215 S. Broadway
Louisburg, KS 66053
Hours: 7 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Chief Tim Bauer
209 S. Metcalf Rd.
Louisburg, KS 66053
Chief Brad Seely
205 S. Metcalf Rd.
Louisburg, KS 66053
Louisburg Speaks is published
six times a year by the City of
Louisburg for its residents. Please
direct questions or comments to:
Residents surveyed on leaf removal
The City Council is looking at options
for leaf removal within the city limits.
During the past year, council mem-
bers have heard various complaints and
concerns about burning inside the city
limits and the health issues that burning
creates for some residents.
Currently, open burning is allowed
inside the city limits on Fridays and Sat-
urdays when wind speeds are between 5
and 15 mph. A burn may not be started
between two hours before sunset until
one hour after sunrise. City residents
are also asked to call the Miami County
Sheri at 913-294-4444 option 4 to check
weather conditions each time they con-
duct a burn.
City sta presented the City Council
with several options on leaf removal at
a meeting in late January. Some of the
options included purchasing a truck with
a vacuum that would be used to remove
leaves that had been raked to the curb.
Another option discussed was to have a
trash dumpster available for residents
to haul and dump their leaves into and
the dumpster would then be hauled to
the landll. The last option would be to
create an area at the City’s brush dump
on S. Rogers Road that could be used
to house the leaves until they could be
burned. Some of these options would
have varying costs associated with them.
Each city household is asked to com-
plete a survey that is included in this
newsletter or is available on the City’s
The Council will use this feedback to
determine if a city leaf removal program
will be pursued.
Riding the rollercoaster
Being mayor sometimes feels like
riding a rollercoaster; there are times
that are very exciting and fun and
there are times that a person has to
hang on tight since it feels like the
car is going to run o the track or go
I enjoy listening and talking with
others as we set and accomplish goals
to make our city a better place to live
and grow. Council members will have
a workshop in late April to formalize
next year’s goals for the City. It is an
exciting process in which the council
will come together in order to priori-
tize what we feel is most important for
the City to accomplish next year.
Some of these goals include more
street lights at crosswalks, better
house numbering, continued sidewalk
growth and potential pool enhance-
ments. These are the fun times to be
on the rollercoaster and it brings back
good memories of riding the rides and
attending a fair. The
time when it feels like
the ride is going to run
o the track is when
we receive complaints
that are unreason-
able. I do not mind
complaints that help
to bring about change
or provide a diering
of opinion. The unreasonable part, for
example, is when someone complains
about a speeding ticket they received
when they know they were speeding.
As long as the rules are clear it is hard
to fault someone for doing their job.
All in all, it is an exciting time to be
Mayor and most of the time I enjoy
the rollercoaster ride. But I am glad
that City Hall doesn’t sell cotton candy
The City of Louisburg requires
building permits. Please call the
Building & Zoning Department at
913-837-5811 before beginning any
Be safe, call before you dig
If you have a spring or summer-
time project that includes digging,
you are encouraged to call 811 Dig
Safe before you dig.
This free service will mark any util-
ities in your yard and help you avoid
costly disruptions to utility service or
injury to you or those around you. It
can also help you avoid footing the
bill for repair costs if you do hit a
Homeowners or contractors
should always call Dig Safe before
any outdoor project that involves
digging that may include construct-
ing a deck, fence, outdoor water fea-
ture and even a mailbox or planting
trees or shrubs.
The depth of utility lines can vary
and there may be multiple utility
lines in a common area.
Residents should always call Dig Safe
before making improvements that
• Citywide clean-up day is scheduled
for Saturday, April 27.
• National Prescription Drug Take-
Back Day, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday,
April 27 at the Louisburg Police Station.
• Discounted pool passes are avail-
able at City Hall through April 30.
• Louisburg Aquatic Center opens for
the season, noon, May, 25.
• City oces are closed for Memorial
Day, May 27.
• 24th annual Fishing Derby, 7-11
a.m. Saturday, June 15, Ron Weers
Shelter/City Lake. Kids 16 & under can
compete for prizes.
• Mark your calendars for Freedom
Fest, July 4 at Lewis-Young Park. Watch
for more details.
• Annual dog tags are required for
all dogs living inside the city limits.
Tags are $3 for a dog that is spayed or
neutered or $5 otherwise. A copy of the
dog’s rabies vaccine is required. Tags
may be purchased at City Hall during
regular business hours.
City residents are en-
couraged to deep clean
their closets and search
the far corners of garages
for items that can be set
out for citywide clean-up
This event, for city res-
idents only, is Saturday,
April 27. Residents should
have their items to the
curb by 6:30 a.m.
Small items should
be contained in bags or
boxes. White goods, scrap
iron and metal will be
picked up. Refrigerators or
freezers must be emptied,
doors removed, locked or
After placing a call to 811, the Dig
Safe operators contact local utility
companies who then mark utility
lines. This process generally takes
three to four days. Even if you’ve
used Dig Safe in the past to mark
utility lines, you should do this each
time you dig as lines could shift due
to time, erosion or root structure
Utility marking can even be re-
quested online at www.kansasone-
otherwise made so they can’t be opened and
turned face down.
Items that will not be picked up include reg-
ular trash, brush, limbs, leaves, tires, batteries,
demo or construction material and no hazard-
ous waste like paint, pesticides, oils, gasoline
motors. To dispose of those items contact the
Miami County Sanitary Landll at 913-294-
Citywide clean-up is a service provided by the City
of Louisburg with the local refuse company.