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City Of Wichita

455 North Main Street
316-268-4331

History:

Archaeological evidence indicates that the site of present-day Wichita, which is located at the junction of the Arkansas Rivers in south central Kansas, has served as a trading center and meeting place for at least eleven thousand years. Early inhabitants were nomadic, following the game they hunted throughout the central continent. European explorers may have first visited Kansas in 1541, when the Spaniard Francisco Vasquez de Coronado hunted for the mythical "golden" cities of Quivira. French and American explorers followed in later centuries.

The forces of westward expansion and financial rewards attracted the first white settlers to the area in the 1850s and 1860s, some of whom realized great profits from hunting and trapping the wildlife and trading with the native population. Among them were James R. Mead, Jesse Chisholm, William Greiffenstein, and William Mathewson; men who later shared a vision for a city on the prairie.

The first recorded permanent settlement was a collection of grass houses built in 1863 by the Wichita Indians. Due to the tribe's pro-Union sentiment in the midst of the Civil War, the Wichita moved north from Indian Territory (Oklahoma) under the protection of the U.S. government. J. R. Mead, among others, established profitable businesses trading with the Wichita and supplying the government agency charged with their protection. When the region's native peoples were "removed" to Indian Territory in 1867 to open the area for white settlement, the trading business followed them, using the Wichita site as a base and establishing the Chisholm Trail as a route of transport.

The City of Wichita was incorporated in 1870 as a village due to the efforts of Mead, Greiffenstein and other pioneers, and became county seat of Sedgwick County soon thereafter. A short-lived army post known as Camp Beecher was established nearby, providing a market for local businesses. In 1872, the railroad arrived, and Wichita became the destination for Texas cattle being driven north along the Chisholm Trail for shipment by rail to eastern markets. This industry coupled with the grain and milling market, led to rapid growth of the community. By 1886 Wichita was incorporated as a city of first class, and was established as the region's principal city.

Just as the city experienced its initial growth during the post-Civil War era, so did the periods of the two 20th-century world wars bring further development. In 1917, the first plane, the Cessna Comet, was manufactured in Wichita. Over the course of the inter-war years, this industry would grow to establish Wichita as the "air capital." World War II brought thousands of aircraft manufacturing jobs to the city in the early 1940's, resulting in a population explosion. Activation of the Wichita Air Force Base (renamed McConnell in 1954) in 1951 attracted thousands more. The entrepreneurial spirit that prompted Wichita's founding continued in the development of several companies that would rise to national prominence, such as Mentholatum, Boeing, Beech, Lear, Cessna, Coleman, White Castle, Pizza Hut, and Koch Industries.

Wichita today reflects the impact of each development throughout its history. Evidence of these eras can still be seen in the city's architectural heritage. From the mansions of the early cattlemen to the industrial buildings of the 20th century, the spirit of those who built Wichita into a manufacturing, financial, educational and cultural center lives on.

Upcoming Events at City Of Wichita

Police and Fire Retirement Board Meeting

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021 at 1:00pm
Wichita City Hall
Wichita, KS
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Recent News

WPD Investigating Overnight Shooting

At approximately 2 am on Tuesday, WPD Officers heard multiple shots near the area of the Patrol North substation. A 911 call was then dispatched regarding a shooting in the 1500 block of N. Chautauqua. As officers were en route to that location,…

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Wichita Police Officer Charged

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Thomas Wallace was charged for one count of sexual exploitation of a child by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s (DA) Office.  The charging determination as to a second case involving an…

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Council Attendance Week

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. There is…

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Wichita Police Department Identifies Hit and Run Victim

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 43-year-old Matthew Golden of Wichita as the victim of a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred overnight Saturday night. At midnight on Saturday night, WPD Officers were in the area of 3400 S…

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Wichita City Celebrates the Completion of the Harry St. Bridget Project

The City of Wichita celebrated the completion of the Harry St. Bridge Project with a ribbon cutting today. The five million dollar project significantly improved traffic, pedestrian and bicyclist safety by reconfiguring the bridge to three lanes of…

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Library Board of Director Mtg June 15, 2021

Wichita Public Library Board of Directors Meeting June 15, 2021  12:00 P.M. Advanced Learning Library 711 W 2nd St Wichita, KS 67203 Due to COVID-19 concerns, the meeting will be held using REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. To view: YouTube…

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Board of Park Commissioners June 14

Board of Park Commissioners June 14, 2021  3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Broadcast live on City of Wichita YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7).  …

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Wichita Police Department News - June 10, 2021

Wichita, WPD needs your help locating missing 53-year-old Darren Walker of Wichita. He was last seen on May 20th at his home in the 400 block of West Central. He is described as 5’10 tall, 175 pounds, green eyes and white hair. He was…

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Airport Park and Ride Lot to Reopen

The Park & Ride lot at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport will reopen on Monday, June 28. This lot has been closed since April of last year due to the pandemic. Passenger volumes are now increasing enough to justify the reopening of the lot. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Accidental Shooting Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 23-year-old Christian Lehl of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery, criminal use of weapons, and outstanding warrants. At approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee June 10

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (MAPC) SUBDIVISION AND UTILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE June 10, 2021  9:30 A.M. City Hall City Council Chambers 1st floor 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting…

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Council Attendance Week of June 6, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. There is…

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Wichita Police Department News - Hit and Run Investigation

The Wichita Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run that critically injured a 26-year-old female. At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a hit-and-run injury accident at Douglas and Greenwood.  Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 42-year-old Tamica Johnson on a charge of attempted first-degree murder, criminal damage to property, driving under the influence, and transporting an open container. At approximately 10:50…

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Wichita Police Department News - Hit and Run Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 18-year-old Bricetin Wedel of Wichita on a charge of aggravated battery and two counts of hit and run, stemming from a hit and run investigation that critically injured a 26-year-old female. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Burglary Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a burglary of a detached garage on North Crestview Lake.  Four WPD officers received minor injuries in the incident. At approximately 9:40 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a…

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Public Information Unit Office of the Chief of Police Cases Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Jacob Caddell of Wichita for armed robbery stemming from a recent armed robbery investigation.  Additionally, he was arrested on Tuesday for flee and elude and obstruct, stemming from…

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO)

City Council Members May Attend. Meeting agenda and packet HERE 1. Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of June 8, 2021 Agenda B. Approval of May 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes C. TPB Chairman’s Report i. Director’s Report…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 37-year-old James Hirsh of Wichita on three counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated criminal threat. At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a disturbance…

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Sexual Assault Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 18-year-old David Clark of Wichita on two counts of rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery and 19-year-old Ethan Garrett of Wichita on one count of rape and one count of aggravated sexual…

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Update on Central and Hillside Incident

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Jacob Caddell of Wichita on charges of hit and run, flee and elude and obstruct. At approximately 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, a WPD officer was traveling westbound on Kellogg WPD officer…

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Sexual Assault Investigation, 18th and Arkansas

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an aggravated sexual assault and is requesting any information from the public. At approximately 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a sexual assault report at 20th Street North…

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Wichita Police Department News - June 2, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 19-year-old Tayveon Franklin of Wichita for aggravated battery. At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a shooting at a home in the 1100 block of West 55th Street South. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - Accidental Shooting

At approximately 11:20 p.m. on Monday, a WPD officer was patrolling through the apartment complex in the 8800 block of East Harry when he heard shouting. The officer located a 12-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his hand and a 15-year-old boy…

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Media Advisory Fatality Accident, Maple, and Martinson

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 33-year-old Scott Cabrales of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery, driving under the influence, and no proof of insurance. The arrest stems from an injury accident that fatally injured…

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City Of Wichita News - Two Case Updates as of May 30, 2021

CASE - 1: The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 32-year-old Michael Walker of Wichita for two counts of aggravated battery, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspected license, and driving on the right side…

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Council Attendance Week of May 30, 2021

Media Advisory Council Attendance City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission June 3, 2021

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (MAPC) June 3, 2021  1:30 P.M. City Hall City Council Chambers 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 NOTE: The Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meeting has been cancelled due to…

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WPD Identifies Overnight Fatality Victim

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 32-year-old Kasondra Mantey of Wichita as the victim of a fatal car accident that occurred Wednesday night. Just before midnight last night, WPD Officers were dispatched to a single-vehicle injury…

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Two Arrested in Wednesday Afternoon Shooting

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old male in connection to a shooting that injured another 15-year-old male on Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 4 pm Wednesday, WPD Officers responded to a…

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Honor365 Announcing Honor Walk Ceremony to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Wichita, KS -- Honor365®, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, invites the public to attend an Honor Walk Ceremony on May 29, 2021, at, 10:00am, at Kansas Firefighters Museum (1300 South Broadway). The focus of the 1-hour program and walk is to…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Juvenile Shooting

At approximately 1:30 pm on Monday, Wichita Police Officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of S. Yale for reports of gunshots heard in the area. A Witness reported a vehicle leaving the area with adults and one child. That vehicle arrived at an…

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MABCD Board of Appeals Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda for May 26, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85488732682?pwd=cDNGNy93NXlkOGlsVy9rOHM0aXVuZz09 You may also dial in using your phone: (312) 626-6799 Meeting…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of May 22, 2021

On Tuesday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m., City Council will hold a regularly scheduled consent meeting and workshop in the board room at City Hall with topics including the Northwest Wichita Water Facility. The media and public may view the workshop…

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Propel Revolving Loan Program Launches May 24, 2021

The City of Wichita announced the creation of the PROPEL (Providing Resources & Opportunities for Proprietors, Entrepreneurs & Lenders) District 1 loan fund today. The low-interest, short-term revolving loan program is designed to make…

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Wichita Police Department News - May 20, 2021

Wichita, KS -- WPD needs your assistance locating 26-year-old David Hogan, who is wanted in connection to two indecent exposure cases and for a warrant through the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC). At approximately 1:15 a.m. today, officers…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Arrests, 1600 E. Pawnee

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 19-year-old Shaniah Brown of Wichita and 19-year-old Trelon Woods of Wichita, both on two counts of aggravated battery and shooting into an occupied vehicle. At approximately 9:20 a.m. today,…

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Wichita Police Department News - May 19, 2021

Wichita - WPD needs your assistance in locating 24-year-old Bennie Ward. He was last seen at his home in the 2700 block of South Seneca at approximately 1:30 a.m., and last seen wearing dark shorts and a white polo shirt with black stripes.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery

21C029209 Aggravated Battery 2100 N. Ash 05-18-21 4:00 a.m. At approximately 4 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting call in the 2100 block of North Ash.  A calling party advised of a vehicle also leaving the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 2400 North Green

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 34-year-old Joy Wilson of Wichita on a charge of first-degree murder stemming from a shooting that fatally injured her sister, 40-year-old Shawna Webb of Wichita. At approximately 5:20 a.m.…

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City Reviewing Health Guidelines on Masks

The City of Wichita is closely reviewing revised Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines issued, Thursday, May 13, 2021, and is conferring with local officials, including the Sedgwick County Health Department, to…

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Riverfront Stadium Parking Resources

We are thrilled to see all of the excitement leading up to tonight’s first Wichita Wind Surge game at Riverfront Stadium. In case you may find it useful, please find attached a map of parking available for tonight’s game. Please feel…

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Wichita Named Finalist for National Award in Parks and Recreation Management

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), announced the City of Wichita Park and Recreation Department as a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal…

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Wichita Police Department Shooting Investigation, Murdock and Broadway

At approximately 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting call at QuikTrip located at Murdock and Broadway. Upon arrival, officers located a 39-year-old male victim in an alleyway near the business with a gunshot wound to his…

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Wichita Police Department Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 41-year-old Laroy West of Wichita on charges of attempted 1st-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm stemming from a shooting on Wednesday that critically injured a 39-year-old male…

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Wichita Police Department Identifies Overnight Homicide Victim

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 18-year-old Fernando Recio of Wichita as the victim of a homicide that occurred overnight on Monday. Shortly before midnight on Monday night, Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of South…

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Wichita Police Department News - Kellogg Traffic Enforcement

Wichita, KS -- On April 29th, the Wichita Police Department (WPD) and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) issued 248 citations for traffic violations along Kellogg. The citations were issued as part of a special traffic enforcement effort conducted by both…

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Wichita District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of May 2, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. DAB 5 will allow in person attendance. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join.   District 1 …

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Update, 3800 West 13th Street North

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) needs the community’s help in identifying suspects in Sunday’s shooting that fatally injured 17-year-old Erik Stokes of Wichita. Through the investigation, detectives have determined the two pictured…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of April 18, 2021

On Tuesday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m., City Council will hold a regularly scheduled consent meeting and workshop in the board room at City Hall with topics including ICT-1, WPD focused deterrence strategy and a code of ethics discussion. The media…

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Wichita State University and City of Wichita to Conduct Litter Study

Wichita Litter Study aims to help local leaders make decisions about how to reduce litter in Wichita Wichita, KS -- The Environmental Finance Center at Wichita State University is partnering with the Wichita City Council task force to conduct a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Simple Battery Arest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 51-year-old Tyrone Inkelaar of Wichita on a charge of simple battery. At approximately 11:45 a.m. today, officers responded to an off-duty officer in trouble call at Kellogg and Meridian. Officers…

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WPD Needs Your Assistance on Case

On Sunday, April 11, WPD responded to approximately 12 calls of drive-by's or shots being fired, and again on Sunday, April 18, during the same general time period and general area, WPD responded to approximately 17 to 18 calls of drive by's or…

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Crime Stoppers Approves Over $2,000 in Rewards

WICHITA, Kan - Crime Stoppers of Wichita – Sedgwick County has approved more than $2,000 in rewards to be paid to anonymous tipsters for tips received in the months of February and March. At their April board meeting, Crime Stoppers board…

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Wichita Police Department News - April 15, 2021

The Wichita police department (WPD) is investigating an aggravated battery incident involving two Wichita men, ages 29 and 34 At approximately 11:12 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting call in the area of Kellogg and Meridian. Upon…

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Cowtown Hosting Monthly Community Fair

Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., is launching a monthly Community Fair Day. From noon to 5 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month, Cowtown will host a free community fair featuring local artists and vendors. The inaugural event is on…

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Wichita Police Department Announces Brush Up Broadway Event on May 1, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is continuing its partnership with businesses and residents along the Broadway corridor by hosting an upcoming neighborhood cleanup event. The “Brush Up Broadway” event will occur on Saturday, May 1st…

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Wichita Police Department Receives Multiple Awards from ATF

Wichita Police Department (WPD) staff are receiving awards from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regarding an in-depth investigation of a serial shooter last year.  Additionally, WPD, Wichita ATF Field Office, and…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Overnight Homicide

At approximately 3:00 this morning, Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers responded to a shooting call in the 5100 block of E 2nd Street. Upon arrival, they located a 20-year-old male in the backyard of a home in the 200 block of North Battin.…

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Water Conservation Rebate Program Renewed for 2021

The Wichita City Council approved $100,000 for the continuation of the Water Conservation Rebate Program. The program encourages residents to purchase water-saving household devices by offering rebates in the form of a credit to their water account.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery

At approximately 6:40 a.m. today, officers responded to an aggravated battery call at a home in the 400 block of North Glenn. Upon arrival, officers contacted a 29-year-old male who was injured.  He was taken to an area hospital for treatment…

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Agg Assault, Poss of Meth, Firearm, and Explosive Device Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 25-year-old Eri Mendoza of Wichita on charges of aggravated assault, possession of methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm, criminal possession of an explosive device, criminal use of an…

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Wichita Police Department News - WPD Investigating Shooting Incident

At approximately 6 pm on Thursday, Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers responded to a shooting call in the 2600 block of N Broadway. After arriving on scene, Officers located a 34-year-old male inside a business at the location with multiple…

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District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of April 5, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. DAB 5 will allow in person attendance. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, April 5, 2021…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Arrest, 2300 North Broadway

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 62-year-old Ken Thomas of Wichita for two counts of aggravated battery. At approximately 10:35 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a shooting in the 2300 block of North Broadway. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - April 4, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 63-year-old Ernest Coburn of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and criminal damage to property. At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a…

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Wichita Fire Department Enforcing April Burn Ban

City of Wichita officials want to remind residents that open burning in certain areas of the state, including Wichita, is restricted during the month of April. This burn ban is imposed in 16 counties by the State of Kansas through the entire month…

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City of Wichita Facility Mask Usage

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Wichita continues to require employees and visitors to all City facilities, including individuals who have received a vaccination, to…

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Wichita Police Department News - Pawnee and Mosley Fatality Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 29-year-old Kyle Eaton of Wichita as the victim of Tuesday's fatality accident at Pawnee and Mosley. At approximately 9 pm Tuesday, WPD Officers were dispatched to an injury accident at Pawnee and…

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Brooks Landfill Closing - Due to High Winds

Brooks C&D Landfill will close today at 1 p.m. due to a wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service. Sustained high winds with gusts up to 50 mph or over are expected. Winds this strong can cause property damage and flying debris, and…

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Wichita Police Department News - March 27, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 31-year-old Charity Blackmon of Wichita on charges of 1st-degree murder. The arrest stems from a shooting investigation that fatally injured 54-year-old Merrill Rabus of Wichita. At approximately…

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Wichita Police Department News - Arrest Made In Multi-Agency Investigation

At approximately 11 pm on Tuesday, 46-year-old Michael Taylor of Ohio was booked into the Sedgwick County Adult Detention Facility on a Federal hold. His arrest stems from a multi-agency investigation involving the Wichita Police Department, Wichita…

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Crash Involving Fleeing Suspect

At approximately 2 am this morning, WPD Officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle in the area of 31st Street South and Broadway. The driver of the car refused to stop. During the pursuit, the suspect turned into a patrol car at the intersection…

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Unlawful Voluntary Sexual Relations Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 41-year-old Matthew McFarren of Wichita for Unlawful Voluntary Sexual Relations in violation of K.S.A. 21-5512.  McFarren was a High School teacher at Trinity Academy. In March, WPD…

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Wichita Police Department News - Officer-Involved Shooting

Shortly before 9 pm Thursday, Wichita Police Department (WPD) Patrol East officers were dispatched to the 900 block of South Rock Road for a Domestic Violence call. A caller had reported her friend, a 37-year-old female, was being threatened by her…

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Domestic Violence Call Leads to Pursuit and Crash

At approximately 10 pm on Tuesday, Patrol West Officers responded to the 300 block on N Nevada for a Domestic Violence call. The caller had reported a disturbance inside a home in the area involving a weapon. After officers arrived, the victim was…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified

Victim Identified in Tuesday Night Accident The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 54-year-old Michelle Truong of Wichita as the victim of a fatal accident that occurred Tuesday night. At approximately 9 pm Tuesday, Officers responded…

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Wichita Police Department Investigates Multiple ATM Crimes

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating multiple incidents of theft from ATMs within the city. In addition, the WPD is asking for the public's help in identifying the individuals involved. At approximately 4 am on March 3, 2021, two…

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WPD 150th- Anniversary Commemorative Shirts

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) continues celebrating its 150th anniversary by creating an online store for citizens and employees to purchase commemorative shirts. The online store can be accessed by visiting the following link:…

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Wichita Public Library Presents Spring Gardening Series

The Wichita Public Library has partnered with K-State Research and Extension-Sedgwick County for the Spring Gardening Series at 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings from March 25-April 22 online via Zoom. Registration is now open at…

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Wichita Police Department Investigates Tuesday, March 16th Night Shooting

Shortly before 10 pm on Tuesday, March 16th, Patrol South Officers responded to the 2600 block of S Topeka for a shooting call. A caller had reported that a female had been shot and had left the location in a vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle…

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Tourism Business Improvement District Meeting Notice for March 22, 2021

Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) Meeting Agenda Wichita Marriott Ballroom 9100 E. Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS Monday, March 22, 2021 11:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. - Approve Minutes - 2021 Hotel Promotion - 2022 Scope of Services -…

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Jared Cerullo Selected as District 3 Council Member

Wichita City Council members selected Jared Cerullo to fill the District 3 City Council seat at the March 16 Council meeting. Cerullo will be sworn in at the Tuesday, March 23, 2021, City Council consent meeting. Cerullo will be the interim…

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Wichita Police Department News - Sexual Assault Arrest, 1500 East Harry

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 32-year-old Arden Vanhorn of Wichita on charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery strangulation, aggravated battery other, two counts of aggravated sodomy, two counts of rape, obstruct,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Multiple Burglaries Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 42-year-old Robert J. Anderson III of Wichita for the following charges: - 19 counts to burglary; - Two counts of aggravated burglary; - Ten counts of attempted burglary; - 13…

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Daylight Saving Time a Reminder to Check Smoke Alarms

Wichita Fire Department (WFD) officials are reminding residents to test their smoke alarms and install new batteries this weekend. The time will spring ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. More than 66 percent of home fire deaths…

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Wichita Police Department :Silver Alert

WPD needs your help locating 71-year-old Kay Weeks. She was last seen at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in the 1100 block of West 26th Street. She is described as 5'04", and 140lbs. She was wearing a cream-colored long sleeve shirt and brown…

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WPSymphony At Home Continues

WPS At Home continues this month as we focus on wellness. This month features a curated playlist focused on Biking. Click the links below to enjoy the music. This series is sponsored by Frye Regional Medical Center. WPS At Home | Biking Listen…

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Wichita Police Department News - Sexual Assualt Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a sexual assault case. At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Mar 4th, officers were dispatched to a sexual assault case that occurred at 1500 block of West Pawnee. Upon arrival, officers…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 41-year-old James E. Brown of Wichita, and he has been charged by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office on charges of attempted 2nd-degree murder, cruelty to animals, and aggravated…

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Wichita Police Department : Please Disseminate

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) needs your help in locating 41-year-old James E. Brown of Wichita.  He is wanted on charges stemming from an aggravated battery – domestic violence and animal cruelty investigation and a second…

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Fatality Accident Victims Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 70-year-old Cheryl Sigle of Wichita, 72-year-old Dennis Sigle of Wichita and 25-year-old Isaiah Ragazzone as the victims of a fatal accident that occurred on Friday. On February 26, 2021 at…

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Prescribed Fires Planned for March in Chisholm Creek Park

During March, the City of Wichita Park & Recreation Department is scheduling prescribed fire maintenance in Chisholm Creek Park, 3228 N Oliver. Weather conditions will determine the exact dates of the prescribed burns. The prescribed fires will…

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Arrests Made in Injured Officers Case

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 46-year-old James Hathom of Wichita on charges of reckless aggravated battery, burglary, theft, criminal possession of a firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia and 43-year-old Tiffany Vulgamore…

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Silver Alert Cancelled - Robert Whitfield

WPD needs your help locating 74-year-old Robert Whitfield. Robert was last seen leaving his residence in the 1900 block of North Keith Ct. in Wichita. He left around 10:30 this morning to go to his son's house but never arrived. Robert is…

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Wichita Police Department Kids Clothing Drive

Patrol East Community Policing is partnering with the Community Support Specialists to help Wichita kids in need. Items Needed: -New Socks -New Underwear -New/gently used shoes -New/gently used blankets CSS partners…

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District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of March 1, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, March 1, 2021 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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Wichita Police Department News: I- 235/ S. Meridian Fatality Collision

On February 26, 2021 at approximately 3:05 PM Patrol South officers were dispatched to an injury collision in the intersection of S Meridian and I-235 in Wichita. Several calls were made to 911 regarding the collision, and one of those callers…

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MABCD Board of Appeals Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm AirHeating and Boilers Meeting Notice

METROPOLITAN AREA BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT (MABCD) BOARD OF APPEALS OF REFRIGERATION, AIR CONDITIONING, WARM AIR HEATING AND BOILERS March 4th, 2021 - 9:00 a.m. MABCD – Third Floor Training Room The Ronald Reagan…

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Sexual Battery Arrest

On February 24, 2021 at approximately 12:46 p.m. a citizen reported being groped and followed by an unknown male while walking into work in the 300 block of North Main in Wichita. Patrol South Officers responded to take the report, and they…

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City Council Meetings Reopen to Public at City Hall

The City of Wichita is reopening City Hall, 455 N. Main, to the public to attend or speak at City Council meetings in the first floor City Council chambers beginning at the 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 2 City Council meeting. There will continue to be…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, 2600 N. Bullinger

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 22-year-old Deajuan C. Smith of Wichita on a charge of 1st degree murder. At approximately 4 a.m., Friday, Jan. 1, officers responded to a shooting at a home in the 2600 block of North…

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Wichita City Extending Facility Closures to Conserve Energy

In the interest of conserving energy, the City of Wichita is extending the closure of multiple public facilities through the end of day Thursday, February 18. The building shutdowns are a temporary and a precautionary measure that the City is…

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Housing Leaders Announce $200 Million In Statewide Rental Assistance

Kansans struggling to cover rent and utility payments due to COVID may qualify for up to 12 months of emergency assistance thanks to new federal relief. The initiative, funded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations…

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New Study Finds Low Risk of Covid-19 Transmission at Airports

Ensuring the health, safety and security of the traveling public and airport workers is our top priority. Since the very beginning of the pandemic, Wichita Eisenhower National Airport has taken aggressive and proactive steps to limit the spread of…

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City to Hold Town Halls on Places for People Plan

The City of Wichita Planning Department is hosting three Facebook Live Town Hall events to gather feedback on the Wichita: Places for People plan. The events will take place on the City of Wichita Facebook page and cover the following topics: -…

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Tourism Business Improvement District For February 17, 2021

TOURISM BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (TBID) Wednesday, February 17, 2021  11:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M. Wichita Marriott Wichita Ballroom 9100 E Corporate Hills Drive Wichita, KS 67207…

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Five Candidates Selected for Consideration for District 3 Vacancy

The District 3 Advisory Board conducted interviews for the interim District 3 City Council seat during a special meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. The meeting was broadcast on the City of Wichita YouTube page. The District 3 Advisory Board…

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Felony Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 34-year-old Kevin Palmer of Wichita on a charge of felony murder. At approximately 12 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a call of a grey Ford Escape traveling westbound on Kellogg at Meridian…

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Fatal Accident Investigation, 3200 West Central

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in Sunday’s fatal accident as 32-year-old Jared Browning of Wichita. At approximately 1:30 a.m., officers responded to a rollover crash at Central and Zoo Boulevard. Upon…

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City Of Wichita News: Holiday-Related Closures, Hours

In observance of the upcoming President’s Day holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours per below: Closed Saturday, Feb. 13: Mid-America All-Indian Museum. Closed Monday, Feb. 15: City Hall,…

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Criminal Homicide Arrest, 1000 West 24th Street North

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 16-year-old male on a charge of felony murder, stemming from a shooting that fatally injured 14-year-old Jesus Fernandez of Wichita. WPD previously arrested a 17-year-old in the investigation. …

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City Of Wichita: 400 West Hazel Court

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a shooting at a home in the 400 block of West Hazel Court. Upon arrival, officers located a 30-year-old female who had been shot.  She was transported to an area hospital for…

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Nomination To Recognize Excellent Public Service Employees Opens

Beginning today, residents are encouraged to nominate public service employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. Now in its 33rd year, the award recognizes employees from the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public…

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Wichita Police Officer Arrested

On Friday, Feb 5th, afternoon Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Thomas Wallace was booked into the County Jail on two counts of misdemeanor stalking. WPD officials learned of Wallace possibly stalking a woman known to him, stemming from an…

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District 3 City Council Candidate Interviews Scheduled

The District 3 Advisory Board will conduct interviews for the interim District 3 City Council seat during a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at City Hall, 455 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67202. Residents and media may watch the…

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Wichita Police Department News - February 4, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is searching for a suspect of an aggravated robbery incident. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday, officers responded to South Madison Avenue and East Skinner Street. Upon officers’ arrival, they contacted a…

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Two Arrested for Residential Burglary

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 31-year-old Andrew Hastings of Wichita on charges of burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal damage to property, and three city of Wichita outstanding warrants. WPD has also arrested…

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Criminal Homicide Investigation Update, 1000 N. Ash

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has located 18-year-old Kaylah Blackmon and her grey 2005 Ford Escape.  WPD previously alerted the public that Blackmon may be in danger and needing to find her Ford Escape after her 17-year-old boyfriend…

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Metropolitan Area Building And Construction Department(Mabcd)Board Of Electrical Appeals,February 9,2021

AGENDAMETROPOLITAN AREA BUILDING&CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT(MABCD) BOARD OF ELECTRICAL APPEALS Tuesday,February 9,2021 –3:00p.m. RONALD REAGAN BUILDING 271 W 3rdSt –3rdFLOOR LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM “A” -#318 WICHITA, KS…

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Fatal Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 62-year-old Patrick Stramel of Wichita as the victim of a fatal accident Friday evening. At approximately 6:50 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to an injury accident at North Broadway Avenue and…

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Tax Assistance Available for Wichita Residents

The City of Wichita, in partnership with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation Tax-Aide, provides free tax preparation at the Wichita neighborhood resource centers each year from February-April. Assistance is by appointment…

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Face Mask Security Directive at Airports

On Sunday, January 31, the TSA issued a Security Directive to airport operators, aircraft operators and ground transportation providers. The directive is intended to implement the CDC mask order in accordance with the Executive Order on promoting…

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Criminal Homicide Investigation, 1000 N. Ash

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in Monday’s criminal homicide investigation as 17-year-old Michael Beasley of Wichita.  Additionally, regarding this investigation, WPD needs help locating 18-year-old Kaylah…

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District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of February 1, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, February 1, 2021 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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KTA Opens New Cashless Tolling Exit to WB Kellogg on Monday, February 1, 2021

WICHITA, KS - A new, cashless exit from the Kansas Turnpike to US 54/Kellogg Avenue is scheduled to open during the morning on Monday, February 1, with a virtual celebration. The exit is another milestone for the East Kellogg improvement projects…

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Free Educational Child Care Available at TOP Early Learning Centers

Wichita, KS -– The Fidelity Bank Foundation and TOP (The Opportunity Project) Early Learning Centers have partnered to offer 27 early childhood education scholarships. The scholarships have been established to assist parents who have lost…

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Artists Needed for Chester Lewis Park Redesign Project

The City of Wichita, along with project’s art consultant, Mulberry Creative, are encouraging Kansas-based artists to apply for a chance to work on the Chester I. Lewis Park redesign project. The park, named for the late prominent local…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting For January 25, 2021

City Council Members May Attend. Link to Agenda (online agenda contains hyperlinks to several meeting topics): https://bbf89d44-63a6-4b4b-9930-7f4178afa979.usrfiles.com/ugd/bbf89d_5674d6cb91074f358ae50fbeed613ac3.pdf Meeting Agenda: 1. Welcome …

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Update as of January 14, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in Wednesday’s criminal homicide investigation as 34-year-old Michael Montgomery of Wichita. WPD previously arrested Montgomery’s cousin, 39-year-old Jason Payne, in…

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Wichita Police Department News - January 10, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a reckless aggravated battery incident that injured a 3-year-old male. At approximately 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, officers responded to a shooting at a residence in the 4900 block of East Harry.…

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Media Release Holiday-Related Closures, Hours

In observance of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours per below: Closed Saturday, Jan. 16: Mid-America All-Indian Museum. Closed Monday, Jan. 18: City Hall, neighborhood…

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Community Corrections Advisory Board (Cab) Thursday, January 14, 2021

AGENDA COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD January 14, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Adult Residential/Work Release- 622 E. Central and via Zoom I.    Introductions and Announcements II.    Approval of Minutes…

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Public Review and Comment Opportunity - UPWP 2021

A public review and comment period is now open for the revised 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). Comments will be accepted until Monday, February 8th at 5:00 PM .   The UPWP lists and describes the planning…

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Wichita Police Department News - January 9, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in the fatal accident from this morning as 44-year-old John Eyster of Wichita. At approximately 12:20 a.m., on Jan 9th, officers contacted the suspect who was driving erratically in the…

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Wichita Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board - January 11, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/216708517 Join by phone: (646) 749-3122 Access code 216-708-517 Public comments or questions may be sent to lparker@wichita.gov…

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City Of Wichita Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Notice - January 11, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Broadcast live on City of Wichita YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7). Public comments can be emailed to WichitaParkandRec@wichita.gov no later than Monday,…

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District 3 Vacant Seat Candidacy Materials

Click Here for more information on District 3 Vacant Seat Candidacy Materials.

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Wichita Police Department News - Involuntary Manslaughter Investigation

The Wichita Police Department has identified 26-year-old Sharrod Rollen of Wichita as the victim of a manslaughter investigation. At approximately 12:45 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to an assist EMS call at an apartment complex in the 1000…

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Golf Advisory Committee Special Meeting Notice

Thursday, January 7, 2020 4:00-5:00 P.M. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions regarding Size of gatherings, the meeting will be held virtually and will be streaming live on the Wichita Public Golf Courses Facebook page. Item…

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‘Dr. Ronald W. Walters’ Selected for Name of New Library

The City Council approved the Dr. Ronald W. Walters Branch Library as the name of the new District 3 Branch Library at the Tuesday, January 5 City Council meeting. The new location will open in early 2021 at 4195 E. Harry St. and will be the new…

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Juveniles Arrested in Residential Robbery

The Wichita Police Department has arrested a 15-year-old male for aggravated robbery, a 14-year-old male for aggravated robbery and possession of marijuana, and a second 14-year-old male for aggravated robbery. At approximately 4:00 p.m.…

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Vote for ICT as USA Today Best Small Airport

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport has been nominated for the second year in a row for USA TODAY's 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award for Best Small Airport. Voting is now open and runs for four weeks, ending on Monday,…

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Criminal Homicide Arrests, 1200 S. Laura

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 18-year-old Noah Martin of Wichita on a charge of 2nd-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm.  Also arrested is a 16-year-old male on a charge of 2nd-degree murder. At approximately…

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Criminal Homicide Investigation, 2600 N. Bullinger

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 26-year-old Nicholas Sims of Wichita. At approximately 4 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting at a home in the 2600 block of North Bullinger. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - Vehicle Pursuit Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 46-year-old Richard Heffelman of Wichita on charges of flee and elude, criminal deprivation of property, possession of paraphernalia, and a U.S. Marshal’s Service warrant. At approximately 5:45…

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Wichita District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of January 4, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join.   District 1 Monday, January 4, 2021 6:00 P.M. …

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Criminal Homicide and Officer-Involved-Shooting Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the suspect in a criminal homicide and officer-involved-shooting investigation as 37-year-old Jason Williams of Wichita. At approximately 7:05 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting at a home…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in a fatality accident on Saturday as 27-year-old Derrick Pruett of Wichita. At approximately 10:40 p.m., officers responded to an injury accident at 21st and 127th Street…

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Wichita Police Department News - Run Away Juvenile

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 26-year-old Eduardo Viurques of Wichita, and 28-year-old Boris Guzman-Mendoza of Wichita as the victims of a fatal accident on Dec 24th morning. At approximately 1:00 a.m., Dec 24th morning,…

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Process for Filling a Wichita City Council Vacancy for Unexpired Term

Process for Filling a Wichita City Council Vacancy for Unexpired Term Step 1: ?At the first regular Council meeting following aresignation, the Mayor will announce the vacancy. ?The Mayor will announce that petitions by theprospectivecandidates…

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City of Wichita News - December 22 ,2020

At approximately 3:40 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a bank robbery at the Golden Plains Credit Union, located at 9555 East Corporate Hills Drive. The suspect, 50-year-old Paul Peraza, entered the bank, walked behind the counter, and demanded…

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Battle of the Badges Kick-off Announcement

The Wichita Police Department will join other Sedgwick County first responder agencies and the American Red Cross in a news conference at 10:00 a.m. Friday (12-18-20) in the Sedgwick County Commission Chambers to announce the kick-off of Battle of…

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Increased Cash Reward Awarded to Anonymous Tipster

Crime Stoppers of Wichita –Sedgwick County approved an increased reward of $1,000 for an anonymous tipster this month.  Because of law enforcement’s role in responding to the information and quickly actingon the information, a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault/DV Arrest

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 29-year-old Courtland Gire of Wichita on two counts of aggravated assault domestic violence (DV), one count of felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of aggravated weapons violation. At…

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Wichita Police Department News - Accidental Shooting

At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting at a home in the 1300 block of North Oliver. Upon arrival, officers located a 14-year-old male who had a gunshot wound to his upper body.  He was taken to an area…

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Police & Fire Retirement System Ofwichita, Kansas

POLICE & FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OFWICHITA,KANSAS A meeting of the Police & Fire Retirement Board of Trustees’ Disability Screening Committeewill be held: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER16, 2020AT APPROXIMATELY 1:30 P.M. -Immediately Following…

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Wichita Police Department News - Third Armed Robbery Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) Domestic Intervention Violence Reduction Team (DIVRT) has arrested 28-year-old Johnny Washington of Wichita on five counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault, stemming from robbery…

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Wichita Police Department News - Run Away Juvenile

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) needs your assistance locating 13-year-old Justin Michael Scott, who willfully ran away. He was last seen at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the area of Pinecrest and Harry. Justin was last seen wearing a blue…

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Wichita Police Department News - Suspect Charged in Criminal Homicide

The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office has charged 31-year-old Marco Carrillo-Fuentes of Wichita for 2nd Degree murder in the stabbing death of 32-year-old Rickey Mason of Wichita. At approximately 4:00 p.m. Sunday, officers responded…

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MAPC Subdivision & Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Notice - December 13,2020

Click here for MAPC Subdivision & Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Notice link! You can also dial in using your phone (571) 317-3112 Meeting ID: 651 544 141 The public can also participate through virtual connection site in-person by going…

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Mayor’s Small Business Advisory Council- December,2020

MAYOR’S SMALL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL Friday, December 11, 2020  9:00 – 10:00 A.M. City Hall City Council Office 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. The…

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City of Wichita District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for December 7, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, December 7, 2020 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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Wichita Police Department News - December 2, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that injured a 30-year-old male of Wichita. At approximately 4:30 a.m., December 2, officers responded to a shooting call at a residence in the 1800 block of South Main. Upon arrival,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Traffic Fatality Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 36-year-old Donald Tucker, Jr. of Wichita as the victim of a traffic fatality Tuesday morning. At approximately 6:05 a.m., officers responded to an auto theft just occurred call in the 700…

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DAB Meetings Notice for December 7

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, December 7, 2020 6:00 P.M. Atwater Neighborhood…

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Wichita Police Department News - November 30, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a stabbing that fatality injured 32-year-old Rickey Mason of Wichita. At approximately, 4:00 p.m., November 29, officers responded to a cutting at a residence in the 1000 block of South Richmond.…

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Criminal Homicide Investigation, 600 South Ida

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 50-year-old Kamilu Boyede of Wichita as the victim of a deadly shooting Wednesday. At approximately 11:00 a.m., officers responded to a check residence call in the 600 block of South Ida. A…

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Aggravated Battery Arrests, 1200 N. Ash

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 48-year-old Diane Simmons of Wichita for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and 46-year-old Maurice Simmons of Wichita for aggravated domestic battery and a city of Wichita misdemeanor warrant. …

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316 Hotel to be Redeveloped Into Affordable Housing Asset

The City of Wichita, in collaboration with Continuum of Care, is providing funding to HumanKind Ministries to purchase the 316 Hotel located at 1011 Topeka Ave. Both public and private funds will help transform the property into studio apartments, a…

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Wichita Police Department Warns of Scams During Shopping Season

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) wants to remind citizens to be on the alert for scams during the upcoming busy shopping season. November and December are busy holiday shopping months with everyone preparing for the holidays. The number of scams…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempt to Locate Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an attempt to locate case involving 29-year-old Jeremy Cook of Wichita, and WPD is asking for the community's help with information on Cook’s whereabouts. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on…

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Wichita Police Department News - Wichita Police Officer Arrested

Early this morning, the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) booked off-duty Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Cory Masterson into the Sedgwick County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Masterson has been employed with WPD…

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City of Wichita Receives Award of Excellence from NAHRO

The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) recently honored the City of Wichita with the 2020 Award of Excellence in Resident and Client Services for the Helping Youth Prepare for Employment (HYPE)/The Way to Work (TWTW)…

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Holiday-Related Closures, Hours

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours per below: CityArts will be open by appointment only Monday, Nov. 23 to Wednesday, Nov. 25 and closed Nov. 26-29. Closed Thursday, Nov. 26: City…

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Bringing Hope and Community Connection Wichita Police Foundation Launches Random Acts of Kindness

