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.
! Welcome to Maize, Kansas
National Prescription Take-Back Day
Do you have old or expired prescription medicine? Bring
them to Maize City Hall10100 W Grady Ave on Saturday, April
26, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for safe disposal.
Click here for an event
Severe weather soon will be upon us... Are you prepared?
Sedgwick County Emergency Management presents a program
developed by the National Weather Service to help educate citizens about severe
weather and ways to stay safe. A FREE severe weather safety class will be
held on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Maize City Hall, 10100 W Grady
Presented by Cody Charvat, Training & Exercise Officer, SCEM
Sponsored by the Maize Police Department
City of Maize Updates
Here are a few updates on some Maize happenings from your
CLOSING OUT 2013:
Once again I’m pleased to report the City has closed the year-end “books” on a
positive trend. The City, like any other business, has had its economic
challenges. However, with the leadership of the City Council, our staff, and the
citizen support received, 2013 was a very good year. As we enter the New Year,
the demand for city services has never been greater. We continue to meet this
demand without an increase in 2014 taxes and with the same number of city
personnel. We continue to enhance employee training, upgrade equipment and, with
the support of the City Council, provide a supportive work environment for our
employees. Like any successful business our employees are our greatest assets.
My personal thanks to each of them for another year of work well done!
2013 STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS:
This past year has seen several major street improvements completed. In addition
new sidewalks, bike paths and street lighting have been installed for safety and
convenience. The new and improved drainage system is now in place and has
minimized the threat of flooding for all Maize residents. Some of the completed
street projects include:
Maize Road - 45th Street north to K-96 highway
Maize Road - K-96 north to 61st Street
53rd Street east and west of Maize Road
A couple of other street improvements include a signalized intersection at 53rd
and Maize Road, a gated/signalize railroad crossing and two new school
crossings. Each of these projects has been completed without any increase in
MAIZE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Housing: During 2013 eight-six (86) new single-family housing starts were
issued. Another record high! Since completing the infrastructure project in 2006
and the approval in 2011 of the new housing tax grants and utility incentives,
348 new single-family homes have been built or are under construction. Due to
this residential development we have welcomed many new families to our City.
Commercial: During 2013 five new businesses have opened their doors here in
Maize. This trend is projected to continue. Two of our existing businesses have
Industrial: With the support of the City Council, a “Maize Industrial Park
Planning Study” was completed during 2013. Council and staff will utilize this
study to move forward in the development and marketing of an industrial park.
Economic Development is the key to reducing taxes in the future and bringing
quality of life amenities to Maize.
The City Council and staff begin the New Year refreshed and ready to move
forward. Any challenges we encounter will be reclassified as opportunities, to
be met with enthusiasm and optimism. May your 2014 be a blessed one!