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Posted on: February 20, 2024

2022-2024 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Airport Construction Goals

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February 20, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE 

The City of Abilene, KS hereby announces its fiscal year 2022-24 goal of 3.1% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects. The proposed goal and rationale are available for inspection b...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Commission Connection: February 12, 2024

Commission Connection 2.12.2024 (Newsflash)

Take a look at the Commission Connection from Monday’s Meeting!

Visit the Community Engagement Dashboard

Follow up on Facebook

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 8, 2011

Main Cemetery Entrance to Re-Open on 14th Street

Project Update

The main cemetery entrance on 14th Street is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Construction activities are ongoing; please be mindful of work crews and observe posted speed limits within the work zones.

As a reminder, 14th Street between ...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: December 12, 2023

What's Happening in Abilene? How to Stay Informed!

Stay Informed cover pic2

Stay connected with all that's going on in Abilene, from community celebrations to why there are traffic cones on K-15, and everything in between!

 

Community Engagement Dashboard The city is in a near-constant state of planning, ...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Lead Service Line Inventory Survey Initiative Amps Up

Press Release - LSLI - Newsflash

City employees will begin reaching out directly to residents who haven't submitted surveys.  We appreciate everyone's cooperation to meet this KDHE requirement by October 16, 2024. 
Surveys can be completed online by scanning the QR code ...
Read on...

Click here to complete the survey online! Administration
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project Begins!

SAM LLC - Newsflash Cover Image

February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project

The City of Abilene has hired SAM, LLC to survey and map the City’s storm sewer system. Generally, this work consists of locating utility manholes and other utility features with glob...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Temporary Water Shut-off on NE 14th - February 2, 2024

Waterline Newsflash Cover

Water service is scheduled for temporary suspension on February 2, 2024, from approximately 2pm – 6pm for those shown in the attached map.  

 This is part of the Waterline Replacement Project on NE 14th Street. More information about this...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Dog Tag Renewals due by February 29th!

Dog Tag Reminder (Newsflash Cover)

City of Abilene requires dog tags for all dogs within city limits. 
Renewal of dog tags is required annually by February 29th. 

Click here to visit our website for more information about dog tag registration.  

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: January 22, 2024

PUBLIC MEETING - January 23, 2024! Fall KDOT Cost Share Grant

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

Join us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. 

Tuesday, January 23, 20246:00 p.m.Abilen...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: January 22, 2024

City Sidewalk Snow Removal - Who's Responsible?

Sidewalk Snow Removal (Newsflash Cover Image)

This is a friendly reminder to citizens that per Abilene's City Code 6-310, the owner and the occupant of any lot abutting upon any sidewalk shall remove or cause to be removed from such sidewalk all snow and ice within five (5) hours from the ti...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Website Makeover!

New Website Launch 1.30.2024

We're giving our website a makeover! 

Get ready for the fresh look unveiling on the morning of January 30, 2024.

When you visit our site that morning, you might initially see our current design, but stay tuned as the site will update automatically!...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Waterline Replacement to begin on NE 14th Street

Bryson Map - Newsflash Image

J & K Contracting will begin waterline project encompassing about 1,800 linear feet of construction along NE 14th Street, extending to N. Oak Street, N. Kuney Street, and N. Olive Street. This project, part of the City's planned initiatives, is schedu...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: January 2, 2024

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS - Mark Your Calendar to Join Us!

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

2023 Fall KDOT Cost Share GrantJoin us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. Tuesday, ...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: December 27, 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045

The Planning Commission will hear comments on the proposed adoption of the Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045 on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., at the Abilene Public Library.

Click here to view a draft of the proposed Abilene Comprehensive 2024...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Commission Connection: December 11, 2023

Take a look at the Commission Connection from Monday's Meeting!

Visit the Community Engagement Dashboard

Follow us on Facebook

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Now Available Online!

We've Gone Digital!

You can now conveniently submit your inventory survey online. If you haven't already submitted a paper version, simply visit the LSLI Community Engagement page for more details, or access the survey directly through this link.

The Kansas...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Public Meeting - Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan

Foster Design Associates Logo

A public meeting for the Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan will be held today, November 28, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library. 

We hope you can join us this evening to discuss proposed ideas for Abilene's future, inc...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: November 27, 2023

KDOT CCLIP Construction Begins for Storm Drainage Infrastructure

Construction on the storm drainage infrastructure is anticipated to begin the week of November 27, 2023, between SW 6th and the Union Pacific Railroad, weather permitting.  

A timeline for construction to the roadway will be released soon. &nb...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: November 22, 2023

14th Street Road Closure - Cedar to Buckeye

Phase 1.5 will begin November 27, 2023, and will close 14th Street from Cedar to Buckeye. The north and east sides of the 14th Street and Cedar intersection will be closed, as shown in the image below. This section is anticipated to be closed through earl...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: November 16, 2023

SLOW DOWN! 14th Street 20-mph Work Zone.

14th Street - Speed Limit

The 14th Street Reconstruction work zone extends from Buckeye to Vine and will observe a 20-mph speed limit during all phases. 

Thank you for slowing down and being watchful for work crews, fellow drivers, and pedestrians! 

