About Wellsville, KS
Established in 1884, Wellsville, Kansas is a community located in the heartland of the nation. Less than an hour from Kansas City, it offers both a simple small town environment and close proximity to the city. With a focus on Midwest values and small town charm, Wellsville offers you everything you need to raise a family or start a business. Learn more.
JULY 7th COURT CANCELLATION NOTICE
With the recent increase in COVID cases in Wellsville, There will be no Court held on July 7th 2020. Cases have been continued to August 4th 2020 at 17:30.
In an attempt to keep everyone as safe as possible, we will once again be making modifications.
If you have a set fine charge and wish to amend your charge to a non-moving violation, you can pay the fine (written on back of ticket) plus $30.00 and it will be amended to a non-moving violation (parking). Letters have been sent out explaining your options. This offer will expire on August 4th 2020.
In an attempt to minimize the in person contact, we ask that the following:
- All non-contested fines be paid by August 1st, or contact us by phone prior to that date.
- If you have a Must Appear Charge, Please contact the City Attorney Patrick Reavey by phone prior to August 4th. Letters have been sent out with this information to those who need to contact him. If you have any questions please call us at 785-883-2296.
If you do not pay or contact the Attorney prior to August 4th, you will need to appear.
On Tuesday July 7th, We will extend window hours for walk in Court payments. Hours will be from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
Only 1 person in the lobby at a time – Please wear a face mask while inside the building and maintain social distancing.
**Reminder there are a variety of ways to make payment.
- Drop Slot – Cash, Check or Money Order (Be sure to put your name on the envelop with payment)
- Mail – Check or Money Order
- Phone – Credit/Debit Card
If you have questions – please call 785-883-2296
Deb Swank – Municipal Court Clerk
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: CITY OF WELLSVILLE WATER WATCH
The City of Wellsville has issued a Water Watch for all water customers, effective immediately. Due to high temperatures, the lack of rain, and a higher than average rate of water usage, the City of Wellsville has experienced increased demand and strain on its water system. If not addressed, this strain could limit the supply of water for essential needs, such as human consumption, sanitation and fire protection. During this water watch, the city asks all customers to practice indoor and outdoor water conservation, including the following tips:
- Water your lawn on the following schedule: Customers north of Fourth Street should irrigate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; customers south of Fourth Street should irrigate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Do not leave sprinklers or hoses unattended. A garden hose can pour out 600 gallons of water or more in only a few hours.
- Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways, steps and sidewalks.
- Repair all leaks. Dripping faucets, for example, might be small leaks but can, over time, use a large amount of water. Leaks inside the toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day.
- Turn off the water while brushing teeth and shaving.
- Only run the dishwasher when it is fully loaded.
- Set your clothes washing machine to the proper water level for the size of the load.
Thank you in advance for your water conservation efforts. For more information, contact the Utilities Department at 785-883-2296.
Reopening Franklin County
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4th & Walnut Project
4th & Walnut storm sewer project consisting of approximately 800 lineal feet of storm sewer pipe ranging in size from 12″ to 60″ diameter, with associated inlets and junction boxes; plus the construction of approximately 400 lineal feet of open channel storm sewer improvements
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Pine Street Project
Pine Street Sanitary Sewer Project consisting of approximately 620 lineal feet of 8″ sanitary sewer replacement, plus the interior lining and rehabilitation of approximately 660 feet of 8″ sanitary sewer, plus the rehabilitation of sewer manholes.
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2020 CHIP & SEAL PROJECT
The 2020 Chip & Seal project will begin May 26th the following streets will be affected. Cedar Lane, Benton, Prairie Lane, Hunt, Oak (between second and fourth), Third Street, Fifth Street, Sixth Street, 10th street, W Second Terrace, W. Third Terr., Walker Drive and South Main Street.
NOTICE: NO PLASTIC BAGS WITH RECYCLABLES
Attn: Ottawa Sanitation has informed us that recycling CANNOT be in Wal-Mart bags or trash bags per the recycling company due to the fact that their machine cannot process them. We were informed the recycling company may stop our recycling service if this keeps happening. This includes the recycling bin at the Public Works Department. Please dump all recycling from the bags into the container and keep the bags. DO NOT put the bags in the container. Thank you for your help with this matter!
NOTICE: DO NOT FLUSH WIPES
You may have seen all the ads on TV lately for “flush able” wipes. Well, it turns out that isn’t exactly the right word to use. That’s because, like a lot of other items would, they’ll flush but they don’t ever dissolve. The Public Works Department says these wipes don’t break down in water, so their treatment plant has to use equipment to pull plastic, wipes (even flush able) rubber gloves, rags, or paper towels out because our sewer system is not designed to handle these items, sometimes their equipment gets clogged or broken by all the wipes and other trash.
CITY ANNOUNCES NATALIE PATTON AS NEW COUNCILMEMBER
March 3, 2020: The City of Wellsville is excited to name Natalie Patton as our newest councilmember. Natalie is taking Kiel Laswell’s place. Natalie has been a resident of Wellsville since 2009. She currently works on a grant funded project under the Kansas State Department of Education called Kansas MTSS & Alignment. Along with her husband Kyle Patton, who works for the City of Olathe and has been the head coach for the WHS Wrestling Team for the last 5 years. Kyle and Natalie have two boys. Natalie has been a member of the Wellsville Days Committee since 2013, and a member of the Family Church since 2014.
Please make sure to set your trash out by 6:00 A.M. on your trash day’s to ensure pickup.
NOTICE: CITY NO LONGER ACCEPTING LEAVES, BRUSH AND YARD DEBRIS
As of December 12th, 2019 the City will no longer be accepting leaves, brush, and yard debris at the City lot. We have had numerous complaints regarding smoke and blowing ash from residents who live nearby that location. That along with the illegal dumping in the brush pile has moved council to ban dumping altogether.
The City is working on an ordinance to allow residents to burn leaves with a permit in their ditches certain times of the year. The Ordinance will be posted when it has passed at a later date.
The Live Healthy Franklin County Coalition, which operates under the direction of the Franklin county Health Department, is currently executing on a 3-year Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. The grant’s purpose is to invest in communities to create sustainable, healthy places where Kansas can live, work, and play in ways that improve the quality of their lives. Specifically, the project aims to increase awareness and community engagement in leading healthy lifestyles through improved access to healthy foods and safe environments for physical activity across seven “pathways”.
The City of Wellsville has been awarded a total of $45,000 in grant money for sidewalks at 4th street and Pendleton. Fourth Street was awarded $30,000 in grant money the City matched funds was $43,500 for a total sidewalk project of $73,500
NewCo Concrete LLC replaced the narrow sidewalks in disrepair with new 5- ft sidewalks along the north side of W. 4th St from Walnut to Ash. The City also put a sidewalk along the South side of 4th from the School parking lot to Walnut.
The second part of the grant is Pendleton, the City received $15,000 in grant money for that project the estimated total cost is $64,805 to install a 5-ft sidewalk on the south side of Pendleton Rd from K33 to Main. This sidewalk will provide safe walking/biking access to the recreation complex, new Casey’s and will connect to 2 main N/S corridors of K33 and Main Street. Project estimated to occur in 2020.
Wed 5-7p.m., Sat 8-11 a.m.
Will run thru September!