City of Belle Plaine, Kansas

Fireworks are legal through July 4

The Belle Plaine City Council approved the sales and shooting hours for fireworks during the Independence Day celebration. City offices will be closed on July 4. 

Fireworks can be sold and discharged from Monday, June 27 to Saturday, July 2, 2016 during the hours of 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Sunday, July 3, 2016 and Monday, July 4, 2016, the hours increase from 10 a.m. to midnight each day.

Have a safe and happy holiday! 

Should Belle Plaine allow chickens in the City Limits?

The Belle Plaine City Council has received a request and is researching a possible change in local codes so chickens can be raised in the City Limits. Council Members are asking for public input on the subject.

Do you want codes to allow chickens? Or, are you opposed to your neighbors and others around town having chickens? Why?

We would like to hear from you on this subject. Let us know why you feel one way or the other by calling City Hall at 620-488-3433; sending us a note explaining why at P.O. Box 157, Belle Plaine, KS 67013; putting a note in our drop box in the front door at 401 N. Merchant, Belle Plaine, KS; or emailing us at You can also contact a City Council member directly to share your opinions on the matter.

To complete an online survey, click on this link: A paper copy of the survey can also be filled out at City Hall.

City Swimming Pool is open for business

The City Swimming Pool (102 E. Third) has opened for the 2016 summer season.

Pool Hours: Monday through Friday, 1-4:30 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Prices for admission are unchanged in 2016 are:

 $2 - daily admission

 $1 - daily admission for senior citizens, military and veterans

 10-day punch ticket - $18

 20-day punch ticket - $30

 Season passes - $65 single; $125 family

 5 and under FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Call the pool at (620)488-5511 for additional information.

New hours in place at Belle Plaine Public Library

The Belle Plaine Public Library has new hours, effective May 2, 2016. The hours are:

Mondays: 2 p.m. -8 p.m.

Tuesdays: 2 p.m. -6 p.m.

Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - Noon and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursdays: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fridays: 10 a.m. - Noon and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays: Closed.

Community storm shelters will be open during severe weather

   Three community shelters are open during severe storms in Belle Plaine:

   ∙ The United Methodist Church at 10th and Lincoln (124 E. 10th) will be open. Please use the door on the northwest corner of the building.

   ∙ The Middle School Gym (8th and Merchant) will be open at the northeast corner door.

   ∙ The First Baptist Church, 612 N. Linden, will also be open.

City burn pit is open for yard waste only

The City burn pit at the sewer plant (one mile south of town on Line Street) is for yard waste only,
including trees, brush, leaves and grass clippings.

The burn pit will be left unlocked unless the use of this facility is abused by dumping of items that do not comply with the state permit, such as fencing, decking and other lumber materials. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment does monitor the City of Belle Plaine for compliance. 

 All bagged material must be emptied and bags placed in container next to the gate. 

You can help monitor correct usage by calling 911 if you see illegal dumping in the burn pit.

Community Center rental prices
Rental prices for the Belle Plaine Community Center are:

Small Meeting Room occupancy limit 13        
  • per hour  $5

Large Meeting Room occupancy limit 30

  • per hour  $10
  • per ½ day (4 hours)  $30
  • per full day (4+ hours)  $50
  • deposit  $50 refundable up to 48 hours prior to event

Multi-Purpose Room & Kitchen  occupancy limit 197

  • per ½ day (4 hours)  $75
  • per full day (4+ hours)  $135
  • deposit  $100

Wedding/Entire Building (both meeting rooms, multi-purpose room & kitchen)
Saturday 8 am to Sunday 12 noon (or equivalent). Includes use of audio visual equipment

  • $500  USD 357 resident
  • $750  out of district
  • deposit  $250  refundable up to 30 days prior to event
For additional information, click on the Community Center page at left, or call Belle Plaine City Hall at (620) 488-3433.

2016 City holidays  

City holidays which will be observed by City offices in the remainder of 2016 are:

Independence Day - July 4

Labor Day - Sept. 5

Veteran's Day - Nov. 11

Thanksgiving Day and Friday after - Nov. 24-25

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - Dec. 24-25
           (Observe Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26)

Volunteers sought for senior meals

   Help is needed in delivering meals to the homebound through the Senior Meals program at the Barner Center in Belle Plaine.

   Anyone who can help with the deliveries is asked to contact Carol Cole at (620) 488-2945, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Report street light outages

   Is a street light out in your neighborhood in Belle Plaine?
   Gather the number of the pole (It starts with either A or B and has 5 digits and is about 9 feet up on the pole), and the approximate address of the pole. It can be reported to City Hall at 488-3433 or online at

  • Belle Plaine Community Center Fitness Fees 
      * Monthly Membership Fees *
      Single Membership  - $15
      Family Membership - $25
      Student Membership - $10
      Senior 55+ - $10.00



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    401 N Merchant
    PO Box 157
    Belle Plaine, KS  67013

    City Building Hours
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Monday - Friday
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    Belle Plaine Kansas,
    Jun 23, 2016, 2:55 PM