Welcome to Cheney, KS!

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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.
SWIMMING POOL INFORMATION
All patrons must have a signed liability waiver on file before entering the pool facility. CLICK HERE FOR WAIVER


No patron or employee currently exhibiting symptoms, or having had symptoms for the past 3 days, of COVID-19 will be allowed to enter the facility.

Hand sanitizer will be available for patrons and staff upon entry and at concession areas.

The use of a mask is encouraged outside of the pool.

High touch areas, such as counters, restrooms, and handrails will be disinfected throughout the day. 

Chairs will not be provided. Guests are allowed to bring their own chairs to sit around the pool deck. Disinfectant will be available for patrons to use to wipe down their chairs. (Chairs may be available later in the season.)

Maintain at least 6' social distancing between you and other people who are not a part of your household. 

Public lockers and drinking fountains will not be in use.

Limited concessions will be available.

No gatherings allowed in the bathroom.

We encourage the purchase of punch cards to limit daily interaction of accepting cash payments. 

Parents and chaperones of children, not lifeguards, are responsible if they would like their children to social distance while in the pool. 

Swimming Pool Phone number: 316-540-6113

  • 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. 

  • Effective March 30th- Governor Kelly has issued a "Stay at Home" Order which make the Sedgwick County order inactive. 

  • Effective March 25th- Sedgwick County has issued a "Stay At Home" Order 
    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

  • 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

  • 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 March 23rd-April 10th. 

  • 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. 

  • 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/


Lots available!!! 

In an effort to encourage the building of new homes, the City of Cheney recently purchased two lots within the Back Nine housing development at the Sheriff’s Tax Foreclosure Auction. The City is accepting bids and they will be reviewed at their monthly Council meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month. 


The two lots available for purchase through the sealed bid process are:

                Lot 16, Block 1 of the Greens at Cherry Oaks Addition

                Lot 1, Block 4 of the Greens at Cherry Oaks Addition


Each lot has Annual Special Assessments that payout in Tax Year 2025.







The lots are being offered for sale subject to the following conditions:

  • Closing costs, including title insurance covering and naming buyer and seller, to be split between buyer and City
  • A home must be built on the lot within 5 years or the City will have the option to purchase the lot back
  • A “First Right of Refusal” provision will be listed in the contract giving the City the first chance to purchase the lot back if the purchaser decides to sell the vacant lot in the future within the next 21 years

To place a bid, contact Cheney City Hall, PO Box I, 131 N Main, Cheney, KS 67025. 


The City of Cheney reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids at the City Council meeting. After a winning bid is accepted by the City, a real estate purchase contract will be executed and closing is expected to occur within 60 days of execution of the contract.


For additional questions, please contact Danielle Young at 316-542-3622 or dyoung@cheneyks.org



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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