Saturday, March 25, 8:00 am to Noon
Where: City Sewer Plant, 80th and Line
Citywide Cleanup is for Belle Plaine Residents Only.
Please bring proof of residency. It is required prior to unloading your items.
Customers will be allowed one pickup load of items free of charge.
Additional loads will be charged a rate of $30 per load.
Debris must be unloaded in the containers.
Dumping on the ground and leaving will not be allowed.
The City Maintenance Department will be on site to monitor, assist you, and help with traffic flow.
Dumpsters will be located next to the City Sewer Plant, which is at the intersection of 80th and Line Street.
The City Police Department will be available to assist the elderly and physically challenged. Please call City Hall at (620) 488-3433 before 4 p.m. on March 24, 2017 to make a request for assistance.
Prohibited Items: Tires, wet paint, barrels/drums, appliances containing Freon, or other hazardous materials.
The City of Belle Plaine’s recently approved Comprehensive Plan, and the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations which will be on the March 16 Planning Commission agenda for approval, are now available for review. They are in PDF form at the bottom of this page.
The Comprehensive Plan includes the results of the Community Questionnaire, planning and goals, statistics on the community, and a guideline for planning through 2036.
The Subdivision Regulations include definitions of subdivision permits, enforcement, violations and fees; procedures for platting property; design standards; procedures for lot splits; and other administrative functions and procedures. The Zoning Regulations establish zoning districts and rules, along with other administrative and regulatory regulations.
The proposed Zoning Regulations govern the use of land and structures, and the location of buildings within the City, and establish various zoning district classifications and boundaries thereof for agricultural, residential, commercial, and industrial purposes.
The Regulations define terms used in the Regulations; regulate the maximum dimensions of buildings and other structures through minimum setback lines and lot areas; provide for and regulate vehicle parking spaces; regulate the types, size, and locations of signs; reestablish the Board of Zoning Appeals and prescribe its duties; provide for the appointment of administrative officials and prescribe their duties; provide for fees to be charged for amendments, special uses, appeals, and permits; establish a means for amending the Regulations, Maps, and Ordinance; and provide for penalties for violation of the provisions; and a means of enforcement.
As per state statutes, any land in excess of three acres outside the City which is used only for agricultural purposes is exempt from these proposed Zoning Regulations, except for land designated as floodplain in Floodplain Regulations.
Furthermore, these proposed Regulations do not annex land to the City, nor do they affect its taxation. Any land uses or structures not meeting these new Regulations in some way are considered "legal, non-conforming", and are automatically considered as "grandfathered-in".
Register to vote by March 21
Registration can be done online at https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView/Home.do, or forms are available at Belle Plaine City Hall.
The special election is to replace Mike Pompeo in U.S. Congress from the 4th District of Kansas. Candidates are Ron Estes, Republican; James Thompson, Democrat; and Chris Rockhold, Libertarian.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Belle Plaine Community Center, 528 N. Merchant.
Three Council seats open
as City moves to fall elections
Three seats on the Belle Plaine City Council will be up for election in the fall election, set for Nov. 7, 2017.
Any registered voter who lives within the City Limits of Belle Plaine, Kansas, can file to run. The deadline to file for those seats is Noon on Thursday, June 1, 2017.
Candidates must file through the Sumner County Election Office, located in the Courthouse, 501 N. Washington, Room 101, in Wellington. Local candidates cannot file at Belle Plaine City Hall, due to changes in state election laws.
The seats held by David Armstrong, Tori Bohannon and Lacy Tedman will expire in January 2018. Their positions on the Council were extended by Belle Plaine Charter Ordinance No. 17, which aligns City Ordinance with the change in state law which moved the elections from spring to fall.
Tedman, who was appointed to the Council, has said she plans to file for election. At this time, Armstrong and Bohannon have said they do not plan to file for the election.
If a primary is necessary, it will be held Aug. 1, 2017.
For additional information on filing, contact the Sumner
County Election Office, 620-326-3395.
Farm and Art Market
coming to Community Center
We are seeking vendors for the 2017 season! Fees are $5 per month, or you can pay just $30 up front for the whole season! This includes non-profit bake sales.
Address: 528 North Merchant Street, Belle Plaine, Kansas 67013
Market Manager: Matt Hutchison
Assistant Market Manager: Stephanie McGinnis
APPLICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP AT THE CITY OF BELLE PLAINE OFFICE AT 401 NORTH MERCHANT, BELLE PLAINE, KANSAS 67013 OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. THE FARM & ART MARKET RULES CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
Animals are registered at the City Office, 401 North Merchant, during normal business hours.
Registration fees are: $5.00 for each spayed or neutered cat or dog; or $10.00 for each unspayed or unneutered cat or dog
Registering and tagging your animal provides the city with contact information should your animal get loose.
All animals must be current with their rabies immunization.
Keep your animals on your property with proper housing, food, and water.
your monthly bill
All you need to do is fill out a City of Belle Plaine Debit Authorization form and attach a voided check or deposit slip. Ask us and we’ll be glad to help you. You will receive a copy of your bill each month so you can be prepared for the withdrawal.
∙ 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.
New Year’s Day – Monday, January 2
President’s Day – Monday, February 20
Memorial Day – Monday, May 29
Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day – Monday, September 4
Veteran’s Day – Friday, November 10
Thanksgiving Day and Friday after – November 23 and 24
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Monday, December 25 & Tuesday, December 26.
All City offices will be closed on these days.
Report street light outages
City Building Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday