Author: Clerk

Snow and Ice – City Ordinance

The Council would like to remind everyone of the City Ordinance regarding the snow and ice through the winter. Please be mindful of where you are putting your snow.

13-401 SNOW AND ICE TO BE REMOVED- (a) It shall be unlawful for the owner and/or the occupant of any lots abutting upon any sidewalks to fail to cause to be removed from such sidewalks all snow and ice within 12 hours from the time that the snow fall or ice storm ceases. If the snow falls or ice accumulates upon the sidewalks in the nighttime, removal of same must be made within 12 hours after sunrise on the following day.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to place snow removed from private property upon any public street, alley or sidewalk.
(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015)
13-402 SAME: EXCEPTION; ALTERNATE REMEDY- Where there shall be ice or compacted snow on any such sidewalk of such a character as to make it practically impossible to remove the same, the sprinkling of ashes, sand or other noncorrosive chemicals on the accumulation of ice or snow in such a manner as to make such sidewalk reasonably safe for pedestrian travel shall be deemed a sufficient compliance with the provisions of this ordinance until the ice or snow can be removed.
(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015)
13-403 SAME; PENALTY- That any person violating the provisions of Section 13-401 shall, upon conviction, be fined $25.
(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015)
13-404 REMOVAL MAY BE MADE BY CITY- If any owner or occupant of any lot or lots shall refuse or neglect to clean or remove from the sidewalk abutting the lot or lots all snow and ice within the time specified, the city may cause such snow and ice to be removed from sidewalks and the cost thereof shall be assessed against such abutting lot or lots, and the city clerk shall certify the same to the county clerk for collection as provided by law.
(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015)
13-405 COSTS ON TAX ROLLS- The city clerk shall, at the time of certifying other city taxes to the county clerk, certify the unpaid costs for removal of snow or ice performed under the authority of Section 13-404 and the county clerk shall extend the same on the tax roll of the county against the lot or parcel of ground. The cost of such work shall be paid from the general fund or other proper fund of the city, and such fund shall be reimbursed when payments therefor are received or when such assessments are collected and received by the city.
(Code 1994; Code 2003; Code 2015)

Story Hour – “Fun on the Farm”

St. Francis Public Library would like to invite children, ages 3 years old – Pre-K, to join them Wednesday mornings from 10am – 11am, starting February 8th to March 8th, for Story Hour. The library’s theme is “Fun on the Farm” for this month. 

If you would like further information or sign up your child, please contact Penny Geinger @ 785-332-6448. 

Match Month – Invest in Cheyenne County’s Future!

During the month of December, donations to the Cheyenne County Impact Fund will be DOUBLED! 

  • Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match $1 for $1 (up to $50,000 total, maximum of $5,000 per household) to grow this county-wide endowment fund.
  • If the full $50,000 is matched, the Hansen Foundation will also donate an additional $50,000 to the Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation.

So, if $50,000 or more is raised, $150,000 in total donations will be made to Cheyenne County funds!

For more information or questions about this fund, please contact Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation at 785-772-5124.

Your charitable donation may be dropped off at CCKCF 209 E. Washington, or mailed to:

CCKCF, PO Box 967, St. Francis, KS  67756

Donate online at: or at

**** Gifts of cash, check or grain accepted ****

Your county. Their future.  Let’s reach for the sky and exceed $50,000!  Donations beyond $50,000 still benefit Cheyenne County!

City Fall Clean Up Week

City Fall Clean Up Week

The City Council has chosen to once again put on the Fall Clean Up and this year it is limited to the clean up of tree branches that you may have cut down or have fallen down but have not been removed yet. If you would like the city to assist you in hauling the branches away, contact City Hall @ 785-322-3142. The last day to call in to be placed on the list is October 21st. The city crew will be starting to collect on October 24th for those that have signed up.

The tree branches must be ready for pick up and placed in an accessible location either on the street side or the alley side of your property. The branches cannot be in any enclosures or behind fences as the city crew will possibly need to use equipment to haul them off.

Building Permits & Junked Motor Vehicles

Building Permits

The City Council would like to remind residents and contractors of the contents of City Code Chapter 4 Articles 207 and 208 which pertain to building permits.  Applications for building permits must be submitted to the City Clerk and approved by the City Superintendent and are subject to review and final approval by the City Council before work begins.  Penalties for violation are defined in Chapter 4 Article 216.   Thank you for your cooperation.

Junked Motor Vehicles on Private Property

The City Council would like to remind residents of City Code Chapter 8 Article 3 regarding junked motor vehicles on private property.  It is unlawful for any person to maintain or permit any motor vehicle nuisance within the City. Junked, wrecked, dismantled, inoperative or abandoned vehicles affect the health, safety, and general welfare of citizens. The Council has set a deadline of October 1, 2022, for residents to come into compliance with the ordinance, after which time warning letters and citations will be issued.  Thank you for your cooperation.