Click here to f...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Initiative

LSLI Survey QR Code - Press Release

The City of Abilene’s Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) survey initiative has been in effect since earlier this year when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced changes to drinking water regulations requiring water suppliers to iden...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane

Dear Property Owners/Occupants,

 

The City of Abilene’s Public Works Department will begin installing Cedar Trees for Christmas Tree Lane on Buckeye Avenue and NW 3rd Street on Thursday, November 16, 2023. As in previous years, they will be placed ...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: October 31, 2023

WSU Sports Complex Feasibility Study Results

WSU Logo

Wichita State University will present results of the Sports Complex Feasibility Study at the City Commission meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023.

The City Commission meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library located at 209 NW 4th Street.

Ci...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: October 26, 2023

Travis Steerman - Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight - Travis Steerman

Our employee spotlight this week is Travis Steerman.  Travis is the City Inspector in charge of enforcing building, zoning, property, and floodplain codes within the city.

 

When asked what he enjoys about his job, he said, “My j...

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Administration
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Megan Jenkins - Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight - Megan Jenkins

Our employee spotlight this week is Megan Jenkins.  Megan is the Utility Clerk II at City Hall and is one of the primary contacts for all incoming calls, processing of water bills and payments, processing past due accounts with the state and coll...

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Administration
Posted on: August 24, 2023

Officer Belinda Gatlin - Employee Spotlight

Belinda Gatlin

Our employee spotlight this week is Officer Belinda Gatlin with the Abilene Police Department.   Office Gatlin provides safety and security to the citizens of Abilene by responding to emergencies, providing assistance to victims, and reducing or ...

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Administration
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Corey Jones - Employee Spotlight

corey jones

Our employee spotlight this week is Corey Jones, Park Department Supervisor.  Cory has been with Parks and Recreation since December 2013 and oversees the care of all city parks, the swimming pool, ball fields, and building and grounds maintenanc...

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Administration
Posted on: June 5, 2023

Officer Caleb Barnhart - Employee Spotlight

Barnhart

Our employee spotlight this week is Officer Caleb Barnhart with the Abilene Police Department. Officer Barnhart provides safety and security to the citizens of Abilene by enforcing local and state laws, proactive patrolling, responding to calls for servic...

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Administration
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Kari Zook - Employee Spotlight

Zook

Our employee spotlight this week is Kari Zook, Community Development Director.  Kari oversees the Community Development department, including planning and zoning, development review, permits and licensing, code enforcement/inspection, neighborhoo...

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Administration
Posted on: May 10, 2023

Donovan Anguiano - Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight - Anguiano

Our employee spotlight this week is Donovan Anguiano, Wastewater Treatment Plan Operator.  Donovan performs welding and fabrication of wastewater parts and tools, working with all levels of regulatory standards, lab work, grounds maintenance, and...

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Administration
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Abilene Launches New Digital Community Engagement Site

The City of Abilene, through partnership with ZenCity, has launched a new digital community engagement platform to inform and engage residents about upcoming projects, plans and initiatives. Through Zencity, the City will create engagement pages for local...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Sergeant Mark Haaga - Employee Spotlight

Haaga Pic

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTOur employee spotlight this week is Sergeant Mark Haaga.  Sergeant Haaga has been with the Abilene Police Department since 1999 and oversees the operations of the patrol division.  When asked what he enjoys about workin...

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Administration
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Kevin Clark - Employee Spotlight

Kevin Clark

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: 

Our employee spotlight this week is Kevin Clark, Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent. Kevin has been with the Public Works department since 2008, overseeing day-to-day activities at the treatment plant, working with all ...

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Administration
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Don't forget your dog's tags!

August is National Dog Month, and we love all our furry friends.  Here at the City, we thought this would be a good time to remind our citizens that the City of Abilene requires dog tags for all dogs within city limits. Renewal of dog tags are re...

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Administration
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Service Lines Warranties of America information

Many residents are not aware that buried water or sewer lines on their property are their responsibility. A broken or blocked water or sewer line can cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace, and many times residents are not prepared for this unexpe...

Read on...

Administration
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Sidewalk Connection & Replacement Program

sidewalk repair

The weather is getting nicer and warm weather projects are beginning. Are you planning to replace existing sidewalks in poor condition? Are you planning to connect two existing sidewalks? Did you know, the City of Abilene offers a Sidewalk Connection &...

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Administration
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Abilene awarded $1,000,000 for 14th Street Improvements

cost-share-projects

Governor Laura Kelly Congratulates City of Abilene for Receiving $1 Million in Cost Share funds

~Abilene receives funds for improvements along 14th Street~  

 ABILENE – Today, Governor Laura Kelly congratulated the City ...

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Additional Info... Administration
Posted on: April 26, 2021

New City Manager Appointed by Abilene City Commission

Ron Marsh

Mayor Brandon L. Rein and City Commissioners have announced the appointment of Ron Marsh to be Abilene’s next City Manager.  The appointment will be effective April 26, 2021, with City Commission approval of the City Manager’s...

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Administration
Posted on: April 5, 2021

City of Abilene Sales and Transient Guest Tax Updates

Over the first Quarter of 2021, the City of Abilene sales tax collections totaled $276,714.69 which was up $28,401.73 from the first quarter one year ago. This is a 12% increase in sales tax received over the first quarter of 2021 compared to 2020 with gr...