Wichita Police Foundation launches Random Acts of Kindness in response to WPD seeing a significant increase with people in need WICHITA, KS - The Wichita Police Foundation, a community based nonprofit organization, announced on Nov 20th the launch…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Davion Holloman of Wichita on charges of aggravated robbery, obstruct, and a warrant through the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC). At approximately 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, officers…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting Agenda for November 23, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/890852397 You may also dial in using your phone: (669) 224-3412 Access Code: 890-852-397 City Council…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery - DV/Aggravated Assault LEO Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 29-year-old Micah Fleming of Wichita on three counts of aggravated battery – domestic violence (DV), four counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, one count of battery of a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 2800 South Washington -- Victim Identified

Update: The victim in Sunday’s criminal homicide has been identified as 59-year-old Bryan Turner of Wichita. The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 34-year-old Kenneth Junious of Wichita on a charge of 1st-degree murder and a…

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Wichita Police Department News - November 13, 2020

On Nov 13th, Wichita Police Department (WPD) Detective Brent Huhman was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. WPD officials learned of an incident involving Detective Brent…

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New Evergreen Center to Provide Community Services Under One Roof

The Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Center and the Evergreen Branch Library, along with several community agencies, will combine services to form the Evergreen Community Center, located at 2601 N. Arkansas, currently home to the Evergreen Branch…

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Wichita Police Department News - November 10, 2020

The Wichita Police Department is investigating a reported accidental shooting involving a 24-year-old male. On Sunday, November 1, at approximately 4:20 a.m., officers responded to a walk-in shooting call at Wesley Medical Center. …

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Wichita Northwest Water Facility Receives Green Light to Proceed with Design-Build Contract

Wichita Water Partners Supporting City of Wichita to Deliver State-of-the-Art Facility at Best Value Wichita, KS -- The Wichita City Council has voted unanimously to issue a full notice to proceed (FNTP) to Wichita Water Partners — led by…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, 900 N. Ridgewood

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Christopher Bell of Wichita. At approximately 4:00 p.m. Monday, Officers responded to a shooting at a residence in the 900 block of North Ridgewood. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department and Bike Walk Wichita to Distribute Bicycle Lights on Broadway

The Wichita Police Department Broadway Corridor Team and Bike Walk Wichita will distribute free bicycle lights at Orme andSouth Broadway (one blocksouth of Kellogg) on Friday, November 6 and at Walgreens Community Pharmacy at 803 N Broadway(Murdock…

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Wichita City Council in COVID-19 Quarantine

Starting from Nov 7th, Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple, members of the Wichita City Council and some City staff including City Manager Robert Layton are in quarantine for two weeks after Council Member Brandon Johnson tested positive for COVID-19. If…

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Wichita Police Department News - November 5, 2020

WPD needs your help locating 66-year-old Adele Drake. She was last seen at approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday in the 1200 block of West 29th Street South on foot. She is described as 5'01", 145lbs, with reddish-brown hair and brown eyes. She was also…

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City Hall Lighting up Teal in Honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness

In a show of support to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the City of Wichita is lighting City Hall, 455 N. Main, teal on Thursday, November 5. Light the World Teal is an annual program held in November as part of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Hit and Run Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 80-year-old James Kaminsky of Wichita as the victim of a fatal hit and run accident Tuesday. At approximately 6:15 p.m., officers responded to an injury accident in the 1600 block of North…

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MABCD Returning to Online Only Services

Due to concerns over rising COVID-19 numbers, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 4, the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) will return to online only permit and license transactions. All MABCD services are available…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 2999 North Greenwich

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Maurice Hall of Garland, Texas on charges of first-degree murder, criminal possession of a firearm, and a misdemeanor warrant. With assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, Hall…

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City Launches Public Artist Registry

The City of Wichita Division of Arts and Cultural Services is launching a public artist registry webpage, as a corollary for the Percent for Art Program. In 2019, the Wichita City Council approved an ordinance that allots 2% of Capital Improvement…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Dustin Arterburn of Wichita on charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a disturbance with a weapon call at the…

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Wichita Police Department Requesting Information on Possible Sexual Assault Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating the report of a possible sexual assault involving multiple individuals. It was reported to have occurred on Aug. 10 at the Towne Place Suites, 9444 E. 29th Street North and WPD investigators…

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Wichita District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of November 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, November 2, 2020 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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Wichita Transit to Provide Free Rides on Election Day

In honor of Election Day, on Tuesday, November 3, Wichita Transit will offer free bus rides on all traditional bus routes and paratransit service. Free rides are valid for everyone riding to or from polling locations as well as any other trip during…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation Update, October 29, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is requesting assistance from the community in locating 23-year-old Maurice Hall of Garland, Texas, who is wanted in connection to the shooting at the Stryker Sports Complex, 2999 N. Greenwich Rd.  The…

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Wichita Police Department News - Shooting Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 34-year-old Stephen Muriithi of Wichita. At approximately 2:15 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting at an apartment complex in the 500 block of North Nims.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified, 1000 North Tyler

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim of a fatal accident Wednesday as 14-year-old Aryana Lay of Wichita. At approximately 11:40 a.m., officers responded to an injury accident in the 1000 block of North Tyler Road. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - Domestic Violence Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 40-year-old Kenton Grubbs of Wichita on charges of attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping, and battery of a law enforcement officer. At approximately 1:05 a.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to an…

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Wichita District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of November 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, November 2, 2020 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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Wichita City Advocates for Entrepreneurs in National Ceremony

The City of Wichita made a formal commitment to the National League of Cities City Innovation Ecosystem (CIE) Program at the conclusion of the 9th annual Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship, a virtual conference held Sept. 17-18 by the Ewing…

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Wichita Police Department News - Multiple Criminal Homicide Arrests

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 33- year-old Lawrence Bailey of Wichita on charges of 1st-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, criminal possession of a firearm, stemming from a July criminal homicide…

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Wichita Mask Ordinance Expires

The City of Wichita’s mask ordinance expires at midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 21. However, Wichita will continue to follow Sedgwick County’s Emergency Public Health Order which requires residents to continue to use masks in all public…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempted Murder Arrest, 5100 East New Jersey Drive

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 30-year-old Deadrian Burns of Wichita on charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery. At approximately 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to an assault call at a residence in…

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Wichita Police Officer Arrested

On Tuesday, Oct 20th evening Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Ryan Jones was booked into the County Jail on a charge of misdemeanor stalking. WPD officials learned Jones was possibly stalking a woman known to him and requested the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Threat Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 59-year-old Meredith Dowty of Wichita on a charge of criminal threat. WPD officials were alerted to threatening statements directed toward city of Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple. Officers and…

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Wichita Police Department News - Accidental Shooting, Towne East Mall

At approximately 4:50 p.m. on Oct 17th, officers responded to an accidental shooting at Towne East Mall, 7700 E. Kellogg. The investigation revealed a 28-year-old male was inside the mall and was carrying a handgun inside his waistband. The gun…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Arrest, 1800 North Green Avenue

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Charles Henderson II of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, criminal discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle, and an outstanding warrant. At…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Crawford Anderson of Wichita on a charge of aggravated robbery. At approximately 12:20 a.m., officers responded to a disturbance with a weapon call at a business in the 9400 block of East…

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Wichita Police Department News - Vehicle Burglary Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 37-year-old Todd Webber of Wichita on charges of burglary, theft, and possession of paraphernalia. Additionlly, 31-year-old Richard Crouch of Wichita has been arrested for burglary, theft, and…

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Wichita Police Department News - Octember 4, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 34-year-old Darrius J. Johnson of Wichita, on charges of rape and aggravated kidnapping. At approximately 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 22, officers were dispatched to a sexual assault case in the 800…

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WPD K9 Team Seizes Pounds of Illegal Drugs

A Wichita Police Department (WPD) K9 team has seized pounds of illegal drugs off the streets of Wichita in the past seven days. On Friday, the K9 team stopped a car at I-135 and 21st Street. Through the investigation of the stop, two cases and one…

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MAPC and BZA Meeting Notice for October 8, 2020

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/751333133 You can also dial in using your phone (224) 501-3412 Access Code:…

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Wichita Police Department News - Narcotic Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Coleton Hess of Wichita for possession of a firearm by a felon and outstanding warrants, and 29-year-old Christopher Cervantes of Wichita on charges of obstruct, unlawful possession of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Strangulation Initiative Awareness Campaign

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has launched a strangulation initiative awareness campaign as part of domestic violence awareness month. WPD’s mission is to support those who have been impacted by strangulation and to encourage…

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Wichita Fire Department Hosts Fire Prevention Week

The Wichita Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” Fire Prevention Week runs October…

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Residents Urged to Be Safe During Fall Celebrations

As many begin to plan for fall celebrations such as Halloween and Día de los Muertos, Sedgwick County Government and the City of Wichita want to encourage residents to adopt safe practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Centers…

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Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Wichita

Mayor Brandon Whipple has signed a proclamation stating that the City of Wichita will recognize Monday, October 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This holiday is celebrated across the United States and commemorates the shared history and culture…

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Mayor's Small Business Advisory Council Meeting Notice for October 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. The meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel (available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7). When: Friday, October 2, 2020 from 9:00…

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District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of October 5, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, October 5, 2020 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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Jose Ocadiz Named WFD Battalion Chief

Wichita Fire Department (WFD) Chief Tammy Snow announces the promotion of Jose Ocadiz to Battalion Chief of the CRRD (Community Risk Reduction Division). Chief Ocadiz has been Captain in the Division since 2018 and has a total of 22 years of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Impersonating an Officer Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a case involving an unknown suspect impersonating a police officer. A citizen reported at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, being stopped by an unknown suspect in the area of MacArthur and…

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Wichita Police Department Creates Juvenile Intervention Unit

The Wichita Police Department (WPD), in collaboration with Sedgwick County Juvenile Services, has created a WPD Juvenile Intervention Unit (JIU). This newly created unit consists of a WPD sergeant, two WPD detectives, and two juvenile…

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City of Wichita Fire Department Receives $63K FEMA Grant

The Wichita Fire Department has received a grant from the Department of Homeland Security for the 2020 Fiscal year totaling $63,217.01. The grant was awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID-19 Supplemental…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Notice for October 1, 2020

Date and Time: Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/751333133 You can also dial in using your phone (224) 501-3412 Access Code:…

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Cultural Funding Committee Meeting Notice for October 1, 2020

Date and Time: Thursday, October 1, 2020  12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83862737565?pwd=RXA1MDA0SVAvdjV1L2tUTHlwU2ZiZz09 You…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting Notice for September 28, 2020

Date and Time: Monday, September 28, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/386875829 You may also dial in using your phone: (646) 749-3112 …

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Wichita Police Department News - Domestic Violence Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 19-year-old Dominic Thomas of Wichita on charges of attempted murder and aggravated kidnapping. At approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to an assault report at a home in the 3900 block…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department is investigating a criminal homicide that occurred this morning. At approximately 3:18 a.m., officers responded to a check shots call in the 500 block of North Edwards. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 33-year-old Steven Evans of Wichita as the victim of a fatal accident Saturday morning. At approximately 2:45 a.m., officers responded to a single-vehicle injury accident in the 9600 block of West…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault Arrest, 2500 W. Wildwood Lane

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 21-year-old Roberto Rodriguez of Wichita on charges of aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm. At approximately 12:12 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment…

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Wichita Police Department Sergeant Charged

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Sergeant Maurice Mitchell has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery by the City of Wichita Municipal Court. Mitchell was placed on unpaid administrative leave on Tuesday, pending the outcome of…

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WPD Launches Second Chance Thursday

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is launching “Second Chance Thursday,” a program providing an opportunity for citizens to quickly clear traffic warrants on their records without going through the Sedgwick County jail.  This…

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Wichita Police Department News - September 14, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a sexual assault of a 32-year-old female victim. At approximately 12:00 a.m., Saturday, officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress call in the 700 block of South Pershing. Upon their…

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Criminal Homicide Victim Identified 1300 North Volutsia

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 22-year-old Christian Waters of Wichita. At approximately 4:15 a.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the shooting at a residence in the 1300 block of north…

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Community Input Wanted for Downtown Streets Project

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD) is seeking community input via an online survey for the downtown streets conceptual plan, which will reconfigure downtown streets to be more car, bus, bike and pedestrian…

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Wichita Airport to Hold Full-Scale Disaster Exercise

Every three years, the Wichita Airport Authority conducts an FAA-mandated Full-Scale Disaster Exercise. This year, the exercise will be held on Thursday, Sept.17, 2020 beginning at 9 a.m. The exercise will be held north of Highway K42, in between…

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Wichita Police Department News: WPD Investigates Two Overnight Fatal Accidents

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating two overnight fatal accidents. At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to an injury accident at Kellogg and Main involving a blue 2005 Ducati motorcycle and a black 2004…

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Wichita Arts Council Meeting Notice for September 17, 2020

Date and Time: Thursday, September 17, 2020  12:00 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82159184791?pwd=UEVlSVk5NytPWmdicG5BbzZVQ09Xdz09 You may also…

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District Advisory Board 6 Meeting Notice for September 14, 2020

Date and Time: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Join Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/3428315312?pwd=enlCMlNaU3Q0c2lGV3lEQmd5QWM0UT09 You may also dial in using…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Notice for September 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Members of the public can listen to the meeting by calling 316-462-9137. Conference ID: 582497969# City Council Members may…

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Wichita Police Department News: Commercial Gambling Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested multiple individuals over the past three weeks, stemming from ongoing gambling investigations.  Arrested are as follows: -49-year-old Arlando Trotter of Wichita – multiple counts of…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Notice for September 17, 2020

Date and Time: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/751333133 You can also dial in using your phone (224) 501-3412 Access Code:…

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Wichita Transit Advisory Board Meeting Notice for September 16, 2020

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/373223069 You may also dial in using your phone (786) 535-3211 Access Code:…

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Mayor's Advisory Council on Diversity Inclusion and Civil Rights Meeting Notice for September 10, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. The meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel (available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7). Date and Time: Thursday, September 10,…

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Design Council Meeting Notice for September 14, 2020

A Note From the Meeting Organizer: Safeguards are in place at Century II. The meeting will be held in Convention Hall to allow for social distancing. The area will be sanitized before and after the meeting. Masks are REQUIRED to attend the meeting.…

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Wichita Police Department News: Domestic Violence Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 39-year-old Christopher Tucker of Wichita on charges of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated domestic battery, threats, aggravated burglary,…

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Wichita Police Department News - September 4, 2020

Wichita, we need your help locating missing 68-year-old Robert White. He was last seen at his home in the 1300 block of West 1st Street North on September 4 at approximately 5:15 a.m. Robert has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and dementia. He is…

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Community Corrections Advisory Board (CAB) Meeting Notice For September 10, 2020

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD (CAB) When: Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. Adult Residential/Work Release 622 E. Central Wichita KS  67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the public may view the meeting through…

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Wichita Police Department News - September 2, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has announced the name for the department’s newest K-9 addition. “Boomer” was chosen for the 2-year-old golden retriever, who will be assigned to the Bomb Unit. In May of this year, WPD…

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Wichita Police Department News - Hit and Run

20C053942 Hit and Run 21st and Wellington 08-31-20 8:30 p.m. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a hit and run involving a pedestrian at 21st and Wellington. Upon arrival, officers located a 54-year-old female in the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 94-year-old Ralph Hunt of Wichita as the victim of a deadly collision on Saturday. At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers responded to an injury accident at West 17th Street and North West Street.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Missing Endangered Runaway

The Wichita Police Department needs assistance locating 16-year-old Chelsie Demoura, who is considered an endangered runaway.  Chelsie is a white female, 5’04”, and 215 lbs.  She was last seen wearing a blue and grey tank top,…

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City of Wichita Statement on District Court Ruling

We appreciate the thoughtful consideration of District Court Judge Commer on this matter. Regardless of this decision, the Wichita City Council is committed to giving citizens a voice about the future of Century II and the Central Public Library and…

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MABCD Board of Appeals Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating and Boilers Meeting Notice for September 3, 2020

Date and Time: Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Agenda 1. Call to order: 2. Approval of Minutes for the August 6th, 2020 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business: A. IAPMO Flex Testing 5. Old Business: A. Dynamic…

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City Golf Management in Discussions with First Tee

The City of Wichita is engaged in preliminary discussions with First Tee Greater Wichita on a community-based initiative to assume day-to-day operations, maintenance and fiscal management services for Golf Wichita. The goal of these discussions and…

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Mayor's Advisory Council on Diversity Inclusion and Civil Rights Meeting Notice for August 27, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. The meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel (available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7). City Council Members may attend. Date…

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MABCD Board of Appeals Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Notice for August 26, 2020

MABCD BOARD OF APPEALS PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS Date and Time: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:00 A.M. The Ronald Reagan Building 3rd Floor Conference Room 271 W. Third Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the MAPC meeting will be held…

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Wichita Police Department Warns of LinkedIn Scam

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) was alerted of an email scam involving LinkedIn that claims to be from the City of Wichita Mayor’s Office. WPD officials were alerted to a supposed message LinkedIn message sent to a citizen stating that…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, 900 N. Grove

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured a 23-year-old female. At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting at a business in the 900 block of North Grove.  At…

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Police and Fire Retirement Board of Trustees Meeting Notice for August 26, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. To participate, contact Pam Beim at 316-269-4715 for further information. City Council Members may attend. Date and Time: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 1:00…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Notice for August 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/751333133 You can also dial in using your phone (224) 501-3412 Access Code: 751-333-133 The public can also participate through virtual…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 600 S. Armour

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 25-year-old Donovan Harrington of Wichita on charges of 2nd-degree murder, criminal possession of a firearm, and a Kansas Department of Corrections parole warrant. Harrington was arrested Tuesday…

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Wichita Police Department News - Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a criminal homicide that fatality injured a 42-year-old Wichita woman. At approximately 11:00 p.m., Saturday, officers responded to a shooting at a residence in the 600 block of West 25th St…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Criminal Homicide

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim of this morning’s shooting as 27-year-old Miguel Tapia of Wichita. At approximately 7:30 a.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 600 block of South Armour…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting Notice for August 24, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/201174437 You may also dial in using your phone: (872) 240-3412 Access Code: 201-174-437 City Council…

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Deferred Compensation Board of Trustees Meeting Notice for August 19, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. To participate, contact Pam Beim at 316-269-4715 for further information. Date and Time: Thursday, August 19, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. City Council Members may…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting on August 20, 2020

NOTE: The Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meeting has been cancelled due to no cases filed. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the MAPC meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Arrests Made in Multiple Burglaries

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested three teenagers stemming from multiple burglary cases early this morning and on Tuesday. Arrested were the following: - 15-year-old male for attempted aggravated burglary, burglary, and theft; -…

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City of Wichita Postpones 2020 Youth Football

The City of Wichita Park and Recreation department announced today that it is postponing the youth football program for the fall of 2020, with tentative plans to hold the program in the spring of 2021. The City of Wichita is following Sedgwick…

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Wichita City Council Extends Mandatory Mask Order

During the regular August 11 City Council meeting, the City Council voted to extend the ordinance requiring the wearing of masks or other protective face coverings. The updated order is expected to sunset at midnight on Tuesday, September 8. The…

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Open Air ICT Program Supports Businesses During the Pandemic

The City of Wichita is now offering a new program, Open Air ICT, to support local businesses and protect public health during the pandemic. The Wichita City Council approved the program on Aug 11th which allows restaurants, bars and retail stores to…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Large Disturbance with Weapons

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a large disturbance involving firearms that occurred at Midnight Rodeo, 10001 E. Kellogg on Saturday and involved a party bus. Shortly before midnight, officers responded to multiple 911 calls of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Jeramiah Milligan, of Wichita, on a charge of aggravated robbery. Milligan was arrested this morning at an apartment complex in the 4100 block of South Seneca. At approximately 9:50 p.m.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 22-year-old Kathan Whisler of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery and obstruct. At approximately 1:00 a.m., officers responded to an injury accident in the parking lot of a business located in…

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WPD Launches Safely Seating ICT Kids

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is proud to announce the launch of Safely Seating ICT Kids, a community-driven program. Safely Seating ICT Kids is a new pilot program where citizens who are issued a citation for car seat violations have the…

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Mayor's Small Business Advisory Council Meeting Notice for August 7, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. The meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel (available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7). City Council Members may…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest

Wichita, KS - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 2300 S. Pinecrest The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 57-year-old David Staley of Wichita on a charge of 2-degree murder. At approximately 3 a.m. today, officers responded to a cutting call at…

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Aycock Installation Delayed Until After 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Ulrich Museum of Art's installation of the sculpture Twister Grande (tall), originally scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday on the WSU Innovation campus, has been delayed until after 10 a.m. Check the Ulrich's social media platforms (linked at the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, 600 N. Pinecrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in a criminal homicide investigation as 19-year-old Andreas Carlyle of Wichita. At approximately 12:50 a.m. on August 1, 2020, officers responded to a shooting call in the 600 block of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, 5900 W. Kellogg Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified a second individual who died from his injuries stemming from a shooing on Thursday as 23-year-old Keion Whyte of Wichita. Whyte succumbed from his injuries today. 40-year-old William Pottorff of…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Illegal Protest Activity

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating illegal protest activity that has occurred since Wednesday. WPD has monitored and is investigating illegal activity involving a group of protestors who have been meeting downtown. WPD is…

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Scott Wadle Named New Planning Director

Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita today announced Scott Wadle as the new Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD) Director. Wadle has been the Interim Planning Director since March 2020. The Director of Planning…

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MABCD Board of Appeals Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm AirHeating and Boilers Meeting Notice for August 6, 2020

Agenda: 1. Call to order: 2. Approval of Minutes for the March 5th, 2020 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: Scott Schmelzer & Shaun Ray – (DCRD’s) Dynamic Ceiling Radiation Dampers 4. New Business: A. 2021 International…

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Wichita Police Department to Host Daily Public Safety Briefing on July 30, 2020

WPD will have the daily public safety briefing on July 30th at 10 a.m. in the first-floor boardroom of City Hall, 455 N. Main. WPD will be providing an update on the criminal homicide investigation from 5900 W. Kellogg early this…

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Statement Regarding Petition for Declaratory Judgment

With guidance from the Wichita City Council, the City of Wichita today filed a Petition in the Eighteenth Judicial District Court seeking declaratory judgment challenging the validity of a petition submitted to the City Clerk by “Save Century…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, 5900 West Kellogg

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in today’s fatal shooting as 40-year-old William Pottorff of Wichita. At approximately 12:45 a.m., officers responded to a shooting at the Scotsman Hotel, 5922 W. Kellogg. Upon…

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MABCD Board of Building Code Standards and Appeals - Monday, August 3, 2020

METROPOLITAN AREA BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT (MABCD) BOARD OF BUILDING CODE SANDARDS AND APPEALS Monday, August 3, 2020 1:00 P.M. The Ronald Reagan Building Room 318 – Training Room 271 W. Third Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 30-year-old Terrell J. Parker of Wichita on a charge of attempted first degree murder, stemming from Wednesday’s shooting incident. At approximately 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, 900 S. Oliver Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) needs help identifying the pictured suspect involved in Sunday’s criminal homicide that fatally injured 40-year-old Nicholas Blue of Wichita. At approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda Notice for July 30, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/856680853 You can also dial in using your phone (872) 240-3212 Access Code: 856-680-853 The public can also…

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Wichita Police Department News - July 22, 2020

Aggravated Battery Investigation Information At approximately 2:40 a.m. today, officers responded to the 5100 block of E. Harry for a shooting call. Upon arrival, officers located a 32-year-old male who had a gunshot wound to his face.  He…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting Notice for July 27, 2020

Click Here to view the WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting Notice for July 27,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Missing Adult

The Wichita Police Department needs assistance locating 69-year-old Robert White.  He was last seen around 6:00 p.m. at a residence in the 1300 block of W. 17th Street North.   He is believed to be on foot.  White is diagnosed…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Indecent Solicitation of a Child Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 62-year-old Webb Ketcherside of Wichita on charges of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child and attempted aggravated kidnapping. At approximately 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a…

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City Manager Proposes Budget and CIP

The City Manager will present the 2021-2022 Proposed Budget and 2021-2030 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) at the City Council meeting on July 21, 2020. The documents are available online at http://www.wichita.gov/ Resident engagement is a key…

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Mayor's Small Business Advisory Council Meeting Notice for July 24, 2020

MAYOR’S SMALL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL When: Friday, July 24, 2020  9:00 – 10:00 A.M. City Hall City Council Office 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Investigation Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is requesting assistance from the community in locating 20-year-old Aubriana Wilburn of Wichita, stemming from a June aggravated battery investigation. Wilburn is wanted on charges of attempted murder, aggravated…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Robbery Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Kamirah Abbot of Wichita, 20-year-old Brynaysha Clark of Wichita, 26-year-old Cierra Hutton of Wichita, 18-year-old Lakia Clark of Wichita, and 18-year-old Timesha Collins of Wichita all…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in Monday’s fatal accident as 29-year-old John Bonner of Wichita. At approximately 9:40 p.m., officers responded to an injury accident at Museum Boulevard and Stackman. Upon…

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Mayor's Advisory Council on Diversity Inclusion and Civil Rights Meeting Notice for July 16, 2020

MAYOR’S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND CIVIL RIGHTS Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:30 – 10:00 A.M. City Hall City Council Office 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this…

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Wichita Police Department News - July 10, 2020

WPD needs your help locating 75-year-old Richard Plush. He was last seen leaving the Marigold Hotel in the 2400 block of North Ridge Road at approximately 2 a.m. He is believed to be traveling in a White 2012 Chevy Equinox bearing Kansas tag…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 22-year-old Malik Hayden of Wichita as the victim of a fatal accident Thursday evening. At approximately 8:00 p.m., officers responded to a single-vehicle accident at South Seneca Street and West…

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Wichita Police Department News - Felony Murder and Aggravated Child Endangerment Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 44-year-old William Kabutu of Wichita on a charge of felony murder and two counts of aggravated child endangerment, stemming from the death of a 2-year-old boy who drowned this week. At approximately…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 13-year-old male of Wichita on charges of aggravated robbery and battery. At approximately 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a bomb threat call involving a robbery at a business in the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an aggravated battery incident that injured a 29-year-old male. At approximately 2:10 a.m. this morning, officers responded to a burns call at an apartment complex in the 500 block of West 33rd…

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Wichita Police Department News - July 8, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating the drowning of 2-year-old boy of Wichita. At approximately 9:30 p.m., on Tuesday, officers responded to a home in the 1900 block of E. 54th St. S. for a drowning call. Upon arrival, officers…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 1200 N. Pinecrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 41-year-old Amber Ahrens of Wichita on charges of 2nd degree murder, criminal possession of a firearm, and an outstanding Sedgwick County Warrant. Ahrens was arrested without incident Tuesday at…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body (TPB) Meeting Notice for July 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/546850973 You may also dial in using your phone: (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 546-850-973 City Council Members May…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an aggravated battery incident that injured a 20-year-old male with life threatening injuries and 21-year-old male with non-life threatening injuries from Wichita. At approximately 12:30…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an aggravated battery incident that injured a 58-year-old male of Wichita with life threatening injuries. At approximately 5:30 a.m., on Thursday, officers were dispatched to St. Francis…

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Wichita Police Department News - Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 37-year-old Zachary L. Province of Haysville, on charges of 2nd-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm. Recently, Province arrived at an area hospital where he was treated for a…

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Wichita City Launches Email, Hotline for Mask Inquiries

The City of Wichita encourages residents who have a question or concern about the facemask ordinance to call the City’s mask hotline at (316) 303-8255, email masks@wichita.gov or visit Wichita.gov/coronavirus. The City asks…

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Wichita Police Department News - Overnight Shooting Call

At approximately 11:25 p.m. Thursday, July 2nd, officers responded to a shooting call at K-96 and Hillside. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive 34-year-old female outside of a vehicle near K-96 Lake Park. The female appeared to have been…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 33-year-old Kyle Young of Wichita on charges of capital murder, aggravated burglary, criminal possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, stemming from a January shooting that fatally injured…

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Wichita City Council Votes to Enact Mandatory Mask Order

During a special City Council meeting on July 3rd, the Wichita City Council voted to enact an ordinance to require the wearing of masks or other face coverings. The ordinance mandates that face coverings are worn when residents are in any public…

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Cultural Funding Applications Q&A Session Meeting Notice for July 9, 2020

CULTURAL FUNDING APPLICATIONS Question & Answer SESSION Thursday, July 9, 2020  8:30 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. Century II Convention Hall 225 W. Douglas Wichita, KS 67202 A Note From the Meeting Organizer: Safeguards are in place at Century…

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Mayor's Small Business Advisory Council Meeting Notice for July 10, 2020

MAYOR’S SMALL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL Date and Time: Friday, July 10, 2020 from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. City Hall City Council Office 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempted 1st Degree Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 48-year-old Vonn Campbell of Wichita on charges of attempted 1st-degree murder and aggravated battery. At approximately 9:50 p.m. Monday, officers responded to Wesley hospital for a walk-in cutting…

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Zelta Temporarily Closes at East Kellogg on Monday

Construction on East Kellogg will shut down Zelta beginning Monday, July 6, and continuing for two months, for pavement reconstruction. The roadway is the last of the original East Kellogg/Zelta pavement on the site. Existing pavement will be…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified Monday’s fatal shooting victim as 25-year-old Joshua Steele of Wichita. At approximately 5:15 a.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 6900 block of E. Ayesbury Circle.  Upon…

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Design Council Meeting Notice, July 6, 2020

DESIGN COUNCIL Monday, July 6, 2020  10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Century II Convention Hall 225 W. Douglas Wichita, KS 67202 A Note From the Meeting Organizer: Safeguards are in place at Century II. The meeting will be held in Convention Hall…

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Brooks Landfill Closed Over Holiday Weekend

Brooks C&D Landfill, at 4100 N. West St., will be closed both July 3and July 4 to observe Independence Day. Regular business hours will resume on July 6.  Brooks C&D Landfill is regularly open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through…

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City Of Wichita News - Holiday Related Closures and Hours

In observance of Independence Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours per below: Closed Friday, Jul. 3: City Hall, neighborhood resource centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation centers,…

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District Advisory Board (DAB) - July 6, 2020

DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD (DAB) District VI Monday, July 6, 2020 6:30 P.M. Evergreen Resource Center 2700 N Woodland Wichita, KS 67204 Due to COVID-19 restrictions the meeting will also be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Join Zoom meeting:…

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Lights On! Partners with Wichita Police Department to Bring Mission to Wichita Community

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is proud to announce the launch of Lights On! a community-driven program with the mission to heal relationships between communities and law enforcement agencies. WPD will be hosting a news conference on the…

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Police and Fire Retirement AND Wichita Employees' Retirement System JIC Meeting Notice

Police and Fire Retirement AND Wichita Employees' Retirement System JIC Meeting Notice Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020 Time: 9:00 A.M. Location: City Hall 10th Floor Conference Room 455 N. Main St. Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Missing Adult

The Wichita Police Department needs your assistance in locating a missing adult. Trevor Gaskill, 24, was last seen at his residence around 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of W. 22nd Street. Trevor is described as a white male,…

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Wichita Police Department News - David Redfern Found Safe

The Wichita Police Department needs your help locating 54-year-old David Redfern. David was last seen around 5:30 p.m. leaving a residence in the 100 block of N. Belle Terre Ct. David’s vehicle was found abandoned on the Kansas Turnpike. David…

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Wichita Police Department News - Shooting Investigation

The Wichita Police Department is investigating an aggravated battery shooting incident. At approximately 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a shooting at Lincoln and Broadway. As officers responded, they learned that a shooting patient arrived at a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery and Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 21-year-old Larry Triplett, III of Wichita, on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, and a Sedgwick County warrant. Triplet was arrested without incident with the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Vehicle Fatality Identifications

Below are the identifications of the drivers involved in the fatality accidents on June 18, 2020 20C036681 – Single vehicle accident. 57-year-old Doris Johnson of Wichita. 20C036728 – Motorcyclist. 42-year-old Jason McKay of…

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1600 South Broadway Aggravated Battery Investigation

At approximately 1:20 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting call at the Frontier Motel, 1623 S. Broadway. Upon arrival, officers contacted a 51-year-old male who had a gunshot wound to his chest. He was transported to an area hospital for…

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Police and Fire Retirement Board Disability Screening Committee Meeting, June 24, 2020

Police & Fire Retirement Board Disability Screening Committee Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00 P.M. (Immediately following Regular Board Meeting to begin at 1:00 P.M.) City Hall 10TH Floor Conference Room 455 N. Main St. Wichita, KS 67202 Due to…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in today’s criminal homicide as 53-year-old David Leddy of Wichita. At approximately 3:30 a.m., officers responded to a disturbance with shots fired at a home in the 1200 block of…

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Wichita Police Department News - June 17, 2020

Wichita, WPD needs your help locating missing 62-year-old Brian C. Butler of Wichita. He was last seen in the past few days at his home in the 2600 block of East Grail. He is described as 5’08” tall, 125 pounds, green eyes, and a white…

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MABCD Online Permitting Process Now Open to Homeowners

Sedgwick County, KS -- Beginning from, June 15, the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) will expand the ability for homeowners to apply for and receive building permits online. Those who own and occupy a home, and who…

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MAPC and MAPC BZA Meeting Notice, June 18, 2020

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (MAPC) AND WICHITA-SEDGWICK COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:30 P.M. City Hall City Council Chambers 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held…

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Wichita Police Department News - Body Found Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the body found south of Haysville on Saturday as 23-year-old Savannah Schneider of Wichita. Schneider was located by citizens who formed a search group to look for her. WPD investigators are…

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Wichita City Extends Suspension of Water Disconnection

The City of Wichita has extended the suspension of disconnection of water service through July 1, 2020. The City of Wichita suspended disconnecting water service due to non-payment in March 2020 to assist those facing tough times because of…

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Mayor's Advisory Committee On Diversity Inclusion And Civil Rights Meeting, June 19, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. City Hall City Council Office 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. The meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube…

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Mayor's Small Business Advisory Council Meeting Notice for June 11, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. The meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel (available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7 ). City Council Members may…

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WPD Offers Reward for Information on Missing Woman

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to locating missing 23-year-old Savanah Schneider of Wichita. The investigation led to a search today of an area south of Haysville after it was learned…

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Wichita Transit Advisory Board Meeting Notice for June 17, 2020

WICHITA TRANSIT ADVISORY BOARD Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:00 A.M. Wichita Transit Van Maintenance Facility Conference Room 777 E Waterman Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. …

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Golf Advisory Committee Meeting Notice for June 10, 2020

GOLF ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING Date and Time: Wednesday, June 10, 2020  3:00 – 4:00 P.M. City Hall Park and Recreation Conference Room 455 N Main St Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an aggravated battery at a home in the 1400 block of North Caddy. At approximately 2 a.m. on June 8th, officers responded to a burglary-in-progress call at the home. Upon arrival, officers…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified, 1800 S. Meridian

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident on Saturday as 47-year-old Tracy Drake. At approximately 9:25 p.m., officers responded to a single-vehicle injury accident in the 1800 block of S.…

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Wichita Police Department News: Aggravated Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 28-year-old Henry Parker of Wichita on charges of two counts of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, 20 counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, one count of discharge a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Weapons Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 23-year-old Dylan Yohe of Wichita on charges of DUI, driving while revoked, transport open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and an aggravated weapons violation. …

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Police and Fire Retirement Board Disability Screening Committee Meeting Notice for June 10, 2020

POLICE & FIRE RETIREMENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES DISABILITY SCREENING COMMITTEE Date and Time: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:00 P.M. City Hall 10TH Floor Conference Room 455 N. Main St. Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, both meetings…

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WPD Officers Injured Addressing Unlawful Assembly

Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers received injuries while disbanding an unlawful assembly Monday night. At approximately 7 p.m., community members began to gather in the area of 21st and Arkansas for a demonstration.  At approximately…

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Police & Fire Retirement and Wichita Employees' Retirement System JIC Meeting Notice for June 4, 2020

POLICE & FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND WICHITA EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM Joint Investment Committee (JIC) Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:00 A.M. City Hall 10th Floor Conference Room 455 N. Main St. Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Notice for June 1, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Date and Time: Monday, June 1, 2020 3:00 P.M. To listen to the meeting: Call 316-462-9137 Conference ID: 512 985 881# Join Microsoft Teams…

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MAPC and MAPC BZA Meeting Notice for June 4, 2020

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (MAPC) Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:30 P.M. City Hall City Council Chambers 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 NOTE: The MAPC BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS meeting has been cancelled due to no…

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Wichita Police Department News - 2018 Criminal Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 27-year-old Juan Carlos Caballeros-Yescas on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary, stemming from a 2018 shooting that fatally injured 41-year-old Lucy Mojica. At approximately 12:20…

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Wichita Police Department News - WPD Officer Charged with Indecent Liberties

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Joshua Hageman has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s (DA) Office.  The charges stem from the recent investigation of an…

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WPD Post COVID-19 Protocols

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is adjusting protocols as threats surrounding COVID-19 diminish, and the economy opens while continuing some precautions to ensure the safety of the community and WPD personnel. Patrol Operations WPD is…

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Wichita Police Department News - Lost Juvenile

We need your assistance in locating a lost juvenile. Please see the information below. We need your help locating a lost juvenile. 10-year-old Malachi Scott was last seen in the 2700 block of E. 21st Street around 8:30 p.m. Malachi is…

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Police and Fire Retirement Board of Trustees Meeting

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, both meetings will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. To participate, contact Pam Beim at 316-269-4715 for further information. Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Time: 1:00 P.M. Location: City Hall 10TH Floor Conference…

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Two Criminal Homicide Arrests, 3600 West 13th Street

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Missy Barber of Wichita and 18-year-old Preston Reynolds of Wichita on charges of 1st-degree murder and aggravated battery. At approximately 5:05 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Investigation, 1100 South Webb Road

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an aggravated battery case that injured an 18-year-old male and critically injured a 17-year-old male. At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting call at an…

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MAPC and MAPC Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Notice for May 21, 2020

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (MAPC) AND WICHITA-SEDGWICK COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MEETING PART 1 Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:00 A.M. MEETING PART 2 Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:30 P.M. City Hall City…

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Wichita Municipal Court Back in Session May 26

After temporarily closing due to COVID-19, Wichita Municipal Court reopens on Tuesday, May 26. All previously pending cases have been assigned new court dates. Those involved in pending cases are encouraged to visit Wichita.gov/court and use the…

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Wichita Police Department Property and Evidence Section Reopening

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) Property and Evidence (P & E) Facility at 410 N. Waco is opening to the public on Monday with guidelines. The guidelines are in place to provide safety to WPD staff and the community, amid the COVID-19…

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City Using a Phased Approach to Reopening

The City of Wichita will begin reopening city facilities and programs in phases. The plan was announced during the City’s weekly news briefing. The plan is aimed at being responsive to the community’s needs for programs and services but…

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Wichita Transit Advisory Board Meeting - May 20, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://www.gotomeet.me/LaToyaP/wichita-transit-advisory-board You may also dial in using your phone: (786) 535-3211 Access Code: 993-659-285 City Council Members may…

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Wichita Police Department News - Teen Arrested in Burglary Case

The Wichita Police Department has arrested a 14-year-old male on charges of aggravated burglary and theft. At approximately 2:41 a.m. on Friday, officers responded to a burglary in progress call at a residence in the 1200 block of North Harding.…

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Police and Fire Retirement Board Disability Screening Committee Meeting

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, both meetings will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. To participate, contact Pam Beim at 316-269-4715 for further information. Date and Time: Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:00 A.M. Location: City Hall 10TH Floor Conference…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest 4900 E Murdock

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 27-year-old Isaac Pankratz today on a charge of 1st-degree murder.  He was previously arrested and booked into jail Sunday on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Virtual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) and the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) have partnered together to celebrate a virtual Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, amid the continued COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual ceremony…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting Notice for May 18, 2020

Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting Monday, May 18, 2020 10:00 A.M. 271 W. Third St, Suite 208 Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempted Kidnapping Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 28-year-old Victor Lara-Aguilera of Wichita on charges of attempted kidnapping and possession of methamphetamine. At approximately 3:50 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to an attempted abduction…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault Drive-by Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 23-year-old John Tatum of Wichita on charges of three counts of aggravated assault drive-by, felon in possession of a firearm, discharge a firearm into an occupied dwelling and vandalism. WPD also…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Burglary and Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 21-year-old Terrell Sanders of Wichita on charges of flee and elude police, two counts of hit and run, two counts of aggravated burglary, robbery from a person, domestic battery, simple battery,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Commercial Robbery

