City of Belle Plaine, Kansas

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They’d be lost without you

Keep pets tagged under City Code

All cats and dogs in Belle Plaine must be licensed and tagged under City Code. Licensing helps ensure public (and animal) health by requiring up-to-date rabies vaccinations. More importantly, if they are found running loose, Belle Plaine police have a better chance of finding the owner quickly.

Licensing is easy – bring the vaccination certificate from your veterinarian to City Hall and pay $10 (only $5 if they are spayed or neutered) for the tag.

City Code states that pets not tagged by March 1 will pay double fees. That will be enforced in 2019.


Register to vote by July 17 for Aug. 7 primary election


To vote in the primary election on Aug 7, 2018, registration must be completed by July 17. According to the Sumner County Election Office, if you are a first-time voter in Sumner County there are identification requirements that must be met. Please note the "Notice to first-time voters" section on the application form for details. Also be aware that if the Election Officer is unable to verify the required information you provide (i.e. - your current KS driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number), you must provide identification prior to the first time you vote in the county.

A Voter registration application form is available by clicking here. Forms are also available in the County Clerk’s office. Please carefully read and follow the instructions to complete all information. Sign and mail the form to the Sumner County Election Office, 501 N. Washington, Rm 101, Wellington, Ks. 67152. Voter Registration Applications must contain an original signature and cannot be faxed. The last four (4) digits of your social security number or your entire driver’s license number are required.

If you change your name or address, or wish to change your party affiliation, you are required to update your voter registration.

A Voter registration application must be postmarked no later than the 15th day prior to any election in order to be eligible to vote. Registration closes 14 days prior to any election and reopens the day after the election.

Advance voting for the Aug. 7 primary begins July 18 for mail-in ballots and July 31 for in-person advance voting at the courthouse. In-person voting ends Aug. 6 at noon.


Pre-applications for housing rehab available for residents, landlords

The City of Belle Plaine is again preparing an application for a Housing Rehabilitation grant for local residents and landlords.

As part of that process, local residents and landlords are encouraged to submit pre-applications for housing rehab. As the grant committee looks at the area of Belle Plaine to be targeted for funding, the number of pre-applications is key to creating the target area. Residents are asked to submit the pre-applications and urge their neighbors to do the same.


The City is applying for $300,000 in Housing Rehabilitation funding.

A committee of nearly 15 local residents has been working on the grant application. They will finalize the application in May, so the pre-applications from homeowners need to be turned in to City Hall as soon as possible.

The program is designed to help low to moderate income residents, whose income is below the following guidelines:

2017 LMI Income Guidelines for Sumner County

1 Person

2 Persons

3 Persons

4 Persons

5 Persons

6 Persons

7 Persons

8 Persons

$37,750

$43,150

$48,550

$53,900

$58,250

$62,550

$66,850

$71,150


Note: a qualifying household income level is the combined adjusted gross income, from all sources, for all individuals within the household, excluding full time students. 

 

For the pre-application for homeowners, click here.

For the pre-application for landlords, click here.

 



Pet licenses required

Help keep your pets healthy, happy, and safe through vaccinations and a City of Belle Plaine Pet License.

All dogs and cats whose owners live inside the City Limits of Belle Plaine, Ks. are required to have a city license for each pet. Licenses are $5 each if the pet is spayed or neutered. Pets which are not spayed or neutered are $10 each to license.

A current vaccination certificate is required for licensing.

Licensing ensures that all pets are vaccinated and provides a listing for Belle Plaine City Police so owners can be contacted efficiently should their pet escape from their yard.

Contact Belle Plaine City Hall at 620-488-3433 for additional information.


Annual water quality newsletter released for customers

The annual Consumer Confidence Report has been released by the City of Belle Plaine.

This newsletter is for Calendar Year 2017 and includes testing results for the City water. The newsletters have been mailed to every resident with a Belle Plaine mailing address and a copy can be found at the bottom of this page or by clicking here.

Included with the Consumer Confidence Report is a newsletter from the City. It features information on changes in the law, several dates and events to remember, information on changes to trash rates for out-of-town customers, and other items of interest to local residents.

New storm siren will provide
improved coverage

The City of Belle Plaine has purchased a new storm siren, bringing a critical update to safety during storm season.

The new siren has been installed at 5th and Washington, in an area which allows better sound coverage for all areas of the community. The new siren is also more efficient in operations and dependability.

Sirens will be tested over the coming weeks, as the new equipment is installed and the old sirens evaluated for backup use. Routine testing will be done on the first Monday of each month at 11 a.m., beginning May 2.


Community storm shelter 

is at new Middle School gym

   The new Middle School gym at 8th and Merchant will serve as the community storm shelter during severe weather. Enter at the entrance facing 8th Street.

Belle Plaine Police will no longer be opening the local churches which formerly served as shelters. The gymnasium is designed to withstand an F5 tornado and meets FEMA standards for such buildings.

Pets can be taken to the shelter, but they must be crated or caged.

  


Railroad Quiet Zone info

The Belle Plaine City Council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, included representatives of the Federal Railroad Administration, Kansas Department of Transportation, Sumner County, and Belle Plaine Township.

The process has now entered the negotiation phase with the BNSF Railroad for funding for the Quiet Zone. The timeline history of the project can be read here.

The presentation slides from the Council meeting on Nov. 2, 2017 can be seen by clicking here. That presentation includes information about the local effort to implement a Quiet Zone.

For information from the Federal Railroad Administration on Quiet Zones, click here.


Eliminate the need to write one check a month

Pay your monthly bill

by bank draft

Your Utility Bill can be paid by a bank draft on the 7th of each month – at no additional charge to you.

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.


City offices to observe holidays in 2018

The Holiday Schedule for 2018 for the City of Belle Plaine is:
New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1

President’s Day – Monday, February 19            

Memorial Day – Monday, May 28

Independence Day – Wednesday, July 4

Labor Day – Monday, September 3

Veteran’s Day – Monday, November 12

Thanksgiving Day and Friday after – November 22 and 23

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Monday, December 24 & Tuesday, December 25.


All City offices will be closed on these days.



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 www.westarenergy.com/report-a-street-light-out.



 







 

Contact Us

PHONE

          (620)488-3433

FAX

(620)488-3390
 
Address
401 N Merchant
PO Box 157
Belle Plaine, KS  67013
 
Email
cityofbp@bpks.org
 


City Building Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
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