City of Belle Plaine, Kansas

Railroad officials to talk about Quiet Zone

The Belle Plaine City Council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, will include a presentation on the Railroad Quiet Zone. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Belle Plaine Community Center (528 N. Merchant) to allow additional seating space for local residents wishing to attend.

Representatives of the Federal Railroad Administration, Kansas Department of Transportation, Sumner County Road and Bridge, and Belle Plaine Township will be present to answer questions about the process.

The presentation slides from the Council meeting on Nov. 2, 2017 can be seen by clicking here.

Sewer Cleaning Notification

Contractors will be cleaning sanitary sewers in Belle Plaine from Tuesday, Feb. 13, to Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. They will begin at about 7 a.m. each day and will be cleaning through most of the day.

Sewer lines can develop air pressure or a partial vacuum from the cleaning process. Usually any excess air pressure or vacuum will dissipate through plumbing vents in a building, but occasionally there are homes with inadequate plumbing vents (no vents, undersized vents, or obstructed vents).

In the case of inadequate venting, air pressure could escape through the toilet, floor, sink, tub or shower drains, causing water to splash out or, a vaccum could draw the water out of your fixture traps causing an unpleasant odor.

To guard against this possibility, please:

  • Cover all floor drains with plastic and place a weight on the plastic.

  • Cover all toilets with plastic and close the lid on the plastic.

  • If you should experience an unpleasant odor, run water into each drain to re-fill the traps.

Water and drains may be used as normal.

The cleaning of sanitary sewers is necessary to help prevent stoppages. The yellow highlighted areas on the map are the areas which will be cleaned this year.

Thank you for your cooperation.

For additional information, call City Hall at 488-3433.

Spring Citywide

Cleanup Day

Saturday, March 24, 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 23, 2018 to make a request for assistance.

Prohibited Items: Tires, wet paint, barrels/drums, appliances containing Freon, or other hazardous materials.

Interim Police Chief sworn in

Belle Plaine Police Sgt. Bill Berry was officially sworn in as Interim Police Chief on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Berry has worked for the department for 12 years and is known in the community for his work with the D.A.R.E. program in local schools.

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 2016 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.

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 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

  • 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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