The Wichita Police Department is investigating the robbery of a financial business. At approximately 3:10 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to an armed robbery at Check N’ Go located in the 3100 block of S. Seneca. Upon arrival, the…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting to Held Via Remote Technology on May 12, 2020

Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) Transportation Policy Body (TPB) Meeting May 12, 2020  3:00 p.m. 271 W. Third St, Suite 208 Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, meeting is held…

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Wichita Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Notice for May 11, 2020

Board of Park Commissioners Meeting When: Monday, May 11, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. City Hall, First Floor Boardroom 455 N Main Street Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Broadcast…

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Wichita Police Department News - 15 Years-Old Runaway

The Wichita Police Department needs your help locating 15-year-old, Christianna Gonzalez and her son 8-month-old, Marcellus Gonzalez-Mitchell. They were last seen at approximately 9:45 p.m. today before willfully leaving a residence in the 3300…

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Wichita Police Department News - Support Employee Arrested

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a WPD employee on charges of unlawful possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. The four-year employee worked in a support role for the Support Services Division and was not a police officer. At…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim of a fatal collision on Sunday as 67-year-old Bruce Reed of Wichita. At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers responded to an injury accident at the intersection of North Oliver and E. 2nd…

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Two Juveniles Arrested After Traffic Pursuit

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 17-year-old on charges of felony evade and elude, resisting arrest, and two outstanding felony warrants. The WPD also arrested a 15-year-old for obstruct and two outstanding felony warrants. At…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Domestic Battery Strangulation Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 27-year-old Nathan Rowe of Wichita, on two counts of domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery strangulation, and aggravated domestic battery, stemming from multiple domestic violence battery,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Makes Narcotics Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 32-year-old Sterling Fleming of Wichita on charges possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell. At…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 28-year-old Porche Wilson on charges of aggravated assault and criminal use of weapons. At approximately 4:40 a.m. this morning, officers were contacted by a 32-year-old female in the 800 block of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Shooting Investigation

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1st, officers were dispatched to a disturbance with weapons at Maple and Mclean. An officer, who was already in the area, was contacted by two males who led the officer to a shooting victim in a…

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Wichita Police Department Makes Third Arrest in Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 28-year-old Jesse Sweeney of Wichita on charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and outstanding warrants, stemming from the shooting investigation that fatally injured 30-year-old Blake…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Kellogg and Rock Road

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 43-year-old Ray Watkins of Wichita on a charge of 2nd-degree murder. At approximately 4:20 a.m. today, officers responded to an injury accident at Kellogg and Rock Road.  Upon arrival, officers…

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Wichita City Successfully Closes WIFIA Financing Agreement to Fund New Water Plant

The City of Wichita closed a nearly $280.9 million federal credit financing agreement today that will help fund a new Water Treatment Plant at very favorable interest rates – saving Wichita water ratepayers millions of dollars and ensuring a…

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WPD and DPD Arrests Same Juvenile Multiple Times for Auto Theft

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) and Derby Police Department (DPD) have arrested the same 14-year-old male multiple times since Saturday for multiple counts of auto theft and one count of aggravated battery. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 23-year-old Michael Valentine, III for aggravated robbery. At approximately 9:50 a.m., officers responded to a robbery in progress at the Popeyes located in the 1200 block of North Broadway. Officers…

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Wichita Police Department Makes Possession of a Firearm Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 33-year-old Dontreal Banks of Wichita on federal firearm and drug charges, and a federal parole violation, stemming from ongoing gun investigations. At approximately 6:30 a.m. on April 23rd,…

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Wichita City Launching Online Recreation Resources

City of Wichita Park and Recreation has launched online activities, workouts and eSports leagues in order to continue to serve the community. New content is being added weekly, but currently includes resources such as workout videos, yoga classes,…

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Wichita Police Department Warns of Phone Scam

The WPD investigated a case where an unknown suspect contacted a 54-year-old female representing himself as a Lieutenant with WPD, demanding money for not responding to a federal court subpoena. The caller asked the female to send payment to the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation 200 North Charles

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 30-year-old Blake Mayes of Wichita. At approximately 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a shooting call at a home in the 200 block of North Charles. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department Makes Aggravated Battery and Rape Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 54-year-old Horace Gwyn of Wichita on charges of rape, aggravated burglary, two counts of aggravated sodomy, aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated battery, battery of a law enforcement…

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WPD and DV Providers See an Increase in Violent DV Crimes

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) and area Domestic Violence (DV) providers are seeing an increase in violent DV incidents since the beginning of the stay-at-home put into place to stop the spread of COVID-19. Specifically, Wichita has seen a 65%…

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Wichita Police Department News: Criminal Homicide Arrest, 800 S. Market

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 22-year-old Jessica Sanders of Wichita on a charge of 2nd-degree murder. At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a larceny just occurred call at the QuikTrip in the 700 block of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest 4200 W. Pawnee

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 32-year-old Joshua Johnson of Wichita on a charge of first-degree murder, stemming from the shooting that fatally injured 18-year-old Aubrey Resendez of Wichita. At approximately 12:40 a.m. on…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a criminal homicide that fatally injured 33-year-old Cherie Short of Wichita. At approximately 5:10 a.m. today, officers responded to an unknown call for police at a home in the 5800 block of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Bicycle Shop Burglary Arrest

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 20-year-old Christopher Brody Edward Steele, Jr. on charges of burglary, theft, and obstruct. At approximately 7:30 a.m. today, officers responded to a burglary report at Tom Sawyer Bicycle Shop located in…

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Wichita Police Department News - Capital Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 25-year-old Daniel Lopez of Wichita for capital murder, criminal possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, and two outstanding Sedgwick County warrants. Lopez was arrested without incident Friday…

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Wichita Police Department News - April 10, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 27-year-old Daniel Corrieri of Wichita for impersonation of a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm while under the influence, and DUI. At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Thursday April 09…

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City Reopening Two Public Golf Courses

Precautions being taken to ensure safety of staff, golfers Due to the overwhelming response from golfers in the Wichita community, the City of Wichita has reviewed the practices of other golf courses across the nation to prevent the spread of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide 4200 West Pawnee

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in today’s criminal homicide as 18-year-old Aubrey Resendez of Wichita. At approximately 12:40 a.m., officers responded to a shooting call at the Kwik Shop in the 600 block of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Vehicle Burglary Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 30-year-old Cody Scrimsher of Wichita for felony evade and elude, burglary and theft. At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the area of W. 21st Street and Ridge to assist in…

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Wichita Police Department Partners with KIDS Network to Promote Safe Infant Sleeping

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is partnering with the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS (KIDS) Network to remind families of safe infant sleeping practices, especially during this pandemic, when many are at home. WPD Homicide Section investigates…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Robbery Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 24-year-old Devonte Whichard of Wichita on a charge of aggravated robbery, and 26-year-old Shardae Kirby of Wichita on a charge of aggravated robbery, stemming from a residential robbery in March. At…

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Wichita Police Department News - Missing Adult Found Safe

Wichita, we need your help locating missing 68-year-old Robert White. He was last seen at his home in the 1300 block of West 1st Street North on April 9th at approximately 2 p.m. Robert has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and dementia. He is 5'10",…

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Wichita Police Department News - Agg Battery LEO

Wichita, KS -- Wichita Police Department needs your help in locating 22-year-old Madelyn Roberts of Wichita, in connection to an aggravated battery of a law enforcement case.  She also has outstanding warrants through the City of Wichita and…

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City or Wichita April Burn Ban 2020

City of Wichita officials want to remind residents that open burning in certain areas of the state, including Wichita, is restricted during the month of April. This burn ban is imposed in 16 counties by the State of Kansas through the entire…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide 3100 S. Davidson

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a criminal homicide in the 3100 block of South Davidson that left a 19-year-old male dead. At approximately 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a shooting call in the 3100 block of South…

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Wichita Police Department News - Armed Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 41-year-old Joshua Freimark of Wichita on a charge of aggravated robbery, stemming from the investigation of an armed robbery at Little Caesar’s in the 2500 block of South Seneca on Monday. At…

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Wichita Police Department News - Sexual Assault Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 38-year-old Lyle P. McClanahan of Wichita for one count of rape, one count of attempted aggravated criminal sodomy, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana. At approximately 1230 a.m.,…

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Wichita Animal Shelter Temporary Community Protocols

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has set up temporary animal services protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic, regarding procedures at the Wichita Animal Shelter, 3303 N. Hillside. If anyone has any questions for staff at the Wichita Animal…

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COVID-19 Wichita Police Department Temporary Officer Response Exceptions

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has set up temporary officer response exceptions amid the COVID-19 pandemic to help keep the community and WPD personnel safe. WPD officers continue to be available for 911 emergency calls. However, with the…

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Wichita City Announces Stay-At-Home Plans

The City of Wichita is making the following changes to comply with the Sedgwick County Health Department’s stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The order will remain in effect for 30 days beginning Wednesday, March 25. …

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Wichita Police Department Fatal Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 61-year-old Randal Duncan as the driver of a fatal motorcycle incident on Friday. At approximately 12:10 p.m., officers responded to an injury accident at 13th and McLean. Upon arrival, officers…

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Sedgwick County Health Department Advises Wichita City Council Members No Longer Need to Self-Quarantine

While attending a professional conference in Washington, DC last week, four members of the Wichita City Council were possibly exposed to two people who later tested positive for COVID-19 who were attending the same conference. Council members who…

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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Opening Postponed

The Wichita Housing Authority (WHA) will postpone the opening of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher tenant based rent assistance program due to concerns related to COVID-19. Applications to the waitlist, originally scheduled to open on April 1,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Armed Robberies Update: March 19, 2020

20C017365 Armed Robbery 1900 E. Pawnee 03-19-20 9:00 a.m. At approximately 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, officers responded to an armed robbery at the Dollar General located in the 1900 block of East Pawnee. Upon arrival, they contacted a 20-year-male…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Two Attempted Theft Cases

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating two attempted theft cases, believed to be connected. At approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to an unknown call for police at a home in the 3000 block of East Grail. Upon arrival,…

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Wichita Police Department COVID-19 Temporary Community Protocols

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has set up temporary community protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic to help keep the community and WPD personnel safe. Patrol Operations WPD is expanding our phone call in reporting system for certain…

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Wichita City Council Takes Proactive Coronavirus Measures

Some members of the Wichita City Council are self-quarantining after learning late Tuesday they attended a conference in Washington, DC last week with two people who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Out of an abundance of caution,…

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Aggravated Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating the aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer that involved an officer-involved shooting. No one was injured in the incident. At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a…

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City of Wichita - Statement on Coronavirus

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a concern for communities across the nation, including our own. Because of these concerns, it is important that the City of Wichita take preemptive measures to help ensure the health and wellbeing of Wichita residents,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Self-Inflicted Death Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating the death of a 34-year-old male from what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot. At approximately 5:10 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting call at a home in the 2600 block of North…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Motorcycle Accident

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a fatal vehicle accident that occurred Friday evening and left a 45-year-old male deceased. At approximately 8:00 p.m. Friday, Feb 28th, officers were dispatched to an injury accident at the…

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Water Utilities Implementing Payment Reminder Calls

A new City of Wichita outbound calling system is the latest measure to help customers behind in payment avoid having their water shut off The City of Wichita Water Utilities wants to ensure that all customers have access to water. On Monday, the…

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Ozone Season 2020 Kicks off from March 1, 2020

Mayor Urges Residents to Be Air Aware Mayor Brandon Whipple and the Department of Public Works and Utilities remind the public that ozone season officially begins Sunday, March 1, 2020 and lasts through Saturday, October 31, 2020. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Man Charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behavior

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 27-year-old Jordan Richardson of Wichita for lewd and lascivious behavior. Richardson has since been charged by the City of Wichita Prosecutor’s Office for the crime. At approximately 10:30 a.m. last…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Suspicious Van

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating several cases of suspicious activity involving the pictured van. At approximately 3:55 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a suspicious character call at businesses in the 7700 block of East…

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Wichita Police Department Warns of Phone Scam

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is warning citizens of a phone impersonation scam with individuals claiming to be WPD officers. Yesterday, the WPD investigated a fraud case where an unknown suspect contacted a 64-year-old female representing…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Victim Identified

Criminal Homicide, 1700 South Glenn The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that led to the death of a 35-year-old male. At approximately 2:50 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting call at a home in the 1700 block of…

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WPD Launches Domestic Violence Pick-up Pilot Program

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has launched a domestic violence (DV) pick-up pilot program citywide. In efforts to address domestic violence-related crime, the WPD launched a one-month DV pick-up pilot program. The goal of the program is to…

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Wichita Police Department News - Wichita Collegiate School Teacher Arrested

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 39-year-old Rodney Wren of Wichita for three counts of unlawful sexual relations. Wren is a High School teacher at Wichita Collegiate School. In January, WPD Officials were notified of possible…

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2020 Excellence In Public Service Nominations Open

From Feb 7th, residents are encouraged to nominate public service employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. Now in its 32nd year, the award recognizes employees from City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public Schools who…

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Wichita Police Department News - Juvenile Possession of a Firearm Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 15-year-old male for criminal possession of a firearm by a juvenile and possession of a firearm on school grounds. At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the WPD School Resource Officer (SRO) at…

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Wichita Police Department News - Death Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating the death of an individual in the 1700 block of South Elpyco. At approximately 3:50 a.m. today, officers responded to a check shots call in the area of Battin and Osie. Upon arrival, officers…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 36-year-old Samuel Higgins of Wichita for nine counts of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, battery of a law…

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Wichita Police Department News - WPD Co-Hosts Cutting-Edge Training Conference

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is co-hosting a revolutionary training program at a conference taking place today and on Thursday to help provide leads and solve violent crimes. The training is titled Investigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG). IGG…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Indecent Liberties Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 19-year-old Kyle Ellery of Wichita on charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, sexual exploitation of a child, contributing to a child's misconduct, and aggravated interference with…

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Regional Artists Chosen for Stadium Project

Twelve regional artists were chosen to provide public art components for the new Wichita entertainment venue and multi-sport stadium. The artists were chosen after submitting their qualifications in an open call; the information requested included a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Child Abuse Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim from a child abuse investigation on Friday, as 9-month-old Maela Flores of Wichita. WPD previously arrested 25-year-old Brietan Rader of Wichita regarding this case for child abuse,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Animal Cruelty Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Raykesha Hardyway of Wichita on one count of animal cruelty, abandonment - failure to provide adequate provisions and an outstanding warrant. At approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, the WPD…

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Wichita Police Department News - Phone Impersonation Scam

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has learned of a WPD phone impersonation scam. Today, a WPD Sergeant was contacted by a citizen who had received a voicemail stating to call a specific sergeant about an ongoing civil issue.  The call came…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 19-year-old Jalen Johnson of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery and criminal discharge of a firearm. At approximately 1:20 a.m. on Sunday Dec. 22, officers responded to a shooting call in the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 28-year-old Donald Lybarger of Wichita on one count of aggravated robbery and a Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) warrant. WPD officers located and arrested Lybarger without incident on…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 25-year-old Terrance Johnson of Wichita on a charge of first-degree murder stemming from a December shooting that fatally injured 19-year-old Sonya Brown of Wichita. At approximately 2:50 a.m. on…

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Wichita Police Department Addressing Increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has seen an increase in catalytic converter in 2019 as compared to 2018. Specifically, in 2018 there were reported 21 converters stolen and in 2019, the number rose to 201. To date, in 2020, we have had a reported…

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Local Officials To Host Legislative Delegation

Sedgwick County, KS -- Officials from Sedgwick County, City of Wichita, the Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP), the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the South Central Kansas Legislative Delegation will meet to kick off the 2020…

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WAMPO Public Comment Opportunity

A public review and comment period is now open for a scheduled amendment of the WAMPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). To review the project changes please check out the web-based Project Tracker by clicking HERE and select "Draft Project…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department is investigating a murder of 41-year-old Melinda Sprague. At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 officers were contacted regarding Melinda not arriving at work, and a missing person report was made. …

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Holiday-Related Closures and Hours from City of Wichita

Due to the New Year’s Day holiday, there is no City Council meeting scheduled for Dec. 31. Closed Wednesday, Jan. 1: City Hall, neighborhood resource centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation centers, Great Plains…

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Wichita Police Department News - Porch Theft Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 41-year-old Tammie Chaplin of Wichita on charges of theft, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and outstanding warrants. At approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, a 31-year-old female reported an unknown…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 3000 S. Hillside

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 45-year-old Stacey Peters of Haysville, Kansas, on one count of 2nd-degree murder. At approximately 2:30 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting in the 3000 block of South Hillside at a…

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Domestic Violence Aggravated Battery Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a domestic violence aggravated battery incident that occurred on Saturday evening. At approximately 11:15 p.m., officers responded to a domestic violence with a weapon call at a residence in the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Suicide Attempt Investigation

The Wichita Police Department is investigating a suicide attempt vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday morning. At approximately 11:15 a.m., officers responded to a rollover accident at Kellogg and Edwards. A 2010 white Ford F250 was traveling…

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Wichita Named a Digital Cities Survey Winner

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) has named the City of Wichita a 2019 Digital Cities Survey winner. The survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity and more. The survey…

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Wichita Police Department News: Criminal Homicide, 4600 East Boston Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 18-year-old Pierce Jackson of Wichita on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and an outstanding warrant, stemming from an August shooting that left 33-year-old Jerome Armbeck dead. …

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Wichita Water Partners Delivers Final Estimate to Design and Build the Northwest Water Facility

Project will deliver $14 million in additional savings, providing best value and highest quality for the people of Wichita Wichita, KS -- Wichita Water Partners has delivered to Wichita officials its final, fixed-price budget of $494.2 million for…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 16-year-old female and a 15-year-old female both for aggravated battery, stemming from a video posted on social media depicting a disturbance between several individuals. The arrests are in addition…

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Wichita Police Department News - Discharge of a Firearm Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 22-year-old Antonio Johnson of Wichita on charges of criminal discharge of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and an outstanding warrant. At approximately 12:25 p.m. today, officers were…

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Wichita Police Department News - WPD Drug Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Dalton Patterson of Wichita on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell, stemming from a Friday morning shooting. At approximately 4 a.m., officers responded to a…

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City Awarded AARP Community Challenge Grant

Council Member Becky Tuttle today announced Wichita is one of 159 awardees of the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program. This funding will help Wichita close the digital divide that exists in its lower socio-economic areas. The grant will…

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Wichita Police Department News - Armed Robberies Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 25-year-old Toney D. Williams of Topeka, KS on two counts of aggravated robbery regarding two armed robberies this week and two warrants. At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to…

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Wichita Fire Prevention Week Activities: 'Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!'

The Wichita Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” Fire…

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Wichita Police Department News, October 2, 2019

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) needs your help in locating 42-year-old David Pressley. Pressley currently has a Kansas Department of Corrections Arrest and Detain order and investigators are wanting to speak to him in reference to…

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Erie Police Department News - Child Death Investigation Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 31-year-old Bernardo Gonzalez-Mejia of Wichita on charges of felony murder and child abuse and 24-year-old Stephanie Aviles of Wichita on charges of felony murder and aggravated child endangerment…

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Crime Stoppers of Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Participates in CSUSA Conference

Crime Stoppers of Wichita-Sedgwick County attended the annual Crime Stoppers USA in Tempe, Arizona last week. The annual Crime Stoppers USA Conference attracted 250 attendees from all around the United States, including Hawaii, Guam and the…

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City of Wichita News - In Regard to the Story on the Water Treatment Facility

The topic of Wichita’s water system has been the subject of recent news coverage. As a vital piece to our city’s infrastructure, it should be getting a lot of attention. The City takes the issue of water very seriously and our top…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Overnight Homicide

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a criminal homicide that left a 29-year-old male dead. At approximately 12:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting call at Magoos Bar and Grill located in the 2300 block of S. Oliver.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 8-year-old Kiya Johnson as the victim of the fatality accident on Thursday. At approximately 6:45 p.m., Officers responded to an injury collision at the intersection of Taft and West Streets. Upon…

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The Wichita Police Department News - Bank Robbery

he WPD and FBI have asked that Crime Stoppers remind your audiences that the suspect from the Fidelity Bank robbery on 9-16-19.  still needs to be identified.  We’re asking for tips to be submitted to Crime Stoppers.  If a tip…

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The Wichita Police Department News - Bank Robbery

At approximately 2:40 p.m. September 16, officers responded to a bank robbery call at the Fidelity Bank in the 2100 block of North Bradley Fair. Upon arrival, officers contacted employees who reported the pictured suspect entering the bank and…

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Wichita Police Department - Crime Stoppers Increases Cash Rewards in 'Flip-a-Felon' Campaign

Crime Stoppers of Wichita – Sedgwick County announced a campaign Thursday aimed at assisting law enforcement with the arrests of wanted persons with felony warrants in Sedgwick County. The campaign called “Flip-A-Felon” will…

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The Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer Arrests

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 29-year-old TJ McMahan of Wichita on two counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, felony evade and elude, criminal possession of a firearm, as well as other drug and traffic-related…

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WPD Receives Grant to Address Gun Violence

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) announces receiving the Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Integration Initiative Grant by the Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA) in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,…

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The Wichita Police Department News - Second Arrest Made in Officer-Involved Shooting

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 30-year-old Zachary Ausdemore for aggravated robbery and an outstanding warrant out of Nebraska. Ausdemore was booked into the Sedgwick County Adult Detention Facility this afternoon after being…

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City of Wichita News - Officer Involved Shooting 9-10-19

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an officer-involved shooting. At approximately 10:26 a.m. officers responded to the area of W. 21st Street North and N. Amidon to check for a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was reported stolen…

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City Of Wichita - Found Safe

Wichita, we need your help locating 10-year-old Julian Salcedo. He is described as 5'05", 130lbs, wears glasses and was last seen wearing a green shirt and khaki pants. Julian was last seen leaving his home in the 1900 block of south Wichita at…

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City of Wichita to Host an Internet-Only Auction of Surplus Vehicles and Equipment

The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus vehicles and equipment. The online auction closes at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10. Items include cars, trucks, buses, backhoe, wheel loader, dump truck, fire truck and other…

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City of Wichita News - 9th Street Closure Scheduled for Saturday Celebration

The City of Wichita will celebrate the recent completion of $3.5 million in improvements to 9th Street between I-135 and Hillside on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The ceremony will close 9th Street between I-135 and Piatt from 7 a.m. to noon. …

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City of Wichita Labor Day Holiday Closures and Hours

In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 2, 2019 the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation centers, Great Plains…

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Wichita Police Department - Criminal Homicide Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Marcus Lamar on a charge of felony murder, aggravated robbery and an outstanding warrant and a 17-year-old male on a charge of felony murder and aggravated robbery regarding a shooting…

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Wichita Police Department News - Pedestrian Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in a vehicle versus pedestrian accident earlier this month as 46-year-old Kestrno Rodriguez of Wichita. At approximately 5:40 a.m. on Friday Aug 2, officers responded to an injury…

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City’s Purchasing Division Receives National Recognition

The City of Wichita’s Purchasing Division in the Department of Finance has been awarded the 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) for 2019 from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). The prestigious AEP…

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Prepare for the New School Year City Offers No- and Low-Cost Services

Whether you are a parent of school-aged children or a student looking for educational resources, the City of Wichita has a variety of no- or low-cost services available to help you get through the upcoming school year. Free Transit…

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Wichita Police Department - Four Armed Robbery Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 18-year-old Bayleigh McMahon of Wichita on one count of aggravated robbery, 18-year-old Kaedon Greening of Wichita on one count of aggravated robbery and two 17-year-old males on charges of aggravated…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide, 900 E. Central

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 18-year-old Eduardo Gallardo of Wichita on a charge of first-degree murder. At approximately 2:35 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a shooting call in the 900 block of East Central.  Upon…

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Homicide Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified Saturday’s homicide victim as 20-year-old Chancelor Williams of Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Williams was fatally shot during a disturbance in the parking lot of Horizons East Apartments…

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Wichita Police Department News - Arrest Made in Saturday’s Homicide

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 25-year-old Markeithen McClaine on charges of 1st Degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery. McClaine’s arrest stems from this morning’s shooting at an east Wichita apartment…

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City of Wichita News - City Manager Presents Budget

The City Manager presented the 2020-2021 Proposed Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) at today’s City Council meeting. The documents can be viewed at www.wichita.gov as well as at all Wichita Public Library branches. A…

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Wichita’s New Triple-A Stadium To Be The First Of Its Kind To Include Extended Netting In Its Design

The City of Wichita and Wichita Baseball 2020 leadership announced today it has made an important safety decision to the design of the stadium and will include protective netting from home plate to both foul poles.  The decision marks the first…

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Wichita Police Department News: Silver Alert

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has issued a Silver Alert for 63-year-old Jeffrey Wade.  Wade, who is diagnosed with dementia, was last seen at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital this morning after he was dropped off for an 8:00…

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$2,300 in Rewards Approved by Crime Stoppers in June 2019

Crime Stoppers of Wichita-Sedgwick County approved $2,300 in cash rewards for anonymous tipsters in June. These tipsters provided tips with information that led to the arrest of 10 individuals on felony cases. One individual was arrested after a…

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City Of Wichita - Wichita Police Officer Arrested

On Friday evening, the Mulvane Police Department (MPD) booked an off-duty Wichita Police Department (WPD) officer into the Sedgwick County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. The officer arrested is an 18-year…

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The Wichita Police Department - Home Accident Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating the accidental death of a 2-year-old boy. At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, officers responded to a home in the 2200 block of south Linden for a drowning call.  Upon arrival,…

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Wichita’s First Rentable Scooters Hit The Streets

Leaders Welcome Alternative Forms of Transportation to the City and Urge Residents to Keep Safety in Mind The first rentable electric scooters were deployed in Wichita today and Mayor Jeff Longwell and members of City Council used the opportunity…

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Wichita Public Library Board of Directors and Committees

Wichita Public Library Board of Directors Public Affairs Committee July 16, 2019 11:15 a.m. Advanced Learning Library 2nd floor Collaboration Room #206 (Red) 711 W. 2nd St. Wichita KS 67203 Wichita Public Library Board of Directors …

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City Of Wichita - Criminal Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 27-year-old Malcolm Norris of Valley Center on one count of first-degree murder, stemming from a criminal homicide in April. At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Monday April 1, officers responded to…

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The Wichita Police Department - DUI Check Lane

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) will conduct a check lane on Saturday to identify motorists who are driving under the influence (DUI). The DUI check lane will begin at 10:30 p.m. and continue until 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. Officers…

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City Receives Award of Merit from NAHRO

The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) recently honored the City of Wichita with the 2019 Award of Merit in Resident and Client Services for the Cities Combating Hunger Through Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs…

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City Launches Access Wichita Engagement Tool

The City of Wichita today launched a new online tool that connects residents with resources and services and enables them to report non-emergency issues. AccessWichita is a self-service portal that allows residents to get information about…

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City of Wichita News - Independence Day Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains…

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Kansas Honor Flight #73 Returns Friday, June 28, 2019

Kansas Honor Flight #73 is scheduled to return at 11:50 a.m. on Friday, June 28 at Eisenhower National Airport. The public is invited to participate in a patriotic welcome home celebration. Parking will be available on the top floor of the garage.…

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City of Wichita News - City Implements New Board Management System

The City of Wichita has implemented a new board and commission management system, OnBoard, in an effort to save time and money and make it easier for residents to view information and apply for boards and commissions. The new system allows City…

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Wichita Police Department News - Abduction update, Jun 19, 2019

On June 19 afternoon at approximately 3:50 p.m. officers responded to  the 2100 block of S. Broadway for an abduction call.  Officers contacted a 25-year-old woman at a convenience store who reported that her maroon Town and Country van…

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City Names New Housing Director - June 19, 2019

City Manager Robert Layton today announced that Sally Stang has been chosen to run the City’s Housing & Community Services Department. Stang, who was most recently the Housing & Community Development Director for the City of Tucson,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Active Attempt to Locate

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) needs the public’s assistance in locating 2-year-old Anyla James, who is believed to be in danger and is with her biological father Alton James, Jr. Anyla is a black female, 3 feet and 40 lbs.  She…

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$2,000 Rewards Offered For Tips On Unsolved Bank Robberies

Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County announced a campaign Friday to seek tips for unsolved Wichita bank robberies. In partnership with the Wichita Police Department and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Crime Stoppers is offering cash rewards of…

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City Of Wichita Offers Low And No-Cost Summer Meals, Transportation And Fun

School may be out for summer but the City of Wichita has a number of low and no-cost services and programs available to keep our younger residents fed and occupied until classes resume.   The City’s CHAMPS meal program through the Housing…

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Wichita’s Eisenhower Airport Receives Federal Grant to Protect Important Asset

The Wichita Airport Authority has received formal notification it will receive $8.6 million in grant funding for the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport to preserve and extend the life of its longest runway. “Preserving and extending the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 34-year-old Isaac Phillips of Wichita on one charge of first-degree murder. At approximately 12 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a shooting call in the 400 block of north New York Ct. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - Three Juveniles Arrested for Armed Robbery

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 17-year-old male for felony evade and elude and aggravated robbery. Also arrested was a second 17-year-old male for aggravated robbery and kidnapping, and a 16-year-old male for aggravated robbery. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Officer Involved Shooting at 700 West MacArthur

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the suspect in Thursday May 23rd’s officer involved shooting as 56-year-old Fred Burton of Wichita. At approximately 1:55 a.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a report of an explosion at…

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City of Wichita to Hold Online Surplus Auction

The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus vehicles and equipment. The online auction closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Items include cars, trucks, street sweepers, office furniture, miscellaneous, etc. Inspection…

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Wichita City Debuts Online Budget Simulator

Interactive tool enables residents to help guide the City’s spending for the next year The City of Wichita on May 13, 2019 unveiled a new, online budget simulation tool that enables residents to weigh-in on how their tax dollars will be spent…

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Wichita City Receives Official Notice of Development Group Ownership

The City of Wichita today announced it has received its official notice of ownership from the Wichita Riverfront LLC. The notice indicates that Lou Schwechheimer is the principal owner of the LLC and the only member with substantive shares. The…

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McLean Boulevard Traffic Closure to Begin Monday, May 13, 2019

McLean Boulevard, between Maple and Douglas, will be closed to northbound traffic beginning May 13and will be closed for the remainder of the week. During the closure, northbound traffic will be detoured using Maple, Seneca and Douglas streets. The…

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Volunteer Kansas Awards $5,000 in Seed Grants

$500 Grants Given to Organizations in Kansas Engaging Volunteers in Service Projects Wichita, KS -- Volunteer Kansas is excited to announce the recipients of its 2019 Seed Grants for service projects. Ten Kansas organizations will receive $500…

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Wichita Releases its Annual Report for 2018-19

The City of Wichita’s 2018-2019 annual report is now available at www.wichita.gov/annualreport. Hard copies are also available at the City’s seven libraries and three neighborhood centers. The report, entitled “Advancing…

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Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda

Call to Order Troy Palmer, President Announcements Public Comments 1 Approve Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the April 8, 2019, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2 New Items for Consideration A. 3…

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Second Street Traffic Closure to Begin Monday, May 13, 2019

Second Street, west of Washington, will close to through traffic for five days, beginning May 13. During the closure, through traffic will be detoured using Washington, Douglas and St. Francis streets. Local traffic on Second Street will be open to…

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Kansas Honor Flight #70 Returns Friday, May 10, 2019

Kansas Honor Flight #70 is scheduled to return at 12:05 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Eisenhower National Airport. The public is invited to participate in a patriotic welcome home celebration. The honor flight departed Wednesday, carrying three…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victims Identified

Wichita, KS - The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victims in May 5th fatal accident as 70-year-old Maria Wood of Wichita and her 12-year-old granddaughter Rosemary McEllroy of Wichita. At approximately 1:50 p.m., a WPD officer…

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Community Services Block Grant Review Committee Meeting Agenda - May 9, 2019

Meeting Call to Order,Attendance Notifications and Introductions THE PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care…

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Excellence in Public Service Award Reception

The 2019 Excellence in Public Service Award honorees will be recognized at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at a reception at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. The award, in its 31st year, recognizes Sedgwick County, City of Wichita and Wichita…

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WPD Addresses Crime Associated with Illegal Gambling

Wichita Police Department (WPD) officials announced today a focus on addressing high-crime areas associated with illegal gambling. Since 2016, the WPD has been fielding complaints of illegal electronic gambling machines in area businesses including…

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McClean Boulevard Traffic Closure to begin April 22, 2019

McLean Boulevard, west of Seneca, will be closed to through traffic for the next month beginning April 22. During the closure, through traffic will be detoured using Meridian, Douglas and Seneca streets. The closure is part of a project to…

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2019 Excellence in Public Service Award

The 2019 Excellence in Public Service Award honoree for the Wichita Public Schools, Fifth-Grade Teacher Carla Breckenridge, was surprised today at the Buckner Performing Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School. Ms. Breckenridge joins the other…

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Excellence in Public Service Honorees

The 2019 Excellence in Public Service Award winners for Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita have been acknowledged in separate surprise announcements at their respective jobs.  The honorees are: Daniel Schrant, Construction Engineer,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 22-year-old Brandon Craig of Independence, MO on a charge of 1st degree murder. At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Apr 12, 2019, officers responded to a shooting call at a home in the 800 block of south…

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Wichita Police Department News - Two Arrested in Child Homicide Investigation Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in the child homicide investigation as 2-year-old Zaiden Javonovich of Wichita. The boy’s parents, 28-year-old Patrick Javonovich of Wichita and 22-year-old Brandi Marchant of…

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City of Shawnee - Notice for Bid

A new Notice for Bid is available for review on the City's website. -- PN-3467 - Blackfish Parkway & Hauser Street Storm Drainage…

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Wichita Police Department News - Teen Injured in Accident

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the teenager fatally injured in a skateboarding accident on Sunday as 15-year-old Samuel Harter of Wichita. At approximately 11:40 a.m., officers responded to an unknown call for EMS in the area…

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Sergeant from Wichita Awarded Scholarship to Attend National Training Conference Addressing Violent Crimes Against Women

Dallas, TX -- Hundreds of members of law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim advocates from across the nation who work with female victims of crime have been awarded scholarships to participate in the highest quality workshops, computer labs, and…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Board Of Zoning Appeals Agenda - March 21, 2019

The regular meeting of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals will be held Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., in the Planning Commission Conference Room, 271 West Third Street, Second Floor, Suite 203, Wichita, Kansas no earlier…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda - March 21, 2019

The regular meeting of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, beginning at 1:30 PMin the Planning Commission Conference Room, 271 West Third Street, 2nd Floor, Ste #203,Wichita,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Officer Injured by Pit Bull

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an emergency call for service that left one officer injured from being bit by a pit bull. At approximately 7:45 a.m. on March 12th, officers responded to a burglary-in-progress call at a…

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City of Wichita News - Brooks Landfill Closes Early Due to High Winds

Brooks C&D Landfill closed today at 1:00 p.m. due to a high wind warning issued by the National Weather Service. Winds are already reaching sustained speeds of 40 miles per hour (mph) at the landfill and are expected to increase to 50 mph with…

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Wichita Police Department Investigates Shooting

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an early morning shooting that left a 25–year–old woman with non-life threatening injuries. On 3-11-19 at approximately 2:26 a.m. officers responded to a shooting call in the 500…

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Wichita Police Department News - Second Criminal Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 34-year-old Reyna Wallace of El Dorado on one count of 1st degree murder. This is the second arrest regarding a criminal homicide occurring at 4449 S. Broadway in February. The WPD arrested…

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Wichita Police Arrest 14-year-old in Aggravated Assault Case

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 14-year-old male for aggravated assault following the release of the incident captured on surveillance video.  Thursday investigators received information on the Crime Stoppers featured case…

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Wichita Police Department News - Second Criminal Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 14-year-old in connection to an aggravated assault case that occurred in February. Detectives released surveillance video of the incident Wednesday, asking for the community’s help in the…

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Give Back Kansas Challenge, Corporate Volunteerism Initiative

Join the Give Back Kansas Challenge Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering Wichita/Topeka, KS -- Kansas employers are invited to register for the inaugural Give Back Kansas Challenge and encourage employees to participate in community…

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City Of Wichita News: 45th Street N. and Hillside Traffic Closures To Begin March 5, 2019

The south and east legs of the 45th and Hillside intersection will be closed to traffic for the next two months beginning March 5. The north and west legs of the intersection, including the K-254 ramps, will remain open. During the closure,…

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Kansas Wildlife Exhibit Bobby the Bobcat Passes

Wichita, KS -- On Feb. 16, longtime Kansas Wildlife Exhibit (KWE) inhabitant, Bobby the Bobcat, passed away. The KWE acquired Bobby after a car accident claimed his mother in south Wichita. Witnesses to the accident noticed something in the…

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Wichita Police Department News - WPD Joins in Enforcement Near High Schools

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) will join other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma with increased enforcement near high schools to raise awareness on roadway safety.  The increased enforcement runs Feb. 25 through…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda - February 27, 2019

1. Call to order 2. Approval of  Minutes for the November 28th, 2018 Meeting 3. Public Agenda 4. Old Business A. Appeals Board for Plumbers and Gasfitters recommendation to increase to nine members B. IPC/UPC Reports C. Code Review of…

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Wichita Citizen’s Review Board Meeting Agenda - February 28, 2019

1.  Call to Order—Chairperson Fowler 2.  Approval of Minutes – Chairperson Fowler 3.  Public Agenda — 15 minutes set aside for this portion of the meetings. 4.  Staff Report Update – Captain Pinkston…

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Wichita Police Department news - Felony Child Abuse Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 28-year-old Amanda Rogers-Moore of Wichita on one count of felony child abuse. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday Feb 19, 2019, officers responded to a call of a 2-year-old girl not breathing at a…

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Presidents’ Day Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Police Stations, Wichita Public Library locations, Park &…

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Fly Nonstop to Destin - Fort Walton Beach

Good news for Kansas travelers! Allegiant Air has announced it will begin nonstop service between Wichita and Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida on June 5, 2019. The service will be seasonal and will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays through late…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 25-year-old Jeffery Porter on charges of attempted 1st degree murder. At approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to an unknown call for EMS in the 2400 block of south Glendale. …

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda - February 12, 2019

1. Welcome and Call to Order 2. Regular Business A. Approval of February 12, 2019 Agenda B. Approval of January 8, 2019 Minutes C. Director’s Report i. Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) Webinar Series ii. 2019 Yearend…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - February 14, 2019

No Vacation Cases 1. SUB2018-00038:  Final Plat – LANGE 4TH ADDITION; located on the south side of West 47th Street South, East of South Seneca Street.     Surveyor: Baughman Company, P.A.     Acreage: 9.39…

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City of Wichita Pilot Project Brings Free Internet Access to Residents

In partnership with T-Mobile, the City of Wichita is excited to announce a new, experimental pilot project that will provide free wireless internet access to homes in the Wichita area. Beginning February 4, 2019, devices referred to as hotspots…

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Community Corrections Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - February 14, 2019

I. Introductions and Announcements II. Approval of Minutes from meeting January 10, 2019 III. Discuss Change of March Meeting to March 28 due to timeline for BOCC approval and State submission of Comprehensive Plan/Adult Grant and Behavioral…

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MABCD Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda - February 12, 2019

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the December 11, 2018, general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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City of Wichita - Public Safety Briefing Canceled

The City of Wichita Public Safety Briefing has been canceled for Friday February 8. The briefing is typically held at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the fifth floor Media Briefing Room at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The daily briefings can be…

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City Of Wichita - Criminal Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Jose Fortiz of Wichita on charges of 1st degree murder and an outstanding warrant. At approximately 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a shooting call at Hydraulic and Mt.…

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Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating and Boilers Meeting Agenda - February 7, 2019

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the January 10th ,  2019 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. NewBusiness: A. Ventilation Air/Mini Split Systems   5. Old Business: A. UBTC -Article V Review 6. MABCD…

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District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - February 6, 2019

Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for Feb. 6, 2019 Approval of Minutes for Jan. 2, 2019 Staff Reports None Public Agenda 1. Greg Dunnegan, Joyland property owner Dunnegan will introduce himself to the DAB and share ideas for…

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City Of Wichita News - Recognizing Excellent Public Service Employees

Beginning February 1, residents are encouraged to nominate public service employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. Now in its 31st year, the award recognizes employees from City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public…

