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Blue Rapids Planning Commission

Blue Rapids Planning Commission will NOT hold their monthly meeting April 27, 2016.  Their next monthly meeting will be on May 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center. The public is invited to attend.

Job Opening: Full-Time Police Officer

The City of Blue Rapids, Kansas (pop. 997) is seeking applicants for the position of Full-Time Police Officer.  Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license and have no felony record or serious misdemeanor offenses.  Kansas law enforcement certificate is preferred, but not mandatory.  If not certified, applicant must successfully complete law enforcement training.  Officer will be required to live within a short distance of the city limits of Blue Rapids.  City paid family health, dental and life insurance, retirement, sick and vacation leave, uniform and duty gear allowance.  Salary ranging up to $35,000 based upon experience and qualifications.  For information contact City Clerk, 04 Public Square, Blue Rapids, KS 66411, 785-363-7736.  Applications and resumes will be accepted until April 22, 2016.  EOE.

Blue Rapids T-shirts

Blue Rapids t-shirts are available for purchase at the city office, Yungeberg Drug and Blue Rapids museum.  Cost is $13.  The proceeds of t-shirt sales goes to repay the production costs and for paint to repaint the street signs.  Promote your city with a t-shirt.

On-Line Payments

You can now pay your utility bill and court payment online with a credit card, debit card or electronic check. A service fee will apply.

Pay Online Now!

Vegetation Dump Site

A vegetation dump site is available for Blue Rapids residents only.  Key is available at city office.  Fee:  $1 per load with a $5 key deposit.  Limbs, leaves, garden vegetation only are allowed at this sight.   All other materials must be taken to the county landfill.

City-Wide cleanup will be on May 9th. Limbs must be parallel to the curb and leaves must be in bags. No branches larger than 6″ in diameter will be picked up by the city. The vegetation dump will be open at no charge from May 2nd through May 13th to encourage citizens to take their own limbs, leaves and garden vegetation to the site.

Tire Cleanup

City-Wide tire cleanup will be on May 9th.  All tires must be curbside with rims removed from the tires by 7 am May 9th. The tire cleanup is a one time benefit to the residents of the City. We encourage all citizens to take advantage of this benefit.

Siren Notification

The fire call siren is a steady signal.  A tornado siren is a three minute up and down signal indicating a tornado has been sighted or is likely to form.  No all clear signal is given.


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1300 Independence Ave., S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC, 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800)-877-8339 (TDD) or (866)377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800)845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.