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ADDRESS CHANGE EFFECTIVE JULY 1

Due to the recent closure of the New Strawn post office, all correspondence with the City of New Strawn should be addressed to the following address:

215 N. Main St.

New Strawn, KS  66839

This address change is effective as of July 1, 2017

As of October 1, 2017, late fees will no longer be waived for payments mailed to the P.O. Box and received after the due date on the 10th.

 

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NSCIO Halloween Party

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…

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Missed Trash Pick-ups

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.

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NSCIO Halloween Party & Hayrack Rides

NSCIO will be hosting their annual Halloween Party & Hayrack rides on Oct. 31.  Monetary donations or candy may be left at City Hall and will be picked up by a NSCIO member.

New Strawn is thankful for the many volunteers and NSCIO members who make this event such a fun and successful one each year!

To view flyer for event, please click on link below:

Halloween Party 2017

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City-wide Cleanup Week

 

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.

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October Lawn of the Month

 

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!

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City Council Meeting Moved

Due to lack of a quorum, the New Strawn city council meeting on Oct. 12 was adjourned to Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at New Strawn City Hall.

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City Hall Closed

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.

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Holiday Trash Pickup

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, trash pickup will be on Saturday, November 25

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Ho Ho Ho…guess who’s coming to town?

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.

 

Christmas Flyer

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NS Planning Commission Meeting

NEW STRAWN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New Strawn City Hall

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA:

Call to Order

Approve minutes of February 23, 2017 meeting.

Approve minutes of work session August 24, 2017 meeting.

Review letter from Bickley Foster, adoption process for hearings.

Review subdivision regulations.

Adjourn

 

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Strawnfest 2018 Committee Meeting

There will be a meeting held at City Hall on Dec. 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m. for anyone interested in being on the Strawnfest 2018 committee.

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December Council Meeting

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.

December 2017

Dec 2017

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NS Planning Commission Meeting

NEW STRAWN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

New Strawn City Hall

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA:

Call to Order

Approve minutes of February 23, 2017 meeting.

Approve minutes of work session August 24, 2017 meeting.

Review letter from Bickley Foster, adoption process for hearings.

Review subdivision regulations.

Adjourn

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City Hall Closed

CITY HALL

CLOSED

DECEMBER 25-26 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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Trash Pickup

Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule:

Saturday, Dec. 30th

Saturday, Jan. 6th

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Lawn of the Month

December Lawn of the Month Winner!!!

The Stukeys @ 1020 N. Arrowhead Drive

Sooooo MANY great Christmas Displays this year!!  It made it extremely hard to pick just one winner!  Thanks to EVERYONE, all over town, who made New Strawn ‘shine’ this holiday season!

 

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NS Planning Commission Meeting

New Strawn Planning Commission Meeting

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ New Strawn City Hall – 7:00 p.m.

Agenda:

Call to Order

Approve minutes of Dec. 19, 2017 meeting

Change public hearing date from February 6, 2018 to February 27, 2018

Adjourn

 

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Trout are stocked

Trout were stocked in New Strawn City Lake in January. City fishing permits with a trout stamp (which is required through May 1) can be purchased at City Hall, Casey’s, or Coffey County Honda.  You MUST have a city permit as well as a Kansas State fishing license to fish in the City’s lake.
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Code Enforcement

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.

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Additions to Agenda for 2-8-18 Council Meeting

The following additions have been made to the agenda for the February 8, 2018, regular New Strawn City Council meeting:

Under Mayor’s Report:

e.  ADDED:  Amendment to MT Networks Franchise Agreement

Under Correspondence:

c.  ADDED:  USD 244 Rec Comm. Letter

d.  ADDED:  Mediacom Letter

e.  ADDED:  KDHE Water Pollution Control Permit

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Planning Commission meeting

The New Strawn Planning Commission will meet February 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

The agenda will be:

Call to Order

Approve minutes of January 16, 2018 meeting

Amend minutes of December 19, 2017 meeting

Review the procedures for the public hearing February 27, 2018

Adjourn

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Christmas Open House

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. 