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Wichita Police Department News - Operation Impact

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is participating in the Kansas Department of Transport (KDOT) Operation Impact, focusing on driving behavior along Rock Road. The Operation will take place beginning at 12 a.m. Thursday and run through a 24-hour…

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Wichita Police Department News - Found Safe

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is issuing a second silver alert and is requesting the assistance in locating 50-year-old Perry Harbour. At approximately 3:20 p.m., officers responded to a welfare call at 1915 West MacArthur. Upon arrival,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Silver Alert

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is requesting the assistance of locating 50-year-old Perry Harbour. At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a welfare call at the QuikTrip, 5611 S. Broadway.  Upon arrival, they…

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Team Justice Meeting Agenda - February 1, 2019

I. Introductions and Announcements II. Approval of Team Justice Minutesfrom the 1/4/19 Meeting III. Chair Terri Moses to appoint at-large member IV. Discuss change of April Meeting Date to March 29 due to timeline for BOCC approval and State…

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Wichita Police Department News - January 27, 2019

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating two armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery that occurred early this morning. At approximately 4:42 a.m., Officers responded to an armed robbery at the Quik Trip, located in the 1000…

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Wichita Police Department News - Accidental Shooting, 2201 East MacArthur

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an accidental shooting that left a 9-year-old boy dead. At approximately 8:25 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting at a residence in the 2200 block of east MacArthur. Upon arrival,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Accidental Shooting, 2201 E. MacArthur

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an accidental shooting that left a 9-year-old boy dead. At approximately 8:25 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting at a residence in the 2200 block of east MacArthur.  Upon arrival,…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda - January 24, 2019

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes:None. 2. Consideration Of Subdivision Committee Recommendations Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. Subdivision Case Details 2-1. SUB2018-00047: One-Step Final Plat…

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Wichita Police Department News - Armed Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Clarence Wilson of Wichita on one count of aggravated robbery. At approximately 10:20 a.m. today, officers responded to a robbery-in-progress call at the Dog-N-Shake, 8800 W. Maple. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Two Arrests After WPD Patrol Vehicle Rammed

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 40-year-old Aron White of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, destruction to property, unlawful restraint, criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia. At…

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Wichita Police Department News - Officer Involved Shooting Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the individual fatally wounded in an officer involved shooting Thursday, as 29-year-old Geoffrey Morris of Wichita.  Morris succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. At approximately 1:05 p.m.…

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City Of Wichita News - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Police Stations, Wichita Public Library locations, Park &…

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Wichita Police Department News - Officer Involved Shooting, 905 North Main

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an officer involved shooting, which occurred on Thursday afternoon. At approximately 1:05 p.m. two WPD officers and a Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) employee working with the enforcement…

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - January 15, 2019

Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for January 14, 2019 Approval of Minutes for November 13, 2018 Staff Reports: Community Police Report Community Police Officers for beat areas in District II will report on specific concerns. …

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City Of Wichita News - Survey

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has partnered with the National Police Foundation who is currently conducting a survey via text messages. The National Police Foundation is currently conducting a Police-Community Interaction Survey which asks…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda - January 10, 2019

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: December 6, 2018 2. Consideration Of Subdivision Committee Recommendations Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. Subdivision Case Details 2-1.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Armed Robbery Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) have arrested two additional male suspects regarding separate December armed robberies that left one suspect dead. At approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of north…

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Community Corrections Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - January 10, 2019

I. Introductions and Announcements II. Approval of Minutes from meeting December 13, 2018 III. Voting for 2019 Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary IV. Program Updates – A. Field Services- ADP B. Residential- ADP C. Work Release – ADP …

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda - January 9, 2019

1. Call to order                                               …

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Airheating and Boilers Meeting Agenda - January 10, 2019

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the December 6th, 2018 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. NewBusiness: A. None 5. Old Business: A. UBTC -Article V Review 6. MABCD Updates: 7. Adjournment: Date: January 10, 2019 …

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The WAMPO Transportation Improvement Program is Now Available for Review and Comment

A public review and comment period is now open for the first scheduled amendment of the WAMPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). To review the project changes please check out the web-based Project Tracker by Clicking HERE and select "Draft…

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Wichita Police Department News - Possession of Methamphetamine Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 31-year-old Trace Riff on a charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. At approximately 2:45 a.m. today, Officers responded to a check residence call in the 1000 block of north Market.  A…

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Wichita Police Department News - Robbery Update

Robbery Update, 2796 S. Seneca The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has confirmed a 16-year-old male suspect was fatally shot during a robbery at the B & H Fast Trip, 2796 S. Seneca. At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Friday, Officers responded to a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Armed Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with two weekend-armed robberies. He was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on three counts of aggravated robbery. The WPD is looking for two other known suspects. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Bank Robbery

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an armed robbery and needs the public’s help in identifying the suspect. At approximately 11:50 a.m. Friday, December 21, Officers responded to an aggravated robbery at the Southwest…

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City Of Wichita News: New Year's Day Holiday-Related Closures, Hours

The City of Wichita will observe the following closures and special hours for New Year’s Day (January 1): Closed Monday, December 31: Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita Art Museum, and Mid-America All-Indian Center Special Hours Monday, December…

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Wichita Police Department News - Bank Robbery Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investing a bank robbery at Southwest National Bank, 3101 S. Seneca. At approximately 11:50 a.m. today, Officers responded to the bank robbery. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Highway Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 22-year-old Terrance Hollis on charges of aggravated highway robbery, resist arrest and outstanding warrants. At approximately 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Officers responded to a disturbance with weapons…

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Wichita Police Department News - 2800 South Hillside Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) continues to investigate a shooting which injured a 16-year-old male. At approximately 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Officers responded to a shooting in the 2800 block of south Hillside. Upon arrival, Officers located…

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Three Arrested in Connection to Weekend Armed Robberies

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 32-year-old Jermaine Baker of Wichita, 25-year-old Shaiquille Harris of Wichita and 27-year-old Brelen Vonfange of Wichita on three counts of aggravated robbery and warrants. At approximately 7:45…

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Wichita Police Department News - Burglary Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested a 52-year-old Glen Moler of Wichita on five counts of burglary, five counts of theft from a vehicle and two counts of destruction to an automobile. At approximately 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Officers…

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Wichita Police Department News - Multiple Burglary Charges

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has charged 30-year-old Callen Rose of Wichita on two counts of burglary, one count of attempted burglary, two counts of felony theft, three counts of misdemeanor thefts, four counts of criminal trespass, one…

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City Of Wichita News: Holiday-Related Closures, Hours

The City of Wichita will observe the following closures and special hours over the holidays: Closed Monday, December 24: Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita Art Museum, Mid-America All-Indian Center, Great Plains Nature Center, Botanica Special Hours…

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Wichita Police Department Investigates Multiple Robberies, Two Arrests Made

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) are investigating seven weekend commercial house robberies. A 17-year-old male and 16-year-old male have been arrested in connection with three of the robberies. Here are details of the seven robberies: At…

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City Of Wichita - 55th Street South and Clifton

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has confirmed the identity of the human bones found on Friday, November 30 to be 56-year-old Donald Cook of Wichita. At approximately 8:30 a.m., Officers responded to an unknown call for police in the area of…

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Library Board of Directors Planning and Facilities Committee Meeting Agenda - December 18, 2018

1. Call to Order 2. Advanced Learning Library Punch List Update 3. Review of Outstanding Branch Facilities Issues 4. Branch Master Plan Status Report 5. New Business from Committee Members 6. Adjournment Date and Time: December 18, 2018…

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Wichita Public Library Board of Directors Operations Committee Agenda - December 18, 2018

1. Call to Order 2. Proposed Programming Policy 3. Status Report on Operations Reviews in Progress 4. New Business from Committee Members 5. Adjournment Date and Time: December 18, 2018 at 11:30am Location: 1st Floor Collaboration Room…

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Board of Directors Public Affairs Committee Meeting Agenda - December 18, 2018

1. Call to Order 2. Approval of Minutes of November 20,2018 Meeting 3. Review of Accomplishments of Previous Month 4. Issues Update 5. 2019 State Legislative Session Advocacy 6. Program Attendance Assignments - Ql 2019 7. Review of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Missing and Runaway Child

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is requesting the public’s help in locating 11-year-old runaway Joan Ibarra. Ibarra walked away from Hamilton Middle School at 1407 South Broadway was last seen in the area of Harry and Broadway today at…

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Wichita Police Department News - Patrol South Station Phone and Internet Outage

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) Patrol South station, 211 E. Pawnee, is currently experiencing an outage on phone and internet services.  The outage is believed to be connected to a damaged fiber optic line.  The outage began on Monday…

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Wichita Police Department - Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 59-year-old Richard Fagan on charges of attempted first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and an outstanding warrant. At approximately 9 a.m. today, Officers responded to a shooting at…

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Wichita Police Department News - WPD Investigates Two Possible Related Cases

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) investigated two cases on Sunday night believed to be connected and believed to involve a 39-year-old male involved in an Officer Involved Shooting in Perry Oklahoma. At approximately 10:05 p.m., WPD officers…

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Community Corrections Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - December 13, 2018

I. Introductions and Announcements II. Approval of Minutes from meeting October 11, 2018(November Meeting Cancelled) III. Proposed Schedule for 2019 IV. Nominations for positions for 2019 V. Program Updates – A. Field Services- ADP B.…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda - December 11, 2018

1. Welcome and Call to Order 2. Regular Business A. Approval of December 11, 2018 Agenda B. Approval of October 9, 2018 Minutes C. Director’s Report i. Bike Count Report Tricia Thomas, Communications Manager, WAMPO ii. End of Year Balance…

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MABCD Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda - December 11, 2018

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the November 13, 2018, general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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Wichita Urban Infill Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - December 10, 2018

1. Welcome: Wess Galyon, Chair 2. Approval of November 7, 2018 Meeting Summary 3. Places For People presentation – Mary Hunt 4. Plan recommendation 5. Other Business 6. Comments from the Public (3 minutes) 7. Adjourn Date: December 10,…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - December 13, 2018

1. SUB2018-00041:  One-Step Final Plat – M & W’s 1ST ADDITION; located south West 15th Street South, on the east side of South 375th Street West.COUNTY         Surveyor:    Garber…

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City Of Wichita - Burglary Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 31-year-old Marvell Correia on charges of burglary, destruction of property, possession of methamphetamine and auto theft. At approximately 4:30 a.m. December 9, 2018, Officers responded to a burglary at…

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Wichita Police Department News - Pawnee and Maize Road Fatality Accident

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) have identified the victim in Monday’s fatality accident at Pawnee and Maize Road as 30-year-old Elissa Warns-Branson of Wichita. At approximately 4:50 p.m., Officers responded to an injury traffic…

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Transit Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - December 5, 2018

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Cultural Funding Committee Meeting Agenda - December 6, 2018

Final Application Approval A. Cultural Funding Application ( has been approved by committee) i. Note:  New Certification from the City Legal Department has been inserted ii Approve “Helpful Hints”  B. Artist Access …

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Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heatingand Boilers Meeting Agenda - December 6, 2018

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the November 1st, 2018 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. NewBusiness: A. MABCD’s Website 5. Old Business: A. Article V Review 6. MABCD Updates: 7. Adjournment: Date: December…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - December 3, 2018

1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the November 5, 2018 Meeting 4. Director’s Report 5. Project Updates 6. Other Business 7. Next meeting – January 7, 2018 8. Adjournment Date: December 3, 2018 Time:…

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Advisory Board Team Justice Meeting Agenda - December 7, 2018

I. Introductions and Announcements II. Approval of Team Justice Minutesfrom the 10/5/18 Meeting (November Meeting Cancelled) III. Proposed Schedule for 2019 IV. Nominations for positions for 2019 – Voting to occur at January 2019 meeting …

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Wichita Police Department News - Homicide Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 36-year-old Austin Stewart of Wichita and 54-year-old Landon Onek of Wichita on charges of felony murder. At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Officers responded to a check-the-welfare call at a…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda - December 6, 2018

1. Approval of the BZA November 15, 2018 Minutes. 2. BZA2018-00062 – City Variance of sideyard setback from 6 feet to 1 foot and variance to allow construction of a garage in front of the main structure, generally located one half mile east…

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District VI Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - December 3, 2018

Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Minutes for October 17, 2018 Public Agenda This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to present issues that are not part of the regular agenda for the meeting. There is a five…

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District I Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - December 3, 2018

Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of agenda for December 3, 2018 Approval of minutes for November 5, 2018 Public Agenda Board will hear public issues from individual citizens regarding City issues not scheduled on the agenda. Each…

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Wichita Citizen’s Review Board Meeting Agenda - November 29, 2018

1.  Call to Order—Chairperson Fowler 2.  Approval of Minutes – Chairperson Fowler 3.  Public Agenda — 15 minutes set aside for this portion of the meetings. 4.  Discussion – Ordinance –…

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Wichita Police Department News - Armed Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) Saturday evening, arrested 18-year-old Ivan Vasquez of Wichita on charges of aggravated robbery, possession of marijuana and obstruct. At approximately 2 a.m. on Saturday, Officers responded to an armed robbery…

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Thanksgiving Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Thanksgiving, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours per below: Closed Thursday, November 22: City Hall, Police Stations, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park &…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - November 29, 2018

1. VAC2018-00026: City Vacation of a portion the front building setback for construction of a covered porch on property zoned SF-5 Single Family Residential, generally located one-quarter mile east of South 143rd Street East and one block north of…

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Golf Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - November 27, 2018

Public Agenda Regular Agenda Items - Approval of Minutes from 10/19/18 and 11/15/18 - OctoberRounds Report - Golf Division Vision/Master Plan - 2019 Schedule - Next Meeting January 8, 2019 Date: November 27, 2018 Time: 4pm Venue: City…

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Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - November 28, 2018

Call to Order Old Business 1. TNR Ordinance Change Review Recommended Action: Provide comment/take appropriate action. Public Comment 1. Public Comment Adjourn Date: November 28, 2018 Time: 4pm Venue: Kansas Humane Society 3313 N. Hillside…

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Wichita Police Department News - Lost Sock Laundromat Call

At approximately 12:40 p.m. today, Officers responded to a shooting call at the Lost Sock laundromat, 921 S. Seneca.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 31-year-old female who had a minor injury to her leg. The investigation revealed a 2009 red…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda - November 28, 2018

1. Call to order              2. Approval of  Minutes for the October 31st, 2018 Meeting 3. Public Agenda 4. Old Business A. Appeals Board for Plumbers and Gasfitters…

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Wichita Police Department News - Burglary Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 23-year-old Johnathon Layton of Derby and 51-year-old Richard Lopez of Wichita on charges of burglary, theft, destruction of property and auto theft. At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Monday, Officers…

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City Of Wichita - Attempted Murder Warrant Issued

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) November 15, 2018 , presented an aggravated battery case to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, leading to an active arrest warrant being issued for 35-year-old Bryant Douglas, Jr. of Wichita on…

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Operation Save-A-Casing

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) announces the launch of Project Save-A-Casing. Project Save-A-Casing is a partnership with law enforcement agencies across the local, state and federal levels and communities to proactively address…

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Destruction to Property Cases

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested a 16-year-old male in reference to the destruction to property cases at North High, 1437 N. Rochester and P4 Firearms, 1556 N. Broadway. The male was booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on charges…

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Wichita Police Department - 9900 East Harry Fatality Accident

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the pedestrian involved in Friday’s November 2, 2018 fatality accident as 33-year-old Thomas Mans. At approximately 7:15 a.m. Officers responded to a motor vehicle versus a pedestrian…

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Community and Police Partnership Lead to Burglary Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 25-year-old Jordan Evans of Wichita on charges of aggravated burglary, theft, felon in possession of a firearm and outstanding warrants. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov 3rd Officers…

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Wichita Police Department - 3rd and Washington Fatality Accident Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 26-year-old Sarah Schnake of Wichita as the passenger in Sunday’s fatality accident located at 3rd and Washington. At approximately 4:10 p.m., Officers responded to an injury accident…

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City Of Wichita News - Veterans Day Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains Nature…

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Wichita Police Department Commits to Testing 100% of Sexual Assault Kits

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has been working in collaboration with the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office and the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center regarding the testing of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatality Accident, 4141 S. Seneca

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in Wednesday’s fatal car accident as 57-year-old Phillip Luekenga of Wichita. At approximately 8:20 p.m., Officers responded to an injury accident at Southlake Village Apartments…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda - November 1, 2018

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: October 4, 2018 2. Consideration Of Subdivision Committee Recommendations Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. Subdivision Case Details 2-1.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Delux Inn Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 22-year-old Cory Bentley of Wichita on charges of first degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon in reference to Monday’s homicide. At approximately 4:00 a.m., Officers…

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Wichita Police Department News - Stabbing, 2232 South Broadway

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 26-year-old Teka Pardue on charges of attempted 1st degree murder, aggravated weapons violation and possession of drug paraphernalia. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Officers responded to an…

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Wichita Police Department News - Presto Armed Robbery

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an armed robbery at the Presto convenience store located at 2001 S. Oliver. At approximately 10:45 p.m. on Monday, Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, Officers spoke…

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NuWay Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 35-year-old Jacob Saunstaire on one count of aggravated robbery. At approximately 8:50 p.m.  on Saturday, Officers responded to an armed robbery call at the NuWay, 6404 E. Central.  Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - Harry and Woodlawn Shooting

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting which critically injured a 35-year-old male. At approximately 2:30 a.m. today, Officers responded to a walk-in shooting call at St. Joseph Hospital, 3600 E. Harry.  Upon arrival,…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - October 25, 2018

1. VAC2018-00024: City Vacation of front building setback to allow for building construction on property zoned LI Limited Industrial, generally located southwest    of South West Street and West Harry Street (1831 South Anna). 2.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Armed Robberies Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 38-year-old Willie Smith of Wichita on Tuesday in connection with three recent armed robberies. As a result of the investigation of armed robberies reported at QuikTrip, 1532 S. Seneca, Pete’s…

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Golf Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - October 19, 2018

Public Agenda Regular Agenda Items --Approval of Minutes from 9/11/18 --SeptemberRounds Report --Plan for Retreat Meeting --Next MeetingNovember 27, 2018 Date and Time: October 19, 2018 at 1pm Location: City Hall, 11th floor - Park…

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City Of Wichita News: Juvenile Found Safe

At approximately 3:30 p.m. October 13, 2018, Officers responded to a missing juvenile call at a residence in the 1900 block west MacArthur. Reported missing is 14-year-old Brendon E. Schaffer. Brendon is described as 5’6”, 120lbs, black…

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Community Corrections Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - October 11, 2018

I. Introductions and Announcements II. Approval of Minutes from meeting July 12, 2018 (August Meeting Cancelled& September meeting – no quorum) III. Review, approve and file September Meeting Summary – no quorum IV. Approval of…

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Wichita Police Department News: Silver Alert - Please Distribute

WPD is needing assistance in locating 82-year-old Manfred Fuchs.  Fuchs was last seen on Wednesday at approximately 9 p.m. leaving on foot from Via Christi Village, 1240 N. Braodmoor.  Fuchs is described as 6’ tall, 158 pounds and…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempted Murder, Child Abuse Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 20-year-old Thomas Harper on charges four counts of aggravated battery, child abuse and attempted first-degree murder. At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 2nd Officers responded to a possible…

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Team Justice Meeting Agenda - October 5,2018

I.Introductions and Announcements a.Catherine Lineweaver has resigned her position. We are awaiting input from Mayor/City Council for appointment. II.Approval of Team Justice Minutesfrom the 9/7/18 Meeting III.Team Justice Reports and Documents…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - October 1, 2018

1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the September 10, 2018 Meeting 4. Next meeting – November 5, 2018 5. Adjournment 6. Airport Tour Date: October 1, 2018 Time: 3:00 p.m. Venue: Airport Administration Office,…

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Cultural Funding Committee Meeting Agenda - October 4, 2018

1.Cultural Funding Application Discuss/review recommended revisions a.Content b.Percentages of budget to be awarded c.Dates – for submission and review/deliberations d.Notifications to applicants e.Helpful Hints, etc. as an attachment f.Staff…

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Design Council Meeting Agenda - October 1, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. 1.Approval of the minutes 10:05a.m. – 10:15 a.m.     2. Horizontes Mural project at 13th Street                 John D’Angelo,…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating Meeting Agenda - October 4, 2018

1.Call to order 2.Approval of Minutes for the September 6th, 2018 3.Public Agenda 4.Old Business A. 5.New Business A.MABCD’s Website B.Article V Review 6.MABCD Updates 7.Adjournment Date: October 4th,2018 Time: 9:00 a.m Venue: The…

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MABCD Board Of Building Code Standards and Appeals Meeting

1. Approval of the September 10, 2018, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 2. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 3. Condemnations: Review Cases: 1. CDM-B-8-2018 1700 S. Water St (MABCD Staff Recommendation: As noted…

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Council Attendance - September 21, 2018

Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend the following: -Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Kennedy Plaza; -Open Streets ICT at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, 104 S.…

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City Of Wichita News - Kansas Honor Flight 63 Returns Friday

 The Kansas Honor Flights begin this week. Kansas Honor Flight #63 is scheduled to return 11:55 a.m. on Friday at Eisenhower National Airport.  The public is invited to participate in a patriotic welcome home celebration.  Parking…

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18-Year Old Arrested for Possession of Multiple Drugs

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 18-year-old Izayah Smith on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of hallucinogenic with intent to sell, possession of drug…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - September 24,2018

1. Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of September 24, 2018 Agenda B. Approval of August 27, 2018 Minutes C. Director’s Report 3. Public Comments 4. New Business A. Update: Coordinated Plan Tricia Thomas, Communications Manager,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Burglary Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 33-year-old Carlos Gonzalez Jr. of Valley Center on charges of burglary and theft. At approximately 5 a.m. today, Officers responded to a burglary in progress call at Scenic Landscapes, 5911 W.…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda - September 11, 2018

1. Welcome and Call to Order 2. Regular Business A. Approval of September 11, 2018 Agenda B. Approval of August 14, 2018 Minutes C. Director’s Report D. Consent Agenda i. Planning Walkable Places Tricia Thomas, Communications Manager,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Sexual Assault Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 27-year-old Joseph Randle of Wichita on a charge of domestic violence rape. At approximately 1 a.m. today, Officers responded to a rape in progress call at apartment complex in the area of K96 and Rock…

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City Of Wichita - Runaway Located Safe

7-year-old Jaleel Wyatt has been located and is safe.

Thank you Wichita for the assistance in this case.

The case number is 18C059175.

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City Of Wichita - Aggravated Assault Arrest

Aggravated Assault Arrest, 3400 South Illinois The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 59-year-old David England of Wichita on five counts of aggravated assault and one count of criminal discharge of a firearm. At approximately 5 a.m.,…

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Mayor Longwell: Triple-A Team from New Orleans Seeking to Relocate to Wichita

The New Orleans Baby Cakes, of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, have filed a Relocation Application with Minor League Baseball seeking to relocate the club to Wichita. The Relocation Application must be approved by Minor League Baseball and the…

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MABCD Board of Building Code Standards and Appeals Meeting Agenda - September 10, 2018

1. Election of Chair and Vice Chair. 2. Approval of the June 4, 2018, minutes. (The July 2nd and August 6th meetings were cancelled.) (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 3. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 4. Condemnations: …

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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda - September 10, 2018

Call to Order Troy Palmer, President Announcements Public Comments 1 Approve Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the August 13, 2018, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2 New Items for Consideration A.…

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Golf Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - September 11, 2018

Members: Eddie Fahnestock, President, Chair, Greg Ferris, At-Large, Dr. Michael Williams, District I, Thomas West, District II, Cindy Renard, District III, Cory Rainwater, District IV, Richard Schodorf, District V, Debbie Burch, District VI Public…

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MABCD Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda - September 11, 2018

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the August 14, 2018, general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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Design Council Meeting Agenda - September 10, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.     1.Approval of the minutes 10:05a.m. – 10:10 a.m.      2. Acceptance of Donated Artworks…

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City Of Wichita News - Kansas Honor Flight 62 Returns Friday

The Kansas Honor Flights begin this week. Kansas Honor Flight #62is scheduled to return 11:55 a.m. on Friday at Eisenhower National Airport.  The public is invited to participate in a patriotic welcome home celebration.  Parking will be…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatality Accident, 31st and Turnpike Drive

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victims in the city’s latest fatality accident as 21-year-old Uriel Salabao from Wichita, and 20-year-old Miyah Latney from Wichita. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Officers…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Airheating and Boilers Meeting Agenda - September 6, 2018

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the August 2nd, 2018 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. OldBusiness: A. 2018 IMC, IFGC, IRC 5. New Business: A. Article V 6. MABCD Updates: 7. Adjournment: Date and Time:…

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District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - September 5, 2018

Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for Sept. 5, 2018 Approval of Minutes for Aug. 1, 2018 Staff Reports 1. Police Report 2. Fire Report Recommended Action: Receive and file. Public Agenda None New Business None Public…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda - September 6, 2018

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: August 9, 2018 Meeting Date: August 23, 2018 2. Consideration Of Subdivision Committee Recommendations Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. …

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda - September 6, 2018

1. BZA2018-00050 - City Variance to allow the expansion of a machine shop on property zoned GC General Commercial (assoc. w/ZON2018-00031) without the building frontage being used as office, display, or sales, generally located north of West 53rd…

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City Of Wichita - Violent Crimes Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 30-year-old Alejandro Manjarrez of Wichita on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, and possession of firearm by a felon. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Friday…

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City Of Wichita - Public Safety Briefing Canceled

The City of Wichita Public Safety Briefing has been canceled for Thursday August 30. The briefing is typically held at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the fifth floor Media Briefing Room at City Hall, 455 Norht Main. The daily briefings can be…

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City Of Wichita - Child Death Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating the death of a 2-month-old boy. At approximately 6 a.m. today, Officers responded to a call of a child not breathing at a motel in the 5900 block of west Kellogg.  Upon arrival, the boy was…

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Wichita Police Department News - Parents Arrested in Death of Child

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 34-year-old father and 39-year-old mother in connection with the death of their 2-month-old boy. The father has been booked into jail on charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated child…

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Wichita Citizen Review Board Meeting Agenda - August 30, 2018

1.  Call to Order—Chairperson Fowler 2.  Approval of Minutes 3.  Public Agenda—15 minutes is set aside for this portion of the meetings. 4. Chiefs Update—Chief Ramsay 5. Revised Ordinance Update—Chief…

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Tree-Climbing Championship at Oak Park

The City of Wichita Park & Recreation department will sponsor the North American Open Masters tree climbing championship beginning Friday at Oak Park, 1100 W. 11th St. N. The competition runs from 3 – 11 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. – 6…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - August 30, 2018

1.VAC2018-00020:City Vacation of platted Utility Easement to allow for construction on property zoned LC Limited Commercial, generally located on the southeast corner of 13th Street and Greenwich Road (1236 North Greenwich Road). …

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda - August 29, 2018

1.Call to order 2.Approval of  Minutes for the July 25th, 2018 Meeting 3.Public Agenda 4.New Business A.Engineer position definition B.Appeals Board for Plumbers and Gasfitters recommendation to increase to nine members C.KOMA and KORA…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - August 27, 2018

1. Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of August 27, 2018 Agenda B. Approval of July 23, 2018 Minutes C. Director’s Report 3. Public Comments 4. New Business A. WAMPO Funding End of Year Balance Option: Advance Construction Kristen…

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Wichita Police Department News - Seven Arrested for Sex Crimes

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested seven individuals for sex related crimes, stemming from a partnership with Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Homeland Security Investigations…

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Wichita Police Department News - Homicide, 2300 N. Chautauqua

At approximately 2 a.m. today, Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers were contacted outside the Patrol North Police Station by a 45-year-old male who stated a 46-year-old male was injured at a home in the 2300 block of north Chautauqua and needed…

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Wichita Police Department News - Community and Cops School Supply Drive

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) and partners have launched the “Community and Cops School Supply Drive,” raising a total of $2,950 dollars in gifts and donations. Partners included the Wichita State University Chi Sigma Tau…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatality Accident, Longlake and Longford

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the driver involved in the city’s latest fatality accident as 24-year-old Tiana Thomas of Wichita. At approximately 1:40 a.m. on Thursday, Officers responded to an injury accident at the…

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Murder-Suicide Update

Murder-Suicide, 1000 E. MacArthur Update The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim involved in a murder-suicide on Sunday as 55-year-old Debra Fisher of Wichita and the suspect as 28-year-old Cody Comstock of Wichita. At…

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Homicide, 2200 North Market Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the two victims involved in Saturday’s homicide as, 24-year-old Manuel Otano-Hernandez of Wichita and 36-year-old Jesse Villalobos of Wichita. At approximately 2:30 a.m., Officers responded…

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WPD Arrest Man in Shooting that Injured 2-year-old Girl

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested an 18-year-old male in connection with a shooting that injured a 2-year-old girl on Wednesday at a playground in the 3800 block of east Ross Parkway. At approximately 10:15 p.m. on Thursday,…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda - August 23 , 2018

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: May 24, 2018 Meeting Date: June 21, 2018 Meeting Date: July 12, 2018 2. Consideration Of Subdivision Committee Recommendations Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions…

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City of Wichita - Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a second person in Wichita’s 33rd homicide. At approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, 26-year-old Mario D. Sandoval, of Wichita, was arrested and booked into jail on one count of felony murder. The…

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Wichita Police Department News - August 16, 2018

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting in which a two-year-old girl was struck in the foot with non-life threatening injuries while at a neighborhood playground. Three other youth, ranging in age from 8 to 16, were in the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatality Accident Update

At approximately 9:15 pm on Tuesday,  Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers responded to an injury accident in the 5300 block of east 21st Street north.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 60-year-old male who had sustained critical…

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Kansas Targets Drunk Drivers Through Labor Day Weekend

The Kansas Department of Transportation will kick off the state’s You drink. You drive. You LOSE. enforcement campaign to stop drunk driving on Kansas roads. More than 150 law enforcement agencies across Kansas are joining forces to pull over…

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - August 13, 2018

Order of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for August 13, 2018 Approval of Minutes for July 9, 2018 Public Agenda The public agenda allows members of the public to present issues not on the agenda to the Board. Each presentation is…

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Board of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda - August 14, 2018

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the July 10, 2018, general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda - August 14, 2018

1. Welcome and Call to Order 2. Regular Business A. Approval of August 14, 2018 Agenda B. Approval of July 10, 2018 Minutes C. Director’s Report i. TIP Update D. Consent Agenda i. Planning Walkable Places Consultant Contract Kristen…

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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda - August 13, 2018

Call to Order Troy Palmer, President Announcements Public Comments 1 Approve Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the July 6, 2018, Board of Park Commissioners Special Meeting. B. Recommended Action: Approve, sign…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - August 16, 2018

1. VAC2018-00019: City Vacation of street right of way that is landlocked from other street right of way, generally located 650 feet northwest of the intersection of West Maple Street and South Tyler Road. 2. SUB2018-00016:  Final Plat –…

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Wichita Police Department News - August 11, 2018

At approximately 4:30 a.m. On Aug 11th, Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers responded to a shooting call at a residence in the 1700 block of south Gold. Upon arrival Officers located a 28-year-old male who had a gunshot wound to his back. The…

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Broadway Avenue Safety Corridor Plan

City of Wichita officials are asking residents to help review draft street configurations to help make Broadway Avenue from 11th Street to 3rd Street safer for all users. To encourage public input, City officials are hosting an open house from 4:30…

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District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - August 1, 2018

Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for Aug. 1, 2018 Approval of Minutes for July 2, 2018 Staff Reports 1. Police Report 2. Fire Report Recommended Action: Receive and file. Public Agenda 3. International Rescue…

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Wichita Citizen Review Board Meeting Agenda - August 2, 2018

1.  Call to Order—Chairperson Fowler 2.  Approval of Minutes 3.  Public Agenda—15 minutes is set aside for this portion of the meetings. 4. Staff Report—Captain Nolte 5.  Policy Review (Policy…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Airheating and Boilers Meeting Agenda - August 2, 2018

1.Call to order 2.Approval of Minutes for the June 7th, 2018 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3.Public Agenda: 4.OldBusiness: A.Article V Draft 5.New Business: A.2018 IFGC (Residential) B.2018 IFGC (Commercial) 6.MABCD Updates: 7.Adjournment: …

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Cultural Funding Committee Meeting Agenda - August 2, 2018

1)Review applications a.Artist Access i.Discussion: How many years in a row can a person be funded? ii.Discussion: Better ways to market the application? iii.Discussion: Could we fund current year and what would that look like? b.Developing Arts …

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WPD Makes a Domestic Violence Abduction Arrest

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers have arrested a 23-year-old male in reference to a domestic violence abduction case. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, a WPD Officer was contacted at the apartments in the 2500 block of south Oliver by…

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Prescribed Burns Planned for Pawnee Prairie Park

The Wichita Park & Recreation Department is planning prescribed fire burns in Pawnee Prairie Park during August and September. The prescribed fires will be implemented under strict guidelines from the Wichita Fire Department and Kansas…

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Wichita Police Department Make Burglary Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) have arrested a 38-year-old male, and 31-year-old male related to an early-morning burglary in west Wichita. At approximately 2:30 a.m. on July 28, 2018 Officers responded to a burglary in progress call at a…

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Wichita Police Department Investigate Two Overnight Shootings

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) are investigating two overnight shootings. At approximately 8 p.m. on July 27, 2018, Officers responded to a shooting call in the 2200 block of north Grove. Upon arrival, a 51-year-old male victim was located…

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WAMPO Public Review and Comment Opportunity for MOVE 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

What Is It? MOVE 2040 is WAMPOs Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). This plan lays out long-range strategies for the next twenty-five years. These strategies are intended to lead to the development of an integrated system that moves people and…

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City Of Wichita News: July 25, 2018

Shampaine Muldrow was located in Dallas, Tx safe. There is still an active attempt to locate on 18-year-old Kaela Workman. The Wichita Police Department (WPD) needs help from the Wichita community to locate 16-year-old Shampaine Muldrow. Muldrow…

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Public Safety Briefing Canceled

The City of Wichita Public Safety Briefing has been canceled for Wednesday July 25. The briefing is typically held at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the fifth floor Media Briefing Room at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The daily briefings can be…

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Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer

A Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer was conducting follow-up regarding abandoned vehicles at a residence in the 1500 block of north Topeka. While on scene a 51-year-old male became agitated, and retreated into the home to obtain a firearm. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Dangerous Felon Wanted

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officials are requesting the help of the Wichita community to locate an absconded dangerous felon, 30-year-old Tremain Shears. Shears has a warrant through Sedgwick County for removing his court-ordered ankle…

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Wichita Police Officer Charged in a Two-Vehicle Accident

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Samuel Dugo has been charged with felony aggravated battery for a two-vehicle accident while responding to a 911 call on March 16. Dugo has been with the department since 2016. He has been on unpaid leave…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda - July 25, 2018

1.Call to order 2.Approval of  Minutes for the June 27th, 2018 Meeting 3.Public Agenda 4.New Business 5.Old Business A.2015 IPC, IFGC, IRC adopted amendment package B.Appeals Board for Plumbers and Gasfitters recommendation to increase to…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda - July 26, 2018

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes:None 2. Consideration Of Subdivision Committee Recommendations Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. Subdivision Case Details 2-1. SUB2018-00019: One-Step Final Plat…

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Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda - July 26, 2018

1. BZA2018-00040 City Appeal of an Administrative Interpretation classifying a voluntary substance abuse facility as a group residence, on property generally located north of Kellogg and west of Ridge Road (571 S. Holland Dr.). 2.BZA2018-00045 City…

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Golf Committee Meeting Agenda - July 24, 2018

Members: Hoyt Hillman, President, Chair, Greg Ferris, At-Large, Dr. Michael Williams, District 1, Thomas West, District II, Cindy Renard, District III, Cory Rainwater, District IV, Richard Schodorf, District V, Debbie Burch, District VI Public…

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City of Wichita's 2017 Annual Financial Report

The City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year ending Dec. 31, 2017 shows a strong general fund balance, captured savings in financing costs and award-winning financial reporting. The annual report includes the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Possible Abduction

The Wichita Police Department is investigating a possible abduction where witnesses say a suspect fired his weapon. Earlier on July 17th at approximately 12:39 p.m., in the 8800 block of east 37th street North, witnesses reported an unknown…

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City Of Wichita: Possible Abduction

18C045805 Possible Abduction The Wichita Police Department is investigating a possible abduction where witnesses say a suspect fired his weapon. Earlier July 16, 2018 at approximately 12:39 p.m., in the 8800 block of east 37th street North,…

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City Manager Proposes Budget and CIP

The City Manager released the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget and 2018-2027 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) during today’s City Council meeting. The documents are available at www.wichita.gov and hard copies can be viewed at Wichita Public Library…

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Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda - July 19, 2018

1.VAC2018-00014: {Deferred from 6-14-18}City Vacation of a platted utility easement to allow two buildings to be connected on property zoned LI Limited Industrial, generally located on the west side of South Meridian Avenue and two blocks south of…

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization - Public Comment Opportunity

A public review and comment period is now open for the 2017 WAMPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment #6.  To review the project changes please check out the web-based Project Tracker by clicking HERE and select "Draft Project…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda - July 12, 2018

Approval of the prior mapc meeting minutes: Meeting date: june 7, 2018 2. Consideration of subdivision committee recommendations Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. Subdivision case details 2-1. Sub2018-00014:…

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Wichita Police Department News - Runaways

At 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, four juveniles ran away from the Wichita Children’s Home. They were ages 13-17, 2 girls and 2 boys. One of the juvenile’s is 13-year-old Taurus Hampton. He is mentally disabled and we are asking the…

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Free Meals to Combat Child Hunger

There are approximately 30,000 children in the Wichita metro area who are considered “food insecure” which means they don’t have access to nutritious meals. The City of Wichita Housing and Community Services Department is working…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fireworks and Pets

Independence Day is a time for celebration; however it can be the busiest time of the year for Animal Control. While most pets are unaffected by the sights and sounds of the 4th of July, many of them find the loud noises and lights associated with…

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Wichita Police Department News - Man Charged with Shooting at Officer and Police Car

A 23-year-old Wichita man has been booked on charges today related to several shootings in east Wichita including firing at a Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer and a WPD patrol vehicle. On Monday, July 2nd Trey Williams, of Wichita, turned…

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Wichita City Hires New Municipal Court Administrator

Nathan Emmorey, the former Chief Municipal Court Administrator for Mobile, Al, has been hired as the Municipal Court Administrator for the City of Wichita, City Manager Robert Layton announced on Tuesday. His start date is Monday, July 16. …

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District IV Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - July 02, 2018

Order Of Business Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda for July 2, 2018 Approval of Minutes for June 4, 2018 Staff Reports Fire Report WFD will report on any specific issues of concern in the area. Recommended Action: Receive…

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District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - July 02, 2018

Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for July 2, 2018 Approval of Minutes for June 4, 2018 Board Agenda 1. Updates, Issues and Reports Opportunity is provided for the Council Member and the District Advisory Board members to report…

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WPD Makes Multiple Sex Traffic Sting Arrests

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officials made multiple arrests in the Broadway Corridor Area for sex related crimes. On Wednesday and Thursday, WPD Officers, Detectives from the WPD Vice Unit, and the WPD Broadway Corridor Team conducted sex…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Three Overnight Shootings

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating three overnight shootings that have resulted in deaths. The WPD is asking anyone with information on these cases to call Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111 or WPD investigators at (316) 268-4407.…

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District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - July 2, 2018

Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for July 2, 2018 Approval of Minutes for June 6, 2018 Staff Reports None Public Agenda None New Business 1. Wichita Sedgwick County Community Action Partnership (WSCCAP) Michelle Cole…

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City of Wichita News - Kansas Honor Flight #61 Returns on Friday, June 29, 2018

Final Honor Flight of the Spring The final Kansas Honor Flight of the spring will return 12:05 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Eisenhower National Airport. The public is invited to participate in a patriotic welcome home celebration. Free parking…

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Wichita Police Department News - Domestic Violence Related Homicide Update as on June 27, 2018

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officials have identified the victim in Tuesday’s domestic violence homicide as 22-year-old Mackenzie Payne. At approximately 2 a.m. yesterday Officers responded to an apartment in the 1900 block of north…

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City Of Wichita News - Independence Day Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains…

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Wichita Police Department News - Domestic Violence Related Homicide

