NSCIO will be hosting their annual Halloween Party & Hayrack Rides at the New Strawn Community Building on October 31. If you would like to donate candy or help out with a monetary donation, you can drop those off at City Hall and we’ll make sure NSCIO receives them! More details to come about the event…
Normal residential trash collection occurs every Friday in New Strawn. If Republic Services has a designated holiday which occurs during the week, trash collection will be on Saturday instead. Republic Services usually arrives in town very early, so it’s important to have your trash sitting curbside by 7:30 a.m. Occasionally, a missed pick-up may occur. If that happens, please call City Hall as soon as possible. The driver is now checking with City Hall before leaving town to ensure no one’s trash is forgotten. If you arrive home later in the day and realize your trash did not get picked up, please still notify City Hall. Republic Services is usually able to return on Saturday or the following Monday to make the pick-up. If that is just not feasible, the City may grant you permission to use the dumpster at our city shop. However, it is NOT acceptable to dump your trash under any circumstances at the community building. That dumpster is reserved for folks that rent the building.
New Strawn city-wide cleanup will be held in conjunction with Coffey County’s designated cleanup week on Oct. 16-20th. Residents are encouraged to place items curbside by Monday, Oct. 16. Annual sewer maintenance is also occurring during the week, so city employees will pick up items as time permits throughout the week. Items should be separated into the following piles: brush (no longer than four feet, tied into eight-inch bundles), furniture and treated lumber; metal and regular trash. Items that will NOT be picked up include tires, batteries, paint, hazardous materials and any containers with liquid in them. City employees will only pick up items within city limits.
New Strawn is holding a ‘Lawn of the Month’ contest for October! The lucky winner will receive $25 in Chamber Bucks and will have the ‘Lawn of the Month’ sign placed in their yard. Judging will be on Friday, Oct. 20th so make sure you have all your lights, props and spooky stuff on display that evening for the judges! We’ve got some ‘spooktacularly’ decorated lawns in and around town so be sure and take a cruise to see them!
City Hall will be closed November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving. You may pay your bill online or drop a payment in the box on the front of the building. If you have a water or sewer emergency please call the city superintendent at 620-364-9135.
The City of New Strawn and the Coffey Co. Library – New Strawn Branch will be hosting a Christmas event on December 1. We’ll be decorating and lighting the Christmas tree in front of City Hall, caroling around town and eagerly awaiting an appearance by Santa at 7:15 p.m.! Please click on the link below to view the flyer.
New Strawn City Council will meet on December 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Regular council meetings are held the second Thursday of each month and are always open to the public. To see agenda and consent agenda, please click on links below.
Trout will be stocked in New Strawn City Lake on January 25. City fishing permits with a trout stamp (which is required through May 1) can be purchased at City Hall, Casey’s, Circle B Farm & Ranch & Coffey Co. Honda. You MUST have a city permit as well as a KS State fishing license to fish in the City’s lake.
Enforcement of City Code will be handled in the following manner:
To report a possible City Code violation, please contact City Hall at 620-364-8283 during normal business hours – Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. In some instances and per certain City Code, you may be instructed to come into City Hall to fill out and sign a written complaint. Alleged City Code violations will be investigated by appropriate City officials and the mayor and council will determine the next course of action.
Please join us at our come and go Christmas Open House! We will have refreshments on the 6th, 7th and 10th of December. There will be a sign-up sheet if you are interested in volunteering for community events such as Strawnfest, Halloween Party, Easter Egg Hunt, Community Clean up ideas, etc.