Free WiFi in Haysville
Visitors to four of Haysville’s most popular parks have free Wi-Fi access, courtesy of the City of Haysville.
Riggs Park, Dewey Gunzelman Memorial Swimming Pool, W.W. Hays Village Historic Park and Plagens - Carpenter Sports Complex are connected to the City’s wireless network. Plans to offer Wi- Fi in Haysville’s other parks are also underway. Read the offical press release for details about the free service to the city. It's one of the ways "Great Things Are Happening in Haysville".
Haysville Activity Center Project
Over the past 16 years the Haysville Activity Center has grown into a full service Recreation Department. The City is building a new facility next to the pool at Clinton and Sarah Lane. The new facility will be funded without increasing the mill levy.
Build Haysville New Home Initiative
The "Build Haysville" new home initiative encourages construction of new homes in Haysville for the 2015 calendar year by providing a rebate of property taxes for a 10 year period.
Many individuals have the "American Dream" of building a home in a safe, family friendly community where they can raise their children. With an abundance of parks and an award winning school system, there is no better place to build than Haysville. Make your dream become a reality today and take advantage of this program while it lasts!
More information and details of the "Build Haysville" initiative can be obtained by contacting the Economic Development Director at 316-529-5900.
Latest News and Events
Village Christmas and City Lighting Ceremony
The annual Village Christmas is Saturday, December 5th. Events are from 4pm to 8:30pm in the Historic District south of Grand Ave. on Main Street. The City Lighting Ceremony is at 6:30pm in Pride Park on the north east corner of Main and Grand.
Community Comes Together for Haysville Food Bank
The Haysville Food Bank, which is operated through the Senior Center has received over 2,000 pounds of canned and non-perishable food items in the last few weeks, thanks to the generosity of community members. Some of the food collected will be used for Thanksgiving food boxes for Haysville families and homebound seniors in need. Food boxes will be delivered prior to Christmas as well. Everything else goes into the bank to help citizens with urgent need throughout the year.
Haysville Senior Center Director Kim Landers is grateful for the help. “We probably only had about ten percent of our capacity. The shelves were really bare. But the community came together and everyone has been so generous. It’s touching, really.”
That generosity began right there at the Senior Center. Members usually gather on the first and third Wednesday afternoon of every month for a few friendly rounds of pay-to-play BINGO. In months with a fifth Wednesday, however, members pay their admission with cans of food, an event aptly named Food Bank BINGO. Although only about ten to fifteen members participate, many of whom have limited resources themselves, they always contribute more than their share, helping to keep the shelves stocked throughout the year.
Donations really started to rev up in October, however, when various student groups at Campus High School participated in Trick-or-Treat-so-Kids-Can-Eat (TOTS-Eat). According to schooltheatre.org, TOTS-Eat is an annual nationwide community service initiative of the International Thespian Society. Haysville’s efforts were coordinated by Campus’ Theatre Director, Roxana Stitt, who reported on Facebook that students, staff and faculty collected over 1,600 pounds of food.
The giving didn’t stop there. Haysville’s elementary school latchkey program held a food drive of their own, which School Age Program Supervisor Kourtney Rowley called The Hunger Games. The six elementary schools competed to see which site could bring the most canned goods. Nelson Elementary’s group ended up on top, with 650 of the 1462 cans donated coming from their school. Rowley delivered the items to the Senior Center last Friday.
It took some time, but volunteers at the Senior Center have unpacked, labeled and organized the items. The next job on the to-do list? Preparing 58 boxes for a Thanksgiving meal given to Haysville families and homebound seniors in need. Thankfully, volunteers from the Senior Center won’t be filling the boxes alone. Students from Haysville West Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society will be at the center on Thursday, November 19th to help. The boxes will contain a turkey (homebound recipients will receive a turkey breast), mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, several cans of vegetable such as corn or green beans, and everything to make a pumpkin pie. “We purchased the turkeys, which is a big expense, but with everything we received in donations, we probably won’t have to buy anything else,” explained Landers. “I’m so grateful to everyone who either donated or collected food for our food bank. They will help so many people in the community.” And that’s something to be thankful for.
Proposed 2016 Budget
The proposed 2016 budget for the City of Haysville is available for download. The public hearing for the proposed budget will be during the City Council meeting on August 10th at 7pm in the Council room at 200 W. Grand.
2015-2017 Capital Improvements Plan
View the updated Capital Improvements Plan covering 2015 through 2017.
HelloHaysville.com: A One Stop Shop for Info on Events, Dining, Civic Groups and More!
HelloHaysville.com is a website created by Haysville Forward, Inc., with support from the City of Haysville, Haysville USD 261, the Chamber of Commerce, and many local businesses. Maintained and administered by City of Haysville staff, the purpose of the site is to showcase Haysville's many attributes, which include delicious dining options, numerous civic groups and community events, a top-notch education system, and an active, friendly community you'll surely want to say "hello!" to. Click on the name tag below to be taken to HelloHaysville.com
The City of Haysville now Offers E-Billing for Water Bills
Annual Water Report
The annual water report for the City of Haysville is available as a PDF file. If you have any questions about the annual water report you can call Public Works at 529-5940.
Haysville Text and Email Alert Service
The City of Haysville is now using Nixle. Nixle is a community notification service used to give us another way to communicate with the community. The system will send text messages or e-mails to notify people of things currently happening in Haysville. These things could involve emergencies, missing persons, road closures, and things such as interruption of utilities, or city services.
To enroll is simple. From your mobile phone, text the word “Haysvilleks” to 888777 and you should get a return message stating that you are signed up. There is no charge to sign up, just whatever your cell phone provider charges for text messages.
Go to www.nixle.com and click on “sign up now” to enroll by email.
Follow The City of Haysville on Twitter and Facebook
The city of Haysville is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @HaysvilleCity for updates, information and reminders about the City of Haysville. "Like" The City of Haysville, Haysville Senior Center, and Haysville Recreation Department on Facebook