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CITY HALL OFFICE HOURS

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
 All utility payments must be paid by the last day of the month or utilities will be disconnected.
Due to COVID, the Come Home for Christmas events on Main Street and BINGO have been cancelled. However, the Cheney Light Fight will go on since everyone can social distance from their cars while looking at Christmas Lights AND the Holiday Festival will be an online silent bidding auction. 
 
Sedgwick County implemented a new Emergency Public Health Order on November 24th and it is in effect until January 9, 2021. Mass gatherings are limited to 25. 6' Social Distancing and masks are still required. https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/local-orders/emergency-public-health-order-november-24-2020/


Sedgwick County implemented a Mask Order effective today.
https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/…/5…/july-9-revised-order.pdf
Several changes have been made to our city operations per the Sedgwick County Order:
Employees and individuals inside City Hall, Cherry Oaks Club House, Senior Center, and Pool House will need to wear a face covering unless meeting one of the exemptions outlined in the order.
If sending your child to the pool, please have them prepared to have a face covering when entering the pool house (their towels wrapped around their mouths are allowable face coverings). Masks are not allowed to be worn by swimmers around the outdoor area of the pool. Please abide by 6' social distancing when standing in lines.
You may see instances where our employees throughout the City are not wearing a face covering as some instances may be exempt under the order if it could create a risk to their work or safety.
We hope that by doing our part, businesses will remain open and our children can get back to school in August.
Danielle Young
City Administrator/Clerk
Sedgwick County implemented a Mask Order effective today.
https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/…/5…/july-9-revised-order.pdf
Several changes have been made to our city operations per the Sedgwick County Order:
Employees and individuals inside City Hall, Cherry Oaks Club House, Senior Center, and Pool House will need to wear a face covering unless meeting one of the exemptions outlined in the order.
If sending your child to the pool, please have them prepared to have a face covering when entering the pool house (their towels wrapped around their mouths are allowable face coverings). Masks are not allowed to be worn by swimmers around the outdoor area of the pool. Please abide by 6' social distancing when standing in lines.
You may see instances where our employees throughout the City are not wearing a face covering as some instances may be exempt under the order if it could create a risk to their work or safety.
We hope that by doing our part, businesses will remain open and our children can get back to school in August.
Danielle Young
City Administrator/Clerk

Sedgwick County implemented a new Emergency Public Health Order on November 13th and it is in effect until December 31st. Masks are still required and mass gatherings are now limited to 100 or 50% of the fire code capacity, whichever is less. https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/local-orders/emergency-public-health-order-november-13-2020/

Sedgwick County implemented a Mask Order effective July 10, 2020. It has been continued and is effect until December 9, 2020.
https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/local-orders/emergency-public-health-order-october-20-2020/

Several changes have been made to our city operations per the Sedgwick County Order:
Employees and individuals inside City Hall, Cherry Oaks Club House, Senior Center, and Pool House will need to wear a face covering unless meeting one of the exemptions outlined in the order.

You may see instances where our employees throughout the City are not wearing a face covering as some instances may be exempt under the order if it could create a risk to their work or safety.

We hope that by doing our part, businesses will remain open and our children can remain in school. 

  • The Kansas Eviction Prevention Program is available to provide rental assistance to households affected by COVID
  • https://kshousingcorp.org/eviction-prevention-program/

  • A Food Commodity Distribution has been set-up to provide food to individuals and families that have been displaced from employment due to COVID-19. Please contact City Hall if you are interested in this food program. 

  • Effective April 15th- Governor Kelly has extended the Stay at Home order to May 3rd. ***now expired
  • Effective March 30th- Governor Kelly has issued a "Stay at Home" Order which make the Sedgwick County order inactive. ***now expired

  • Effective March 25th- Sedgwick County has issued a "Stay At Home" Order ***now expired
    For specific questions about the order call (316) 660-9000 or email stayathomefaq@sedgwick.gov
  • Effective March 20th- City Hall and Public Works will restrict public access. Employees will continue working and can assist residents over the phone at 542-3622 or 540-3622 or via fax at 542-0185. Several services are also available on our website and departments can be contact via e-mail. ***update- City Hall is now open. 

  • Court has been cancelled for April. You can make court related payments on our website. Court related questions can be sent to agassmann@cheneyks.org or by calling Angie at 542-3622

  • Parks will remain open at this time; however, the City does not disinfect playground equipment in our public parks; therefore, playground equipment is closed. We encourage everyone to remain active and follow Cheney Recreation Commission's Facebook page for activities. The park shelter is closed for rentals.***update- park shelter is now available 

  • The Police Department will restrict public access. You can call their office line at 542-3173 or their cell phone 24 hours a day at 316-213-5831. All finger printing services have been cancelled. 

  • Activities at the Senior Center have been cancelled until Sedgwick County moves out of Phase II

  • Noon Friendship Meals will still be delivered or can be picked-up beginning March 23rd until further notice. You may contact Sandy at 542-3721 if you need to sign-up for meals or have questions. 