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Administration
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Abilene Fire Department Receives Tools and Training

AFD3

The new equipment was put into service on March 3 and the Abilene Fire Department is now training on its use.

 “We are training on the operation and capability of the equipment,” said Kale Strunk, Interim Fire Chief. &ldquo...

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Administration
Posted on: December 17, 2020

City of Abilene Announces Interim Fire Chief

Kale Strunk

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce Kale Strunk, a fifteen-year member of the Abilene Fire Department, as its Interim Fire Chief.

“After reviewing applications and conducting interviews with potential candidates, I decided to appoint Kale ...

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Administration
Posted on: August 24, 2020

City of Abilene Announces New Police Chief

Anna Hatter

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce Anna Hatter, Wichita Police Department Deputy Chief, as its new Police Chief.

“After a nationwide search with 82 applications from 30 states, Anna quickly rose to the top of our list,” said Abi...

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Administration
Posted on: August 20, 2020

City of Abilene Awards Grants to Businesses

Countrypolitan

In June, the City of Abilene was awarded a $132,000 Community Development Block Grant – CV from the Kansas Department of Commerce to assist small businesses affected by COVID-19. The application for the City’s grant funds closed July 1...

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Administration

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2024

2022-2024 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Airport Construction Goals

Website Newsflash (Cover Image) (13)

February 20, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE 

The City of Abilene, KS hereby announces its fiscal year 2022-24 goal of 3.1% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects. The proposed goal and rationale are available for inspection b...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Commission Connection: February 12, 2024

Commission Connection 2.12.2024 (Newsflash)

Take a look at the Commission Connection from Monday’s Meeting!

Visit the Community Engagement Dashboard

Follow up on Facebook

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: July 9, 2010

Main Cemetery Entrance to Re-Open on 14th Street

Project Update

The main cemetery entrance on 14th Street is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Construction activities are ongoing; please be mindful of work crews and observe posted speed limits within the work zones.

As a reminder, 14th Street between ...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Lead Service Line Inventory Survey Initiative Amps Up

Press Release - LSLI - Newsflash

City employees will begin reaching out directly to residents who haven't submitted surveys.  We appreciate everyone's cooperation to meet this KDHE requirement by October 16, 2024. 
Surveys can be completed online by scanning the QR code ...
Read on...

Click here to complete the survey online! Community Development
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project Begins!

SAM LLC - Newsflash Cover Image

February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project

The City of Abilene has hired SAM, LLC to survey and map the City’s storm sewer system. Generally, this work consists of locating utility manholes and other utility features with glob...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Temporary Water Shut-off on NE 14th - February 2, 2024

Waterline Newsflash Cover

Water service is scheduled for temporary suspension on February 2, 2024, from approximately 2pm – 6pm for those shown in the attached map.  

 This is part of the Waterline Replacement Project on NE 14th Street. More information about this...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Dog Tag Renewals due by February 29th!

Dog Tag Reminder (Newsflash Cover)

City of Abilene requires dog tags for all dogs within city limits. 
Renewal of dog tags is required annually by February 29th. 

Click here to visit our website for more information about dog tag registration.  

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: January 22, 2024

City Sidewalk Snow Removal - Who's Responsible?

Sidewalk Snow Removal (Newsflash Cover Image)

This is a friendly reminder to citizens that per Abilene's City Code 6-310, the owner and the occupant of any lot abutting upon any sidewalk shall remove or cause to be removed from such sidewalk all snow and ice within five (5) hours from the ti...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Website Makeover!

New Website Launch 1.30.2024

We're giving our website a makeover! 

Get ready for the fresh look unveiling on the morning of January 30, 2024.

When you visit our site that morning, you might initially see our current design, but stay tuned as the site will update automatically!...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Waterline Replacement to begin on NE 14th Street

Bryson Map - Newsflash Image

J & K Contracting will begin waterline project encompassing about 1,800 linear feet of construction along NE 14th Street, extending to N. Oak Street, N. Kuney Street, and N. Olive Street. This project, part of the City's planned initiatives, is schedu...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: January 22, 2024

PUBLIC MEETING - January 23, 2024! Fall KDOT Cost Share Grant

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

Join us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. 

Tuesday, January 23, 20246:00 p.m.Abilen...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: January 2, 2024

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS - Mark Your Calendar to Join Us!

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

2023 Fall KDOT Cost Share GrantJoin us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. Tuesday, ...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: December 27, 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045

The Planning Commission will hear comments on the proposed adoption of the Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045 on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., at the Abilene Public Library.

Click here to view a draft of the proposed Abilene Comprehensive 2024...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Commission Connection: December 11, 2023

Take a look at the Commission Connection from Monday's Meeting!

Visit the Community Engagement Dashboard

Follow us on Facebook

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: December 12, 2023

What's Happening in Abilene? How to Stay Informed!

Stay Informed cover pic2

Stay connected with all that's going on in Abilene, from community celebrations to why there are traffic cones on K-15, and everything in between!

 

Community Engagement Dashboard The city is in a near-constant state of planning, ...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Now Available Online!

We've Gone Digital!

You can now conveniently submit your inventory survey online. If you haven't already submitted a paper version, simply visit the LSLI Community Engagement page for more details, or access the survey directly through this link.

The Kansas...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Public Meeting - Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan

Foster Design Associates Logo

A public meeting for the Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan will be held today, November 28, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library. 

