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
Utility payment extensions will no longer be allowed after August 1st, 2015. All utility payments must be paid by the last day of the month or utilities will be disconnected.
Use Policy for Portable Outdoor Fireplaces, Outdoor Fireplaces and Recreational Fires

PORTABLE OUTDOOR FIREPLACE: A portable, outdoor, solid-fuel-burning fireplace that may be constructed of steel, concrete, clay or other noncombustible material. A portable outdoor fireplace may be open in design, or may be equipped with a small hearth opening and a short chimney or chimney opening in the top. 2012 IFC, 202.

 

RECREATIONAL FIRE: An outdoor fire burning materials other than rubbish where the fuel being burned is not contained in an incinerator, outdoor fireplace, portable outdoor fireplace, barbeque grill or barbeque pit and has a total fuel area of 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes. 2012 IFC, 202.

 

POLICY

The Cheney Fire Department has developed the following policy using the International Fire Code as adopted by the City of Cheney for the basis of the policy.

 

1. Portable outdoor fireplaces shall not be operated within 15 feet of a structure, property line or combustible materials.

2. Portable outdoor fireplaces shall not be used on a combustible deck..

3. Recreational fires must be enclosed by some noncombustible fire ring at least 1 foot in height above the ground and shall not be constructed within 25 feet of a structure, property line or combustible materials.

4. Outdoor fireplaces, other than portable, must be constructed of noncombustible materials and shall not be constructed within 15 feet of a structure, property line or combustible materials unless constructed under the provisions of the International Residential Code.

5. Outdoor fires that are offensive or objectionable because of smoke emissions or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fire hazardous shall be prohibited.

6. Combustible materials which could cause a fire to spread shall be eliminated or at least mowed short in the immediate area prior to ignition.

7. Ashes shall be discarded in a noncombustible container and kept outside of any structure.

8. Only charcoal or clean, dry and seasoned firewood can be used for fuel. Firewood can be a maximum of 2 feet long.

9. Do not use flammable and combustible fluids such as gasoline, alcohol, diesel fuel, kerosene or charcoal fluid to light and relight fires.

10. Trash, garbage, leaves, asphalt, petroleum products, paints, rubber products, plastics, paper, cardboard, treated wood, construction debris, metal or any substance that normally releases toxic emissions, dense smoke, or obnoxious odors when burned shall not be used as fuel.

11. While a fire is burning or smoldering it must be attended at all times.

12. Buckets, shovels, garden hose or a fire extinguisher with a 4A or greater rating shall be readily available for use while a fire is burning or smoldering.

13. Burn bans by the State of Kansas, Sedgwick county, or the City of Cheney shall be strictly enforced.

 

 

This policy is in effect for the City of Cheney.

 

Adopted this 16th day of July, 2015.

Cheney Pool Summer Activities

The Cheney Municipal Swimming Pool will open on Saturday, May 23rd. The pool will be open daily from 1:00-6:00 pm. Daily admission is $3. A family pass (for 4) may be purchased at City Hall for $135, additional family members can be added for $20. Punch cards may be purchased at the Pool for $45, which is good for 20 admissions. Each additional punch card is $40. Punch cards are non-refundable.


New for the 2015 season, adult lap swim will be offered from 6-7 pm on Mondays and Fridays. Lap swim is $1 and begins June 1st.

Three sessions of swimming lessons will be available: June 8th-12th, June 15-19th, and June 22-26th. The cost is $30 for 45 minutes lessons. To sign-up, please contact the Pool.


Family swim will be Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 pm beginning June 24th and go through the end of the season. Admission is only $1.50 and children must be accompanied by an adult.


The pool may be rented for pool parties for $90 for a 2 hour minimum for 50 people or less. If more than 50 people, it is an additional $1 per person. The cost is $40 each additional hour.


Cheney Recreation will be offering water aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-6:45 pm June 15th-August 13th. The fee is $45 and those interested can sign-up through the Cheney Recreation Commission.

A dog swim will be planned for the end of the season.

Attention all Sedgwick County Property Owners:

The new FEMA flood plain map will go into effect in approximately one year. Click on the following link to check out your property to see if they are NOW or are EXPECTED to be in the flood plain map. (posted 4/16/2015)

Click on the link to view the flood plain map:

https://gismaps.sedgwickcounty.org/mabcd/fema/


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 John Mies  at (316) 640-9544 or Farm and Home Realty.
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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