Welcome to Cheney, KS!

NEW OFFICE HOURS
Effective January 1, 2015
City Hall Office Hours will be:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 am- 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am-1:00 pm
In case of an emergency:
The maintenance department may be reached at 316-542-3815 -24 hours a day.
The police department may be reached at 316-542-3173 or by dialing 911- 24 hours a day
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Garage Sales
Cheney City-wide garage sales will be held on May 28th, 29th, and 30th.
People may add their garage sales to the list at City Hall for $2.
Lists will be available for pick-up on May 27th.
A permit is not required to hold a garage sale.

A complete list of garage sales from around the State can be found here!!
Severe Weather Safety Program

Severe Weather Soon Will Be Upon Us
Are you prepared? Sedgwick County Emergency Management presents a program developed by the National Weather Service to help educate Sedgwick County citizens about severe weather and ways to stay safe. The following severe weather safety class is FREE of charge for Sedgwick County residents.

Monday, March 30, 6:30 pm
@ Cheney Fire Department (525 N Main St)


Presented by Cody Charvat, Training and Exercise Officer, SCEM
Sponsored by Cheney Police and Fire Departments


Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges; and

 

WHEREAS, the nation’s mayors are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet city needs; and

 

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senor Corps participants address the most pressing challenges facing our cities and counties, from educating students for the jobs of the 21st century and supporting veterans and military families to providing health services and helping communities recover from natural disasters; and

 

WHEREAS, national service expands economic opportunity by creating more sustainable, resilient communities and providing education, career skills, and leadership abilities for those who serve; and

 

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants serve in more than 60,000 locations across the country, including Cheney, bolstering the civic, neighborhood, and faith-based organizations that are so vital to our economic and social well-being; and

 

WHEREAS, more than 12 national service participants of all ages and backgrounds serve in Cheney, providing vital support to city residents and improving the quality of life in our city; and

 

WHEREAS, national service represents a unique public-private partnership that invests in community solutions and leverages non-federal resources to strengthen community impact and increase the return on taxpayer dollars; and

 

WHEREAS, national service participants demonstrate commitment, dedication, and patriotism by making an intensive commitment to service, a commitment that remains with them in their future endeavors; and

 

WHEREAS, the Corporation for National and Community Service shares a priority with mayors nationwide to engage citizens, improve lives, and strengthen communities; and is joining with the National League of Cities, City of Service, and mayors across the country to recognize the impact of service on the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 7, 2015.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Linda Ball Mayor of Cheney, do hereby proclaim April 7, 2015, as National Service Recognition Day, and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our city; to thank those who serve; and to find ways to give back to their communities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set

My hand to be affixed this 12th day of March, 2015

Mayor Linda Ball

10 year Comprehensive Plan (2015-2025)- Help us Plan Cheney's FUTURE!

2014 Citizen Survey Results

2014 Public Involvement Memo


The Cheney City Council adopted Ordinance 873 on December11, 2014 adopting the 2015-2025 Comprehensive Plan. Click here to view the Plan.


A Public Hearing was held on December 2nd at 7 pm at City Hall for the Comprehensive Plan.  A copy of the 2015-2025 Plan is available for review at City Hall.


Community members were asked to complete a survey, which was available online and in their August 1st Utility bills. The survey covered various issues regarding quality of life, city government, parks and recreation, and economic development.The survey closed August 22nd.

 

The City held its first public engagement meeting on May 20th where City Council members, Planning Commission members, and community members shared their ideas on the topic of Cheney’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Input gathered from the meeting, as well as survey results and additional public engagement activities will be compiled and used to create goals and objectives for the city’s 10 year comprehensive plan.

 

Residents are encouraged to complete the survey by August 22, 2014. The survey can be accessed here or by turning the paper copy, located in their August 1st utility bill, into City Hall. Additional questions should be directed to Danielle Young, City Clerk at 316-542-3622 or dyoung@cheneyks.org



 
Cheney Public Library Expansion Project
Click here to read the article featured in the March 2014 edition of the Kansas Government Journal.
Sidewalk Grant Application
The Cheney City Council approved the Sidewalk Installation/Replacement Program for 2015.
The purpose of this policy is to assist homeowners with the installation of new sidewalks that connect to existing sidewalks as well as replacing sidewalks in disrepair.




Criteria for consideration of a sidewalk grant:


Click here for a sidewalk grant application form.


The City of Cheney will reimburse property owners for half (1/2) the cost of public sidewalk, located in the street easement, installation/replacement up to $500.00 per building lot frontage.
Reimbursement will occur based measurements determined by the City at a cost of $2.50 per square foot. Measurements will be rounded to the nearest foot.
Landowners may receive only one grant in 2015        Sidewalk replacements will receive priority and awarded funds first.
Grants will be awarded on a first come basis. The City reserves the right to prioritize some replacements based on severity and need for replacement.
Requests in 2014 not funded may receive priority for 2015 if the program continues.
 If funds are available after all replacement requests have been filled, new sidewalks will be considered on a first come basis.
New sidewalks must link to existing sidewalks.
Sidewalk construction must comply with Cheney city codes regarding specifications for 5’ sidewalks.
The City will pay for the installation of ADA approaches on corner lots and make those arrangements.
A permit is required for sidewalk installations and must be approved by the City building inspector.
Applications must be received at City Hall by October 1, 2015 for consideration.
Construction must be completed by December 15th, 2015 to receive payment.
Payment will be made by check on the regular payment schedule for the City.
The City of Cheney reserves the right to refuse projects based on condition of the sidewalk.
All bad sections or the entire sidewalk must be included in the application.
Looking to Make Cheney Your Home?
The City of Cheney is currently offering an utility incentive for new home starts through Dec 31, 2014. Check out these lots currently for sale that are ready for houses! Cheney offers great K-12 schools, active and growing Main Street, awesome Recreation Department, city swimming pool, numerous park upgrades, 18-hole golf course, and is only a quick 20 minutes from West Wichita. Click on Housing additions to view maps of each development. Contact City Hall (316) 542-3622 with any additional questions!

Amber Park-Great residential lots in neighborhood with several families. Closed Builder, but other builders allowed subject o approval. Contact Dal Eck- (316)942-7402
Quail Creek- Lots available with pond located behind each lot. Closed Builder, but other builders allowed subject to approval. Contact Dal Eck (316) 942-7402.
Back Nine- Lots located in new housing addition on the north side of Cherry Oaks Golf Course. Open builder is allowed. Contact Anita McQueen with ReMax at (620) 727-5647
West Oaks- Fabulous 1.5 acre building sites off the back nine of beautiful Cherry Oaks Golf Course. Site built homes only. Bring your own builder! Contact Pam Veach with Farm and Home Realty at (316) 641-2454 for more details.
DO YOU SMELL GAS?
1. Do NOT use matches or lighters- Extinguish cigarettes or smoking materials.
2. Do NOT use appliances or lights
3. Do NOT use telephone or cell phones near leak
4. LEAVE immediately and call 542-3815 or 911
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