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers arrested a 25-year-old male early this morning regarding the city’s 24th homicide. At approximately 2 a.m. today Officers responded to an apartment in the 1900 block of north Amidon after a 25-year-old…

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Wichita Police Department News - Central and Nims Shooting Update

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officials in coordination with the Sedgwick County District Attorneys (DA) office have charged three teenage suspects in reference to a shooting that occurred on a Spots Party Bus at approximately 11:30 p.m. on…

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MABCD Board of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda - June 27, 2018

Agenda: 1.Call to order 2.Introduction of Guests 3.Approval of  Minutes for the May 30th, 2018 Meeting 4.Public Agenda 5.New Business 6.Old Business A.IPC Permits Tracking Update B.2015 IPC, IFGC, IRC amendment package review C.Appeals…

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Wichita Citizen Review Board Meeting Agenda - June 28, 2018

1.  Call to Order—Chairperson Fowler 2.  Approval of Minutes 3.  Public Agenda—15 minutes is set aside for this portion of the meetings. 4.  Introduction of Mr. Barry Grissom– Consultant to Board –…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - June 28, 2018

1.VAC2018-00003: {Deferred from 2-22-18}City Vacation of Public Right of Way for North Market Street from 34th to 35th and East 34th Street North from Market to Broadway to expand an industrial development site, generally located on the west side of…

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Social Media Budget Town Hall Thursday

City of Wichita officials will host a Social Media Budget Town Hall from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 in Training Room I on the 9th floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main. Mayor Jeff Longwell and City Council Members are expected to attend. Planned…

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Transit Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - June 20, 2018

Item 1.    Welcome and Introductions 2.    Approval of Minutes 3.    Public Comments a.    Sharla Mills – W. 2nd St 4.    Discussion Items a.   …

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Building a Better Central Area

A public meeting for the reimagining of Wichita’s urban areas is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at the new Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd Street. Residents and media are encouraged to attend the meeting and share opinions…

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District VI Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - June 20, 2018

Order Of Business - - Call to Order - - Approval of Minutes for June 4, 2018 Public Agenda This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to present issues that are not part of the regular agenda for the meeting. There is…

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Public Safety Briefing Canceled

The City of Wichita Public Safety Briefing has been canceled for Monday June 18. The briefing is typically held at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the fifth floor Media Briefing Room at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The daily briefings can be viewed…

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Wichita Police Department News - Burglary Arrest

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officials on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old male and a 53-year-old male in the theft of an ATM at the Bingo Casino, 2431 E. Mount Vernon.  At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Monday, Officers responded to a…

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Public Safety Briefing Canceled

The City of Wichita Public Safety Briefing has been canceled for Friday June 15. The briefing is typically held at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the fifth floor Media Briefing Room at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The daily briefings can be viewed…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatality Accident Update

Joseph Gunn, a 39-year-old Wichitan, critically injured in a motorcycle accident on Monday, has died. At approximately 9:50 p.m. on Monday, Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers responded to an injury accident at 21st and I-135. Upon arrival,…

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Public Safety Briefing Canceled

The City of Wichita Public Safety briefing has been canceled for Thursday June 14. The briefing is typically held at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the fifth floor Media Briefing Room at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The daily briefings can be viewed…

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Kansas Honor Flight # 60 Returns Friday

Kansas Honor Flight #60 is scheduled to return 12:05 p.m. on Friday at Eisenhower National Airport.  The public is invited to participate in a patriotic welcome home celebration.  Parking will be available in the Close-In lot.  More…

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Wichita Police Department News - Please Help Distribute

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is asking for the community’s assistance of a robbery from a person case. The robbery occurred between 11:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., today in the Walgreens parking lot located at 3770 N. Woodlawn, the Dillions…

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Wichita Police Department Updates Weekend Incidents

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officials provided an update on two weekend homicides and one shooting.  Arrests were made in both homicides and authorities are still seeking a suspect in the shooting that occurred at Central and Nims.…

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City Of Wichita - 1600 South Erie Homicide Update

At approximately 10:30 a.m., today at 27th Street south and Magnolia Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers arrested a 53-year-old male in the city’s latest homicide.  The male has been booked into jail for first degree murder. In the…

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Wichita Police Department News: 27-Year-Old Woman Found Dead

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) early Friday morning responded to a call and found the body of a 27-year-old woman, Emily Glass. It was reported she committed suicide. Her death is being investigated and the cause of death will be determined by…

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111th Street Access to Kellogg Closes June 18

Beginning Monday, June 18, the traffic signal at Kellogg and 111th Street West will be turned off and direct access to and from 111th Street will be closed. A subsequent six-month trial period will allow for monitoring traffic patterns on Kellogg…

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WPD Briefing Canceled

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) daily briefing has been canceled for Wed. Jun. 6. The briefing is typically held at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the fifth floor Media Briefing Room at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The daily briefings can be…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Airheating And Boilers Meeting Agenda - June 7, 2018

1.Call to order 2.Approval of Minutes for the May 3rd, 2018 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3.Public Agenda: 4.OldBusiness:   A.2018 IMCReview: Chapter 4 – Ventilation 5.New Business:   A.2018 IRMC Review Chapters: (Chapters 12…

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Cultural Funding Committee Meeting Agenda - June 7, 2018

1.  Review and finalization of Deliberation Notes

2.  Discussion regarding changes to 2020 applications and process

3.  As may arise

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Wichita City Fire Protection Rating: Among Nation’s Best

The Wichita area’s fire-protection services rating has improved to among the best in the nation, boasting a top-level status enjoyed by only 315 of 47,000 American communities and only one of six communities in Kansas. Fire-protection…

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Kansas Honor Flight #59 Returns Friday

 The Kansas Honor Flights begin this week. Kansas Honor Flight #59 is scheduled to return 12:05 p.m. on Friday at Eisenhower National Airport.  The public is invited to participate in a patriotic welcome home celebration.  Parking…

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Wichita Citizen Review Board Meeting Agenda - May 31, 2018

1.  Call to Order—Chairperson Fowler 2.  Approval of Minutes 3.  Public Agenda—15 minutes is set aside for this portion of the meetings. 4.  Final By-laws and Approval–Chairperson Fowler 5.  Election of…

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5-year-old Lucas Hernandez Identified

The Sedgwick County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of an unknown child discovered Thursday evening in Harvey County as 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez.  The boy’s identity was confirmed through an autopsy and dental…

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Boy’s Body Found in Harvey County

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officials said the body of an unknown boy found in Harvey County may be that of missing 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez.  Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy, expected to be completed later today by the…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting

1.Call to order 2.City clerk to swear in new and reappointed Appeals Board members 3.Approval of  Minutes for the April 25th, 2018 Meeting 4.Public Agenda 5.New Business 6.Old Business A.IPC Permits Tracking Update B.2015 IPC, IFGC, IRC…

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WPD Make Arrest in DV Case

May 22, 2018 , Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers arrested a 32-year-old male on a domestic violence charge that occurred Friday. Officers received information that the male involved in the case was at a residence in the 2900 block of east…

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Memorial Day Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains Nature Center,…

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Wichita Public Golf Course Improvements Underway

Wichita Public Golf Courses are currently transitioning fairways at four of the five golf courses from cool season to warm season grass. The transition will lower pesticide and fertilizer applications and reduce water requirements, creating better,…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda - May 24, 2018

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: May 10, 2018 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 2-1.…

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Wichita Police Department News: Armed Robbery

On Sun. May 13 at approximately 12:50 a.m. Officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Taco Bell in the 2400 block of south Seneca. Upon arrival Officers contacted a 28-year-old female employee victim.  She stated after taking out the…

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Wichita Police Department News - May 12, 2018

On Fri. May 11 at approximately 9 p.m. Officers responded to an armed robbery call at Judy’s Liquor in the 5600 block of east Harry.  Upon arrival Officers made contact with a 31-year-old male employee victim.  The victim stated two…

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NLC Leads Wichita in Racial Healing Initiative

May10,2018 representatives with the National League of Cities (NLC) Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) initiative held their second day of technical assistance training in Wichita with city staff and community members. Wichita is one of six cities…

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Naftzger Park Area Improvements Starting

City of Wichita officials announced today that public and private improvements related to the historic Naftzger Park area will start with the closing of the downtown park on May 21. The park area public improvements are a centerpiece for…

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Wichita Police Department News - Maize High School Teacher Arrested

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested and booked a 43-year-old male Maize High School teacher on two counts of unlawful sexual relations and failure to report child abuse. WPD Officials were notified of possible sexual relations…

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Wichita Police Department News - Disturbance: Shots Fired Update - May 7, 2018

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested and booked a 16-year-old male related to the shooting at English and Poplar, near East High School. The suspect was located shortly after the incident, and has been booked into the Juvenile…

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Wichita Police Department News - Veteran's Park Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) received clarifying information after the 10:30 a.m. media briefing today at Veterans Memorial Park, 339 Veterans Parkway, indicating a theft and vandalism did not occur. WPD Officials followed-up on the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Child Abuse Investigation

Wichita Police Department (WPD) officials are investigating the abuse of a 2-year-old boy. At approximately 7:45 a.m. today, WPD Officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of north Woodrow, where the boy was found, not breathing. The boy…

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Take the Pledge: Be Air Aware

The City is launching a new initiative as part of its annual “Be Air Aware” campaign, asking residents to take a pledge to improve air quality during ozone season, which runs March 1 through Oct. 31. To take the pledge, residents should…

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Missing Adult - Silver Alert

On Tuesday May 1st at approximately 8:00 pm officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of south Woodlawn in reference to a lost adult. Reported missing is: Michelle R. Foy, b/f, 9/28/1958 (59yo), 5’03”, 170lbs, bald, brown…

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Mernard's Suspect

I wanted to provide an update that the 18-year-old male suspect from the Mendard’s aggravated battery case has been taken into custody in Hays, KS.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Arkansas River Trash Roundup Saturday

The 17th annual Arkansas River Trash Roundup will take place on May 5. The event invites volunteers to remove tons of garbage from downtown area waters, benefitting both the river and wetlands restoration efforts at Wichita’s Great Plains…

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City Of Wichita - Found Safe

On Tuesday May 1st at approximately 8:00 pm officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of south Woodlawn in reference to a lost adult. Reported missing is: Michelle R. Foy, b/f, 9/28/1958 (59yo), 5’03”, 170lbs, bald, brown…

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Wichita Police Department News - Off-Duty WPD Officer Fatality Accident

An off-duty Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer on Friday evening suffered fatal injuries in an accident which involved a motorcycle and a truck.  The accident occurred at 21st Street North and 167th Street West. The off-duty Officer was…

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Wichita Police Department News - April 28, 2018

On Sat. Apr. 28 at approximately 4:50 p.m. Officers responded to a hold up alarm call at Powell Jewelry in the 2400 block of north Maize road.  While Officers were responding to the alarm call it was changed to an armed robbery call. Upon…

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City of Wichita Online Surplus Auction

The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus vehicles and equipment. The online auction closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8. Items include grapple truck, backhoe, buses, cars, trucks, vans, miscellaneous, etc. Inspection…

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2nd Annual Blight Tow Project

To support local cleanup efforts, the Wichita Police Department is holding its second annual citywide operation to remove inoperable vehicles, stored trailers, and vehicles without current tags from city streets. The city will give a seven-day…

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District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - May 2, 2018

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda for May 2, 2018 Approval of Minutes for April 4, 2018 STAFF REPORTS 1. Police Report 2. Fire Report Recommended Action: Receive and file. PUBLIC AGENDA None Scheduled NEW BUSINESS None…

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Meeting Agenda - May 3 , 2018

1.Call to order 2.Approval of Minutes for the April 5th, 2018 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3.Public Agenda: 4.OldBusiness: A.2018 IMCReview: Chapter 4 – Ventilation 5.New Business: A.2018 IMC Review Chapters: (Chapters 12, 13, & 14)…

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Golf Committee Meeting Agenda - May 1, 2018

Public Agenda Regular Agenda Items •Approval of Minutes from 3/27/2018 •Rounds/Expenditures •First Tee Update •Annual Pass – Monthly Payment Plan – How to Address Council •Next MeetingJune 12,…

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Wichita Police Department News - April 25, 2018

The Wichita Police Department officials on Wednesday said a victim has been identified and a suspect arrested in a hit-and-run accident earlier in the week. The victim is Christian Rials, a 22-year-old Wichita male. At approximately 9:22 p.m. on…

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Wichita Police Department News - Patrol Vehicle Vandalized

An unoccupied Wichita Police Department (WPD) patrol truck was vandalized earlier today, with multiple gunshots damaging the passenger side door. The patrol truck was parked at an officer’s residence during the weekend. The residence is not…

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Wichita Police Department News - April 20, 2018

A Wichita Police Department officer on Wednesday while working off duty as security at the East Regal Cinemas was likely the intended target of an ambush style attack. At approximately 10:45 p.m., at 11611 East 13th Street North, an officer was…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery LEO

A 40-year-old male suspect on Monday resisted, battered, and fled from a Wichita Police Department (WPD) officer during the investigation of a stolen vehicle. At approximately, 10 p.m. an officer responded to a stolen auto report at Davis…

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KACP Awards Banquet

The Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP) will recognize law enforcement officers and agencies at the Valor Awards Banquet scheduled for Wednesday evening, May. 9 at the downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel. The ceremony will follow a dinner…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda - April 19, 2018

1. BZA2018-00008 City Variance request to reduce setback requirement from 8 feet to 4 feet for a parking lot associated with Saint Mary's Orthodox Church, generally located on the north side of West Maple Street and west of South Seneca Street. 2.…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting - April 19, 2018

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: 1-1. Meeting Date: February 15, 2018 1-2. Meeting Date: March 8, 2018 1-3. Meeting Date: March 22, 2018 1-4. Meeting Date: April 5, 2018 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items…

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Wichita Police Department News - April 15, 2018

On Sat. Apr. 14 at approximately 7:00 p.m. officers responded to an armed robbery at Don’s Retail Liquor located in the 900 block of east Harry.  Upon arrival officers made contact with a 31-year-old female employee who stated two unknown…

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Excellence in Public Service Honorees 2018

The 2018 Excellence in Public Service Award winners have been honored in separate surprise announcements at their respective jobs.  The winners are: ---Sgt. Clayton Barth, Detention Academy Sergeant for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatality Accident - 4500 W. Irving

Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers are investigating a fatality vehicle accident that occurred April 11, 2018 in the 4500 block of west Irving. At approximately 7:30 a.m., WPD officers responded to an injury accident at 4501 W. Irving, where…

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City Receives CSBG Grant

The Wichita Sedgwick County Community Action Partnership (WSCCAP) has been awarded a $30,000 federal grant to fund job training programs for youth exiting foster care. Specifically, the funding source is the 2017 Community Services Block Grant…

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Wichita Police Department News - 1700 South Seneca Homicide Update

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officials have identified a 38-year-old woman in the city’s 12th homicide for 2018. The crime appears to have occurred at a residence in the 1100 block of west Dayton where investigators are processing the scene…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda - April 10, 2018

1. Pre-Session Workshop A. Discussion exchange concerning the development of the “reimagined” MOVE 2040 metropolitan transportation plan. Workshop Attachments: MTP Vision Statement MTP Change Proposals 2. Welcome and Call Meeting to…

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Board of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda - April 10, 2108

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the February 13, 2018, general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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Aggravated Assault LEO

April 4 , 2018 Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers arrested a 19-year-old male for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. At approximately 10:20 a.m. today, a WPD officer was on bicycle patrol traveling southbound on Main at Skinner.…

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Wichita Police Department News - 9900 W. Yosemite Shooting Update

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on April 3rd, Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers responded to a shooting call at a residence in the 10000 block of west Greenfield. A male called 911 stating a female was at his door with a gunshot wound. The female…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda - April 5, 2018

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes:No Minutes 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 2-1. DER2018-00001: Street Name…

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Shooting on Vassar

On Sat. Mar. 31 at approximately 5:00 a.m. officers responded to a shooting call at a residence in the 1400 block of north Vassar. Upon arrival officers contacted a 43-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds. The male was transported to an area…

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City of Wichita News - Free Paint Available

Income and residential status determine eligibility The City of Wichita is offering free paint for owner-occupant homeowners who meet income guidelines and whose property is located within city limits. Qualified homeowners are eligible for up to…

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Meeting Agenda - April 5, 2018

1.    Call to order 2.    Approval of Minutes for the March 1st, 2018 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3.    Public Agenda: 4.    NewBusiness: A.    2018 IMC Review (Chapters…

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Wichita Police Department Weekend News - March 31, 2018

On Fri. Mar. 30 at approximately 11:50 p.m. officers responded to a shooting call at the Sugar Creek Apartments located in the 2500 block of south Oliver. Upon arrival officers located a 36-year-old male who had multiple gunshot wounds. The male…

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April Burn Restrictions

Ozone season includes greater burning restrictions Wichita Fire Department officials today announced open burning in Wichita and said surrounding areas will face additional restrictions during the ozone season which begins Sunday. Restricted…

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City Of Wichita Canceled Briefing - March 28, 2018

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) daily briefing has been canceled for Wed. Mar. 28. The briefing is typically held at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the fifth floor Media Briefing Room at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The daily briefings can be…

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Wichita Police Chief 'Gordon Ramsay' Issues Apology

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay on Wednesday, March 28th apologized to residents for insufficient notification of two recent training exercises in which explosives were used in a residential area. “I sincerely apologize to the residents…

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Wichita Police Department Animal Services is Closed on March 28, 2018

Wichita Police Department Animal Services will be closed on, Mar. 28, due to training, it will re-open the following day Mar. 29.

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Armed Robbery March 25, 2018

On Mar. 24, at 08:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to an armed robbery at the Jump Start convenience store, located in the 12000 block of East Central. Upon officers arrival they made contact with the 25 year old female employee. Through the…

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Homicide Update

Wichita Police Department officials are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 800 block of South Pershing. On Mar. 25, 2018, at 0048 a.m. officers were dispatched to a disturbance with a weapon and shots being fired. Officers located a 17…

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Wichita Citizen’s Review Board Meeting Agenda - March 22, 2018

1.  Call to Order—Captain Nolte 2.  Approval of Minutes—No minutes to approve First Meeting 3.  By-Laws Discussion—Captain Nolte moderating for the Board 4.  Election of Chairperson—Captain Nolte…

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Wichita Police Department News - March 18, 2018

On Sunday March 18, 2018 approximately 2:00 a.m. Officers responded to a shooting call at Dueces Bar in the 3100 block of north Arkansas.  Upon arrival officers located a 27-year-old male with multiple gunshots.  The male was taken to an…

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Wichita Police Department News - March 17, 2018

On Fri. Mar. 16 at approximately 4:20 p.m. officers responded to an injury accident the intersection of Central and Hillside. The investigation showed a 32-year-old male was driving south bound on Hillside in a 2007 brown Chevy Silverado pick-up,…

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Bank Robbery 700 Block North West Street

March14, 2018 at approximately 5:00 pm officers responded to a bank robbery call at Bank of the West  in the 700 block of north West street.  Below is a picture of the suspect.  If anyone knows the identity of this individual or has…

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WPD Recruit Arrested

A Wichita Police Department (WPD) recruit was arrested on Sunday morning for domestic violence battery and criminal damage to property. On Sunday, March 11, at approximately 11:30 a.m., WPD officers were contacted by a 21-year-old female at the…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda - March 13, 2018

1. Welcome and Call to Order 2. Regular Business A. Approval of March 13, 2018 Agenda B. Approval of February 13, 2018 Minutes C. Director’s Report i. Wichita North Junction Video D. Consent Agenda i. Planning Walkable Places Consultant…

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - March 12, 2018

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda for March 12, 2018 Approval of Minutes for February 12, 2018 Public Agenda The public agenda allows members of the public to present issues not on the agenda to the Board. Each presentation is…

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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda - March 12, 2018

Call to Order Troy Palmer, President Announcements Public Comments 1 Approve Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the February 12, 2018, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2 New Items for Consideration A.…

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MABCD Board of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda - March 13, 2018

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the February 13, 2018, general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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Credit Union Robbery

On Thu. Mar. 8 at approximately 11:15 am, Wichita Police Department officers responded to a bank robbery at the Meritrust Credit Union, 2900 S. Oliver.  Upon arrival, Officers made contact with a 41-year-old female Credit Union employee who…

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Kellogg and 119th Street Improvements

The City of Wichita has contracted with Cornejo & Sons for pavement improvements to westbound Kellogg between west 111th and 119th streets and for removal of the traffic signal at 111th Street West. Construction is expected to begin in…

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Hatchet Wielding Carry A. Nation Returns

A new bronze sculpture of temperance leader Carry A. Nation will be unveiled and dedicated 10 a.m. on Saturday outside Eaton Hotel, 525 E. Douglas Avenue. “We are delighted to have this sculpture donated to the City and pleased to have it…

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City OF Wichita News - Bank Robbery

On Fri. Mar. 3 at approximately 1442 p.m. officers responded to a bank robbery call at Intrust bank in the 3800 block of North Rock Rd. Upon arrival officers made contact with an employee of the bank. The employee stated an unknown suspect entered…

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District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda - March 7, 2018

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda for March 7, 2018 Approval of Minutes for Feb. 7, 2018 STAFF REPORTS 1. Police Report 2. Fire Report Recommended Action: Receive and file. PUBLIC AGENDA 3. Passageways Jennifer Garrison, CEO,…

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Wichita Police Department News - March 3, 2018

On Fri. Mar. 2 at approximately 5:45pm officers responded to a highway robbery call in the 2600 block of south Dalton. Upon arrival officers contacted a 19-year-old male and a 16-year-old female. They reported being in the parking lot of…

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Wichita Police Department News - March 4, 2018

On Sat. Mar. 3 at approximately 9:00 p.m. two Wichita police officers stopped a 1996 Green Acura Integra in the 1400 block of South Wichita. The car was occupied a male driver and 24-year-old female passenger. During the stop a struggle ensued with…

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WPD Briefing Canceled -February 23, 2018

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) daily briefing has been canceled for Fri. Feb. 23.  The briefing is typically held at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the fifth floor Media Briefing Room at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The daily briefings can…

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Wichita Police Department News - Lucas Hernandez

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officials on Feb 21 said the missing child case involving 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez is a criminal investigation. Investigators have arrested a 26-year-old female on two counts of endangerment to a child. The charges…

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WPD Briefing Canceled - February 21, 2018

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) daily briefing has been canceled for Wed. Feb. 21. The briefing is typically held at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the fifth floor Media Briefing Room at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The daily briefings can be…

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Wichita Police Department News - February 19, 2018

On Monday February 19th at approximately 2:00am officers responded to a shooting call at the 300 Club in the 1600 block of south Woodlawn. Upon arrival, officers located a 34-year-old male in the parking lot with minor injuries. No shooting victims…

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Wichita Police Department Investigate Two Threats Cases

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating two threats made today on social media at local high schools and in one case a 17-year-old has been arrested. A Bishop Carroll official notified police of a social media post involving a student…

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Wichita Police Department News - February 17, 2018

On Saturday February 17th, at approximately 2:30am Officers were conducting a traffic stop in the area of 14th and Grove when they heard multiple gunshots being fired to the southeast of their location. Multiple shell casings were located in the…

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Wichita Police Department Missing Juvenile - February 17, 2018

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) officials continue working with partnering agencies in search of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez. On Friday, Feb. 17, at approximately 6:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a lost juvenile call at a residence in the…

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Wichita Participates in National Citizen Survey

The City of Wichita is again participating in the National Citizen Survey, beginning on Friday and running through Feb. 23, Mayor Jeff Longwell announced during his weekly briefing on Thursday. On Friday, residents may provide feedback on local…

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City Hires New Transit Director

Michael Tann, the executive director for Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority in Erie, Pa., has been hired to lead Wichita Transit, City Manager Robert Layton announced on Tuesday. Tann has served as the chief executive of the Erie transit…

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Wichita Police Department News - Robberies

18C-008495 Armed robbery 800 S. Oliver 02/07/18 7:30pm On Wednesday February 7th at approximately 7:30pm officers responded to an armed robbery at the C-Store in the 800 block of south Oliver. Upon arrival officers made contact with a 58 year old…

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Presidents Day Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 19, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains…

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Homicide Victim Identified

Wichita’s fourth homicide victim of 2018 has been identified as 18-year-old Myranda Keck. On Tuesday at approximately 2:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to a home in the 1600 block of South Estelle regarding a shooting. Upon arrival,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Suspicious Character

Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers responded to a bank robbery call at approximately 9:20 a.m. on Thursday  February 8, 2018 at Mid America Credit Union, 804 S. Oliver. A 51-year-old female employee reported an unknown person entered…

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Child Sex Crime Arrest

Caleb Gaston, 21, was arrested late Wednesday and booked into the Sedgwick County Adult Detention Facility on one count of Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Child. Gaston was arrested at approximately 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of east Cresthill in…

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2018 Water Conservation Rebate Program Update

The City of Wichita is again offering a Water Conservation Rebate program to encourage residents to purchase water-saving household devices, Mayor Longwell announced on Thursday.  In January, the City Council approved $100,000 for the rebate…

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Wichita Police Department News - Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) on February 6, 2018 arrested a 32-year-old male in connection with two recent robberies. The male has been booked into Sedgwick County Jail on two counts of robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia, and…

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City of Wichita Weekend News - February 3, 2018

On Fri. Feb. 2 at approximately 7:40pm officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Metro PCS in the 2700 block of east Central.  Upon arrival officers made contact with a 34-year-old male employee who stated three unknown suspects…

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City of Wichita Recognizing Excellent Public Service Employees

Beginning from Feb 1st, residents are encouraged to nominate public service employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. The award, in its 30th year, recognizes City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public Schools employees…

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Wichita Police Department Motor Unit Launch

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) will officially launch the new motorcycle unit at 10am on Thursday February 1, 2018 at Exploration Place 300 N. McLean. The WPD motorcycle, which hasn’t operated since March 2001, is part of the newly…

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Wichita Police Department News - Child Sex Crime Investigation

A 37-year-old male Derby Middle School teacher has been booked into Sedgwick County Jail for two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The Wichita Police Department and Sedgwick County Sheriff joint Internet Crimes against Children Task Force…

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Wichita Police Departmen's Captain Charged

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Captain Kevin Mears has been charged with misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct through the City of Augusta. In accordance to a new directive Mears remains on unpaid leave pending the outcome of…

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Update: Missing Adult - Blake Payne Located

Update: Blake Payne has been located and is safe.  Blake is 22 year old white male, 5’9, 130pounds, brown shoulder length hair, hazel eyes, and goatee. He was last seen wearing a white and black sweatshirt, red shirt, blue jeans, and…

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WFD Appoints Two Deputy Fire Chiefs

Wichita Fire Department (WFD) Chief Tammy Snow announced today the promotions of both Joe Bickel and Stuart V. Bevisto Deputy Fire Chief.  Bickel, who joined the department in 1975, was appointed Deputy Chief of Emergency Operations. He had…

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Wichita Police Department News - January 21, 2018

On Saturday January 20th at approximately 10:00pm Officer’s responded to an armed robbery call at the Dollar General located in the 4500 block of east Pawnee.  Upon arrival officers made contact with a 35 year old female employee. …

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Wichita Participates in National Citizen Survey

During his weekly news conference today, Mayor Jeff Longwell announced that Wichita is participating in the 2018 National Citizen Survey. Questionnaires have been mailed to a random sample of 1800 households, asking for feedback on the quality and…

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Wichita City Issues Request for Proposal for Topeka Street Firehouse

The City of Wichita has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the sale and redevelopment of the downtown Topeka Street Firehouse Catalyst Site, located at 500 S. Topeka Avenue near Intrust Bank Arena. The City is marketing the approximately…

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Wichita Police Department News - January 11, 2018

The Wichita Police Department’s (WPD) Emergency Accident Reporting Plan (EARP) is in effect. Also, accidents can be reported utilizing a mobile friendly accident report on the WPD app available free in any app store. The EARP plan allows…

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Wichita Police Department News - City Wide Search Warrants

On Jan 10th the Wichita Police Department (WPD) executed several search warrants across Wichita regarding illegal gambling machines. Multiple illegal gambling machines were seized. This is a multi-agency investigation including the Wichita Police…

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Wichita Police Department News - Wichita Police Officer Arrested

A Wichita Police Department (WPD) officer was booked Friday evening on charges of misdemeanor official misconduct and stalking. The arrest was made by Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office after WPD requested them to investigate potential criminal…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great…

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Wichita Police Department News - January 8, 2018

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Detectives on Thursday arrested 38-year-old Damian I. Hallacy on alleged child sex crimes. The WPD’s Exploited and Missing Child Unit (EMCU) is leading the four-month long investigation, which involving six…

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Wichita Police Department News - January 6, 2018

On Saturday January 6, 2018 at approximately 3pm Officer responded to a shooting call in the 1600 block of south Fern. Upon arrival officers located two 20 year old males on the ground in front of a residence in the 1500 block of west Merton with…

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Wichita Police Department News - January 2, 2018

On Sunday December 31, 2017 at approximately 10:00am Samantha Riggs, 23 W/F, became upset and walked away from her family home with her one year old son Mathew Riggs. Matthew was wearing only a pair of white pajamas with multicolored dinosaurs. The…

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Wichita Police Department's Weekend News - December 25, 2017

On Sun. Dec. 24 at approximately 5:30pm Officers responded to an armed robbery at the Nu Way in the 3400 block of east Harry. Upon arrival they made contact with a 45 year old male who reported upon leaving work he was approached by an unknown…

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Wichita Police Department News - Bank Robbery

The Wichita Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to locate Mack Colvin Jr., a 31-year-old male, who is wanted for questioning in reference to two recent bank robberies in Wichita. The first bank robbery occurred…

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City of Wichita News - Holiday Related Closures

Saturday, Dec. 23: Wichita Public Library locations, Old Cowtown Museum, CityArts, and Mid-America All-Indian Center will be closed. Sunday, Dec. 24: Wichita Public Library locations, OJ Watson Park, Old Cowtown Museum, CityArts, Mid-America…

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Wichita Police Department News - Lost Adult

Wichita Police need your help locating the lost adult. Simon Canas, 87 years old, 5'08", 125lbs, was last seen at the QT at Kellogg and Broadway at approximately 6:00pm. He was wearing a green coat, and a grey shirt with Farha Roofing on it. Mr.…

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Wichita Police Department News - December 13, 2017

On Wednesday December 13, 2017 at approximately 6:00pm Officers responded to a shooting at a residence in the 1300 block of north Estelle.  Upon arrival officers located a 15 year old female with a gunshot wound in the back.  The female…

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Wichita Police Department News - December 9, 2017

On Sat Dec. 9 at approximately 12:45 am officers responded to the report of a shooting at Pawnee and Cardington. Upon arrival officers located a 31 year old male in the street who had two gunshot wounds to his leg. The male directed officers to a…

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for December 11, 2017

Agenda Order of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for December 11, 2017 Approval of Minutes for November 13, 2017 Public Agenda The public agenda allows members of the public to present issues not on the agenda to the Board. Each…

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Wichita Police Department News - Evan Brewer Investigation Update December 4, 2017

Stephen M. Bodine and Miranda R. Miller were both booked Monday morning for felony murder and child abuse in the death of 3 year old Evan Brewer. Stephen, 40, and Miranda, 36, have been in custody at the Sedgwick County Jail since September 2,…

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Wichita Police Department Officer Brian Arterburn Returning Home

Wichita Police Department Officer Brian Arterburn will return home on Nov 29 following an extensive recovery process from injuries suffered during a hit-and-run incident on Feb. 7. Media will have two opportunities to cover his return, with…

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Holiday Programs Coming to Downtown Wichita

If you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit, two holiday events are coming to downtown Wichita. Wichita Clean Streams will host Lights on the River from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec 3 at the Wichita Boathouse; and the annual…

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Wichita Police Department Weekend News

On Thursday November 23, 2017 at approximately 5:30 p.m. officers responded to a highway Robbery at the bus stop in the 500 block of east Pawnee. Upon arrival officers contacted a 71 year old female victim who stated an unknown suspect punched her,…

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Wichita Police Department Weekend News - November 25, 2017

On Sat. Nov 25 at approximately 11:00 p.m. officers responded to a welfare call at a residence in the 7500 block of east Huntington. Upon arrival they made contact with a 22 year old female resident of the home. The female reported she came home…

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Wichita Police Department News - November 23, 2017

On Thu. Nov 23 at approximately 7:30 a.m. officers responded to a check welfare call in the 2400 block of east Murdock to check an individual laying in the front yard of a residence. Upon arrival officers contacted a 26 year old male who was…

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Wichita Police Department Weekend News - November 22, 2017

On Wed. Nov 22 at approximately 7:30 p.m. officers responded to an armed robbery at Dollar General in the 900 block of south Glendale. Upon arrival officers contacted a 26 year old female employee. The employee stated two unknown suspects entered…

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City Of Wichita Thanksgiving Closures November 16, 2017

In observance of Thanksgiving, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours per below: Closed Thursday, Nov. 23: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation centers,…

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Wichita Fire Department News - WFD Veteran Tammy Snow Named Fire Chief

Tammy Snow, a nearly 30-year veteran of the Wichita Fire Department (WFD), has been appointed head of the department following a national search, City Manager Robert Layton announced on November 16, 2017 Snow has served as the WFD interim Chief…

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Wichita Police Department News - Armed Robbery November 12, 2017

On Saturday November 11, 2017 at approximately 1:45pm officers responded to an armed robbery call at Payless Shoe Source in the 2100 block of north Amidon.  Upon arrival officers made contact with a 19 year old female employee.  The…

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Apply for Wichita Citizen Review Board

Wichita residents can apply to serve on the Wichita Citizen Review Board (CRB) by visiting the City of Wichita website to complete an application at the following link: https://www.wichita.gov/Boards/Pages/default.aspx The creation of the CRB…

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Wichita Police Department News - Armed Robbery November 10, 2017

On Friday Nov. 10 at approximately 4:40 a.m. officers responded to an armed robbery at the Presto in the 2100 block of north Rock Rd. When officers arrived they contacted a 23 year old male employee and 23 year old female employee. The employees…

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Golf Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda November 14, 2017

Public Agenda Regular Agenda Items -Approval of Minutes from 9/26/2017 -Rounds/Expenditures -Annual Pass – Monthly Payment Plan -Single Riders on Golf Carts -Maintenance Equipment/Irrigation Replacement -Fee Increases -Open Discussion…

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MABCD Board of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda November 14, 2017

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the September 12, 2017, general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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Wichita Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda for November 13, 2017

Agenda: Call to Order Cindy Claycomb, President Announcements Public Comments 1 Approve Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the October 9, 2017, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2 New Items for…

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Wichita Police Department News - Sunday Shooting Update

A 19-year-old Wichita male has died from injuries sustained in a shooting on Sunday, Nov. 5, Wichita Police Department officials said on Tuesday. The victim, Nakari Moore, died on Monday afternoon. A 16-year-old suspect has been identified in the…

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Veterans Day Holiday Closures and Hours

In observance of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains Nature Center visitor center, Botanica…

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Douglas Avenue: Great Places in America People's Choice Award

Douglas Avenue has been nominated for the Great Places in America People’s Choice Award by the American Planning Association, one of five nominees from across the country. Online voting for the award runs through Nov. 8:…

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Wichita Police Officer Arrested

A Wichita Police Department (WPD) officer was booked Friday, Oct 20, evening on charges of misdemeanor official misconduct and stalking. The arrest was made by Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office after WPD requested them to investigate potential…

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WPD Officer Involved in Traffic Case 2016

The traffic case involving a Wichita Police Officer, referenced in a media report, was presented last year to the Office of the District Attorney, whfch declined prosecution. The allegations, in the article, are based on a flawed premise and are…

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City to Renovate Entire Public Housing Stock

Nearly 600 public housing units will be rehabilitated or rebuilt starting as soon as next summer, thanks to a federally-funded pilot program. The City of Wichita’s Housing Authority has been awarded admittance into the Rental Assistance…

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Wichita Fire Department Announces Fire Prevention Week from October 8 - 14, 2017

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents escaping or dying. That’s why the 2017 Fire Prevention Week theme is “Every Second…

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Meeting Aganda October 9, 2017

1.5:30 pm - Call to Order Jack Brown, Chairperson 2.5:31pm - Approve Previous Meeting Notes Jack Brown, Chairperson, approval of the June 12th meeting notes. 3.5:35 pm - Public Comments 4.5:45 pm - 1st and 2nd Streets Bicycle Wayfinding and…

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda October 6, 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda for October 9, 2017 Approval of Minutes for September 11, 2017 1. Scheduled items None 2. Off Agenda items Any individual present that did not request to speak on the public agenda prior to the…

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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda October 9, 2017

Call to Order Cindy Claycomb, President Announcements Public Comments 1.Approve Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the September 11, 2017, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2.New Items for Consideration…

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Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda October 10, 2017

1.Welcome 2.Regular Business A.Approval of October 10, 2017 Agenda B.Approval of September 12. 2017 Minutes C.Director's Report D.Consent Agenda: i.Action: Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Special Amendment Kristen Zimmerman, Senior…

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Improvements to 143rd Street East from October 2, 2017

Improvements to 143rd Street East, between Kellogg and Central, will begin on Monday, Oct. 2, a project that will widen the street to a five-lane roadway with two lanes in each direction and a center two-way, left-turn lane. Improvements also…

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City of Wichita News - Improvements to 143rd Street East on October 2, 2027

On October 2, improvements will begin on 143rd Street East, between Kellogg and Central.The project will widen 143rd Street to a five lane roadway with two lanes in each direction and a center two-way left turn lane.  Improvements also include…

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Wichita City's Drinking Water is Safe

City of Wichita drinking water is producing an unpleasant taste and odor due to seasonal changes in Cheney Reservoir, but there is no health risk to the public, Public Works & Utilities officials said. Cheney Reservoir, one of two primary water…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda September 11, 2017

AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the August 7, 2017 Meeting 4. Director's Report 5. Project Updates 6. Other Business 7. Next meeting - October 2 2017 8. Adjournment Date: September 11, 2017 Time: 3…

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Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda September 12, 2017

1.Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of September 1 2, 2017 Agenda B. Approval of August 8, 2017 Minutes 3. Public Comments 4. New Business Items A. Action: MAP-21 Transit Asset Management Performance Measures Chris Upchurch, Senior Planner II,…

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MABCD Board of Building Code Standards and Appeals Meeting Agenda September 11, 2017

1.ApprovaloftheJuly10,2017,minutes(August7,2017,meetingwascancelled).(MABCDStaffRecommendation:Approve.) 2.PublicAgenda.(Noactionrequired.) NewBusiness 3.Condemnations:ReviewCase TherearenoReviewCasesforAugust.NewCases: 1.CDM-B-2-2017…

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda September 11, 2017

Call to Order Approval of Agenda for September 11, 2017 Approval of Minutes for August 14, 2017 Public Agenda The public agenda allows members of the public to present issues not on the agenda to the Board. Each presentation is limited to five…

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MABCD Board of Appeals of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm AirHeating and Boilers Meeting Agenda September 7, 2017

Agenda 1.Call to order 2.Approval of Minutes for the  August 3rd, 2017 Mechanical Board Meeting 3.Public Agenda:  4.New Business: A.Ordinance 50-576 - (Section # 2.12.020) B.“Qualified Master” Form 5.Old Business:…

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City of wichita Labor Day Holiday Closures

In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 4, 2017  the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great…

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City Council Adopts Budget and CIP

The Wichita City Council on August 8, 2017 adopted the $591 million 2018-2019 Operating Budget and the $1.8 billion, 10-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) following a public hearing at its regular meeting. The budget was guided by a citizen…

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Wichita Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda August 10, 2017

1.BZA2017-00031 - City variance to increase sign area from 160 square feet to 227-square feet in a LC Limited Commercial District at 7940 W. Kellogg. 2. Adjournment Date: August 10, 2017 Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: Planning Commission Conference…

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Wichita Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda August 10, 2017

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: June 8, 2017 and June 22, 2017 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS…

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District IV Advisory Board Meeting Agenda August 7, 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda for August 7, 2017 Approval of Minutes for July 10, 2017 STAFF REPORTS Fire Report WFD will report on any specific issues of concern in the area. Recommended Action: Receive…

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District I Advisory Board Meeting Agenda August 7, 2017

Public Agenda Board will hear public issues from individual citizens regarding City issues not scheduled on the agenda. Each presentation is limited to five minutes unless extended by the Board. 1. Scheduled Items No scheduled items. 2. Off Agenda…

