Upcoming Events .
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
NSCIO will once again be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Strawn Community Building. This annual event is for children up to age 11. Last year, the Easter Bunny made an appearance and was available for pictures! If you would like to donate candy for the eggs, you may drop it off at City Hall. Or, if you would like to help with the event, please contact Brenda Klubek at 620-364-5210, Jeri Carpenter at 620-364-2406 or Robert Harkrader at 620-364-8078. Stuffing hundreds of Easter eggs with candy and prizes takes some time and NSCIO always welcomes more helping hands!
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS NOW ACCEPTED
The City of New Strawn can now accept payment via credit/debit cards. The new KanPay system is up & running and we are able to process MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express, Debit and gift cards. You will pay an additional fee of 2.5% of the total amount billed if you choose to pay with a card. So, if your bill is $100, you will be assessed an additional $2.50 for the service when the payment is processed. This fee does NOT go to the City, but is the administrative cost for processing the payment charged by KS.gov. Currently, we can only accept credit card payments over the phone or over the counter, but eventually there will be a link on this website which will allow you to pay online, or with an E-check. We hope this will make paying your bill a little easier and hassle-free.
TIME TO RENEW YOUR ANIMAL LICENSES
Dog & cat tags for 2015 must be purchased at City Hall by Jan. 31. You must provide proof of rabies vaccination in order to receive a tag. Cost of tags are $5 for unaltered animals & just $2 for animals that are spayed or neutered. Licenses purchased after Jan. 31 will double in price for each month they are late, so be sure and get your furry friends licensed on time! Remember, any owner or harborer of an animal that is found to be without a current city license may be fined up to $500, plus any cost incurred by the city related to enforcing the animal ordinance.
BURN PILE MOVED
Now that the new camper sites are being utilized at Wolf Creek Resorts, folks will need to start utilizing the new burn pile site at the north end of Sorg Street. Sorg Street is in the south end of town off of Decker Street and runs north and south. Just a reminder that the city burn pile is for trees, limbs and other "woody" plants. Lumber CANNOT be burned and is not permitted to be added to the burn pile. The City also has a compost site behind the City Shop and it's for your garden waste such as lawn clippings and leaves.
TIME FOR TROUT!!
A little over 700 rainbow and golden trout arrived at our City Lake at the end of January. A city fishing license is required to fish in the City Lake & can be purchased at New Strawn City Hall, Strawn Lumber, Coffey County Honda & Casey's. City fishing licenses are sold with a trout stamp through May 1 at the following cost for USD 244 (Burlington & New Strawn area) residents: Adult - $10, Youth - $4. Folks living outside USD 244 will pay $15 for an adult license and $6 for youth. Anyone at least 16 years old must also possess a KS state fishing license. Folks have been pulling some nice-sized channel from our lake already this year, so get out those fishing poles, grab a lawn chair and spend a few hours on the banks of our lovely City Lake catching dinner!
CITY HALL & POST OFFICE CLOSINGS
The post office will be closed on Feb. 16 for Presidents Day.
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