We hope you can join us this evening to discuss proposed ideas for Abilene's future, inc...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: November 27, 2023

KDOT CCLIP Construction Begins for Storm Drainage Infrastructure

Construction on the storm drainage infrastructure is anticipated to begin the week of November 27, 2023, between SW 6th and the Union Pacific Railroad, weather permitting.  

A timeline for construction to the roadway will be released soon. &nb...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: November 22, 2023

14th Street Road Closure - Cedar to Buckeye

Phase 1.5 will begin November 27, 2023, and will close 14th Street from Cedar to Buckeye. The north and east sides of the 14th Street and Cedar intersection will be closed, as shown in the image below. This section is anticipated to be closed through earl...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: November 16, 2023

SLOW DOWN! 14th Street 20-mph Work Zone.

14th Street - Speed Limit

The 14th Street Reconstruction work zone extends from Buckeye to Vine and will observe a 20-mph speed limit during all phases. 

Thank you for slowing down and being watchful for work crews, fellow drivers, and pedestrians! 

Click here to f...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Initiative

LSLI Survey QR Code - Press Release

The City of Abilene’s Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) survey initiative has been in effect since earlier this year when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced changes to drinking water regulations requiring water suppliers to iden...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane

Dear Property Owners/Occupants,

 

The City of Abilene’s Public Works Department will begin installing Cedar Trees for Christmas Tree Lane on Buckeye Avenue and NW 3rd Street on Thursday, November 16, 2023. As in previous years, they will be placed ...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: October 31, 2023

WSU Sports Complex Feasibility Study Results

WSU Logo

Wichita State University will present results of the Sports Complex Feasibility Study at the City Commission meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023.

The City Commission meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library located at 209 NW 4th Street.

Ci...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Abilene Launches New Digital Community Engagement Site

The City of Abilene, through partnership with ZenCity, has launched a new digital community engagement platform to inform and engage residents about upcoming projects, plans and initiatives. Through Zencity, the City will create engagement pages for local...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Service Lines Warranties of America information

Many residents are not aware that buried water or sewer lines on their property are their responsibility. A broken or blocked water or sewer line can cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace, and many times residents are not prepared for this unexpe...

Read on...

Community Development

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2024

2022-2024 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Airport Construction Goals

Website Newsflash (Cover Image) (13)

February 20, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE 

The City of Abilene, KS hereby announces its fiscal year 2022-24 goal of 3.1% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects. The proposed goal and rationale are available for inspection b...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 26, 2010

Main Cemetery Entrance to Re-Open on 14th Street

Project Update

The main cemetery entrance on 14th Street is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Construction activities are ongoing; please be mindful of work crews and observe posted speed limits within the work zones.

As a reminder, 14th Street between ...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Lead Service Line Inventory Survey Initiative Amps Up

Press Release - LSLI - Newsflash

City employees will begin reaching out directly to residents who haven't submitted surveys.  We appreciate everyone's cooperation to meet this KDHE requirement by October 16, 2024. 
Surveys can be completed online by scanning the QR code ...
Read on...

Click here to complete the survey online! Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project Begins!

SAM LLC - Newsflash Cover Image

February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project

The City of Abilene has hired SAM, LLC to survey and map the City’s storm sewer system. Generally, this work consists of locating utility manholes and other utility features with glob...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Temporary Water Shut-off on NE 14th - February 2, 2024

Waterline Newsflash Cover

Water service is scheduled for temporary suspension on February 2, 2024, from approximately 2pm – 6pm for those shown in the attached map.  

 This is part of the Waterline Replacement Project on NE 14th Street. More information about this...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Dog Tag Renewals due by February 29th!

Dog Tag Reminder (Newsflash Cover)

City of Abilene requires dog tags for all dogs within city limits. 
Renewal of dog tags is required annually by February 29th. 

Click here to visit our website for more information about dog tag registration.  

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: January 22, 2024

City Sidewalk Snow Removal - Who's Responsible?

Sidewalk Snow Removal (Newsflash Cover Image)

This is a friendly reminder to citizens that per Abilene's City Code 6-310, the owner and the occupant of any lot abutting upon any sidewalk shall remove or cause to be removed from such sidewalk all snow and ice within five (5) hours from the ti...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Website Makeover!

New Website Launch 1.30.2024

We're giving our website a makeover! 

Get ready for the fresh look unveiling on the morning of January 30, 2024.

When you visit our site that morning, you might initially see our current design, but stay tuned as the site will update automatically!...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Waterline Replacement to begin on NE 14th Street

Bryson Map - Newsflash Image

J & K Contracting will begin waterline project encompassing about 1,800 linear feet of construction along NE 14th Street, extending to N. Oak Street, N. Kuney Street, and N. Olive Street. This project, part of the City's planned initiatives, is schedu...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: January 22, 2024

PUBLIC MEETING - January 23, 2024! Fall KDOT Cost Share Grant

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

Join us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. 

Tuesday, January 23, 20246:00 p.m.Abilen...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: January 2, 2024

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS - Mark Your Calendar to Join Us!

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

2023 Fall KDOT Cost Share GrantJoin us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. Tuesday, ...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: December 27, 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045

The Planning Commission will hear comments on the proposed adoption of the Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045 on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., at the Abilene Public Library.