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Mabcd Board of Board of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda August 8, 2017

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the July 11, 2017, general meetings. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda August 2, 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda for August 2, 2017 Approval of Minutes for July 5, 2017 STAFF REPORTS 1. Fire Report WFD will report on any specific issues of concern in the area. Recommended Action: Receive and file. 2. Police…

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Airport Receives Perfect FAA Inspection

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport has received its fifth consecutive discrepancy-free Certification and Safety inspection from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The inspection, which the FAA performs annually, covers such…

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City Awards WATC Jobs and Training Grant

The City of Wichita has awarded the Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) a $150,000 grant to train and help employ residents who meet federal poverty guidelines.WATC’s Workforce Education and Development department will provide personalized…

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City T-Mobile Team Up on Digital Divide

The City of Wichita’s Housing & Community Services department and T-Mobile have partnered to help bridge the digital divide that exists in low-income communities. As part of the “Love Where You Live” campaign, a pilot program…

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Meridian Drainage and Paving Ribbon-Cutting

City of Wichita officials will hold a ribbon-cutting event for Meridian drainage and paving improvements at noon Wednesday at the southeast corner of Harry and Meridian. The corridor along Meridian, from Pawnee to north of Harry, has historically…

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Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting Agenda July 19, 2017

Call to Order Approval of Minutes for June 21, 2017 Staff Reports Animal Control Report Staff from Animal Services, will give a report on Shelter and Field trends and operations for the past month. Recommended Action: Receive and file Committee…

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City’s 2018-19 Proposed Budget

City of Wichita officials released preliminary information regarding the 2018-19 Proposed Budget during Mayor Jeff Longwell’s weekly news briefing. The full Proposed Budget will be released on Tuesday and available at www.wichita.gov There…

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Citys' 2016 Annual Financial Report

The City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year ending Dec. 31, 2016 was presented at today’s regular City Council meeting, showing an increased general fund balance and captured savings in financing costs.  The…

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Wichita Fire Department Interim Chief Appointed

Tammy Snow, a Deputy Chief of the Wichita Fire Department, will serve as interim head of the department following the retirement of Fire Chief Ronald D. Blackwell, City Manager Robert Layton announced on Tuesday. “Deputy Chief Snow’s…

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MABCD Board of Appeals of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating And Boilers Meeting Agenda July 6, 2017

Agenda Call to order Approval of Minutes for the  June 1st, 2017 Mechanical Board Meeting Public Agenda:  New Business: MABCD – Director & Assistant Director Field Experience - Variance Request (Matt Smith) Election of…

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District V Advisory Board Agenda Meeting August 7, 2017

Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for July 5, 2017 Approval of Minutes for June 5, 2017 Board Agenda 1. Updates, Issues and Reports Opportunity is provided for the Council Member and the District Advisory Board members to report…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting July 6, 2017

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: May 4, 2017 2. Consideration Of Subdivision Committee Recommendations Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. Subdivision Case Details 2-1.…

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Cultural Funding Committee Meeting July 6, 2017

Agenda Board member affiliations Should board member affiliations be included on the CFC and if so, what information should be included? Artist Access grant Should instructors be allowed to apply for Artist Access grants? Cultural Funding…

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Kansas Honor Flight #50 Returns June 30, 2017

Kansas Honor Flight #50 is scheduled to return 11:40 a.m. on Friday at Eisenhower National Airport.  This will be the last Honor Flight for spring 2017. Flights will resume on Sept. 6.  To celebrate flight #50, there will be a special…

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City of Independence Day Holiday Closures and Hours

In observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains…

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Fourth of July Safety Tips

Wichita Fire Department (WFD) officials are reminding residents to take precautions when shooting fireworks.  With the 4th of July holiday approaching, City officials are reminding residents about the added danger of hot and windy weather and…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda ForJune 28, 2017

Agenda 1.Call to order 2.Approval of  Minutes for the May 31st, 2017 Meeting 3.Public Agenda 4.New Business A.MABCD – Director – Introduction B.MABCD -  Assistant Director – Introduction C.MABCD – New…

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Final Social Media Budget Town Hall on June 20, 2017

City of Wichita officials will host a second Social Media Budget Town Hall from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Training Room I on the 9th floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main. Planned budget topics include downtown investment, street flooding and…

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New Assistant City Manager Appointed

City of Wichita Court Administrator Donte Martin has been appointed Assistant City Manager, City Manager Robert Layton announced on Wednesday. Martin started working in City government in 2000, serving as a Neighborhood Assistant in Council…

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K-42 Roadwork Begin on June 5, 2017

Beginning on Monday, June 5, 2017 eastbound and westbound traffic on K-42 between Hoover and West Street will be reduced to one lane each direction for pavement improvements. The project will replace the asphalt surface and repair the concrete…

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Memorial Day Holiday Closures and Hours

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains Nature…

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Kansas Honor Flight #46 Returns May 19, 2017

Kansas Honor Flight #47 is scheduled to return 11:40 a.m. on Friday at Eisenhower National Airport. The public is invited to participate in a patriotic welcome home celebration. Free parking and shuttle services are available at Slumberland, 444 S.…

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Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting Agenda May 17, 2017

Staff Reports 1. Animal Control Report Lt. Joe Schroeder, Director of Animal Services, will give a report on Shelter and Field trends and operations for the past month. Recommended Action: Receive and file   2. Committee Reports   Spay Neuter…

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New Q-Line Service Begins Saturday May 13, 2017

Wichita Transit is launching an improved Q-Line service beginning Saturday May 13, 2017, providing more routes, operating more hours and running more frequently in downtown and surrounding areas of the city. The Q-Line trolleys are free. Beginning…

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda May 8, 2017

1. Scheduled items 2. Off Agenda items Any individual present that did not request to speak on the public agenda prior to the meeting may speak at this time. Recommended Action: Receive and file. Staff Reports 3. Community Police Report…

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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda May 8, 2017

Call to Order Cindy Claycomb, President Announcements Public Comments 1. Approve Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the April 10, 2017, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2. New Items for Consideration A.…

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Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda May 9, 2017

1. Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of May 9, 2017 Agenda B. Approval of April 11, 2017 Minutes C. Director’s Report D. Consent Agenda: i. Travel Demand Model Support Services Contract Extension Chris Upchurch, Senior Planner, WAMPO ii.…

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Kansas Honor Flight #46 Returns May 5, 2017

Kansas Honor Flight #46 is scheduled to return 11:40 a.m. on Friday at Eisenhower National Airport. The public is invited to participate in a patriotic welcome home celebration. Free parking and shuttle services are available at Slumberland, 444 S.…

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Wichita Joins National Bike Share Trend

The City of Wichita will have a new transportation system starting from May 4th. BikeShareICT will make 100 cruiser bikes available on-demand from 19 stations throughout downtown Wichita. Bike Share ICT leverages Zagster, a provider of city bike…

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Community Services Block Grant Review Committee Meeting Agenda - May 4, 2017

1.Meeting Call to Order, Attendance Notifications and Introductions THE PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care…

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District I Advisory Board Meeting Agenda May 1, 2017

Call to Order Approval of agenda for May 1, 2017 Approval of minutes for April 3, 2017 Public Agenda Board will hear public issues from individual citizens regarding City issues not scheduled on the agenda. Each presentation is limited to five…

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Start Neighborhood Night Out Planning Now

The City of Wichita will celebrate Neighborhood Night Out from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8. Neighborhood Night Out is an annual event that promotes public safety. It combats crime by encouraging neighbors to get to know one another through…

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Wichita Transit Advisory Board Meeting Agenda April 21, 2017

Call to order 1. Approval of minutes - 2 mins February 2017 March 2017 2. Public Comment - 10 mins 3. Discussion Items A. Transit Mobility Workshop Discussion 30 minutes 4. Information Items A. Director’s Report - 5 mins 5. Other Business …

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Wichita Public Library Board of Directors Planning and Facilities Committee Meeting April 18, 2017

1. Call to Order 2. Approval of Minules of the March 21,2017 Meeting 3. Advanced Learning Library 4. Branch Study 5. Building Maintenance 6. Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance 7. New Business from Committee Members 8. Adjournment Date:…

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Area Avoided Air Quality Issues, Thanks to Residents

City of Wichita officials on Wednesday said residents may have helped the area avoid exceeding federal air quality levels. Due to strong winds and range burning in the Flint Hills on Tuesday, ozone levels peaked well above recommended federal…

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Excellence in Public Service Honorees

The 2017 Excellence in Public Service Award honorees will be surprised on Thursday, at their respective workplaces.  Media are encouraged to attend the annual surprise-at-work announcements at the following times and locations: - The Sedgwick…

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Wichita First Ozone Alert of 2017

An Ozone Alert has been issued for Wichita and surrounding communities for Tuesday, April 11, meaning high ozone levels are potentially unhealthy for youth, seniors, people with respiratory disease like asthma or emphysema, adults who spend…

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Golf Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for April 11, 2017

Members: Hoyt Hillman, President, Chair, Greg Ferris, At-Large, Dr. Michael Williams, District 1, Thomas West, District II, Cindy Renard, District III, Leon Lungwitz, District IV, Richard Schodorf, District V, Debbie Burch, District VI Public…

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Smoke May Effect Wichita Area Air

Range burning in the Flint Hills, east of the Wichita area, combined with local weather conditions may cause smoke to move into the city late this evening and tomorrow, City of Wichita environmental officials said Thursday. Smoke has the potential…

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Planning Walkable Places Program Proposal

What Is It? An opportunity for cities and counties in the WAMPO region to apply for grants that will provide assistance in developing walkable places in our region.   Developed in coordination with a sub-committee of the WAMPO Transportation…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda April 6, 2017

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: No Minutes 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 2-1. SUB2016-00040: Final Plat…

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April Burn Restrictions

Open burning in Wichita and surrounding areas will face additional restrictions during the ozone season which begins Saturday, April 1, Wichita Fire Department (WFD) announced on March 31, 2017. Restricted activities include burning trees and brush…

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District I Advisory Board Meeting Agenda April 3, 2017

Call to Order Approval of agenda for April 3, 2017 Approval of minutes for March 6, 2017 Public Agenda Board will hear public issues from individual citizens regarding City issues not scheduled on the agenda. Each presentation is limited to five…

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District IV Advisory Board Meeting Agenda April 3, 2017

Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda for April 3, 2016 Approval of Minutes for March 6, 2016 STAFF REPORTS Fire Report WFD will report on any specific issues of concern in the area. Recommended Action: Receive and file. Police…

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District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda April 3, 2017

Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda for April 3, 2016 Approval of Minutes for March 6, 2016 ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda for April 3, 2017 Approval of Minutes for March 6, 2017 BOARD AGENDA 1. Updates,…

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MABCD Mechanical Board of Appeals of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning,Warm Air Heating and Boilers Meeting Agenda April 6, 2017

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the January 5th and February 2nd,  2017  Meetings 3. Public Agenda:  4. Old Business: A. 2015 IRMC & IMC Amendment Package 5. New Business: A. Yellow CSST Update B. Universal Flue Caps C.…

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2017 Water Conservation Rebate Program

The 2017 water conservation rebate program will start on Monday, offering residents up to $80,000 in incentives if they install approved water conserving devices. The popular, fifth-year program, which City Council approved on March 7, will accept…

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WAMPO Call for Projects

5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities Federal Fiscal Year 2015/2016   The intent of the 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities program is to improve mobility for seniors and people with…

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City Accepting Applications for Pilot Project

The City of Wichita is accepting applications for a pilot project to enhance an intersection or street segment in a way that calms traffic, improves safety and improves quality of life. Called the People First Neighborhood Pilot Project, the…

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Hundreds of Students Volunteering During Spring Break

WICHITA, Ks - What will 302 teenagers from the Wichita metro area be doing during their spring break? Not just eating and sleeping. They will be volunteering throughout the community--helping local nonprofits. Projects include a wide variety of…

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Tourism Business Improvement District Meeting Agenda March 22, 2017

1. Approval of the minutes 2. Final review and approval for 2018 work plan 3. Discussion of fall 2017 meeting date 4. Nomination of Officers 5. As may arise Date: March 22, 2017 Time: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Location: Wichita Board…

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Design Council Meeting Agenda March 15, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. 1. Approval of minutes 11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 2. 1st and 2nd Street Project Paul Gunzelman, City of Wichita 11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 3. Brick Crosswalks Gary Janzen 11:40 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 4. As May Arise   Date:…

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Wichita Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for March 15, 2017

Agenda: ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Minutes for Feb. 15, 2017 Staff Reports 1. Animal Control Report Lt. Joe Schroeder, Director of Animal Services, will give a report on Shelter and Field trends and operations for the past…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Subdivision Committee Meeting Agenda March 16, 2017

1. VAC2017-00003: City request to vacate an alley generally located West of North Oliver and South of East Central.   2. VAC2017-00004: City request to vacate remaining portion of West Suncrest Avenue lying east of Valleyview Lane and an…

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MABCD Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda March 14, 2017

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the February 14, 2016, general meetings. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda March 14,2017

1.  Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of March 1 4, 201 7 Agenda B. Approval of February 14, 2017 Minutes C. Director's Report 3. Public Comments 4. Planning Considerations A. Speaker Series: Trends Jason O'Brien, Senior Planner, WAMPO…

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District VI Advisory Board Meeting Agenda March 6, 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Minutes for February 6, 2017 PUBLIC AGENDA This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to present issues that are not part of the regular agenda for the meeting. There is a five…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda March 6, 2017

1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the February 6, 2017 Meeting 4. Director’s Report 5. Project Updates 6. Other Business 7. Next meeting – April 10, 2017 8. Adjournment Date: March 6, 2017 Time: 3:00 p.m.…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for March 9, 2017

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: December 1, 2016 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 2-1.…

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District IV Advisory Board Meeting Agenda March 6, 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda for March 6, 2016 Approval of Minutes for January 9, 2016 (There was no February meeting) STAFF REPORTS Fire Report WFD will report on any specific issues of concern in the…

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District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda March 6, 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda for March 6, 2017 Approval of Minutes for February 6, 2017 BOARD AGENDA 1. Updates, Issues and Reports Opportunity is provided for the Council Member and the District Advisory Board members to…

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City of Wichita Ozone Season Has Started

The 2017 Ozone Season has begun, City of Wichita officials announced today during Mayor Jeff Longwell’s weekly news briefing. This is the time of year when City government’s Air Quality division monitors and predicts high ozone days for South…

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Wichita's Golf Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for March 7, 2017

Members: Hoyt Hillman, President, Chair, Greg Ferris, At-Large, Dr. Michael Williams, District 1, Thomas West, District II, Cindy Renard, District III, Leon Lungwitz, District IV, Richard Schodorf, District V, Debbie Burch, District VI Public…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda March 2, 2017

1. VAC2017-00002: City request to vacate a portion of a platted 100-foot building setback on the northwest corner of South Ridge Road (Eisenhower Airport Pkwy) and West Taft Street. 2. SUB2017-00006: One-Step Final Plat – MONARCH LANDING 4TH…

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MABCD Board of Appeals of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Airheating and Boilers Meeting Agenda March 2, 2017

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the January 5th and February 2nd, 2017 Mechanical Board Meetings 3. Public Agenda: 4. Old Business: A. 2015 IRMC & IMC Amendment Package 5. New Business: A. Yellow CSST Update B. Universal Flue…

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Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda February 27, 2017

1. Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of February 27, 201 7 Agenda B. Approval of January 23, 2017 Minutes C. Director's Report 3. Public Comments 4. Planning Considerations A.   Speaker Series: American Association of Retired Persons…

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Community Services Block Grant Review Committee Meeting Agenda March 2, 2017

1. Meeting Call to Order, Attendance Notifications and Introductions THE PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care…

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Wichita City Joins Free Healthcare Day Program

City of Wichita is joining community partners in offering a Free Healthcare Day at Fairmount Park. Mayor Jeff Longwell announced the partnership during his weekly news briefing on Thursday at City Hall. The event, dubbed “Via Christi Health’s…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda February 23, 2017

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: January 19, 2017 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 2-1.…

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City of Wichita Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda February 23, 2017

1. Approval of the January 19 and February 9, 2017 City of Wichita Board of Zoning Appeals Minutes. 2. BZA2017-00002 - City variance to the side street setback to reconstruct a carport destroyed by fire to the original location; generally located…

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City of Wichita - Presidents Day Holiday Closures

In observance of Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 20, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains…

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MABCD Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda February 14, 2017

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the January 10, 2016, general meetings. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda February 14, 2017

1. Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of February 14, 2017 Agenda B. Approval of January 10, 2017 Minutes C. Director’s Report D. Consent Agenda: i. Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation Award Tricia Thomas,…

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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda February 13, 2017

1 Approve Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the January 6, 2017, Board of Park Commissioners Retreat Meeting. B. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the January 9, 2017, Board of Park Commissioners…

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K96 Kellogg Traffic Changes Coming Soon

Beginning Monday, Feb. 20, Wichita motorists will face three major traffic changes as construction on the expanded East Kellogg Freeway progresses: - The ramp from eastbound K-96 to westbound Kellogg will close for the duration of the expanded…

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City of Wichita Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda February 9, 2017

1. Approval of November 17, 2016 City BZA Minutes 2. BZA2016-00052 - City variance to reduce a street side setback to seven feet; generally located at the southwest corner of Poplar Street and North 10th Street (1055 N. Poplar St.) 3. Adjournment…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda February 9, 2017

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: December 15, 2016 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 2-1.…

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District I Breakfast and Brainstorming

Wichita’s District I residents are invited to participate in a breakfast and brainstorming session on Saturday morning to discuss how proceeds from the sale of Hyatt Regency might enhance the district. Council Member Lavonta Williams will open…

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Council Members Miller, Williams Receive Park Awards

Two Wichita City Council members have received state recognition for their efforts to support the growth of parks, open spaces and recreation programs. The Kansas Recreation & Park Association (KRPA) on Thursday awarded Vice Mayor Janet Miller…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda February 6, 2017

1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the January 9, 2017 Meeting 4. Director’s Report 5. Ground Transportation Fee Policy 6. Marketing Progress and Review 7. Construction Management at Risk Discussion 8. Project…

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District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda February 6, 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda for February 6, 2017 Approval of Minutes for January 3, 2017 BOARD AGENDA 1. Updates, Issues and Reports Opportunity is provided for the Council Member and the District Advisory Board members to…

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District VI Advisory Board Meeting Agenda February 6, 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Minutes for January 18, 2017 PUBLIC AGENDA This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to present issues that are not part of the regular agenda for the meeting. There is a five…

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City Announces Improved Traffic Signalization Program

City of Wichita officials today announced the first phase for traffic signal optimization improvements designed to combat congestion, support clean air and improve commute times. During Mayor Longwell’s weekly Thursday briefing, Public Works &…

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Recognizing Excellent Public Service Employees

From February 1, 2017, residents are encouraged to nominate public service employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. The award, in its 29th year, recognizes City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public Schools employees who…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Airheating And Boilers Committee Meeting Agenda February 2, 2017

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the January 5th, 2017 Mechanical Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda:  4. Old Business: A. 2015 IRMC & IMC Amendment Package 5. New Business: A. Hide - A - Rail (Guard System) B. Mobile Food Truck…

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Wichita Council Attendance January 26, 2017

Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend the following: - Riverfest Artwork Reveal at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 27 in the Atrium of Emprise Bank, 257 N. Broadway; - POSTPONED: Wichita Fire Department Recruit Graduation Ceremony; -…

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Wniter 2016/17 News

Click here to view the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Wniter 2016/17 News

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Golf Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda January 24, 2017

- Approval of Minutes from 12/13/2016 - Rounds/Expenditures - Golf Carts Update - Golf Advisory Committee By-Laws - Golfer “no show” policy - Young Business Professionals Demographic - Open Discussion - Next Meeting March 7, 2017 Date:…

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Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda January 23, 2017

1. Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of January 23, 2017 Agenda B. Approval of November 28, 2016 Minutes C. Director's Report 3. Public Comments 4. Planning Considerations A. Speaker Series: Wichita's Urban Infill Initiative Dave Barber,…

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City of Wichita News - Inclement Weather Closures, Cancelations

Due to impending inclement weather, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed Saturday and Sunday: Wichita Public Library locations, Great Plains Nature Center, and Botanica. - Wichita Transit will operate as scheduled;…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great…

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Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda January 9, 2017

Call to Order Cindy Claycomb, President Public Comments 1. Approve Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the December 12, 2016, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2. Continuation of Prior Business A. No Mow…

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda January 9, 2017

1. Scheduled items 2. Off Agenda items Any individual present that did not request to speak on the public agenda prior to the meeting may speak at this time. Recommended Action: Receive and file. Staff Reports 3. Community Police Report Community…

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District VI Advisory Board Meeting Agenda January 9, 2017

1. Scheduled items: Recommended Action: Receive and file 2. Off-agenda items: Any individual present that did not request to speak on the public agenda prior to the meeting may speak at this time. Recommended Action: Receive and file STAFF…

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District IV Advisory Board Meeting Agenda January 9, 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda for January 9, 2016 Approval of Minutes for November 7, 2016 and approval of minutes for December 5, 2016 STAFF REPORTS Fire Report WFD will report on any specific issues of…

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Board Of Building Code Standards And Appeals Meeting Agenda January 9, 2017

1. Approval of the November 7, 2016 minutes (December 5, 2016 meeting was cancelled). (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 2. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 3. Condemnations: Review Case: 1. CDM-B-10-2016 2232 N. Volutsia Ave…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda January 9, 2017

1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the December 5, 2016 Meeting 4. Director’s Report 5. FY 2017 Airline Budget Rates & Charges 6. Project Updates 7. Other Business 8. Next meeting – February 6, 2017 9.…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda January 12, 2017

1. VAC2016-00061: City Request to vacate a portion of a platted setback on property generally located west of North Amidon Avenue on the south side of W 21st Street North. 2. SUB2016-00037: Final Plat – CHISHOLM COVE ADDITION; located on the…

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Mabcd Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda January 10, 2017

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the December 13, 2016, general meetings. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda January 10, 2017

1. Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of January 1 0: 2017 Agenda B. Approval of November 15, 2016 Minutes C. Director's Report;  i. Update: Administration Report and 457 Adoption Vicki Forbes, Human Resource/Finance Manager D. Consent…

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Fiscal Year 2018 Cultural Funding Grants Available

The 2018 City of Wichita Cultural Arts Funding grant applications are available to all non-profit arts and cultural organizations beginning Friday, December 16, 2016. The City is offering three different grant opportunities to local non-profit arts…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda January 05, 2017

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the November 30th, 2016Plumbing Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business: A. IPC Code discussion with Mr. Stolz 5. Old Business: A. IPC Permits Update B. 2015 IPC Amendment Committee (Code…

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MABCD Board of Appeals of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating and Boilers Meeting Agenda January 05, 2017

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the December1st, 2016Mechanical Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. OldBusiness: A. 2015 IRMC & IMC Amendment Package 5. New Business: A. Review past Board Meetings of 2016 B. MABCD updates Next…

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Public Notice Community Services Block Grant (Csbg) Review Committee Meeting Agenda January 5, 2017

1. Meeting Call to Order,Attendance Notifications and Introductions THE PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda January 05, 2017

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: No Minutes 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 2-1.…

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District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda January 3, 2017

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda for January 3, 2017 Approval of Minutes for December 5, 2016 BOARD AGENDA 1. Updates, Issues and Reports Opportunity is provided for the Council Member and the District Advisory Board members to…

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Update Holiday-related Closures, Hours

Due to the Christmas holiday, the City Council workshop scheduled for December 27 has been canceled. Also, in observance of Christmas (December 25) and New Year’s Day (Jan.1), City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed or open…

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Council Approves Two Redevelopment Projects

The City Council on Tuesday Dec.13, 2016  approved separate core area redevelopment projects - a plan to develop the Delano Catalyst Site located downtown on the west side of the Arkansas River and a proposal to redevelop a blighted area in College…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda December 15, 2016

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: October 20, 2016 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 2-1.…

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City Receives Several Finance Awards

The City of Wichita has been recognized nationally for several awards related to the City’s budget, performance measures and procurement practices. The awards were presented to the Finance Department at December 6 City Council meeting.  “The…

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City Of Wichita News: East Kellogg Freeway Reopens Between Webb and Rock

East Kellogg Reopened Early East Kellogg Freeway between Rock Road and Webb Road is now reopen to traffic after contractors completed removal of the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) bridge earlier than expected. Demolition of the bridge began just…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda December 1, 2016

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: No Minutes. 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 2-1.…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda November 30, 2016

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the October 26th, 2016Plumbing Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. NewBusiness: A. IPC Permits Update B. 2015 UPC Resolution – City Council (11/1/16) C. 2015 IPC Amendment Committee  (Code Review)…

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Thanksgiving Holiday Closures and Hours from City of Wichita

In observance of Thanksgiving, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours per below: Closed Thursday, Nov. 24: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park and Recreation centers, Great…

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Wichita Earns Bike-Friendly Recognition

Wichita has been recognized nationally for its ongoing efforts to improve conditions for bicycling.  On Wednesday, the League of American Bicyclists awarded local government an Honorable Mention designation for working with community partners to…

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Wichita Transit Advisory Board Meeting Agenda November 18, 2016

1. Call to order        2. Approval of minutes       A. October 2016 3. Public Comment      4. Discussion A. Transit Sustainability Plan    B. Q Line       5. Information Items A. Director’s Report     …

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City of Wichita Arts Council Meeting November 17, 2016

11:45 a.m. Lunch 12:00 p.m. Call t- Order – Martha Linsner 12:04 p.m. Approval of the October Minutes 12:05 p.m. New Business - Art Awards Feedback - Harvester Arts - Satellite Artist Request 12:15 p.m. Old Business - Distribution of updated…

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Wichita Public Library Board of Directors Planning and Facilities Committee Meeting Agenda November 15, 2016

1. Call to order 2. Advanced Learning Library update 3. Branch study project update 4. Building maintenance issues and updates 5. Landscaping and grounds maintenance issues and updates 6. New business from committee members 7. Adjournment …

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City Of Wichita News - Council Attendance

Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend the following:   - Spirit AeroSystems Ribbon Cutting at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 at the Spirit Composite Fuselage Facility, 3801 S. Oliver; - Wichita Police Department Awards Ceremony at 3…

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Wichita Public Library Board of Directors Meeting Agenda November 15, 2016

Staff Presentation: Summary of 2016 Accomplishments by Library Division Managers 1. Call to Order/Introductions 2. Approval of the Agenda 3. P ublic Comment - Request for Reinstatement - Jeremiah Haskins 4. Approval of the Minutes of the…

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Wichita Public Library Board of Directors Finance Committee Meeting Agenda November 15, 2016

1. Call to Order 2. Minutes of October 18, 2016 Meeting PROPOSED MOTION: Approve the minutes as included in board packets 3. Revenue and Expenditure Reports PROPOSED MOTION: Recommend approval of the October revenue reports and the 204 report of…

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Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda November 14, 2016

Call to Order Cindy Claycomb, President Public Comments 1 Approve Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the September 12, 2016, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. B. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file…

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Veterans Day Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation centers, Great Plains Nature…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Subdivision Committee Meeting Agenda November 10,2016

1. SUB2016-00030:  One-Step Final Plat – SANDCREST 2ND ADDITION; located south of 29th Street North, on the east side of Hoover Road. Surveyor: Baughman Company, P.A. Acreage: 30.33 acres Lots: 49 lots 2. VAC2016-00048:City request to vacate a…

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Community Services Block Grant (Csbg) Review Committee Meeting Agenda November 3, 2016

1. Meeting Call to Order,Attendance Notifications and Introductions THE PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda for November 3, 2016

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the October 13th, 2016Mechanical Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. OldBusiness: A. IECC References B. IFGC References 5. New Business: A. 2015 IRMC & IMC Amendment Package B. MABCD…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for November 3, 2016

Agenda: 1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date:September 29, 2016 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS …

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Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell Pledges to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

Mayor Longwell is the 200th Mayor to Take the National Wildlife Federation’s “Mayors’ Monarch Pledge” Wichita, KS -- On October 26, 2016, with the support of Mayor Jeff Longwell, Wichita became the 200th city to commit to the National…

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Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda October 27, 2016

1. VAC2016-00047: City request to vacate portions of platted access control on property located on the southeast corner of W 13th Street North and North Tyler Road.   2. SUB2016-00027:  Final Plat - ROCKY FORD ADDITION; located on the south…

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Wichita City Council Attendance - October 24, 2016

Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend the following: - City Council consent/workshop at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25 in the first floor Board Room at City Hall, 455 N. Main; - The Mayor’s news briefing at 10:45 a.m. on…

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GolfBoard Arrives at Tex Consolver

GolfBoards - surf-inspired, motorized golf vehicles – are now available at Tex Consolver Golf Course. The four-wheel drive board allows users to turn by simply transferring their body weight in a carving motion akin to snowboarding or surfing.…

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Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting Agenda for October 24, 2016

1. Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of October 24, 2016 Agenda B. Approval of September 26, 2016 Minutes C. Director’s Report 3. Public Comments 4. Planning Considerations A. Presentation: Focus Forward: Let’s Change our Trajectory…

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Board of Zoning Appeals COmmittee Meeting Agenda October 20, 2016

1. Minutes of the June 16, 2016 and July 7, 2016 Board of Zoning Appeals Meetings 2. BZA2016-00039 - City Variance to reduce the distance of trash dumpsters from SF-5 Single-family Residential zoning from 20 feet to 1.5 feet as required by…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda October 20, 2016

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: August 18, 2016 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 2-1.…

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Arts Council Meeting Agenda October 20, 2016

11:45 a.m.- Lunch - 12:00 p.m.- Call to Order – Martha Linsner 12:04 p.m.- Approval of the September Minutes 12:05 p.m.- New Business 12:25 p.m. - Old Business - Re-branding project update - ARTLESS update – Temporary Pop-Up of art AC…

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization News on the Go - Fall 2016

Click Here to view the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization News on the Go - Fall 2016.

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MAPC Subdivision And Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda October 13, 2016

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR OF THE SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE. 2. SUB2016-00028:  Final Plat – THE PADDOCK AT 127TH ADDITION; located south of Harry, on the east side of 127th Street East.   Surveyor: Ruggles& Bohm, P.A.   Acreage:…

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Wichita Logs Top National Ranking in 2015 Exports

WICHITA - The Wichita economy bucked a national downward trend in international trade in 2015, showing a 6.8 percent increase in exports. The information comes from a recently-released "Export Monitor" report from the Brookings Institution, a…

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New Online City Garage Sale Permitting System

The City of Wichita has launched a new online garage sale permitting system designed to make it easier to do business with local government. Just visit www.wichita.gov , look for the garage sale sign icon in the middle of the page, and click.  Set…

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Delano Catalyst Site Open House

The City of Wichita is encouraging residents to attend an upcoming open house to provide feedback on proposed development projects for the Delano Catalyst Site located downtown along the Arkansas River. An evaluation committee selected two…

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Notice of Public Review and Comment Opportunity

A public review and comment period is now open for the proposed update to the WAMPO Public Participation Plan (PPP). Comments will be accepted until Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM.   The PPP defines a process for providing the public with…

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District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda September 19, 2016

ORDER OF BUSINESS - Call to Order - Approval of Agenda for September 19, 2016 - Approval of minutes for September 6, 2016 BOARD AGENDA 1. Updates, Issues and Reports Opportunity is provided for the Council Member and the District Advisory Board…

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Wichita City Council Attendance - September 16, 2016

Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend the following: - Chamber of Commerce “City to City” trip beginning Monday, Sept. 19 through Wednesday, Sept. 21 in Nashville, TN; - Sept. 20 Cancelled: City Council Meeting; - The Mayor’s…

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WPD Organizational Assessment Update on September 15, 2016

Wichita Police Department (WPD) officials on Thursday provided a progress report on the implementation of recommendations stemming from the organizational assessment conducted by Wichita State University in 2014-2015. The organizational assessment,…

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City of Wichita News - Pawnee Street, Storm Drain Improvements

Construction work will close road between Southeast Boulevard and Hillside Street and storm water drain improvements will close Pawnee at Interstate 135 for approximately two months, beginning Monday, Sept. 19. Through traffic will detour to Harry…

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Wichita Online Surplus Auction

The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus vehicles and equipment. The online auction closes at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. Items include street sweepers, trucks, vans, cars, etc.   Inspection times are from 3:30 to 7:30…

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City Saves $1.36 Million by Refinancing Bonds

City of Wichita will save $1.36 million due to bond refinancing approved during today’s City Council meeting. The City refinanced several general obligation bonds originally issued in 2009 and 2010. This refinancing provides more than $170,000 in…

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WFD Encourages Precautions with More Storms and Flooding Possible

The Wichita Fire Department is asking residents to avoid low lying, flood prone areas, along with the Arkansas River and area creeks for the next several days.  Saturated soil, due to recent rains, will make these areas more prone to flooding. …

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for September 12, 2016

AGENDA: 1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the August 1, 2016 Meeting 4. Director’s Report 5. Leasing Policy 6. Project Updates 7. Election of Officers 8. Other Business 9. Next meeting – October 3 , 2016 10.…

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Wichita District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for September 12, 2016

AGENDA: ORDER OF BUSINESS: Call to Order Swearing in of District Advisory Board members Approval of Minutes for August 8, 2016 Approval of Agenda for September 12, 2016 Public Agenda: The public agenda allows members of the public to present…

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Wichita Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda for September 12, 2016

REGULAR AGENDA: 1. Approval of Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the August 8, 2016, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2. New Issues for Consideration A. Golf Advisory Committee B. Fee Waiver/Reduction…

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Community Services Block Grant Review Committee Public Meeting Agenda September 8, 2016

1. Meeting Call to Order,Attendance Notifications and Introductions Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care about the entire community, and…

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Transportation Policy Board Meeting Agenda September 13, 2016

1. Welcome & Introduction of Guests 2. Regular Business   A. Approval of September 1 3f 201 6 Agenda   B. Approval of August 9, 2016 Minutes   C. Director's Report   D. Consent Agenda:     i.   2016 UPWP Amendment  Vicki Forbes, Human…

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Metropolitan Area Building & Construction Department (MABCD) Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for September 13, 2016

Agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the August 9, 2016, general meetings. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD…

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Free Paint Program - Income and Residential Status Determine Eligibility

The City of Wichita is now offering free paint for owner-occupant homeowners who meet income guidelines and whose property is located within the City limits.  Qualified homeowners are eligible for up to $250 in paint.  Paint/labor grants in an…

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City of Wichita Announces Labor Day Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Animal Shelter, Park & Recreation centers, Great…

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Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for August 25, 2016

Agenda: 1. SUB2016-00027:Preliminary Plat - ROCKY FORD ADDITION; located on the south side of 31st Street South, on the east side of Rock Road. Surveyor: Baughman Company, P.A. Acreage: 19.35 acres Lots:52 lots 2. SUB2016-00021:Final Plat –…

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American Adds Larger Jets to DFW

American Airlines is bringing back large jet service to the Wichita - Dallas market starting Tuesday, August 23.  To reintroduce large jet service, American will operate two MD-80 round-trip flights between Aug. 23 and 30 and three round-trip…

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Volunteer Opportunity - 2016 Annual Bicycle & Pedestrian Count

Every year WAMPO coordinates an annual count of bicycle and pedestrian activity across 35 different sites in Park City, Goddard, Andover, Mulvane and Wichita to name a few.  The data collected during these counts helps to estimate the number of…

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Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for August 22, 2016

Meeting Agenda 1. Welcome & Introduction of Guests 2. Regular Business A. Approval of August 22, 2016 Agenda B. Approval of July 25, 2016 Minutes C. Director’s Report 3. Public Comments 4. New Business Items A. Action: 2016 UPWP…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda of August 9, 2016

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the July 12, 2016, general meetings. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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MOVE 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

What Is It? MOVE 2040 is WAMPOs Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). This plan lays out long-range strategies for the next twenty-five years. These strategies are intended to lead to the development of an integrated system that moves people and…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda of August 4, 2016

1.Call to order 2.Approval of Minutes of July 7th, 2016Meeting 3.Public Agenda: 4.Old Business: a.2015 IRC & IMC  Amendment Package Review 5. New Business: a.Mechanical Closets as Plenums  6.Other Business: a.MABCD 7.Adjournment Date:…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda of July 27, 2016

1.Call to order 2.Approval of Minutes for the June 29th, 2016 Meeting 3.Public Agenda: 4.NewBusiness: A.Present and discuss 2015 UPC amendment package B.Timeline for code adoption 5.Other Business 6.Old Business: A.MABCD updates 7.Adjournment…

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Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda - July 25, 2016

1. Welcome & Introduction of Guests 2. Regular Business A. Approval of July 25, 2016 Agenda B. Approval of June 27, 2016 Minutes C. Director’s Report 3. Public Comments 4. New Business Items A. Action:  MOVE 2040 Amendment #1 Gloria…

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization News - July 15, 2016

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Mid-America All-Indian Center Selected to Host as ‘Native Voices’ Traveling Exhibition

“Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” a national traveling exhibition created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Md., will open at the Mid-America All-Indian Center (MAAIC) on Saturday, July 23.…

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Register for Neighborhood Night Out

Mayor Jeff Longwell is encouraging neighborhoods to register their events for Neighborhood Night Out, which will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9.   “Neighborhood Night Out is a great way to get to know your neighbors so you can…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda of July 14, 2016

Agenda: 1. SUB2016-00023: Preliminary Plat – FIREFLY WAY ADDITION; located west of 127th Street East on the south side of 29th Street North. Surveyor: Baughman Company, P.A. Acreage: 79.60 acres Lots: 168 lots 2. SUB2016-00022: One-Step Final…

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Public Works and Utilities Department News - Pawnee Bridge Repairs Delayed

Repair work on the Pawnee Bridge will be delayed approximately one month after construction crews discovered active migratory bird nests under the bridge.  The nests are federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.   City of Wichita…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda for July 12, 2016

Agenda: 1. Welcome & Introduction of Guests 2. TPB Chair and Vice Chair Elections 3. Regular Business A. Approval of July 12, 2016 Agenda B. Approval of June 14, 2016 Minutes C. Director’s Report D. Consent Agenda: i. 5310 letter 4.…

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Board Of Building Code Standards And Appeals Meeting Agenda for July 11, 2016

Agenda: 1. Approval of June 6, 2016, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 2. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 3. Condemnations: New Cases: There are no new cases for July. Review Cases: There are no review cases…

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Metropolitan Area Building & Construction Department (MABCD) Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for July 12, 2016

Agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the May 10th and June 14, 2016, general meetings. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity…

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Nomination Deadline for 47th Annual Art Awards

The Arts Council is now accepting nominations for its 47th Annual Art Awards, which will be held at 5:30 p.m., on November 3 in Convention Hall at Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas. The annual event honors businesses…

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Board Of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda for July 11, 2016

 AGENDA: 1. Approval of Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the June 13, 2016, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2. New Issues for Consideration A. Update on Accreditation – Matt Townsend B. Update on…

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MABCD Board of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for July 7, 2016

1.Call to order 2.Approval of Minutes of June 2nd, 2016Meeting 3.Public Agenda: 4.Old Business: a.2015 International Mechanical Code Review 5. New Business: a.   None 6.Other Business: a.MABCD 7.Adjournment Date: July 7, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m…

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City Receives Offers For Possible Sale of Hyatt Regency Wichita

The City of Wichita received two submitted “Offers to Purchase of the Hyatt Regency Wichita Hotel.”  The submittals are posted on the City’s purchasing website, https://ep.wichita.gov/e-proc/venBidResults.asp?link=Bid+Results “The City…

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Buffalo Park Improvements Unveiled

City of Wichita officials held a ribbon-cutting today to showcase improvements at Buffalo Park, located at 10201 Hardtner. Improvements included a prairie-themed design, a water playground, a restroom, two shelters and expanded parking. The water…

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Wichita City Issues RFQ to Develop Land Near New Library

The City of Wichita has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to develop approximately 7.2 acres adjacent to the new Advance Learning Library at McLean and Sycamore and the River Vista apartment development. “It is an exciting time for…

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2015 Annual Financial Report

City of Wichita officials on Tuesday released local government’s annual financial report, showing good financial health, a strong reserve balance and sound management. Specifically, City government’s General Fund reflected an ending fund balance…

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Kansas Honor Flight Leaves Wednesday, Returns Friday