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Trout stocked in City Lake

Trout were stocked in New Strawn City Lake in January. City fishing permits with a trout stamp (which is required through May 1) can be purchased at City Hall, Casey’s, or Coffey County Honda.  You MUST have a city permit as well as a Kansas State fishing license to fish in the City’s lake.

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FARMERS MARKET 2019 Wednesdays ~ June 5 – October 16 – City Hall Parking Lot

Farmers Market Rules

WHO MAY SELL

Only growers or producers may sell. A grower or producer is any person offering for sale articles such as fruits, honey, vegetables, edible grains, nuts, berries, plants, flowers, arts, crafts, preserves, jellies, jams, or baked goods, such as breads, cookies, or pies (ITEMS WHICH REQUIRE REFRIGERATION MAY NOT BE SOLD) which have been raised, grown, or created by his/herself, members of his/her family, or by persons in his/her employ. Sellers must be 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult.

WHAT MAY NOT BE SOLD

  • Baked goods which require refrigeration (i.e. cream pies) MAY NOT be sold
  • Home Processed canned goods MAY NOT be sold. (With Exception: jams and jellies)
  • Meat MAY NOT be sold
  • Guns & Knives May Not be sold
  • Rummage/Garage sale items May Not be sold
  • Hazardous Items/Materials (i.e. fireworks, ammunition) May Not be sold
  • Selling of Large or small animals May Not be sold

WHAT MAY BE SOLD

Fresh agricultural produce, arts and crafts, preserves, jams, jellies, honey, bread, and baked goods such as breads, cookies, or pies may be sold. Produce is defined as fruit, vegetables, preserves, honey, bread products, baked goods, flowers, and plants. Produce should be mature but not overripe, void of decay, have good external and internal appearance, and must be clean and free of contamination. Arts and crafts are defined as hand-made arts and crafts.

Shipped-in farm products which cannot be grown or are not in season in Kansas and which are NOT in competition with local products may be sold.

Fresh farm eggs may be sold as nest-run (i.e. ungraded). Such eggs must be sold ONLY to household customers. The eggs must be clean and free from checks. If containers are used for the sale of eggs, they MUST either be new or the old labeling must be removed or marked out completely. If you are selling fertilized eggs, you must advise the buyer of this. While farm fresh eggs do not require immediate refrigeration, you should use common sense in this situation. Be prepared to refrigerate or otherwise keep the eggs cool (not frozen) during long, hot markets.

Further, you might consider taking orders from consumers. NOTE: the eggs must be from the producer’s (i.e. Seller’s) own flock of hens.

HOW PRODUCE MAY BE SOLD

Produce may be sold by weight, volume or count. If selling by weight, your scales are subject to inspection by the Division of Weights and Measures. Only oil-balance and spring scales (stating “Temperature Compensated”) are certified for trade. Therefore, selling by count or volume may prove to be easier. However, you may want scales to give the customer an idea of the weight of the volume being sold. Such a scale should be marked “For Estimate Only”.

Each producer will have the privilege and responsibility to establish prices on his/her own products.

Producer should provide containers (i.e. bags/ sacks) for the consumers.

Each producer should post a sign in a conspicuous manner in his/her area, identifying the producer by name. Lettering must be clearly legible.

All producers should prepare on poster board or cardboard in large print a list of their products and prices, or in some other way indicate the prices of various products.

Just as a reminder, be prepared to make change for the customer.

EXCHANGE AND REFUNDS

Exchange of produce and/or refunds on produce will be left to the discretion of the producer.

STATE TAXATION

Each producer and seller will be responsible for their collection and payment of sales tax.

SCHEDULE

The Farmers Market will begin June 5 and will run through the last Wednesday in October.

The Market is open Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

NO EARLY SET-UPS

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