Click here to view a draft of the proposed Abilene Comprehensive 2024...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Commission Connection: December 11, 2023

Take a look at the Commission Connection from Monday's Meeting!

Visit the Community Engagement Dashboard

Follow us on Facebook

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: December 12, 2023

What's Happening in Abilene? How to Stay Informed!

Stay Informed cover pic2

Stay connected with all that's going on in Abilene, from community celebrations to why there are traffic cones on K-15, and everything in between!

 

Community Engagement Dashboard The city is in a near-constant state of planning, ...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Now Available Online!

We've Gone Digital!

You can now conveniently submit your inventory survey online. If you haven't already submitted a paper version, simply visit the LSLI Community Engagement page for more details, or access the survey directly through this link.

The Kansas...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Public Meeting - Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan

Foster Design Associates Logo

A public meeting for the Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan will be held today, November 28, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library. 

We hope you can join us this evening to discuss proposed ideas for Abilene's future, inc...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: November 27, 2023

KDOT CCLIP Construction Begins for Storm Drainage Infrastructure

Construction on the storm drainage infrastructure is anticipated to begin the week of November 27, 2023, between SW 6th and the Union Pacific Railroad, weather permitting.  

A timeline for construction to the roadway will be released soon. &nb...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: November 22, 2023

14th Street Road Closure - Cedar to Buckeye

Phase 1.5 will begin November 27, 2023, and will close 14th Street from Cedar to Buckeye. The north and east sides of the 14th Street and Cedar intersection will be closed, as shown in the image below. This section is anticipated to be closed through earl...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: November 16, 2023

SLOW DOWN! 14th Street 20-mph Work Zone.

14th Street - Speed Limit

The 14th Street Reconstruction work zone extends from Buckeye to Vine and will observe a 20-mph speed limit during all phases. 

Thank you for slowing down and being watchful for work crews, fellow drivers, and pedestrians! 

Click here to f...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Initiative

LSLI Survey QR Code - Press Release

The City of Abilene’s Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) survey initiative has been in effect since earlier this year when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced changes to drinking water regulations requiring water suppliers to iden...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane

Dear Property Owners/Occupants,

 

The City of Abilene’s Public Works Department will begin installing Cedar Trees for Christmas Tree Lane on Buckeye Avenue and NW 3rd Street on Thursday, November 16, 2023. As in previous years, they will be placed ...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: October 31, 2023

WSU Sports Complex Feasibility Study Results

WSU Logo

Wichita State University will present results of the Sports Complex Feasibility Study at the City Commission meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023.

The City Commission meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library located at 209 NW 4th Street.

Ci...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Abilene Wins 2 Best of Travel Awards

Best-US-Small-Town-Abilene,KS

TravelAwaits readers selected Abilene as the Best U.S. Small Town to Visit for the second year in a row. Abilene also took first place in its Friendliest Small Towns in the U.S. contest.

“To win one national award is a really big deal, but to win...

Read on...

Additional Info... Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Abilene Named Best U.S. Small Town

Best-US-Small-Town-Abilene,KS

Abilene was named Best U.S. Small Town in TravelAwaits’ 2021 Best of Travel Awards.

“We’re really excited to receive this recognition,” said Julie Roller Weeks, Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau director. &...

Read on...

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Events Return to Abilene

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“We’re excited to see events returning to Abilene,” said Julie Roller Weeks, director of the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau. “These events not only bring additional dollars and excitement to Abilene, but the...

Read on...

Additional Info... Convention & Visitors Bureau

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2024

2022-2024 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Airport Construction Goals

Website Newsflash (Cover Image) (13)

February 20, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE 

The City of Abilene, KS hereby announces its fiscal year 2022-24 goal of 3.1% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects. The proposed goal and rationale are available for inspection b...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Commission Connection: February 12, 2024

Commission Connection 2.12.2024 (Newsflash)

Take a look at the Commission Connection from Monday’s Meeting!

Visit the Community Engagement Dashboard

Follow up on Facebook

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 9, 2012

Main Cemetery Entrance to Re-Open on 14th Street

Project Update

The main cemetery entrance on 14th Street is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Construction activities are ongoing; please be mindful of work crews and observe posted speed limits within the work zones.

As a reminder, 14th Street between ...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Lead Service Line Inventory Survey Initiative Amps Up

Press Release - LSLI - Newsflash

City employees will begin reaching out directly to residents who haven't submitted surveys.  We appreciate everyone's cooperation to meet this KDHE requirement by October 16, 2024. 
Surveys can be completed online by scanning the QR code ...
Read on...

Click here to complete the survey online! Economic Development
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project Begins!

SAM LLC - Newsflash Cover Image

February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project

The City of Abilene has hired SAM, LLC to survey and map the City’s storm sewer system. Generally, this work consists of locating utility manholes and other utility features with glob...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Temporary Water Shut-off on NE 14th - February 2, 2024

Waterline Newsflash Cover

Water service is scheduled for temporary suspension on February 2, 2024, from approximately 2pm – 6pm for those shown in the attached map.  

 This is part of the Waterline Replacement Project on NE 14th Street. More information about this...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Dog Tag Renewals due by February 29th!

Dog Tag Reminder (Newsflash Cover)

City of Abilene requires dog tags for all dogs within city limits. 
Renewal of dog tags is required annually by February 29th. 