  • Effective March 17, Cheney Public Library will be closed until further notice. During this time, late fees will not be assessed. ****update- Library is now open.

  • We have been contacted by several people hearing that employers are issuing their employees permits to operate on the streets and highways after the roads are closed. PLEASE DO NOT PANIC ABOUT THESE. At this time, there is no need for them in Kansas. These permits were issued without the knowledge of County and local officials. IF a time comes that these may be needed, we will communicate with the employers and residents directly.


For facts about COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the Kansas Department of Health’s (KDHE) website or the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Information from KDHE is given to the CDC, so information regarding Kansas is more up-to-date on KDHE’s website and may be delayed in being reported by the CDC.

www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm

Information from Sedgwick County is also available on their website at https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/


Sidewalk Grant Application
The Cheney City Council approved the Sidewalk Installation/Replacement Program for 2020.
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 two-thirds (2/3) the cost of public sidewalk, located in the street easement, installation/replacement up to $750.00 per building lot frontage.
Reimbursement will occur based measurements determined by the City at a cost of $4.50 per square foot. Measurements will be rounded to the nearest foot.       
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 2019 not funded may receive priority for 2020 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, 2020 for consideration.
Construction must be completed by December 16th, 2020 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.
Tobacco Free Parks- Adopted June 14, 2018
Visiting your local playground or recreational field will now be a more enjoyable experience without cigarette butts littering the ground or the smell of tobacco smoke in the air. Young Lungs at Play! is an initiative promotiong tobacco-free and smoke-free public parks and playgrounds for young people. 

Young Lungs at Play! aims to eliminate children's exposure to secondhand smoke and vapors produced by electronic smoking devices at local public parks, playgrounds and playing fields by educating community service organizations, municipalities, school districts and county government agencies. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment promotes the Young Lungs at Play! initiative throughout Kansas communities to coordinate tobacco-free parks and playgrounds. The initiative also provides no-cost weather-resistant Young Lungs at Play! signs to be posted in those recreation areas. 

Vinita 4H Club member, Cash Young, presented facts regarding tobacco use and second hand smoke to the Cheney City Council on June 14, 2018. Young stated, "1,500 Kansas kids under the age of 18 start smoking every year. Second hand smoke causes 41,000 deaths per year in the U.S." Outdoor tobacoo use has an environment impact as cigarette butts are one of the most littered items in the world and tobacco waste is costly to clean up and can poison our waterways, animals and people. 

The Cheney City Council was receptive to Young's presentation and adopted Ordinance 908 prohibiting Tobacco-use in outdoor recreational areas owned, leased and operated by the City of Cheney on June 14th, 2018. 

Free signs were acquired from KDHE and were hung in locations that are included in the tobacco ban.
The Master Plan was recently designed for the area at MacArthur and South Main (see photos below).

It's amazing to think of everything accomplished on the South Main Complex since 2016. A collaborative effort between Cheney Recreation Commission, the City of Cheney and numerous citizens and volunteers have contributed to the following projects.

2016:

1. A master plan for the land was developed through public input by LK Architecture. 
2. A playground grant was secured by Cheney Recreation for $25,000 to purchase a $50,000 play structure.
3. Dirt work was completed on the north section for future multi-use fields. 
4. Future multi-use fields were seeded in the late fall with the help of a donor.
5. 80 trees were donated by ICTrees and planted by volunteers.
6. A grant was secured for $50,000 to build an additional ball field.
7. The parking lot size was doubled.

2017:

8. Gaga Ball Pit was constructed as an Eagle Scout Project.

9. A grant for $947.50 was secured from KDHE to purchase 5 park benches. 

10. Fourteen trees were donated and planted by the Gorges Family Tree Farm (Value: $1,750)

11. "Cheney" entrance sign was built and funded by Make A Difference Day (Value: $4,095)

12. Dirt work for the additional ball fields was completed and the beginning stages of a pond began. 

12. An electrical transformer and lights were added to the parking lot. 

2018: 

13. Backstop  was erected at newest ballfield. 

14. Sprinkler system was installed and grass was planted at the newest ball field. 

15. Another fourteen trees were donated and planted by the Gorges Family Tree Farm (Value: $1,750)

16. Landscaping was done around the "Cheney" entrance sign. 

17. Perimeter fencing around the newest ballfield was installed.

18. Dugouts at the newest ballfield were built.

19. Bleachers were purchased.

2019:

20. Scoreboard installed (Donated by Citizen's State  Bank $3,305)

21. Sunshades installed above bleacher area at Field 3

22. Concrete was poured around Field 3

23. Field 3 completed - Total cost $122,463 - $50,000 grant

2020:

Looking to Make Cheney Your Home?
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 to 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 540-3124.
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 Farm and Home Realty at (316) 540-3124 for more details.
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