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
Upcoming Events
Be sure to check out our community calendar (link above) and our upcoming events in Cheney, Kansas.

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!!

Celebrate Cheney- May 30th at Souder's Farm Museum (39925 W 39th St S). Free will donation for hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream. Concert @ 6 pm. Inflatables for the kids!

Cheney Clean-up Day- June 6th Waste Connections will make one trip around Cheney and pick up large disposal items from the curb for FREE! Please no: Car batteries, oil filters, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks, asbestos materials, explosives, paint (empty and dried paint cans) no hazardous liquids (such as fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, diesel fuel, gas, oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, etc...) tires

Refrigerators, freezers and air conditions must be tagged by a technician and must have the appropriate paper work with it to be disposed of.
Please do not set an entire construction (remodel job) at the street.

No box, bag, or bundle may exceed 40 pounds in weight. Bundles of limbs should be no longer than 4 ft and 1 ft around, and tied neatly.
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/


10 year Comprehensive Plan (2015-2025)

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 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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