Click here to visit our website for more information about dog tag registration.  

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: January 22, 2024

City Sidewalk Snow Removal - Who's Responsible?

Sidewalk Snow Removal (Newsflash Cover Image)

This is a friendly reminder to citizens that per Abilene's City Code 6-310, the owner and the occupant of any lot abutting upon any sidewalk shall remove or cause to be removed from such sidewalk all snow and ice within five (5) hours from the ti...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Website Makeover!

New Website Launch 1.30.2024

We're giving our website a makeover! 

Get ready for the fresh look unveiling on the morning of January 30, 2024.

When you visit our site that morning, you might initially see our current design, but stay tuned as the site will update automatically!...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Waterline Replacement to begin on NE 14th Street

Bryson Map - Newsflash Image

J & K Contracting will begin waterline project encompassing about 1,800 linear feet of construction along NE 14th Street, extending to N. Oak Street, N. Kuney Street, and N. Olive Street. This project, part of the City's planned initiatives, is schedu...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: January 22, 2024

PUBLIC MEETING - January 23, 2024! Fall KDOT Cost Share Grant

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

Join us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. 

Tuesday, January 23, 20246:00 p.m.Abilen...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: January 2, 2024

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS - Mark Your Calendar to Join Us!

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

2023 Fall KDOT Cost Share GrantJoin us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. Tuesday, ...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: December 27, 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045

The Planning Commission will hear comments on the proposed adoption of the Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045 on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., at the Abilene Public Library.

Click here to view a draft of the proposed Abilene Comprehensive 2024...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Commission Connection: December 11, 2023

Take a look at the Commission Connection from Monday's Meeting!

Visit the Community Engagement Dashboard

Follow us on Facebook

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: December 12, 2023

What's Happening in Abilene? How to Stay Informed!

Stay Informed cover pic2

Stay connected with all that's going on in Abilene, from community celebrations to why there are traffic cones on K-15, and everything in between!

 

Community Engagement Dashboard The city is in a near-constant state of planning, ...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Now Available Online!

We've Gone Digital!

You can now conveniently submit your inventory survey online. If you haven't already submitted a paper version, simply visit the LSLI Community Engagement page for more details, or access the survey directly through this link.

The Kansas...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Public Meeting - Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan

Foster Design Associates Logo

A public meeting for the Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan will be held today, November 28, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library. 

We hope you can join us this evening to discuss proposed ideas for Abilene's future, inc...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: November 27, 2023

KDOT CCLIP Construction Begins for Storm Drainage Infrastructure

Construction on the storm drainage infrastructure is anticipated to begin the week of November 27, 2023, between SW 6th and the Union Pacific Railroad, weather permitting.  

A timeline for construction to the roadway will be released soon. &nb...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: November 22, 2023

14th Street Road Closure - Cedar to Buckeye

Phase 1.5 will begin November 27, 2023, and will close 14th Street from Cedar to Buckeye. The north and east sides of the 14th Street and Cedar intersection will be closed, as shown in the image below. This section is anticipated to be closed through earl...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: November 16, 2023

SLOW DOWN! 14th Street 20-mph Work Zone.

14th Street - Speed Limit

The 14th Street Reconstruction work zone extends from Buckeye to Vine and will observe a 20-mph speed limit during all phases. 

Thank you for slowing down and being watchful for work crews, fellow drivers, and pedestrians! 

Click here to f...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Initiative

LSLI Survey QR Code - Press Release

The City of Abilene’s Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) survey initiative has been in effect since earlier this year when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced changes to drinking water regulations requiring water suppliers to iden...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane

Dear Property Owners/Occupants,

 

The City of Abilene’s Public Works Department will begin installing Cedar Trees for Christmas Tree Lane on Buckeye Avenue and NW 3rd Street on Thursday, November 16, 2023. As in previous years, they will be placed ...

Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: October 31, 2023

WSU Sports Complex Feasibility Study Results

WSU Logo

Wichita State University will present results of the Sports Complex Feasibility Study at the City Commission meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023.

The City Commission meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library located at 209 NW 4th Street.

Ci...

Read on...

Economic Development

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2024

2022-2024 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Airport Construction Goals

Website Newsflash (Cover Image) (13)

February 20, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE 

The City of Abilene, KS hereby announces its fiscal year 2022-24 goal of 3.1% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects. The proposed goal and rationale are available for inspection b...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 24, 2010

Main Cemetery Entrance to Re-Open on 14th Street

Project Update

The main cemetery entrance on 14th Street is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Construction activities are ongoing; please be mindful of work crews and observe posted speed limits within the work zones.

As a reminder, 14th Street between ...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Lead Service Line Inventory Survey Initiative Amps Up

Press Release - LSLI - Newsflash

City employees will begin reaching out directly to residents who haven't submitted surveys.  We appreciate everyone's cooperation to meet this KDHE requirement by October 16, 2024. 
Surveys can be completed online by scanning the QR code ...
Read on...

Click here to complete the survey online! Emergency Alert
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project Begins!

SAM LLC - Newsflash Cover Image

February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project

The City of Abilene has hired SAM, LLC to survey and map the City’s storm sewer system. Generally, this work consists of locating utility manholes and other utility features with glob...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Temporary Water Shut-off on NE 14th - February 2, 2024

Waterline Newsflash Cover

Water service is scheduled for temporary suspension on February 2, 2024, from approximately 2pm – 6pm for those shown in the attached map.  

