The Belle Plaine City Office will be closed for the following days in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday – Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27.
For the Christmas holidays, the office will be closed Dec. 24-25.
In addition to the holiday closings, the office will also be closed Dec. 29-30 for staff training. On those days, customers can make payments online or through the drop box in the front door.
Residential trash schedules will not be impacted by any remaining holidays in 2015.
Angel Tree application
deadline is Dec. 8
The deadline for applications for families which need assistance with Christmas gifts this year is Dec. 8.
Applications can be picked up at Belle Plaine City Hall but must be completed and mailed to P.O. Box 187, Belle Plaine.
Community Center rental prices change
Small Meeting Room—occupancy limit 13
Large Meeting Room—occupancy limit 30
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
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
- Recycling offered with new contracted 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.
Medicare information available locally
Need help with Medicare Part D - Prescription Drug Coverage? It is available through Sumner
County Senior Services.
Report street light outages
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.
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