National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.
Residents can dispose of their expired and/or unused
prescription medication at Maize City Hall, 10100 W Grady Ave on
Saturday, April 28th from 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Arbor Day will be celebrated by the Maize Park and Tree Board and local Boy and Girl Scouts on
Sunday, April 29th at 2:00pm at the Maize Community Building. All in the community are welcome to partake in the free activities. Keep an eye on our
Facebook page for more information.
Maize was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day
Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest
Maize achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the
program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree
care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least
$2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in
a community first hand," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor
Day Foundation. "Additionally, recognition brings residents
together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it's
through volunteer engagement or public education."
Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly
planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal
of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling
costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among
many other benefits.
More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.
As the property owner/occupant, it is your responsibility to mow and maintain the ditches and utility easements, as well as your front, side, and back lawns.
Blowing your grass clippings into a storm water drain is Illegal. Maize storm water drains flow into federally protected bodies of fresh water. Never blow or sweep yard waste or trash into storm drains as it can result in a federal fine. Sweep your grass clipping and reuse as compost, mulch or dispose in a trash bin.
If you have questions please contact Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Greep at 316-722-7561.
Public Tornado Shelters are located
in the basement of the Community
Building at 401 S. Khedive (enter via
the east lower/basement enrance) and City
Hall, 10100 W Grady Ave. (enter via the
storm shelter entrance on the front side
of the building near the flag poles).
The shelters will be unlocked by the Maize Police
Department when a Tornado Watch is issued for Sedgwick
County or when forecasts predict a significant severe
weather threat effecting the city of Maize.
From the City Administrator - April 2018:
What is the process
for replacing the Mayor & a City
With the sudden
and unexpected death of our long-time
respected and honored Mayor Clair Donnelly,
an opening on the Maize governing body
occurred. Some people have
inquired as to the process involved in
filling his position. The City Council is
comprised of five Councilmembers and a
Mayor. Each qualified candidate is
elected to serve a four-year term. Within
the City Council one member is elected to
serve as “Council President.” The President
fulfills the Mayor’s duties when the Mayor
is unavailable to do so. In our
situation, the State law reads in part: “the
president of the council shall become mayor
until the next regular city election and the
vacancy created in the office of the council
member becoming mayor shall be filled by the
governing body of the city. Thereupon the
council shall elect from its membership a
new president of the council”.
President Pat Stivers
At the March
Council meeting, Councilmember Pat Stivers
was unanimously elected by the Council to
serve as Council President. Pat is beginning
his third term with the Governing body and
served for six years on the Maize Planning
commission prior to that.
Good things are happening in 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"
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