 This is part of the Waterline Replacement Project on NE 14th Street. More information about this...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Dog Tag Renewals due by February 29th!

Dog Tag Reminder (Newsflash Cover)

City of Abilene requires dog tags for all dogs within city limits. 
Renewal of dog tags is required annually by February 29th. 

Click here to visit our website for more information about dog tag registration.  

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: January 22, 2024

City Sidewalk Snow Removal - Who's Responsible?

Sidewalk Snow Removal (Newsflash Cover Image)

This is a friendly reminder to citizens that per Abilene's City Code 6-310, the owner and the occupant of any lot abutting upon any sidewalk shall remove or cause to be removed from such sidewalk all snow and ice within five (5) hours from the ti...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Website Makeover!

New Website Launch 1.30.2024

We're giving our website a makeover! 

Get ready for the fresh look unveiling on the morning of January 30, 2024.

When you visit our site that morning, you might initially see our current design, but stay tuned as the site will update automatically!...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Waterline Replacement to begin on NE 14th Street

Bryson Map - Newsflash Image

J & K Contracting will begin waterline project encompassing about 1,800 linear feet of construction along NE 14th Street, extending to N. Oak Street, N. Kuney Street, and N. Olive Street. This project, part of the City's planned initiatives, is schedu...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: January 22, 2024

PUBLIC MEETING - January 23, 2024! Fall KDOT Cost Share Grant

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

Join us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. 

Tuesday, January 23, 20246:00 p.m.Abilen...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: January 2, 2024

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS - Mark Your Calendar to Join Us!

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

2023 Fall KDOT Cost Share GrantJoin us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. Tuesday, ...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: December 27, 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045

The Planning Commission will hear comments on the proposed adoption of the Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045 on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., at the Abilene Public Library.

Click here to view a draft of the proposed Abilene Comprehensive 2024...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Commission Connection: December 11, 2023

Take a look at the Commission Connection from Monday's Meeting!

Visit the Community Engagement Dashboard

Follow us on Facebook

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: December 12, 2023

What's Happening in Abilene? How to Stay Informed!

Stay Informed cover pic2

Stay connected with all that's going on in Abilene, from community celebrations to why there are traffic cones on K-15, and everything in between!

 

Community Engagement Dashboard The city is in a near-constant state of planning, ...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Now Available Online!

We've Gone Digital!

You can now conveniently submit your inventory survey online. If you haven't already submitted a paper version, simply visit the LSLI Community Engagement page for more details, or access the survey directly through this link.

The Kansas...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Public Meeting - Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan

Foster Design Associates Logo

A public meeting for the Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan will be held today, November 28, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library. 

We hope you can join us this evening to discuss proposed ideas for Abilene's future, inc...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: November 27, 2023

KDOT CCLIP Construction Begins for Storm Drainage Infrastructure

Construction on the storm drainage infrastructure is anticipated to begin the week of November 27, 2023, between SW 6th and the Union Pacific Railroad, weather permitting.  

A timeline for construction to the roadway will be released soon. &nb...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: November 22, 2023

14th Street Road Closure - Cedar to Buckeye

Phase 1.5 will begin November 27, 2023, and will close 14th Street from Cedar to Buckeye. The north and east sides of the 14th Street and Cedar intersection will be closed, as shown in the image below. This section is anticipated to be closed through earl...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: November 16, 2023

SLOW DOWN! 14th Street 20-mph Work Zone.

14th Street - Speed Limit

The 14th Street Reconstruction work zone extends from Buckeye to Vine and will observe a 20-mph speed limit during all phases. 

Thank you for slowing down and being watchful for work crews, fellow drivers, and pedestrians! 

Click here to f...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Initiative

LSLI Survey QR Code - Press Release

The City of Abilene’s Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) survey initiative has been in effect since earlier this year when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced changes to drinking water regulations requiring water suppliers to iden...

Read on...

Emergency Alert
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane

Dear Property Owners/Occupants,

 

The City of Abilene’s Public Works Department will begin installing Cedar Trees for Christmas Tree Lane on Buckeye Avenue and NW 3rd Street on Thursday, November 16, 2023. As in previous years, they will be placed ...

Read on...

Emergency Alert

News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2024

2022-2024 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Airport Construction Goals

Website Newsflash (Cover Image) (13)

February 20, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE 

The City of Abilene, KS hereby announces its fiscal year 2022-24 goal of 3.1% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects. The proposed goal and rationale are available for inspection b...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Commission Connection: February 12, 2024

Commission Connection 2.12.2024 (Newsflash)

Take a look at the Commission Connection from Monday’s Meeting!

Visit the Community Engagement Dashboard

Follow up on Facebook

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 25, 2020

Main Cemetery Entrance to Re-Open on 14th Street

Project Update

The main cemetery entrance on 14th Street is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Construction activities are ongoing; please be mindful of work crews and observe posted speed limits within the work zones.

As a reminder, 14th Street between ...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Lead Service Line Inventory Survey Initiative Amps Up

Press Release - LSLI - Newsflash

City employees will begin reaching out directly to residents who haven't submitted surveys.  We appreciate everyone's cooperation to meet this KDHE requirement by October 16, 2024. 
Surveys can be completed online by scanning the QR code ...
Read on...