The sixth Kansas Honor Flight of the year will leave Wichita Eisenhower National Airport at 6:10 a.m. on Wednesday, carrying 33 Kansas veterans and their guardians to Washington, DC. The veterans will enjoy a two-night stay in the nation’s…

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MABCD Board of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for June 16, 2016

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of June 2nd, 2016 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. Old Business: a. 2015 International Mechanical Code Review 5. New Business: a. None 6. Other Business: a. MABCD 7. Adjournment Date: June 16th, 2016 Time: 9:00…

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Social Media Town Hall Launches Budget Process

City of Wichita officials will host a social media town hall budget meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 in Training Room I on the 9th floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main. Media are invited. Mayor Jeff Longwell and City Council Members are…

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2016 Water Conservation Rebate Program Concludes

The City of Wichita’s water conservation rebate program has exhausted available funds. Application are no longer being accepted. This is the fourth year of the program, which encourages citizens to purchase and install approved water conserving…

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Board of Park Commissioner Regular Meeting Agenda of June 13, 2016

1. Approval of Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the May 9, 2016, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2. Crystal Prairie Lake A. Tour of site – Meet at Cornejo’s old sand plant located at 3500 N West…

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MABCD Board of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for June 14, 2016

Agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the May 10, 2016, general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for MABCD approved…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda for June 14, 2016

Meeting Agenda [Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change during the meeting.] 1. Welcome & Introduction of Guests 2. Regular Business A. Approval of June 14, 2016 Agenda B. Approval of April 12, 2016 Minutes C. Director’s Report D. Consent…

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City Issues RFP for Parkstone Property

The City of Wichita has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the sale property located at Douglas and Hillside, commonly referred to as Parkstone. RFPs are being mailed to local developers and brokers.  The sale provides a new opportunity to…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for June 6, 2016

AGENDA: 1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the May 2, 2016 Meeting 4. Recognition of Former WAAB Members 5. Director’s Report 6. Project Updates 7. Other Business 8. Next meeting – July 11th , 2016 (2nd Monday due to…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for June 2, 2016

Agenda: 1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: April 21, 2016 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 3.…

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MABCD Board of Appeals Agenda for June 2, 2016

MABCD Board of Appeals of Refrigeration, Air COnditioning, Warm Airheating and Boilers 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of May 19th, 2016 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. Old Business: a. 2015 International Mechanical Code Review 5. New…

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Memorial Day Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Animal Shelter, Park & Recreation Centers, Great…

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New Youth Baseball Field at Historic McAdams Park

City of Wichita officials have scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony for 10 a.m. on Thursday to celebrate a new artificial turf baseball field in historic McAdams Park, 1329 E. 16th St. The baseball field is the city’s first public field to have…

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Renovated K-96 Bike Path Now Open

City of Wichita officials on Thursday May 12, 2016 announced that the newly renovated K-96 bike path is open. The path, which runs between Oliver and Woodlawn along Chisholm Creek Park South, has been reconstructed to extend into the Great Plains…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating And Boilers Meeting Agenda of May 19, 2016

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of May 5th, 2016 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. Old Business: a. 2015 International Mechanical Code Review 5. New Business: a. None 6. Other Business: a. MABCD 7. Adjournment Date and Time: May…

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Code Review Sub Committee Meeting

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Review Minutes from April 27th code review 3. Review/confirm earned hours through 4/27 4. Continue review of amendment package 5. Vote on recommendation 6. Discuss UPC/IPC comparison, assign chapters and…

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Wichita Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda for May 9, 2016

Agenda: 1. Approval of Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the April 11, 2016, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2. New Issues for Consideration A. Downtown Properties – Scot Rigby B. Pawnee Prairie Park…

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Wichita District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for May 2, 2016

Agenda: ORDER OF BUSINESS - - Call to Order - - Approval of Agenda for May 2, 2016 - - Approval of minutes for April 4, 2016 BOARD AGENDA 1. Updates, Issues and Reports Opportunity is provided for the Council Member and the District Advisory…

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Wichita District I Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for May 2, 2016

Public Agenda: Board will hear public issues from individual citizens regarding City issues not scheduled on the agenda. Each presentation is limited to five minutes unless extended by the Board. 1. Scheduled Items No Items 2. Off Agenda Items…

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Wichita Airfares Continue to Drop

The average fares at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) are down 1% from 4th quarter 2014 when factoring inflation, according to data released by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The bureau also noted that fares are down 31% from…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda of May 2, 2016

AGENDA: 1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the April 4, 2016 Meeting 4. Director’s Report 5. Air Service Updates 6. Project Updates 7. Other Business 8. Next meeting – June 6, 2016 9. Adjournment Date and Time: Monday,…

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City Issues RFP for Hyatt Regency Sale

The City of Wichita has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the potential sale of the Hyatt Regency Wichita Hotel & Conference Center. The riverfront hotel - located downtown at 400 W. Waterman – connects to Century II Performing Arts…

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City of Wichita - Excellence in Public Service Honorees

The 2016 Excellence in Public Service Award winners were honored today in separate surprise announcements at their respective jobs. The winners are: Samanta Souriya, an ESOL teacher at Wichita Jardine STEM and Career Exploration Magnet Middle…

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization News - April 15, 2016

Asset Management Update As you may recall, WAMPO has undertaken an asset management initiative as part of the MOVE 2040 Implementation plan.  Asset management is the process of operating, maintaining, upgrading and expanding physical assets (like…

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Wichita Transit Advisory Board Agenda - April 15,2016

1. Call to order 2. Approval of minutes A. February 2016 3. Action A. TIGER Grant – resolution of support 4. Discussion A. Paratransit Service Transition B. Service / Fare Change Update 5. Information Items A. Director’s Report 6. Other…

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Southwest Nonstop Flights Begin Tuesday April 12, 2016

Beginning Tuesday, Wichita Eisenhower Airport passengers can fly nonstop to St. Louis International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Southwest Airlines.   St. Louis will be served with two daily flights that offer convenient…

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Wichita District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for April 11, 2016

ORDER OF BUSINESS: Call to Order Approval of Minutes for March 14, 2016 Approval of Agenda for April 11, 2016 Public Agenda The public agenda allows members of the public to present issues not on the agenda to the Board. Each presentation is…

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Mayor Urges Community to Take Action on Ozone

With the annual ozone season starting on Friday, April 1 2016 Mayor Jeff Longwell said new federal guidelines designed to protect air quality will require citizens and businesses to work together to develop action plans, reduce emissions, and avoid…

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Wichita Animal Control Advisory Board Meeting Agenda of April 6, 2016

Agenda: Call to order -Chair Approval of minutes from last month-Board Board discussion 1. Spay and Neuter Education Options a. Ask the Mayor-city Council to establish a “Voluntary Spay-Neuter Your Animal Week” to encourage the community to…

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Wichita Fire Department Assisting With Massive Wildfires

Wichita Fire Department (WFD) officials have been helping battle raging wildfires currently driven by strong southerly winds. Gov. Brownback has declared a State of Emergency in four counties, including Reno and Harvey counties, where WFD…

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Volunteer Kansas Accepting Applications for Seed Grants

$500 Grants to be Awarded to Organizations in Kansas Wishing to Engage Volunteers in Service Projects   WICHITA, KS---Volunteer Kansas is offering organizations in Kansas the opportunity to apply for Seed Grants in the amount of $500. Grants are…

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Wichita's Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for March 24, 2016

Agenda: 1. SUB2016-00007: Final Plat – M A A 2ND ADDITION; located north of 47th Street South, east side of Broadway. - Surveyor: Baughman Company, P.A. - Acreage: 15.66 acres - Lots: 2 lots 2. VAC2016-00003: City request to vacate a portion…

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Kellogg-Webb Traffic Restrictions - March 14,2016

Left-turn restrictions will soon be implemented at the busy Kellogg and Webb Road interchange to protect construction workers and motorists as the freeway project moves forward, City of Wichita officials said on Monday. Motorists headed westbound…

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Housing Authority Receives R.O.S.S Grant

The City of Wichita Housing Authority (WHA) has been awarded a Resident Opportunity Self Sufficiency (ROSS) grant in the amount of $177,500. “This federal funding will help the WHA continue support services and promote independent living for…

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Former Finney State Office Building Update

The City of Wichita Public Building Commission (PBC) has issued a request for developer qualifications and initial development proposals for the former Finney State Office Building in downtown. The building, located at 230 E. William St. and 130 S.…

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Allegiant Flying Nonstop To Orlando

Allegiant Air will begin nonstop service from Wichita to Orlando Sanford International Airport starting May 25. The service will be operated twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays and run through August 13. Allegiant will use a mix of MD80…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air conditioning, Warm Airheating And Boilers Meeting Agenda For March 10, 2016

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of February 4th , 2016 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. Old Business:     a. 2015 International Residential Code Review 5. Adjournment Date : March 10th, 2016 Time : 9:00 a.m Location : City…

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Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for March 11, 2016

Agenda: 1. Welcome 2. Election of Officers 3. Review of Timeline 4. Review of SMARI Data 5. Discussion of 2017 Goals and Performance Measures 6. Other Items Date and Time: Friday, March 11, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Location:  Wichita…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda For March 09, 2016

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Review Minutes from Feb. 24th meeting 3. Brian Burnett to review Chapters 7,8, and 9 4. Chapters 10 and 11 by Darell Boger? Date: March 9, 2016 Time: 9 a.m Location: MABCD – Conference Room – Seneca…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda For March 07, 2016

1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the February 1, 2015 Meeting 4. Director’s Report 5. Project Updates 6. Other Business 7. Next meeting – April 4, 2016 8. Adjournment Date : March 7, 2016 TIme: 2:30 p.m Place:…

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Wichita Board of Building Code Standards and Appeals Meeting Agenda for March 7, 2016

Agenda: 1. Approval of February 1, 2016, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 2. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 3. Condemnations: Review Cases: 1. CDM-C-26-2015 1652 North Volutsia Avenue (MABCD Staff…

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Wichita Metropolitan Area Building & Construction Department Meeting Agenda for March 8, 2016

Agenda: 1. Call to order.   2. Approve the minutes of the February 9, 2016, general meeting. 3. Public Agenda   4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by an approved third-party entity for…

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Wichita District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for March 7, 2016

ORDER OF BUSINESS: - Call to Order - Approval of Agenda for March 7, 2016 - Approval of minutes for February 1, 2016 BOARD AGENDA   1. Updates, Issues and Reports Opportunity is provided for the Council Member and the District Advisory Board…

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Mayor’s Youth Council Opened its Application Process

The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) has opened its application process for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students who live in Wichita and are currently in grades 8 through 11 are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on March 18.…

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Wichita - Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for March 3, 2016

Click Here to View the Wichita - Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for March 3,…

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Wichita Animal Control Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for March 2, 2016

Agenda: Call to order -Chair Approval of minutes from last month-Board Board discussion and vote to determine best option to consider: 1. Do nothing regarding the current spay-neuter policy or efforts to reduce the pet population .This would…

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Subdivision And Utility Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for February 25, 2016

NO VACATION CASES FILED 1. SUB2016-00003: Preliminary Plat – TERRADYNE WEST 4TH ADDITION; located north of East Central Avenue, West of North 159th Street East. Surveyor: Poe & Associates, Inc. Acreage: .38 acres Lots: 1 reserve 2.…

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New Neighborhood Rebuilding Effort

During Mayor Jeff Longwell’s news briefing on Thursday, City of Wichita officials encouraged residents to join a neighborhood rebuilding initiative to strengthen communities through revitalization, reinvestment and infill development. The initial…

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Public Comment Period is Now Open!

A public review and comment period is now open for the 2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment #6 document.  Comments will be accepted until Friday, February 26, 2016 at 5:00 PM. The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a…

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Wichita - Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for February 18, 2016

Agenda: 1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date:January 21, 2016 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 3.…

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District VI Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for February 17, 2016

ORDER OF BUSINESS - - Call to Order - - Approval of Minutes for February 1, 2015 PUBLIC AGENDA This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to present issues that are not part of the regular agenda for the meeting.  There is…

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City Accepting Housing Voucher Applications

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program will begin accepting preliminary applications for a limited time from income eligible households seeking rental assistance on Monday, Feb. 22. The wait list has been closed since October 2014. The…

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Old Cowtown’s Real American Country Fest

The City of Wichita and KWLS 107.9 FM Radio announce a two-day country music concert featuring Mark Chesnutt and Joe Diffie to benefit the Old Cowtown Museum. Mark Chesnutt will perform on Saturday and Joe Diffie will take the stage on Sunday.…

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City of Wichita Hours and Presidents Day Holiday Closures

In observance of Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 15, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great Plains…

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City of Wichita News - Recognizing Excellent Public Service Employees

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10, Wichita and Sedgwick County residents are encouraged to nominate public employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. The award, in its 29th year, recognizes City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita…

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Wichita Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda for February 8, 2016

Agenda: 1. Approval of Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the January 11, 2016, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2. New Issues for Consideration A. Naming of Pracht Wetlands B. Pawnee Prairie Park –…

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Metropolitan Area Building & Construction Department Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for February 9, 2016

Agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the January 12, 2016, general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by their office for MABCD approved applicants.…

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Board Of Building Code Standards And Appeals Meeting Agenda for February 1, 2016

1. Approval of January 11, 2016, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 2. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 3. Condemnations: Review Cases: 1. CDM-C-20-2015 930 N. Minnesota Ave. 2. CDM-B-14-2015 1021 S. Market St. …

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Airport Reports 3rd Busiest Year on Record

Total Passengers up 2.46% over 2014   Wichita Eisenhower National Airport 2015 passenger numbers increased by 37,679 over 2014, a 2.46 percent increase airport officials reported on Monday. Officials said the 1,571,348 Eisenhower passengers in 2015…

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization News - January 22, 2016

Road Projects Kellogg and Webb Interchange: Work is in progress now to improve the east Kellogg and Webb interchange.  Kellogg will be improved to a six-lane freeway with an interchange at Webb Road. The project  will also include one-way…

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Kansas Supreme Court Ruling

The City of Wichita on Jan. 22, 2016  released the following statement regarding a Kansas Supreme Court decision on a 2015 marijuana ballot initiative. We respect the court’s decision issued on Jan. 22, 2016 . The opinion provides clarity for…

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Final Friday at CityArts January 29, 2016

CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ galleries are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. The…

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City of Wichita Martin Luther King Holiday Closures, Hours

In observance of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 18, the following City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, Great…

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Wichita Police Department News - Interim Chief Nelson Mosley Announces his Retirement

Wichita, KS -- Interim Chief Nelson Mosley announced today his retirement from the Wichita Police Department (WPD) after 29 years of service. Mosley’s final day is Jan. 22; Gordon Ramsay will begin working as the WPD Chief of Police on Jan. 28. …

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Central Library Steering Committee Meeting Agenda for January 13, 2016

Agenda: I. Project Cost Estimate Update II. Consideration of Bid Add Alternate Options III. Discussion and Direction IV. Adjournment Date and Time: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:00 am Location: Century II, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita…

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Design Council Meeting Agenda for January 13, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m - Approval of minutes 11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m - Central Public Library GLMV Architects 11:30 a.m. – 11:40 p.m - Douglas Design District Baughman Company Kent Williams Environmental Design 11:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m -…

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Board Of Building Code Standards And Appeals Meeting Agenda for January 11, 2016

Agenda: 1. Approval of December 7, 2015, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 2. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 3. Condemnations: Review Cases: 1. CDM-C-22-2015 700 N. Beech Ave Lot 32 2. CDM-B-15-2015 1437 S.…

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MABCD Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for January 12, 2016

Agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the December 8, 2015 general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by their office for MABCD approved applicants. …

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for January 11, 2016

Agenda: ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Minutes for December 14, 2015 Approval of Agenda for January 11, 2016 Staff Reports 1. Community Police Report Community Police Officers for beat areas in District II will report on specific…

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Wichita Participates in National Citizen Survey

Wichita, KS -- City of Wichita officials said on Jan 7, 2016 they are seeking feedback from residents about service delivery and community priorities as part of the National Citizen Survey. During his regularly scheduled media briefing Thursday…

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Board Of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda for January 11, 2016

Agenda: 1. Approval of Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the December 14, 2015, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2. New Issues for Consideration 3. Continuation of Prior Business A. Adoption of New…

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City of Wichita News - Aley Park Shelter Facility to be Removed

The shelter facility in Aley Park will be removed this week due to extensive damage stemming from a fire in December, Park & Recreation Department officials announced today. Officials said the facility would cost more money to renovate than to…

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Tour de Wichita: The Reading Journey Begins

The Wichita Public Library encourages adults to celebrate our City and the joy of reading with this winter's adult reading program Tour de Wichita. Utilizing popular and well-known sites in Wichita, participants are to read genres inspired by 15…

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City of Wichita Hires New Director of Housing and Community Services

Wichita, KS -- City Manager Robert Layton on Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 announced John E. Hall as the new director of Housing and Community Services, a department that provides housing and related social services to residents who are eligible for…

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City of Wichita Christmas and New Year’s Day Closures, Hours

In observance of Christmas (Dec. 25) and New Year’s Day (Jan.1), City of Wichita facilities and operations will be closed or open special hours on the following days: Thursday, Dec. 24: Botanica and Riverside Tennis Center will be closed.…

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City of Wichita News - Gordon Ramsay Named As Police Chief

Wichita, KS -- City Manager Robert Layton on Friday, Dec 18, 2015 announced that Gordon Ramsay as Wichita’s next Chief of Police. Ramsay is currently the chief in Duluth, Minnesota. During a morning news conference at City Hall, Layton cited…

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City’s Sustainability Efforts Honored

Wichita Receives 3-STAR rating from STAR Communities Wichita has received national recognition for leading a collaborative effort to build a more livable and sustainable community, City officials announced December 10, 2015 during Mayor Jeff…

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Wichita Police Department News - December 5, 2015

Wichita Police Department Chief Nelson Mosley on Saturday provided an update on the officer involved shooting that occurred Friday evening in the parking lot of West High School, 820 S. Osage. Following are Mosley’s comments: I am going to…

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City, Spirit Announce Water Conservation Plan

The City of Wichita and Spirit AeroSystems December 3, 2015 announced a joint water conservation plan that would save hundreds of millions of gallons of potable water annually and bolster Wichita’s available water capacity for future growth. The…

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Two Finalists Named for Wichita Police Department Chief

Public Forum is scheduled for Dec. 14 City Manager Robert Layton on Friday announced two finalists to fill the Wichita Police Department (WPD) Chief of Police position, which has been open since September 2014. The two finalists, who have extensive…

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City of Wichita Closures for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours per below: Closed Thursday, Nov. 26: City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park and Recreation centers, Great…

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City to Offer Amnesty for Suspended Licenses

Program runs December 4 through 30, offers restricted license From Dec. 4 through Dec. 30, City of Wichita Municipal Court will offer amnesty to drivers who have had their licenses suspended for failure to pay a traffic ticket. Drivers can obtain a…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Meeting - November 25, 2015

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the October 28th, 2015 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business: A. Development of review committee B. December 30th meeting C. Other Business 5. Old Business: A. MABCD updates 6. Adjournment …

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Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting - November 25, 2015

AGENDA The regular meeting of the Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Planning Department Conference Room, City Hall, 10th Floor, 455 N. Main Street, Wichita, Kansas. NOTE: Vacation…

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Former Mexican President Fox visits Wichita

WICHITA, KS---Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, spent two days in Wichita Last week promoting trade opportunities with a number of major area businesses.   Fox arrived Tuesday morning, hosted by Patty Koehler, president of JR Custom Metals,…

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Lavonta Williams Named to NLC Board

Councilwoman Lavonta Williams has been named to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 Board of Directors. NLC Board of Directors are selected by a nominating committee. Williams was appointed last week at the annual Congress of Cities and…

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Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda for November 19, 2015

Agenda: 1. Approval of the September, 3, 2015 BZA Minutes. 2. BZA2015-00055 - City BZA sign code variance request to allow a pole sign within 2 feet of the front property line on property zoned LC Limited Commercial, generally located north of…

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City of Wichita - Wichita Wins National Honor

The City of Wichita has been recognized nationally for leading efforts related to technology, community engagement and transparency. On Thursday at the National League of Cities Conference in Nashville, the Center for Digital Government awarded…

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Letters to Santa Kicks Off Nov. 13, 2015

City and its partners ready to spread holiday cheer to kids, classrooms   The City of Wichita, Starkey, Inc. and Cambridge Market are once again teaming up to spread holiday cheer through the Letters to Santa project, with new incentives for…

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City Officials Attending NLC Conference

Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell and five City Council members will join other Kansas local officials at the annual National League of Cities (NLC) Congress of Cities Conference in Nashville.   The Congress of Cities Conference & Exposition is the…

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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Review Committee Meeting Agenda For November 5, 2015

Agenda: 1. Meeting Call to Order, Attendance Notifications and Introductions THE PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Airheating And Boilers Meeting Agenda for November 5, 2015

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of October 1st, 2015 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. Old Business: a. Airstove - Forced Air Wood Furnace 5. New Business: a. 2015 International Residential Code Review 6. Other Business a. MABCD …

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Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda for November 5, 2015

1. Revised Bylaws. Draft to be handed out at the meeting for review and revision at the next meeting. 2. BZA2015-00049 - City BZA Variance to reduce setback to zero feet along 2nd Street and an administrative adjustment to reduce required on-site…

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Board Of Building Code Standards And Appeals Meeting Agenda for November 2, 2015

Agenda: 1. Approval of October 5, 2015, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 2. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 3. Condemnations: Review Cases: 1. CDM-A-6-2015 1343 S. Water 2. CDM-B-15-2015 1437 S. Wichita (MABCD…

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City of Wichita News - Southwest Announces Route Changes

Effective April 12, 2016, Southwest Airlines will offer daily nonstop service to St. Louis and Phoenix from Wichita Eisenhower National Airport. The St. Louis service will be offered twice daily; the Phoenix service once a day. Also, effective April…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Agenda - October 23, 2015

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the September 30th, 2015 Meeting 3. Public Agenda 4. New Business - Development of review committee - Other Business 5. Old Business - Water conditioning ordinance update - Tracer wire update - MABCD…

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Design Council Agenda - October 23, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Approval of September minutes 11:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 1. Water Towers; 21st & Woodlawn and WSU Campus Mike Jacobs, City of Wichita 11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 2. City of Wichita Signage Stacey Hamm, City of Wichita …

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Agenda

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the September 30th, 2015 Meeting 3. Public Agenda 4. New Business - Development of review committee - Other Business 5. Old Business - Water conditioning ordinance update - Tracer wire update - MABCD…

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization News - October 21, 2015

WAMPO Releases Draft 2016 Unified Planning Work Program! The WAMPO Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) reflects regional transportation issues, strategies and planning activities that WAMPO, along with its planning partners, hope to perform over…

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City Saves $2.4 Million by Refinancing Bonds

City of Wichita Department of Finance officials announced On October 20 that the City will save $2.4 million due to a bond refinancing that was approved by the City Council today.  The City refinanced Water & Sewer Utility bonds issued in 2008.…

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City-County Planning Director Hired

Veteran Planning Professional Dale Miller named to top post   City of Wichita and Sedgwick County officials on Friday announced Dale Miller has been appointed head of the Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD), which serves the City and…

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Mayor Longwell, Chief Mosley Brief on Organizational Update and Body Worn Camera Policy and Training

Mayor Jeff Longwell and Interim Chief Nelson Mosley on Thursday provided an update regarding implementation of body cameras and other department improvements related to an organizational assessment conducted by Wichita State University’s Hugo Wall…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating And Boilers Meeting Agenda for October 15, 2015

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. New Business: a. Rod Johnson – Variance for an Airstove Forced Air Wood Furnace 3. Adjournment Date and Time: THURSDAY, October 15th, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Location: MABCD – Conference Room – Seneca Building, 1144…

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for October 13, 2015

Agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the September 8, 2015 general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by their office for MABCD approved applicants.…

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization News - Public Comment Period is Now Open!

A public review and comment period is now open for the proposed 2016 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).  Comments will be accepted until Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM.   The UPWP lists and describes the planning activities that WAMPO…

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Kansas Honor Flight Departs on October, 2015

The ninth Kansas Honor Flight of the year will depart from Wichita Eisenhower National Airport at 7:05 a.m. on Wednesday, carrying three World War II and 25 Korean War veterans to Washington, DC.  The veterans and their guardians are flying on…

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Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for October 8, 2015

1. VAC2015-00038: (Deferred from 9.24.15) City request to vacate a portion of platted Lakeway Street right-of-way generally located south of 37th Street North and west of Hoover Road. 2. VAC2015-00041: City request to vacate a portion of a platted…

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2015 Fire Prevention Week Schedule

Sunday October 4th – Kansas Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial A ceremony to recognize those who have paid the ultimate price to make our state and our community a safer place. The memorial event is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 1300 S. Broadway. Monday…

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Wichita Prepared for New Ozone Standards

City of Wichita officials on On October 2 said they are prepared for the stricter ozone levels set by the federal government this week. The National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone was reduced from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to…

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Fire Prevention Week: 'Hear the Beep where you Sleep!'

The Wichita Fire Department (WFD) is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home…

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City of Wichita - City Golf Courses Launch New Mobile App

Wichita Public Golf Courses introduced Wichita’s first mobile golf application – Golf Wichita. The golf app provides information about golf specials, tournaments, course conditions and more. “After reviewing all the information obtained from…

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Metropolitan Area Building & Construction Department Agenda For October 1, 2015

1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of September 3rd, 2015 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business: a. Rod Johnson – Variance for an Airstove Forced Air Wood Furnace b. Dynamic Portal/Hansen – Glenda Watkins c. MABCD’s Website Review…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda for September 30, 2015

1. Call to order 2. Recognition of Jerry Short and Eric Vail 3. Swearing in of all Board Members 4. Election of Chair and Vice Chair 5. Approval of Minutes for the August 26th, 2015 Meeting 6. Public Agenda: 7. New Business: A. Pro/Con…

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Chief Mosley Statement on Body Worn Cameras and Department Assessment

Wichita Police Department Interim Chief Nelson Mosley on Wednesday provided an update regarding implementation of body cameras and other department improvements related to an organizational assessment conducted by Wichita State University’s Hugo…

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City of Wichita - 1st and 2nd Street Bike Lanes Ribbon Cutting

City of Wichita officials will hold a ribbon-cutting event for the 1st and 2nd Street Bike Lanes. Specifically, the event will be at the northwest corner of 1st Street and Mead Street. Council members and stakeholders are scheduled to attend…

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Kansas Honor Flight Departs On September 23, 2015

The eighth Kansas Honor Flight of the year will depart from Wichita Eisenhower National Airport at 7:05 a.m. on Wednesday, carrying five World War II and 22 Korean War veterans to Washington, DC.  The veterans and their guardians are flying on…

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City Reopens Search for WPD Chief

City Manager Robert Layton on September 21, 2015 announced he is reopening the search for the Wichita Police Department (WPD) Chief of Police.   Layton, who made the announcement during the daily Public Safety Briefing at City Hall, said he decided…

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Transit Seeking Public Input

Wichita Transit officials have scheduled public meetings and other opportunities to collect input on a series of proposed changes to routes and fares as part of an ongoing effort to improve service. “The changes are intended to help Transit…

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City of Wichita News - Online Surplus Auction

The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus vehicles and equipment. The online auction closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Items include cars, trucks, trailers, forklift, asphalt paver, skid steer, etc.  …

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Final Friday at CityArts

CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, Sept. 25 that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ galleries that are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5…

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City Seeks Public Input on Pool Usage

The Wichita Park & Recreation Department is asking residents to participate in a brief survey regarding their personal use of public pools over the summer.  The community feedback will be used to help finalize the Aquatics Master Plan. …

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for September 17, 2015

1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes. No Minutes. Election of Chair and Vice Chair. 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE…

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Board Of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda For September 14, 2015

1. Approval of Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the August 10, 2015, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2. New Issues for Consideration 3. Continuation of Prior Business A. Flag Replacement at…

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Board Of Building Code Standards And Appeals Meeting Agenda For September 14, 2015

1. Approval of August 3, 2015, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 2. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 3. Condemnations: Review Cases: 1. CDM-A-1-2015 248 N. Spruce 2. CDM-B-17-2015 3020 S. Clifton Unfit for…

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Disrict I Advisory Board Agenda for September 14,2015

Public Agenda The public agenda allows members of the public to present issues not on the agenda to the Board. Each presentation is limited to five minutes unless extended by the Board. 1. Scheduled items No Scheduled items. Recommended Action:…

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Disrict II Advisory Board Agenda for September 14,2015

Public Agenda Board will hear public issues from individual citizens regarding City issues not scheduled on the agenda. Each presentation is limited to five minutes unless extended by the Board. 1. Scheduled Items Karen Lippoldt and Jennifer…

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Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for September 10, 2015

NOTE: Vacation legal descriptions are available for public inspection in the Metropolitan Area Planning Department. 1. VAC2015-00033: City request to vacate a platted interior side yard setback on property generally located east of Grove Avenue on…

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Arts Council Names 2015 Art Awards Recipients

Ten Wichita individuals, cultural organizations and businesses will be recognized for their work to further the growth and development of arts in the Wichita area during the 46th annual Art Awards, sponsored by the Arts Council with support from…

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Eisenhower Sets Passenger Record

Wichita Eisenhower National Airport officials on Tuesday announced a new record for the most passengers in a month - 158,381 – during the month of July. The number accounts for passengers flying in and out of the airport. The previous record…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers And Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda for August 26th , 2015

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the July 29th, 2015 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business: 5. Old Business: A. Water conditioning ordinance update B. Tracer wire directive 6. Abandoned septic directive 7. MABCD…

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Wichita Police Department News - Chief Mosley Statement on Officer Involved Shooting

Wichita Police Department Chief Nelson Mosley issued the following statement regarding an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Saturday night along West Kellogg: “Good morning.  I am Chief Nelson Mosley.  Thank you for being here.  I am…

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Water Conservation Rebate Program Update - August 17, 2015

City of Wichita officials on Thursday provided an update on a water conservation rebate program that encourages residents to purchase high-efficiency appliances to help save water.   About $2,721.66 remains in the rebate account. So far, City…

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Three Finalists Named for Wichita Police Department Chief

City Manager Robert Layton on Thursday announced three finalists to fill the Wichita Police Department (WPD) Chief of Police position, which has been open since September 2014. The finalists were named after an extensive community engagement…

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Final Friday at CityArts

CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ galleries that are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday…

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City Of Wichita News - Budget Infographic

City of Wichita of officials today released a City of Wichita infographic that captures highlights of the 2016-17 Adopted Budget, which was approved a day earlier by the Wichita City Council. The Infographic, which can be found at…

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Wichita Public Library Steering Committee Meeting Agenda for August 12, 2015

Agenda 1. Project Status / Schedule 2. Site Plan Review 3. Building Elevation Review 4. Building Plan a. Finishes Review b. Seven Styles of Learning Date and Time: August 12, 2015 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am Location: GLMV Architecture Inc. –…

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Subdivision And Utility Advisory Committee Agenda For August 13, 2015

1. VAC2015-00031: County request to vacate portions of platted floodway easements on property generally located west of 127th Street East on the south side of 37th Street North. 2. VAC2015-00032: City request to vacate easements dedicated by…

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Board Of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda For August 10, 2015

1. Approval of Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the July 13, 2015, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2. New Issues for Consideration A. Review of Golf Division Business Plan (Troy Hendricks) 3.…

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Metropolitan Area Building & Construction Department Agenda For August 11, 2015

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the July 14, 2015 general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by their office for MABCD approved applicants. 5. Review…

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WPD Promotes Two Officers

Interim Police Chief Nelson Mosley promoted Lieutenant Kevin Mears to the rank of Captain, and Sergeant Sarah Oldridge to the rank of Lieutenant today at a promotional ceremony at City Hall.   Chief Mosley talked about the various assignments that…

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Celebrate Safe Communities Event

The Wichita Police Department will participate in Celebrate Safe Communities. The annual event encourages residents to host parties on their block to get to know one another and keep their area safe.  Wichita City Council members, police officers…

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Temporary River Path And Lane Closure At 1St And Waco

The pedestrian path located on the east bank of the Arkansas River at the 1st Street Bridge, west of Waco Avenue, is closed due to needed storm water main repairs, City of Wichita public works officials said on Tuesday aug 4 morning. “A short…

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District III Advisory Board Agenda For August 2015

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order - Approval of Agenda for August 5, 2015 - Approval of Minutes for July 8, 2015 STAFF REPORTS 1. Fire Report WFD will report on any specific issues of concern in the area. Recommended Action: Receive and file. 2.…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating And Boiler Meeting Agenda for August 6th, 2015

Agenda: 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of June 4th, 2015 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business: a. Swearing in of Board Appointees 5. Old Business: a. 2012 IRC b. Article 5 6. Other Business a. MABCD 7. Adjournment Date and…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for August 6, 2015

Agenda: 1. Approval of the prior MAPC meeting minutes: Meeting Date: No Minutes 2. CONSIDERATION OF SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS Items may be taken in one motion unless there are questions or comments. SUBDIVISION CASE DETAILS 3.…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Agenda For August 2015

1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the July 6, 2015 Meeting 4. Director’s Report 5. Parking and Rental Car Facilities Project Update 6. ACT 3 Project Update 7. Other Business 8. Next meeting – September 7, 2015 …

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Board Of Building Code Standards And Appeals Agenda For August 3, 2015

1. Swearing in of Board Members. 2. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman. 3. Approval of July 6, 2015, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 4. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 5. Condemnations: Review Cases: 1.…

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First and Second Street Bike Lanes Update - July 30, 2015

Construction to install the 1st Street and 2nd Street bike lanes is scheduled to start the week of August 3, City of Wichita officials announced on Thursday during Mayor Jeff Longwell’s news briefing at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The installation of…

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Animal Control Advisory Board Meeting

The meeting agenda includes election of board officers and establishing the bylaws. The Animal Control Advisory Board: - Reviews existing animal control regulations and makes recommendations for changes; - Seeks constructive solutions to the…

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Wichita Police Department DUI Saturation Patrol

The Wichita Police Department will conduct a DUI saturation patrol in the Patrol West Bureau on Thursday.   The saturation patrol is part of a public safety effort to remove drunk drivers from city streets. In 2014, there were 10 deaths as a result…

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City of Wichita News - Online Surplus Auction

The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus miscellaneous items. The online auction closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Items include commercial kitchen equipment, catering items, grocery store fixtures, etc. …

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Board of Appeals of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda for July 29, 2015

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the June 24th, 2015 Meeting 3. Public Agenda 4. New Business     A. Procedure for abandoning a septic tank. Review directive. 5. Old Business:     A. Water conditioning ordinance update…

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Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for July 30, 2015

The regular meeting of the Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission will be held in the Planning Department Conference Room, City Hall. NOTE: Vacation legal descriptions are available for public inspection in the…

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Final Friday at CityArts

10-year-old phenom artist featured in Main Hall Gallery   CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, July 31 that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ galleries…

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City Responds to Localized Flooding

City of Wichita officials on Wednesday provided an update on the flash flooding that occurred Tuesday afternoon in parts of the city. All streets are now open, said Don Henry, a spokesman for Public Works & Utilities. Up to four inches of rain…

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization News - Summer 2015

MOVE 2040 Plan Approved! On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 the WAMPO Transportation Policy Body (TPB) approved the recommended MOVE 2040 long-range transportation plan.  This regional plan identifies transportation goals and performance measures over the…

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City of Wichita News - Proposed Budget Released

Wichita City Manager Robert Layton released the 2016-17 Proposed Budget during July 14, 2015’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Residents are encouraged to visit www.wichita.gov to review the proposed budget. In keeping with City…

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for July 13, 2015

Click here to View Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for July 13, 2015

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for July 13, 2015

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Swearing in of District Advisory Board members Approval of Minutes for June 8, 2015 Approval of Agenda for July 13, 2015 Public Agenda The public agenda allows members of the public to present issues not on the…

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District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for July 13, 2015

ORDER OF BUSINESS - - Call to Order - - Approval of Agenda - - Approval of minutes for June 15, 2015 PUBLIC AGENDA This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to present issues that are not part of the regular agenda for the…

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Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda for July 13, 2015

REGULAR AGENDA 1. Approval of Minutes A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the June 8, 2015, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2. New Issues for Consideration A. Form selection committee for PB president (Troy…

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Metropolitan Area Building & Construction Department Meeting Agenda for July 14, 2015

1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the April 14, 2015 general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by their office for MABCD approved applicants. 5. Review…

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Community Services Block Grant Review Committee Meeting Agenda For July 9, 2015

Agenda: 1. Meeting Call to Order, Attendance Notifications and Introductions The Promise Of Community Action Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We…

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Board Of Building Code Standards And Appeals Meeting Agenda for July 6, 2015

Agenda: 1. Approval of June 1, 2015, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 2. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 3. Condemnations: Review Cases: 1. CDM-D-22-2014 1769 N. Northeast Pky 2. CDM-A-2-2015 648 N. Mathewson…

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City of Wichita Closures for Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The closed facilities include City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation…

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Fireworks on Sale Saturday, Stay Safe

With Fourth of July activities approaching, City of Wichita Police and Fire officials on Friday encouraged residents to be cautious with fireworks. Local fireworks tents open for business on Saturday and will stay open until July 5. “All of the…

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Free Fares Week Draws More Riders

For the second year in a row, Wichita Transit saw a substantial increase in riders during Free Fares Week, June 15-20, a promotion designed to raise awareness about Transit services, increase ridership, and help the environment.   There were 60,411…

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Online Surplus Auction

The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus vehicles and equipment. The online auction closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Items include skid steers, backhoes, buses, cars, trucks, trailers, etc.   Inspection times…

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Kellogg Webb Improvements Update - June 18, 2015

City of Wichita officials Announced on June 18, 2015 that the Kellogg & Webb interchange improvement project has been successfully bid for construction.   Wildcat Construction, teamed with Dondlinger Construction, both of Wichita, was the low…

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City Announces the 2015 Wichita Big Read Book

City of Wichita and Wichita Public Library officials on Thursday announced that Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea is the 2015 Wichita Big Read book selection. In its 8th consecutive year hosting the Big Read, Wichita is receiving the…

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Fourth of July Safety Tips

Wichita Fire Department (WFD) officials are reminding residents to take precautions when shooting fireworks. With the 4th of July holiday approaching, Vice Mayor James Clendenin on Thursday reminded residents about the added danger of hot and windy…

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Final Friday at City Arts

Main Gallery features work by Wichitan Eric Carbrey CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, June 26 that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ galleries that…

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District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for June 15, 2015

Click Here To View The District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for June 15, 2015

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Free Fares Week Starts Monday June 15, 2015

Wichita Transit’s Free Fares Week launches next week, running Monday through Saturday. Free Fares Week is designed to give new transit riders the opportunity to experience the public transit system for rides to work, school, errands and…

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Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for June 11, 2015

Click here to view Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for June 11, 2015

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Wichita Police Department Organizational Assessment Update

Mayor Jeff Longwell, City Manager Robert Layton and Wichita Police Department officials today provided a progress report on recommendations stemming from a six-month organizational assessment conducted by Wichita State University. The…

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Bob Martz Benefit Golf Tournament

The 8th annual Bob Martz Benefit Golf Tournament at Auburn Hills Golf Course. The golf tournament is a four-person scramble event; registration is still open; deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 at any of the five City courses.  …

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Exhibition - Every Sheep Gets A Haircut

New Indian Center weaving exhibit told from perspective of sheep                “Gentle Harvest: Every Sheep Gets A Haircut” opens at the Mid-America All-Indian Center, providing a playful look at the history of weaving and its…

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Wichita City Council Response to House Bill 2109

Message From The Wichita City Council To The South-Central Kansas Legislative Delegation The Wichita City Council strongly opposes the property tax lid amendment added to Senate Substitute for House Bill 2109 on the floor of the Senate during…

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MABCD Board of Appeals of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating and Boiler Meeting Agenda for June 4, 2015

METROPOLITAN AREA BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT (MABCD) BOARD OF APPEALS OF REFRIGERATION, AIR CONDITIONING, WARM AIR HEATING AND BOILER Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of May 7th, 2015 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission

The regular meeting of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals scheduled for June 4, 2015, has been cancelled due to no cases filed.

