City of Belle Plaine, Kansas

Citywide

Cleanup Day
Along with usual bulk item disposal,
paper shredding offered this year

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.


Comprehensive Plan,
Zoning/Subdivision Regulations available for review 

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

Anyone who is not registered to vote, will need to do so by the March 21, 2017 deadline to be eligible to cast a ballot in the April 11 special election.

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

The Belle Plaine Farm and Art Market may feature handcrafted items by local artisan craftsmen, along with fresh local produce and homemade jams, jellies, honey and baked goods.

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.
2017 Market – 1st Sunday of every month, starting on June 4, 2017 and ending on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
Location: Belle Plaine Community Center

Address: 528 North Merchant Street, Belle Plaine, Kansas 67013

Phone: 620-488-5335

Market Manager: Matt Hutchison

E-Mail: baca.maddmatt@gmail.com

Assistant Market Manager: Stephanie McGinnis

E-Mail: smcginnis695@gmail.com

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.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED TO THE CITY OFFICE OR MAILED TO PO BOX 157, BELLE PLAINE, KANSAS 67013
CITY PHONE NUMBER: 620-488-3433



Reminder: All pets need to be registered and tagged

All animals must be registered with the City of Belle Plaine annually.
  • 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.



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.


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 offices to observe holidays in 2017

The Holiday Schedule for 2017 for the City of Belle Plaine is:

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

   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.

  • 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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    Address
    401 N Merchant
    PO Box 157
    Belle Plaine, KS  67013
     
    Email
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