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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 Coming!

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.
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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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