Click here to complete the survey online! Stay Connected
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project Begins!

SAM LLC - Newsflash Cover Image

February 2, 2024

Surveying and Mapping (SAM, LLC) Utility Mapping Project

The City of Abilene has hired SAM, LLC to survey and map the City’s storm sewer system. Generally, this work consists of locating utility manholes and other utility features with glob...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Temporary Water Shut-off on NE 14th - February 2, 2024

Waterline Newsflash Cover

Water service is scheduled for temporary suspension on February 2, 2024, from approximately 2pm – 6pm for those shown in the attached map.  

 This is part of the Waterline Replacement Project on NE 14th Street. More information about this...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Dog Tag Renewals due by February 29th!

Dog Tag Reminder (Newsflash Cover)

City of Abilene requires dog tags for all dogs within city limits. 
Renewal of dog tags is required annually by February 29th. 

Click here to visit our website for more information about dog tag registration.  

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: January 22, 2024

City Sidewalk Snow Removal - Who's Responsible?

Sidewalk Snow Removal (Newsflash Cover Image)

This is a friendly reminder to citizens that per Abilene's City Code 6-310, the owner and the occupant of any lot abutting upon any sidewalk shall remove or cause to be removed from such sidewalk all snow and ice within five (5) hours from the ti...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Website Makeover!

New Website Launch 1.30.2024

We're giving our website a makeover! 

Get ready for the fresh look unveiling on the morning of January 30, 2024.

When you visit our site that morning, you might initially see our current design, but stay tuned as the site will update automatically!...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Waterline Replacement to begin on NE 14th Street

Bryson Map - Newsflash Image

J & K Contracting will begin waterline project encompassing about 1,800 linear feet of construction along NE 14th Street, extending to N. Oak Street, N. Kuney Street, and N. Olive Street. This project, part of the City's planned initiatives, is schedu...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: January 22, 2024

PUBLIC MEETING - January 23, 2024! Fall KDOT Cost Share Grant

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

Join us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. 

Tuesday, January 23, 20246:00 p.m.Abilen...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: January 2, 2024

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS - Mark Your Calendar to Join Us!

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE (305 x 370 px)

2023 Fall KDOT Cost Share GrantJoin us for a collaborative discussion on enhancing NW 14th Street by converting it to a 3-lane thoroughfare leading to the Van Buren intersection with a focus on improving the overall intersection design. Tuesday, ...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: December 27, 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045

The Planning Commission will hear comments on the proposed adoption of the Abilene Comprehensive Plan 2024-2045 on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., at the Abilene Public Library.

Click here to view a draft of the proposed Abilene Comprehensive 2024...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Commission Connection: December 11, 2023

Take a look at the Commission Connection from Monday's Meeting!

Visit the Community Engagement Dashboard

Follow us on Facebook

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: December 12, 2023

What's Happening in Abilene? How to Stay Informed!

Stay Informed cover pic2

Stay connected with all that's going on in Abilene, from community celebrations to why there are traffic cones on K-15, and everything in between!

 

Community Engagement Dashboard The city is in a near-constant state of planning, ...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Now Available Online!

We've Gone Digital!

You can now conveniently submit your inventory survey online. If you haven't already submitted a paper version, simply visit the LSLI Community Engagement page for more details, or access the survey directly through this link.

The Kansas...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Public Meeting - Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan

Foster Design Associates Logo

A public meeting for the Comprehensive Plan & Parks System Master Plan will be held today, November 28, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library. 

We hope you can join us this evening to discuss proposed ideas for Abilene's future, inc...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: November 27, 2023

KDOT CCLIP Construction Begins for Storm Drainage Infrastructure

Construction on the storm drainage infrastructure is anticipated to begin the week of November 27, 2023, between SW 6th and the Union Pacific Railroad, weather permitting.  

A timeline for construction to the roadway will be released soon. &nb...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: November 22, 2023

14th Street Road Closure - Cedar to Buckeye

Phase 1.5 will begin November 27, 2023, and will close 14th Street from Cedar to Buckeye. The north and east sides of the 14th Street and Cedar intersection will be closed, as shown in the image below. This section is anticipated to be closed through earl...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: November 16, 2023

SLOW DOWN! 14th Street 20-mph Work Zone.

14th Street - Speed Limit

The 14th Street Reconstruction work zone extends from Buckeye to Vine and will observe a 20-mph speed limit during all phases. 

Thank you for slowing down and being watchful for work crews, fellow drivers, and pedestrians! 

Click here to f...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Survey Initiative

LSLI Survey QR Code - Press Release

The City of Abilene’s Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) survey initiative has been in effect since earlier this year when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced changes to drinking water regulations requiring water suppliers to iden...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane

Dear Property Owners/Occupants,

 

The City of Abilene’s Public Works Department will begin installing Cedar Trees for Christmas Tree Lane on Buckeye Avenue and NW 3rd Street on Thursday, November 16, 2023. As in previous years, they will be placed ...

Read on...

Stay Connected
Posted on: October 31, 2023

WSU Sports Complex Feasibility Study Results

WSU Logo

Wichita State University will present results of the Sports Complex Feasibility Study at the City Commission meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023.

The City Commission meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library located at 209 NW 4th Street.

Ci...

Read on...

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