City of Belle Plaine, Kansas


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Sign up to receive your utility bill electronically

The City of Belle Plaine now offers electronic delivery of your utility bill.

Click here or use the form at the bottom of this page to sign up for the service which will deliver your utility bill via e-mail, beginning September 30, 2019.  The completed form can be e-mailed to cityofbp@bpks.org.

Your bill will be e-mailed on the last working day of each month and no other terms on the account change. The due date for payment remains the 15th of the month, with unpaid accounts subject to disconnection on the 26th of each month. Those who have signed up for automatic debit on the 15th will continue to have that service.

For additional information, contact Belle Plaine City Hall at (620) 488-3433.

Railroad crossing closing ordinance approved by Council

The Belle Plaine City Council has approved an ordinance to close the Line Street/10th Avenue railroad crossing .

The Council approved a closing agreement contract with Burlington Northern Santa Fe during its July 2, 2019 meeting. That agreement is contingent upon approval of the local ordinance, which was approved July 18 and set for publication on July 25, 2019. 

Council representatives, City staff, BNSF representatives, a Federal Railroad Administration representative, a Kansas Department of Transportation engineer, representatives of an engineering firm to design the changes on K-55 for a Quiet Zone crossing, and local Quiet Zone committee members met on June 9 for a diagnostic review of the crossings at K-55, Eighth Street, and Line/10th. Potential improvements along the railroad corridor and changes for the Quiet Zone were discussed on site. Among those changes in discussion are improvements at the Eight Street crossing and access to that crossing.

Shown in the photo at right above, Mayor Robert Narron discusses the Eight Street crossing with officials at the site of the crossing.

Private funds raised by Bartlett Arboretum are being utilized to hire the engineering firm to design the median changes on K-55. Donations are still being accepted to help fund the initiative.

To see a video explaining the need for the Quiet Zone, click here. 

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


Help is available for trash carts

Those who are physically unable to move their trash cart to the curb can have their carts picked up from a location at the front of the house.

If you are unable to move the large trash carts to the curb, due to physical limitations, contact City Hall at 488-3433. Waste Connections will pick up the cart in those cases from the front of the home.

The carts must be visible from the street and cannot be in the back yard for this service.


Eliminate the need to write one check a month


Pay your monthly bill


by bank draft on the 15th

Your Utility Bill can be paid by a bank draft on the 15th 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. The form can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page or by clicking here.

You will receive a copy of your bill each month so you can be prepared for the withdrawal.


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 is being enforced in 2019.


Siren provides improved coverage

The City of Belle Plaine installed a new storm siren in 2018, bringing a critical update to safety during storm season.

The new siren was 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 on the first Monday of each month at 11 a.m.


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.


City offices to observe holidays in 2019

The Holiday Schedule for 2019 for the City of Belle Plaine is:

New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1

President’s Day – Monday, February 18            

Memorial Day – Monday, May 27

Independence Day – Thursday, July 4

Labor Day – Monday, September 2

Veteran’s Day – Monday, November 11

Thanksgiving Day and Friday after – November 28 and 29

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, 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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