City of Belle Plaine, Kansas

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Fall Citywide
Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 29, 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 September 28, 2018 to make a request for assistance.

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

Local Town Hall Meeting

on biofuel plant set for Aug. 14

A Town Hall Meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Belle Plaine Community Center on the proposed biofuel plant.

Greg Northrup, president of VNA Corporation is scheduled to attend to talk about the proposed plant and the company’s plans for the Belle Plaine area. Information from the company’s website about the Sumner County project, can be found by clicking here.

VNA Corporation has been working with Sumner County Economic Development as it develops its local plans. Stacey Davis, director of Sumner County Economic Development, presented information on the plant to the Belle Plaine City Council on Thursday, Aug. 2. Information from SCEDC can be found on its website by clicking here.

The VNA Sumner proposal will go before the Sumner County Planning Commission on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Raymond Frye Complex. The decision by that group goes to the Board of Sumner County Commissioners at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The location of that meeting has yet to be determined.

Eliminate the need to write one check a month

Pay your monthly bill

by bank draft on the 15th

Starting Sept., 15, 2018, 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 will be enforced in 2019.

Pre-applications for housing rehab needed from northwest Belle Plaine

The City of Belle Plaine is again preparing an application for a Housing Rehabilitation grant for local residents and landlords and pre-applications are still needed from the northwest side of town.

The target area for this grant round is north of 4th Avenue (K-55 Highway) and west of Merchant (to include Merchant).

As part of that process, local residents and landlords in the target area are encouraged to submit pre-applications for housing rehab. Residents are asked to submit the pre-applications and urge their neighbors to do the same.

The City is applying for $300,000 in Housing Rehabilitation funding.
The application will be finalized soon, so the pre-applications from homeowners need to be turned in to City Hall as soon as possible.

The program is designed to help low to moderate income residents, whose income is below the following guidelines:

2018 LMI Income Guidelines for Sumner County

1 Person

2 Persons

3 Persons

4 Persons

5 Persons

6 Persons

7 Persons

8 Persons









Note: a qualifying household income level is the combined adjusted gross income, from all sources, for all individuals within the household, excluding full time students. 


For the pre-application for homeowners, click here.

For the pre-application for landlords, click here.


Pet licenses required

Help keep your pets healthy, happy, and safe through vaccinations and a City of Belle Plaine Pet License.

All dogs and cats whose owners live inside the City Limits of Belle Plaine, Ks. are required to have a city license for each pet. Licenses are $5 each if the pet is spayed or neutered. Pets which are not spayed or neutered are $10 each to license.

A current vaccination certificate is required for licensing.

Licensing ensures that all pets are vaccinated and provides a listing for Belle Plaine City Police so owners can be contacted efficiently should their pet escape from their yard.

Contact Belle Plaine City Hall at 620-488-3433 for additional information.

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 2017 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.

New storm siren will provide
improved coverage

The City of Belle Plaine has purchased a new storm siren, bringing a critical update to safety during storm season.

The new siren has been 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 over the coming weeks, as the new equipment is installed and the old sirens evaluated for backup use. Routine testing will be done on the first Monday of each month at 11 a.m., beginning May 2.

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.


Railroad Quiet Zone info

Belle Plaine has been determined to be compliant on all requirements for the designation of a Quiet Zone, according to Michael MacKay, the city’s volunteer consultant for Quiet Zone work.

MacKay reported on the Quiet Zone at the July 5 City Council meeting. At that time, he said the railroad has offered $40,000 for the closure of the 10th Avenue/Line Street crossing. MacKay noted the disappointment in that offer, since a significantly higher amount was mentioned by a previous BNSF employee in meetings with local representatives.

The City Council voted to have MacKay continue to negotiate with BNSF to gain increased payment for the closure of the crossing.

MacKay also told the Council that Federal Highway Administration Section 130 Matching Funds are available if the incentive payment is provided by the railroad. MacKay’s July 5 report to the council can be found by clicking here.

The timeline history of the project can be read here.

The presentation slides from the Council meeting on Nov. 2, 2017 can be seen by clicking here. That presentation includes information about the local effort to implement a Quiet Zone.

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

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



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