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New Linwood Fitness Center Grand Opening

Park & Recreation officials will host a grand opening and open house on Saturday for the new fitness center at Linwood Recreation Center. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the south-side recreation center, 1901 S. Kansas. Attendees can tour…

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Board of Building Code Standards and Appeals Meeting Agenda for June 1, 2015

Agenda: 1. Approval of May 4, 2015, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve.) 2. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 3. Condemnations: Review Case: 1. CDM-A-1-2015 248 N. Spruce 2. CDM-A-6-2015 1343 S. Water 3. CDM-A-8-2015…

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Kansas Wildlife Exhibit Receives Large Gift

$100,000 donation will help fund renovations Kansas Wildlife Exhibit supporters on Saturday, May 30, 2015 accepted a $100,000 donation that will fund improvements to the Kanas-themed habitat. The donor is the late Pamela J. Edwards, who left a…

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Mayor Asks Community to Conserve Water

Mayor Jeff Longwell asked residents to continue supporting water conservation efforts during his regular news conference on Thursday, May 28, at City Hall, 455 N. Main.   “While our area has been blessed with recent rainfall, I want to stress the…

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Online Surplus Auction

The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of copy machines and supplies. The online auction closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.   For an item listing or to place bids, please visit www.purplewave.com. Items are offered…

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TCK Receives National Award for Commitment to Arts

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, recently announced that Wichita-based The Trust Company of Kansas (TCK) has been named a BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the…

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City Seeks Public Input on Public Pools

Residents can help shape aquatics plan   City of Wichita officials are seeking public input on ways to improve public pools as part of a broader aquatics plan. Two community engagement meetings are scheduled for:  - 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at…

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Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for May 28, 2015

The regular meeting of the Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Agenda: 1. VAC2015-00015: City request to vacate a portion of a platted reserve on property generally located southeast of 13th Street North and 119th…

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Steampunk Day at Cowtown

May 30 event immerses visitors in Victorian science fiction Steampunk Day returns to Cowtown on Saturday, May 30 to give visitors a one-of-a-kind Victorian science fiction experience straight out of a Jules Verne or H.G. Wells novel. Activities…

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New Airport Terminal Scheduled to Open

Airport Parking Garage, Rental Car Center to Open May 27   Mayor Jeff Longwell May 21, 2015 announced that the Wichita Eisenhower National Airport new terminal is scheduled to open on Wednesday, June 3.   Also, two major parts of the $200 million…

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NBC Baseball Foundation Board Meeting Agenda for May 21, 2015

Agenda Items: 1. Introduction and Approval of Minutes 2. Introduction of Staff to Board (Kevin Jenks) 3. Treasurer's Report and Cash Flow Document (Greg Sevier) 4. Insurance Report by Executive Committee (Dan Rogers) 5. Staff Report (Kevin…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Agenda for May 21, 2015

Click here to View Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Agenda for May 21,…

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Hearing on HB2331 - Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee

Chairman Ostmeyer and members of the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee: The City of Wichita opposes SB2331 as it was amended and adopted by the Kansas House of Representatives on March 19, 2015. SB2331 would authorize virtually any…

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Catch a Ride, Wichita Free Fares on Ozone Alert Days

Wichita Transit riders can ride at no cost during high ozone, or Ozone Alert, days through Oct. 31 as part of a national campaign to improve air quality by reducing emissions. Ozone Alerts Days occur when ozone levels are expected to be high. A…

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City of Wichita News - May is Bike Month

In celebration of May is Bike Month, proclaimed by the City Council on May 5, City of Wichita officials are encouraging residents to have fun and experience the City on two wheels. A community-led Bike Month Committee has organized a variety of…

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3rd Kansas Honor Flight of the Year Returning Friday

The third Kansas Honor Flight of the year will return on Friday, carrying four World War II and 21 Korean War veterans and their guardians. The public is invited to participate in the festive welcome home celebration.   The Southwest Airlines’…

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Fountains at WaterWalk 2015

The Fountains at WaterWalk are set to begin another season of entertaining visitors downtown. Started Saturday, May 9, 2015. Four shows will take place at noon, 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday-SundayEach 10- to 15-minute show will incorporate…

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Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for May 14 2015

The regular meeting of the Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission will be held in the Planning Department Conference Room, City Hall. 1. SUB2015-00016:  Preliminary Plat – MONARCH LANDING COMMERCIAL ADDITION; located…

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for May 11, 2015

Agenda Item Time Description 1. 5:30 pm Call to Order Jack Brown, Chairperson 2. 5:31 pm Approve Previous Meeting Notes Jack Brown, Chairperson 3. 5:35 pm Public Comments Dan Warren regarding dirt streets 4. 5:45 pm Approve - WBPAB…

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City of Wichita Negotiations Status with SEIU

The City is currently in contract negotiations with SEIU for a contract that expires Dec. 31. Negotiations are on schedule, all has been civil and respectful at the table, and the parties are currently discussing non-economic matters. Economic…

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Community Services Block Grant Review Committee Meeting Agenda for May 7, 2015

Agenda 1. Meeting Call to Order, Attendance Notifications and Introductions The Promise Of Community Action Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. …

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Meeting Agenda for May 7, 2015

Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) Board of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating And Boiler Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of April 2nd, 2014 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New…

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Wichita City Attorney's office - No charges in Randle case

The City Attorney's office has completed its review of the evidence and circumstances involved in the Joseph Randle case, and has determined that no charges will be filed.

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Mayor Focuses on Transit

Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell put the spotlight on Transit at Apr 30, 2015 media briefing, highlighting an urgent need for the entire community. “Transit is at the top of our list right now because the need is so urgent, and not just for the…

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Second Honor Flight Departs for April 29, 2015

The second Kansas Honor Flight of the year will depart from Wichita Eisenhower National Airport at 10:15 a.m. on April 29, 2015, carrying six World War II veterans, 19 Korean War veterans, and one Vietnam War veteran to Washington, DC. The veterans…

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Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Regular Meeting Agenda for April 30, 2015

Agenda: 1. VAC2015-00010: City request to vacate a portion of a platted front setbacks on properties, generally located west of the Big Ditch, south of Central Avenue and west of the Wayside Lane intersections of Newell Street and Frazier Avenue. …

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda for April 29 , 2015

Metropolitan Area Building & Construction Department (MABCD) Board of Appeals of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda: 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the February 25th, 2015 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business: A.…

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Arts Council Making Art Happen During ArtDOG

The ICT Art Day of Giving (aka ArtDOG) is back for a second year to raise awareness and money for the arts in Wichita over a single 24-hour period. The Arts Council is proud to be one of ArtDOG’s 55 participating nonprofit arts organizations.…

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City, County Seeking Feedback on Community Plan

Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell and other public officials on Thursday urged residents to attend one of four upcoming open-house meetings seeking public feedback on the draft Community Investments Plan, 2015-2035 for Wichita and Sedgwick County. The…

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New Terminal Open House at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

The public is invited to attend an open house and tour of the new terminal project from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday April, 18, 2015 at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. The tour will include the new terminal and parking facilities.   Since…

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Supersized Final Friday at CityArts

Big evening includes exhibit openings plus ArtDOG festivities   There’s only one word that can describe Final Friday, April 24 at CityArts, and that word is “supersized.” As expected, the evening will include the opening of new art…

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Park and Rec Mobile Van to Hit the Road Again

A new mobile van that encourages residents to visit public parks will hit the road a second time this weekend. Buddy’s Recreation Station, launched a week ago and designed to stir up fun at local parks, will make a stop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on…

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City Offering Free Paint Program

Income and residential status determine eligibility The City of Wichita is offering its annual free paint program for owner-occupant homeowners who meet income guidelines and whose property is located within the City limits. The program is…

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Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda for April 13, 2015

Public Agenda Regular Agenda 1. Approval of Minutes     A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the March 9, 2015, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting.     B. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the…

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Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda for April 14, 2015

Agenda: 1. Call meeting to order and welcome Tom Jones, Chair 2. Action: April 14, 2015 meeting agenda Tom Jones, Chair 3. Action: March 10, 2015 meeting minutes Tom Jones, Chair 4. Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation to Tim Norton Tom Jones,…

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City Files Legal Action - April 8, 2015

On April 8, 2015 - The City of Wichita filed a legal action seeking a district court opinion on the legality of a marijuana ordinance approved by Wichita voters in a general city election on Tuesday. The legality of the voter-approved ordinance,…

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for April 14, 2015

Agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the March 10, 2015 general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by their office for MABCD approved applicants. …

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City Refinances Bonds, Saving the Public $7 Million

City of Wichita Department of Finance officials announced on April 7, 2015 that the City will capture savings of more than $7.1 million in interest costs from 2015 through 2031, by refinancing outstanding general obligation bonds and Water and Sewer…

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City Hires Director of Law

City Manager Robert Layton on April 3, 2015 announced the hiring of Jennifer Magana as City Attorney and Director of Law. Magana has worked in the Office of the Sedgwick County Counselor since 1996 and served as Deputy County Counselor since 2000.…

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Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for April 09, 2015

Agenda: Note: Vacation legal descriptions are available for public inspection in the Metropolitan Area Planning Department. 1. VAC2015-00007: City request to vacate an ingress - egress easement dedicated by separate instrument and an alley…

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2015 Downtown Clean Up

Join the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC), City of Wichita Parks and Rec and Public Works to help keep Downtown beautiful at Downtown Clean Up on April 18th, 2015!   Clean Up Projects Painting the Douglas underpass Curb and parking…

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Legislative Update: UBER Uber-Does It

​​Mayor/Council/Manager: Uber may have uber-done its legislative strategy. Legislators across the Statehouse on March 31, 2015 morning were grumbling about an email deluge generated overnight by the transportation network Uber.  More than…

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Tourism Business Improvement District Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for April 10, 2015

Agenda: 1. Welcome 2. Approval of March 13, 2015 Minutes 3. Discussion of 2016 Goals and Performance Measures 4. Other Items Date and Time: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Location: Visit Wichita Boardroom is located at 515 S.…

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Meeting Agenda for April 2, 2015

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of March 5th, 2014 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business:    a. IMC 606.2  5. Old Business:    a. On line training for CEU’s    b. Sunset for CEU’s    c. 2012 IRC 6. Other…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals Regular Meeting Cancelled for April 2, 2015

The regular meeting of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals scheduled to be held Thursday, April 2, 2015, in the Planning Department Conference Room, 10th Floor, Wichita City Hall, 455 North Main, Wichita, Kansas no earlier than 1:30…

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City of Wichita News - April Burn Restrictions

Ozone season includes greater burning restrictions   Wichita Fire Department officials on Friday, March 27, 2015, announced open burning in Wichita and surrounding areas will face additional restrictions during the ozone season which begins…

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City of Wichita News - 2015 Ozone Season

The 2015 Ozone Season begins on Wednesday April 1. This is the time of year when the City of Wichita’s Air Quality section monitors and predicts high ozone days for south central Kansas. Ozone Alerts will be issued when high ozone days are…

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Wichita City Hires Strategic Communications Director

City Manager Robert Layton on Friday March 27, 2015 announced the hiring of Ken Evans as Strategic Communications Director. The Strategic Communications Director is the City’s top communications position, charged with developing, managing, and…

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District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for April 1, 2015

Agenda: Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for April 1, 2015                  Approval of Minutes for March 4, 2015                  Staff Reports 1. Police Report Community Police Officers…

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District I Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for March 30, 2015

Agenda: ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda for March 30 2015                Approval of Minutes for February 2, 2014   Public Agenda Board will hear public issues from individual citizens regarding City issues…

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Mayor’s Youth Council to Host Democracy Day

The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) is scheduled to host Democracy Day at the Wichita Art Museum. Democracy Day is an inaugural event that teaches teens how to navigate the election process and engage as active citizens. Developed by Rock the Vote,…

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Animal Control Advisory Board Accepting Applications

The City of Wichita is accepting applications for an Animal Control Advisory Board, recently approved by the Wichita City Council.   The citizen advisory board will review existing animal control regulations; make recommendations for changes; seek…

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City of Wichita News - Final Friday at CityArts

CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, March 27 that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ exhibition galleries that are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Friday,…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda for March 25, 2015

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the February 25th, 2015 Meeting 3. Public Agenda:  4. New Business:    A. Extending water service pipe into structure    B. Proposed sewer directive    C. Title 16 review 5. Old…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for March 19, 2015

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda for March 19, 2015

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Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for March 13, 2015

Agenda: 1. Welcome 2. Approval of February 20, 2015 Minutes 3. 2016 Plan Update 4. Other Items Date: Friday, March 13, 2015 Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Location: Visit Wichita Boardroom 515 S. Main St., Ste. 115 Wichita, KS…

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Wichita Police Department Community Feedback Meetings

The Wichita Police Department’s next community engagement meeting regarding findings and recommendations from an organizational assessment at Sunflower Community Action. Two previous meetings were held with partnering organizations, the Wichita…

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MYC Teen Appointed to National Council

Alex Garcia-Villatoro, a junior at South High School, was appointed to a one-year term on the National League of Cities (NLC) Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF) Council for 2015. The YEF Council guides and oversees the work of NLC’s…

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City Meetings on Flood Map Changes

City officials will be present at six District Advisory Board meetings to provide information on the preliminary floodplain maps recently released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The meetings will be focused on the impact of…

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for March 10, 2015

Agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the February 10, 2015 general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by their office for MABCD approved applicants.…

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Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda for March 10, 2015

Agenda 1. Call meeting to order and welcome Tom Jones, Chair 2. Action: March 10, 2015 meeting agenda Tom Jones, Chair 3. Action: February 10, 2015 meeting minutes Tom Jones, Chair 4. Public comment opportunity Tom Jones, Chair 5. Update:…

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Board Of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda For March 9, 2015

PUBLIC AGENDA REGULAR AGENDA 1. Approval of Minutes    A. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the January 12, 2015, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting.    B. Recommended Action: Approve, sign and file minutes of the…

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City Officials Taking Export Message to Congress

Vice Mayor leads delegation to NLC event   The importance of exports for the future of the Wichita and Kansas economy will be stressed by Wichita city officials as they visit the Kansas congressional delegation next week in Washington, D.C.   Vice…

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Wichita City Crews Prepare for Weekend Winter Storm

City of Wichita crews are planning for the forecasted winter storm, on standby through the weekend to be activated once precipitation is imminent.  The Public Works & Utilities department will deploy its full fleet of 50 plow trucks to respond…

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MYC to Host Democracy Day, Mayoral Candidates

The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) will host Democracy Day at the Wichita Art Museum. Democracy Day is an inaugural event that teaches teens how to navigate the election process and engage as active citizens. Developed by Rock the Vote, the…

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Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for February 26, 2015

Agenda: 1. VAC2015-00002: City request to vacate a plat generally located mid-mile between119th and 135th Streets West on the south side of Pawnee Avenue.  2. VAC2015-00003: City request to vacate platted utility easements on property generally…

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda for February 25th, 2015

Agenda                   1. Call or order 2. Approval of Minutes for the December 3rd, 2014 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business:    A. Review of board appointments    B. Water Conditioning Certification    C. Sunset…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for February 19, 2015

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda for February 19, 2015

Agenda: 1. Approval of the minutes of the January 8, 2015 Meeting. 2. BZA2015-00001 - City variance request to install a temporary parking surface material in conjunction with construction of a temporary pop-up park generally located east of Main…

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WPD Releases Organizational Assessment

City of Wichita officials and community partners on Thursday released findings and recommendations from a Wichita Police Department organizational assessment, which was designed to identify critical department issues, improve police-community…

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Eisenhower's Average Fare Improving

Eisenhower’s Average Fare Down 29% Since 2000 3rd Quarter Average Fare Report Released   Wichita’s average fare for the third quarter was $410.41, a slight increase of 1.2% from third quarter 2013 but a 29% decrease from its third quarter 2000…

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Recognizing Excellent Public Service Employees

Nominating Process Begins Tuesday   Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 10, Wichita and Sedgwick County residents are encouraged to nominate public employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. The award, in its 28th year, recognizes City of…

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City of Wichita Legislative Update - February 4, 2015

Metal Theft: The Senate Judiciary Committee this week endorsed District Attorney Bennett's bill, SB11. The only significant amendment reduced the penalty from a Level 5 felony (presumptive prison) to a Level 6 felony (prison on 2nd offense).…

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MABCD Board of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for February 10, 2015

Agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the December 9, 2014 general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by their office for MABCD approved applicants. …

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Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda for February 10, 2015

1. TPB Chair Election (5 min) John Schlegel, TPB Secretary 2. Call meeting to order and welcome Chair 3. Action: February 10, 2015 meeting agenda Chair 4. Action: December 9, 2014 meeting minutes Chair 5. Public comment opportunity Chair …

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for February 9, 2015

Agenda Item Time Description 1. 5:30 pm Call to Order Jack Brown, Chairperson 2. 5:31 pm Approve Previous Meeting Notes Jack Brown, Chairperson 3. 5:35 pm Public Comments Jack Brown, Chairperson 4. 5:40 pm 2015 Street Maintenance and CIP…

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City Receives Awards for Financial Reporting

The City of Wichita has been recognized nationally for excellence in financial management and reporting. The City has been awarded the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” from the Government Finance Officers…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for February 5, 2015

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Wichita City District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for February 3, 2015

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District IV Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for February 2, 2015

ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda for February 2, 2015 Approval of Minutes for January 5, 2015 STAFF REPORTS 1. Police Report Community Police Officers will report on community policing issues in the…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for February 2, 2015

1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the January 5, 2015 Meeting 4. Director’s Report 5. Parking and Rental Car Facilities Project Update 6. ACT 3 Project Update 7. Other Business 8. Next meeting – March 2, 2015 …

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Meeting Agenda for February 5, 2015

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of December 4th, 2014 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business    a. Howard McDaniel – Requesting to be the Qualified Master for two company’s    b. Flue’s & Plastic in Return Air…

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Wichita District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for February 4, 2015

Agenda: ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda for February 4, 2015 Approval of Minutes for December 3, 2014 STAFF REPORTS 1. Police Report Community Police Officers will report on community policing issues in the area. …

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Wichita District VI Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for February 2, 2015

Agenda: ORDER OF BUSINESS  - Call to Order  - Approval of Agenda  - Approval of Minutes for January 21, 2015 PUBLIC AGENDA This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to present issues that are not part of the regular…

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Board Of Building Code Standards and Appeals Meeting Agenda for February 2, 2015

Agenda: 1. Approval of December 1, 2014, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve) 2. Public Agenda. (No action required.) New Business 3. Condemnations: Review Case: 1. CDM-B-2-2014 1321 N. Santa Fe 2. CDM-C-14-2014 2301 E. Shadybrook …

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City Schedules Prescribed Burns at Parks

In a conservation effort, the City of Wichita Park & Recreation Department is scheduling prescribed burns February through March at the following parks:  - Chisholm Creek,  - Dr. Glen Dey,  - Pawnee Prairie,  - Means Property. Weather…

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Mayor Brewer 2015 State of the City

THANK YOU To the people of Wichita, thank you for giving me your trust and support. It has been a great privilege and a humbling responsibility.   To the many civic groups, organizations and other stakeholders, who have partnered with us, thank you…

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MYC Promotes National Drug Facts Week

Group joins teens across the U.S. in weeklong effort to shatter the myths on drugs The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) has joined forces with teens and scientists across the United States as part of “National Drug Facts Week,” or NDFW, a weeklong…

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Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Unveils New Logo

City leaders unveiled a new logo for the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport and provided an update on the new terminal’s progress.   The new Airport logo contains a dominant ‘W’ for Wichita and a subtle ‘E’ for Eisenhower, both…

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Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Regular Meeting Agenda for January 29, 2015

Agenda: The regular meeting of the Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission at City Hall. Note: Vacation legal descriptions are available for public inspection in the Metropolitan Area Planning Department. 1.…

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Update on Pipe Leak at Water Treatment Plant

There has been very little change over the weekend to a leak discovered last Wednesday at the main water treatment plant. The amount of water seeping to the surface has increased slightly since first being discovered, but it remains a small leak. …

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City of Wichita News - State of the City Address

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer will present his 2015 State of the City Address in the Wichita City Council Chamber at City Hall.   Attendees, including media, should arrive early to gain timely access through security screening and be seated in the City…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for January 22, 2015

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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Review Committee Public Meeting Agenda for January 22, 2015

Agenda 1. Meeting Call to Order, Attendance Notifications and Introductions THE PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We…

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City Seeks Feedback on Federal Funds

The Grants Review Committee appointed by the Wichita City Council will host a public hearing regarding uses of certain federal funds for 2015 and 2016. The public is invited to attend the meeting to offer feedback to the Grants Review Committee. …

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MYC to Hosts Legislative Forum at Central Library

The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) will host its annual legislative forum at the Central Library. Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend to discuss issues affecting young people. The event is open to the public. A light reception will…

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Rebates Still Available for Water Savings Items

There is still time to send in your application for the City of Wichita rebate program that provides incentives for conserving water.   Devices purchased on or before Dec. 31, 2014 are eligible for the rebate. Applications must be postmarked within…

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Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Regular Meeting Agenda for January 15, 2015

Agenda 1. VAC2014-00050: City request to vacate a platted reserve and amend the plattor's text to allow additional uses in the reserve on property generally located on the south side of 37th Street North and west of I-135. 2. VAC2014-00051: City…

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Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda for January 12, 2015

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Wichita CityArts January 2015 Exhibits

Public invited to meet artists at free receptions   CityArts is hosting two new exhibits now through Jan. 24 that celebrate the work of established and emerging artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ exhibition galleries…

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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Review Committee Public Meeting Agenda for January 8, 2015

Agenda 1. Meeting Call to Order, Attendance Notifications and Introductions THE PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We…

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District IV Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for January 5, 2015

Agenda: Order Of Business Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Agenda for January 5, 2015 Approval of Minutes for December 1, 2014   Staff Reports   1. Police Report Community Police Officers will report on community policing issues…

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for January 6, 2015

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District I Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for January 5, 2015

Click here to view the District I Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for January 5, 2015

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for January 5, 2014

Agenda 1. Call to Order 2. Public Agenda 3. Approval of Minutes of the December 1, 2014 Meeting 4. Director’s Report 5. Airport Branding 6. Parking and Rental Car Facilities Project Update 7. ACT 3 Project Update 8. Other Business 9.…

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City Crews Winter Weather Response

City of Wichita snow plows have been treating all 1,500 lane miles of primary emergency routes since 3 a.m. December 30, 2014, including salt and sand treatment of bridges, intersections, hills, and curves.   The City’s Snow Removal website is…

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Frigid Temperature Tips for Your Home

With frigid temperatures remaining through the next several days, City of Wichita officials on Wednesday reminded residents to monitor water pipes at their homes.   The following tips can help prevent frozen pipes:    - Disconnect gardening hoses…

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SCK Legislative Delegation GOP Committee Assignments

Mayor/Council/Manager: Republican legislative committee appointments last week shuffled the deck for the South-Central Kansas Delegation. Committee leadership includes:   Steve Brunk, Wichita, chair of Federal and State Affairs Mark Hutton,…

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Brooks Landfill Holiday Operation Hours

In observance of the Christmas holiday, Brooks Construction and Demolition (C&D) Landfill closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014.   The landfill, located at 4100 N. West Street, will be closed New Year’s Day, January 1, 2015. The landfill…

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City of Wichita Holiday Closures

In observance of Christmas and New Year’s, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, and Thursday, Jan. 1. This includes City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Park and Recreation Centers, CityArts, the Wichita Art Museum,…

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Central Library Steering Committee Meeting Agenda for December 24, 2014

Agenda: I. Review of Project to date     A. Analyzed cost estimates       B. Identified building and site components costs that have highest impact II. Budget - Charrette Week    A. Budget components    B. Assumptions of site…

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Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for December 24, 2014

Agenda NOTE: Vacation legal descriptions are available for public inspection in the Metropolitan Area Planning Department. 1. VAC2014-00048: County request to vacate a portion of platted access control on properties generally located west of…

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Truck Traffic Temporarily Detoured at John Mack Bridge

City of Wichita officials on Friday said commercial truck traffic is being temporarily detoured from the southbound John Mack Bridge after an inspection revealed structural cracks in floor beams.   The structural issues reduce the load-bearing…

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City Announces New GNPC Director - 'Jim Mason'

The City of Wichita announced the promotion of Jim Mason as the Director of Great Plains Nature Center (GNPC), effective from Friday, December 19, 2014. Mason replaces Lorrie Beck who is retiring after two years in the post. Mason, a Wichita…

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Winter Recreation Registration Open

The City of Wichita Park & Recreation winter recreation classes are now available online at www.wichita.gov. Locate the “Government” tab on the homepage and click on the Park & Recreation link. Also, print copies of Wichita Park &…

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Wichita City Snow Removal Update - December 18, 2014

City of Wichita crews have been applying a salt-sand mix to all snow emergency routes since winter precipitation began yesterday afternoon.  Personnel have been operating the full complement of 50 plow trucks overnight to make a complete pass over…

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2016 Arts Funding Grants Available

Informational workshops to be held in January Applications are now available for 2016 City of Wichita Arts Funding Grants. Now in its 10th year, the grant program recognizes, preserves and celebrates Wichita’s rich arts and cultural heritage –…

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Arts Council Receives $5,000 KCAIC Grant

The Arts Council has received a $5,000 grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC). The grant, which was awarded through the KCAIC Strategic Investment Program, is being used to fund a video display system at CityArts, the home…

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City Launches Snow Plow Tracking

With snow and ice forecasted beginning Wednesday evening, City of Wichita officials December 17, 20114 announced a new interactive website that allows citizens to track the location of the City’s snow plows. All 50 of the City’s snow plows are…

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City Water Rebate Program Update - December 15, 2014

Rebates Available for Water Savings   City of Wichita officials on Monday reminded residents about its rebate program that provides incentives for conserving water. So far, the City has approved 1,877 applications resulting in a total value of…

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Board Of Park Commissioners Meeting Agenda for December 13, 2014

Agenda: 1.  Golf Advisory Committee Topics      A. Rounds and Projections for 2015      B. Sliding Scale Fee Proposal      C. Capital Needs 2. Board of Park Commissioners Topics      A. Capital Priorities      B. Policy 13…

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District V Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for December 15, 2014

ORDER OF BUSINESS - Call to Order - Approval of Agenda - Approval of Minutes for November 17, 2014 PUBLIC AGENDA This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to present issues that are not part of the regular agenda for the…

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Wichita Transit Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for December 16, 2014

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Introductions 3. Approval of minutes 4. Discussion Items     a. Transit Fare Study - Presentation - Nelson/Nygaard 5. Other Business 6. Announcements 7. Other 8. Adjourn Date and Time: December 16, 2014 at…

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Second Wichita Police Department, Community Meeting

City of Wichita officials have scheduled a second community meeting to improve relations between law enforcement and the community in the wake of recent officer-involved shootings.   The first meeting, called “No Ferguson Here,” was a community…

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Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for December 11, 2014

Agenda 1. SUB2014-00041: Preliminary Plat – HEDGE ACRES ADDITION; located on the North side of US 54 Highway, on the west side of 231st Street West. (COUNTY)     Surveyor: Baughman Company, P.A.     Acreage: 22.48 acres     Lots: 2 2.…

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MABCD Board Of Electrical Appeals Meeting Agenda for December 9, 2014

Agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Approve the minutes of the September 16, 2014 general meeting. 3. Public Agenda 4. Examination results for electrical, elevator or burglar alarm examinations administered by their office for MABCD approved…

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Wichita Board Of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda for December 8, 2014

Public Agenda Regular Agenda 1.  Approval of Minutes      A. Recommended Action:  Approve, sign and file minutes of the November 10, 2014, Board of Park Commissioners Regular Meeting. 2.  New Issues for Consideration      A. Golf…

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Wichita Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda for December 9, 2014

Agenda 1. Call meeting to order and welcome  ---  Tim Norton, Chair 2. Action: December 9, 2014 meeting agenda  ---  Tim Norton, Chair 3. Action: November 10, 2014 meeting minutes  ---  Tim Norton, Chair 4. Public comment opportunity …

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MABCD Board Of Appeals Meeting Agenda for December 4, 2014

Board Of Appeals Of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating And Boiler Agenda: 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of November 6th, 2014 Meeting 3. Public Agenda 4. New Business     a. 2015 IMC 5. Old Business     a.…

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District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for December 3, 2014

Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for December 3, 2014                  Approval of Minutes for November 5, 2014                  Public Agenda 1. Scheduled items Salvation Army will be…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda for December 4, 2014

Agenda 1. Approval of the minutes of the May 22, 2014 Meeting. 2. BZA2014-00066 - County request for a variance to reduce the side yard setback form 20 feet to 10 feet on property zoned RR Rural Residential generally located north and east of the…

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Board Of Building Code Standards and Appeals Meeting Agenda for December 1, 2014

Agenda: 1. Approval of November 3, 2014, minutes. (MABCD Staff Recommendation: Approve)   2. Public Agenda. (No action required.)   New Business   3. Condemnations:   Review Cases: 1. CDM-C-14-2014 2301 E. Shadybrook (MABCD Staff…

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Wichita Transit Thanksgiving Weekend Offer

Wichita Transit will provide no-fare service on Thanksgiving weekend, running Friday through Saturday, thanks to a federal grant to support clean air efforts.   The weekend after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Typically,…

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Wichita Council Member Lavonta Williams Receives National Leadership Award

Washington, DC -- Wichita City Council Member Lavonta Williams has been honored as the national winner of the annual Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Leadership Award.  WIMG is a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC).…

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Rebates Remain Available for Water Savings

With the busy holiday shopping season approaching, City of Wichita officials on Tuesday reminded residents about its rebate program that provides incentives for conserving water.   The City has been accepting rebate applications since July 1; the…

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District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for December 2, 2014

Agenda Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Minutes for November 4, 2014 Approval of Agenda for December 2, 2014 Public Agenda The public agenda allows members of the public to present issues not on the agenda to the Board.  Each…

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District I Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for December 1, 2014

Order Of Business Call to Order Approval of Agenda for December 1, 2014                Approval of Minutes for November 3, 2014 Public Agenda Board will hear public issues from individual citizens regarding City issues not…

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department Meeting Agenda for December 3, 2014

Board of Appeals of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Agenda 1. Call To Order 2. Approval of Minutes for the October 22nd, 2014 Meeting 3. Public Agenda 4. New Business A. Code adoption update B. Code changes with the adoption 5. Old Business A.…

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CityArts Launches New Website

New website highlights CityArts classes, programs   CityArts is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.WichitaCityArts.org, with quick and easy access to adult and youth art class listings and online enrollment links. The launch…

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Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for November 26, 2014

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West-Side Floodway Crossing Ribbon Cutting

City of Wichita officials on Friday celebrated the completion of a major, west-side traffic improvement project during a ribbon-cutting for the new I-235 and 13th Street Floodway crossing interchange.   The Dondlinger & Sons project, which cost…

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Wichita Public Library Announces Service Changes

City of Wichita officials today announced that the Westlink and Evergreen branches of the Wichita Public Library will assume service responsibility for customers of Orchard Park branch library, effective Dec. 22. The service change stems from the…

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Wichita Public Library Announces Service Changes

City of Wichita officials announced that the Westlink and Evergreen branches of the Wichita Public Library will assume service responsibility for customers of Orchard Park branch library, effective December 22, 2014. The service change stems from…

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City Crews Respond to Winter Storm

In response to the winter storm that affected Wichita over the weekend, City of Wichita crews have deployed all 50 trucks to conduct street clearing efforts. These 50 trucks ran from midnight to 8 a.m. on November 17, 2014.   Primary efforts…

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Wichita Businesses Sign China MOUs

Beijing, China - The prospects of increased trade activity between Wichita and Chinese businesses were greatly enhanced by the signing of five Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) Tuesday.   The MOUs are the product of a weeklong trade mission led…

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Kevin Hart To Perform in Wichita

Tickets for stand-up comedy show on sale now Comedic actor Kevin Hart is bringing his “What Now” tour to Wichita for three shows at the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center. Well known on both television and the big screen, Hart…

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City Crews Treating Streets for Winter Storm

City of Wichita crews have been applying a salt solution known as brine to City streets since Wednesday in anticipation of a weekend winter storm.   Brine pre-treatment fights precipitation accumulation on roads. Public Works & Utilities crews…

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Wichita Delegation Opens First China Liaison Office

Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China - A Wichita delegation led by Mayor Carl Brewer opened the city’s first Air Capital Liaison Office in the Chinese city of Xi’an Thursday, marking an important step in trade relations between the two cities.   The…

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Wichita City Winter Storm Driving Tips

In anticipation of the forecasted winter storm, the Wichita Police Department on Friday reminded motorists to drive safely and observe the following tips:    - Plan extra time to reach your destination;  - Keep your vehicle in proper working…

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Wichita Council Member a Finalist for National Award

Washington, DC -- Wichita City Council Member Lavonta Williams has been named as one of five finalists for the annual Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award. The award is presented by Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), a constituency…

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City of Wichita News - Santa Letters Wanted

Gift giveaway part of annual project to spread holiday cheer   Starting November 14, 2014 , the City of Wichita, Cambridge Market and Starkey Inc. are once again teaming up with the North Pole to collect letters for Santa and give away early…

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Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for November 13, 2014

Agenda: 1. SUB2014-00037:  One-Step Final Plat – MOSCELYN MEADOWS ADDITION;located north of Kellogg, on the west side of 151st Street West. Surveyor: Abbott Land Survey Acreage: 4.38  acres Lots:  3 2. VAC2014-00036: City request to vacate…

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Cultural Funding Committee Meeting Agenda for November 12, 2014

Agenda: 1. Dates for Q & A and Deliberations for FY2016 funding cycle a. Q & A i. Tuesday and Thursday, April 21 & April 23, noon to 6 p.m. b. Deliberations i. Tuesday and Thursday, April 28 & April 30, noon to 5 p.m. c.…

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Indian Center to Host Share Our Food

The Mid-America All-Indian Center is providing a unique way for visitors to experience and learn about American Indian culture in November. The Indian Center is hosting a Share Our Food dining event. While the staples of American Indian food are…

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City of Wichita Closures for Veterans Day

In observance of the Veterans Day Holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11. This includes City Hall, Park & Recreation Centers, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Art Museum, Great Plains Nature Center, Botanica,…

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Mayor Speaks on Sales Tax Vote

Mayor Brewer provided the following statement during a Wednesday morning news briefing at City Hall, the day after voters rejected a citywide, one-cent sales tax to fund projects related to a future water source, improved streets, expanded public…

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New Central Library/Advanced Learning Center Steering Committee Meeting Agenda for November 6, 2014

I. Review of Project to date     - Attending Design Team members- GLMV     - Consultants attending by web ex     - Activities to date II. Interior Planning Design     - Review current interior plans and furniture layout from meeting…

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Wichita City District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for November 5, 2014

Click here to view the Wichita City District III Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for November 5, 2014

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Wichita City District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for November 4, 2014

Click here to view the Wichita City District II Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for November 4, 2014

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals Regular Meeting Cancelled for November 6, 2014

The regular meeting of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals scheduled to be held Thursday, November 6, 2014, in the Planning Department Conference Room, 10th Floor, Wichita City Hall, 455 North Main, Wichita, Kansas no earlier than…

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Mayor Brewer Provides Sales Tax Update

City of Wichita officials on Tuesday provided an update on efforts to engage and educate residents on the proposed one-cent sales tax, which will appear on the November 4 ballot.   Good morning, we are one week away from the November 4 election and…

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11th Kansas Honor Flight of the Year Returns

The 11th Kansas Honor Flight of the year will return from Washington, DC on Thursday, October 30, 2014 carrying three World War II veterans and 25 Korean War veterans and their guardians.   Their trip to Washington includes tours of the World War…

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City Receives 2014 Purchasing Award

The City of Wichita Purchasing Division has received the National Purchasing Institute’s 19th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2014.   Mayor Carl Brewer presented the award to Purchasing Division employees on Tuesday at…

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City Sales Tax Update, Education

City of Wichita officials on Monday provided an update on its efforts to engage and educate the community on the proposed one-cent sales tax, which will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.   Following are remarks Mayor Carl Brewer provided at the Oct. 20,…

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled for October 23, 2014

Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals scheduled to be held Thursday, October 23, 2014, in the Planning Department Conference Room, 10th Floor, Wichita City Hall, 455 North Main, Wichita, Kansas no earlier than 1:30 p.m. has been cancelled…

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Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Board Of Appeals Meeting Agenda For October 22, 2014

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the September 24th, 2014 Meeting 3. Public Agenda:      A. Air Admittance Valves Request - Mr. Lon Hosey      B. Air Admittance Valves Request - Mr. Jarid Branine (Absolute Plumbing…

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Wichita District V Advisory Board Agenda for October 20, 2014

Agenda: ORDER OF BUSINESS Call to Order Approval of Agenda Approval of Minutes for September 15, 2014 PUBLIC AGENDA This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to present issues that are not part of the regular agenda for…

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City of Wichita News - Airport Parking Advisory

Construction affects parking, pick-up and drop-off options   Wichita Mid-Continent Airport officials on Tuesday announced parking as well as pick-up and drop-off changes that will go into effect immediately.   The parking construction zone, a…

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Wichita City Subdivision Committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for October 16, 2014

Agenda: 1. VAC2014-00031:  City vacation of platted 30-foot front building setback in SF-5 Single-family Residential zoning, with administrative adjustment to reduce the front setback by 20% from 25 to 20 feet, generally located on the west side…

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Arts Council Names 2014 Art Awards Recipients

Twelve Wichita individuals, cultural organizations and businesses will be recognized for their work to further the growth and development of arts in the Wichita area during the 45th Annual Art Awards Dinner, sponsored by The Arts Council. The event…

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Transportation Policy Body (TPB) Meeting Notice for October 14, 2014

Agenda: 1. Call meeting to order and welcome Tim Norton, Chair 2. Action: October 14, 2014 meeting agenda Tim Norton, Chair 3. Action: September 9, 2014 meeting minutes Tim Norton, Chair 4. Public comment opportunity Tim Norton, Chair 5.…

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Meeting Agenda For October 13,2014

Agenda   1. 5:30 pm - Call to Order Jack Brown, Chairperson 2. 5:31 pm - Approve Previous Meeting Notes Jack Brown, Chairperson 3. 5:35 pm - Board Member Project Reports Jack Brown, Chairperson 4. 4:45 pm - Wichita Proposed Sales Tax Pavement…

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‘Indians in Aviation’ Film Honored

Documentary to be screened at Red Nation Film Festival in L.A.   “Indians in Aviation,” a full-length documentary commissioned by the Mid-America All-Indian Center has been accepted into the 11th annual Red Nation Film Festival & Awards…

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Council Members Host Community Building Event on South Side

City of Wichita officials have scheduled a social event to build community engagement and unity among south Wichita residents.   Called “South Side CommUNITY Day,” the event, hosted by Vice Mayor Jeff Blubaugh (District IV) and District III…

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New Central Library/Advanced Learning Center Steering Committee Meeting Agenda for October 9, 2014

Agenda I. Review of Project to date    A. Attending Design Team members- GLMV    B. Consultants attending by web ex    C. Recap of last meeting II. Interior Planning Design -H3    A. Review current interior plans and furniture layout…

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Honor Flight Departs October 1, 2014

A ninth Kansas Honor Flight of the year will depart Wichita Mid-Continent Airport at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, carrying 10 World War II veterans, 16 Korean War veterans, and 1 Vietnam War veteran and  their “guardians” to Washington, DC.…

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City Accepting Section 8 Applications

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is accepting preliminary applications from families in need of subsidized housing.  Nearly 1,500 households have applied since the application process opened on Sept. 9. The application process is…

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Proposed Sales Tax Information and Public Engagement

City of Wichita officials have produced informational handouts and will attend public meetings for requesting community groups related to the proposed sales tax that will appear on the ballot for the Nov.4 general election. The handouts and…

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Board of Appeals of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda for September 24, 2014

Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes for the August 27th, 2014 Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business:  A. Compressed Natural Gas checklist  B. Moving October’s meeting date 5. Old Business:  A. ASTM F 1216 – Inside…

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New Export Market Assessment Completed for the Wichita Region

“83 percent of global GDP growth is projected to occur outside the U.S. between 2013 and 2018.”   Wichita, KS -- A strategy to lead the ten-county Wichita region into a new era of job creation through aggressive export development is identified…

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Community Services Block Grant Review Committee Public Meeting and Agenda for September 25, 2014

Agenda (* Reference Item Attached) 1. Meeting Call to Order, Attendance Notifications and Introductions The Promise Of Community Action Community Action changes peopleâ