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.

City News

CITY COUNCIL OPENINGS

There will be 3 City Council positions open this year. The deadline for filing is June 1st at noon at the Franklin County Courthouse (Clerk’s office), the cost for filing is $20.00.

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CITY WIDE GARAGE SALES IN JUNE

City Wide garage sales are June 11th and 12th.

Garage Sale

WELLSVILLE POLICE JOB OPENING

The Wellsville Police Department is seeking an intelligent, self-motivated, and community oriented individual with excellent problem-solving skills to join our Police Department as a full-time Patrol Officer. Click here to learn more.

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OFFICER DANNY HACKLER PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF

On Wednesday, February 10th the City Council promoted Officer Danny Hackler to Assistant Police Chief. Assistant Chief Hackler will assume the Chiefs position upon Chief Blair’s retirement June 1st. Assistant Chief Hackler has been in law enforcement over 15 years, served as the Chief of Police for the City of Melvern in a part-time capacity, and has been with the Wellsville Police Department since 2015. Assistant Chief Hackler is community oriented and has been the driving force behind a number of community programs in Wellsville – Cram the Cruiser – (a food drive for the local food bank), Shop with a Cop, and a Holiday Dinner basket program. Please join us in congratulating Assistant Chief Hackler and welcoming him to his new role in our growing community.

Important announcement

WELLSVILLE JOINT RECREATION COMMISSION UPDATE

Wellsville Joint Recreation is in full swing for the summer of 2021. The WJRC board members would like to introduce Bernie Smith as the new director. New programs are being added for youth and adult programs. To keep up with this valuable information, check out WJRC’s website, facebook page, instagram and twitter accounts.

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Utility Terrain Vehicle

UTV Equipment Checklist
(please refer to Ordinance 913 for further operating guidelines)

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.

Do not bag recyclables

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!

Do not flush wipes

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.

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trash

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.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Wed 5-7p.m., Sat 8-11 a.m.
Will run thru September!

Pictures from the Farmers Market

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