades and the management of existing
resources, the ever-increasing demands for city services will
continued to be achieved. The 2019 budget proposal, while frugal
in nature, will accomplish the required operation demands and
ensure financial stability. Plans to enhance some reserve funds
for utilities and economic development are also under review.
Previous financial planning and appropriate council policies
along with a strong economic growth have provided a stable
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"
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