Friday, May 27, 2016



            HESSTON, KANSAS – At its regular meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016, the City Council of the City of Hesston, Kansas chose May 25, 2016 as an “Evening of Grand Inspiration”, to recognize the first responders, volunteers and many others who were involved in the Excel shooting incident on February 25, 2016. 

            According to Hesston City Administrator Gary Emry, that date was chosen as an extension of the de-commissioning of a memorial at the corner of Ridge Road and Old 81 Highway that will happen at 2:30pm that afternoon by the Hesston Ministerial Alliance.  “Although a tragic event, it's time to properly recognize the many people who kept the situation from escalating to a much worse outcome and took brave action to save many lives. The public is invited as well as others from surrounding communities, especially the city of Newton”. Emry went on to say, “Each person will be recognized for their effort in the incident and will be presented an award by the Honorable Dave Kauffman, Mayor of Hesston. We are planning to recognize more than 250 people.”

            The event is open to the public and is being held at the Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 South Main in Hesston. Doors open at 6:00pm, the ceremony begins at 6:30pm. 


The City of Hesston, The Chamber of Commerce, and Nisly Brothers, Inc. will sponsor the annual City Wide Clean-Up on Saturday, June 18th. On this date city residents may dispose of unwanted items free of charge. Commercial accounts are not included. Discarded items should be placed curbside by 7:00 am to be picked up. Acceptable items for disposal include furniture, appliances, general cleanup, etc. Refrigeration appliances must be tagged & certified free of CFCs.

All items being left for collection need to be able to be handled by one person safely. Any trash not in the trash cart must be in throwaway containers such as boxes or bags of no more than 30-gallon capacity. No box or bag may exceed 40 pounds in weight. No loose piles of trash or construction debris are permitted.

Motor oil, paints and other hazardous wastes should not be left at the curb. Other items unacceptable for pick up include tires and batteries. These items should be taken to the Harvey County Transfer Station located at 3205 SW 24th Street in Newton (316-283-5439). Brush, tree limbs and grass also should not be left at the curb, but may be taken to the city burn site.

Questions about acceptable items should be addressed to Nisly Brothers, Inc. at 1-866-662-6561.

Automatic Meter Reading System Update: We are still in the process of installing water meters. Due to the complexity of changing out various meter types and shifting to a fully automated system, we have encountered challenges that prohibit the switch-over to the new system to be as speedy as initially planned. Your service or billing should not be impacted throughout this process. 

If you should encounter issues or have any questions please call City Hall at 327-4412, or Scott Robertson, Utility Superintendent as directed by information contained on the door hanger.

Water Consumer Confidence Report: Click here to access the 2016 City of Hesston Water Consumer Confidence Report .

Weaver Street Project: Street surface concrete pouring for phase one is planned to be started during the week of April 25-29. Phase two (second block south), has started with demolition of the existing curb and street. The project is currently 10 days behind schedule. Rain is in the forecast for the week of April 25-29 and may cause further delay. 


City Council Meeting
Monday, June 13, 2016 6:00 PM
Library Board Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:00 PM
HRCE Board Meeting
Monday, June 20, 2016 4:30 PM
City Council Meeting
Monday, July 11, 2016 6:00 PM
HRCE Board Meeting
Monday, July 18, 2016 4:30 PM
Library Board Meeting
Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting
Monday, August 08, 2016 6:00 PM