City of Maize, Kansas Highlights "Where Community Counts"
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Maize Highlights
National Night Out 2018

National Night Out

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 6-9PM.

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

Regional Transit Study

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).

Project Overview

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:

  • Reviewing existing transportation options, gaps and barriers
  • Evaluating population and employment characteristics along with travel patterns
  • Identifying transit needs and opportunities
  • Engaging citizens and stakeholders throughout the project

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? Short Survey

Project Planning Grants

Project Planning Grants

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!

It's HOT Outside!  Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated, Stay Informed

Hot Weather Safety

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.

Maize Splash Pad

Maize Splash Pad

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!

City of Maize Updates

City Administrator Richard LaMunyon

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 include:

  • Kyodo Yushi Manufacturing Americas’ plant will be completed later this year resulting in about thirty-five new employees.
  • Aero-Tech’s third expansion in the past three years, will be completed by winter with an additional twenty-five employees.
  • Monsanto Agriculture offices will be completed this fall with new employment opportunities. Shuttle Aerospace Manufacturing will begin construction this month and will eventually employ forty people.
  • Cypress Point housing addition is underway. Streets and infrastructure are in place and the construction of twenty-eight new quality patio homes begins.
  • Thirty-five new single-family housing permits have been issued this year.
  • Fifteen new tri-plexes are to be built in the Hampton Lakes addition, with construction to begin this summer.
  • The first phase of the Copper Creek Apartment complex is underway.
  • The 119th waterline project is progressing on schedule. When completed the water service for domestic, commercial, industrial and fire protection capabilities will be enhanced throughout the city.
  • The construction and expansion of the wastewater plant is nearing completion. This will double the current wastewater plant capacity and serve our city’s needs many years into the future.

Good things are happening in Maize.

Richard LaMunyon
City Administrator

Budget Updates

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 desired results.

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 financial environment.

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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