City of Belle Plaine, Kansas

How do you feel?

Belle Plaine opinions
sought for county
quality of life survey

   A countywide survey is underway to determine local opinions on quality of life, economic growth and community development.

   The two-page survey from the Sumner County Economic Development Commission is available at Belle Plaine City Hall, 401 N. Merchant, or can be found in a printable format at the bottom of this page. The survey can be turned in to City Hall or mailed to SCEDC, Box 279, Wellington, KS 67152.

2016 City holidays include
President's Day closing 

City holidays for 2016 include President's Day on Monday, February 15. City Hall will be closed that day.
The other holidays which will be observed in 2016 by City offices are:

Memorial Day - May 30

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)

Community Center rental prices

Rental prices for the Belle Plaine Community Center have changed, following City Council action on Nov. 5.

Rental prices 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

  • City trash service has changed
    • Recycling offered with new contracted services

    Waste Connections has signed a contract with the City of Belle Plaine to provide improved trash services.

    With the change to a citywide contracted service, residents have the opportunity for curbside recycling. A second trash cart was delivered for recycling, which will be picked up every other week.

    “Although this change may include minor cost enhancements, it does include recycling,” said Belle Plaine Mayor Richard Penn.  

    The new rates for residential and commercial customers are listed

    in the charts at left. Residents who wish to have the Senior rate must show an ID at city hall to prove their age.

    Additional improvements in the service include options for the pickup of additional trash on a routine basis.

    “Residents will no longer have to worry about having too much trash for one cart,” Mayor Penn said.

    All residential trash collection inside the City is on Wednesday. That schedule will mean there will not be a change in collection days due to the coming holidays in 2015. The changes are designed to increase efficiency of city services.

    “This allows city workers to actively do their work and hand off the trash service to those who do it best,” Mayor Penn said.

    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 Nancy Shafer 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

    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. 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.

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



    Contact Us


    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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