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Highland, Kansas 66035
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Aaron Leach: 785-741-1131
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Mayor Charles Batchelder and the 2019 council members would like to welcome you to Highland, KS. Highland is nestled in the very Northeast county of Kansas, a small community with a big heart.  With education at an utmost importance, Highland Community College gives many opportunities to community personnel and many others.  Being the “oldest college in Kansas,” Highland Community College gives a solid base to individuals wanting to further their education.  If adventure is your call, then Highland can give you that too.  Fishing, hunting and boating can all be done within a 5 mile radius from town.  Come visit Highland where Learning to Live is Living to Learn! (Standing L-R: Mayor Charles Batchelder, Dana Clary, Matt Peterson; Seated L-R: Greg Delzeit, Terry Gibson, Rocky Ruhnke)

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Notice of Fire Hydrant Testing
Fire hydrant flow testing will be conducted on Sunday, August 4th beginning at 2:00 PM. All hydrants will be tested   Please be advised that you may experience a drop-in water pressure as well as some discoloration of the water during this process. The discoloration of the water is only temporary and does not indicate a problem with the water. If your water does become discolored, turn on an outside faucet to clear the water line before doing any laundry or cleaning. The Water Department will continue to monitor the water quality during this period to ensure that the water remains safe to drink. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but flushing is an important part of our system maintenance. Please contact Chris Waggoner, Fire Chief, at 816-261-6108 or Aaron Leach, Water Supt., at 785-741-1131 with any questions or concerns you may have.
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Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)

During the 2018 calendar year, the City of Highland had no violations of drinking water regulations.  Because of the sampling schedules, some of the results are more than one-year-old.  The Consumer Confidence Report is available directly on line by clicking here or anytime during business hours, you may pick up a hard copy at city hall.

City Announces Sidewalk Reimburstment Policy
The Highland City Council has established a uniform policy to encourage the installation and replacement of sidewalks in the city. A fixed amount of funds will be set aside, on an annual basis, for the purpose of partially reimbursing landowners that undertake and pay for such projects. Repair of sidewalks, as opposed to replacement, is not eligible for reimbursement. For the year 2019, the city has allocated a total of $10,000 under the policy, the terms of which are as follows:
• To be eligible for reimbursement, all such projects must be of quality workmanship and in accordance with standard design criteria.
• The landowner must pay for the work and file for reimbursement with the city.
• Reimbursement is for 50% of actual cost, subject to certain limitations.
• Priority is given to the downtown area, defined to be Main St between Kansas St and Ives St.
• Other areas of the city become eligible if all funding is not used in the downtown area on or before April 30 of each year.

The specific details of the policy, as adopted in Resolution 19-3, can be reviewed online or at city hall. For any other questions, or to apply for reimbursement see attached form or  contact the city clerk.

Help Prevent Sewer Backups

Everyone can contribute to the success of sewer lines flowing freely whether it is in your home, business, apartment or public places.  Only two items are flushable – human waste and toilet paper.  All other items are to be disposed of in the trash.  “Disposable” or “flushable” wipes are not to be flushed as they do not break down like toilet paper and can clog the home’s plumbing system and/or the city’s sewage pumps.  F.O.G. (Fats, Oils and Grease) also contribute to clogged sewer pipes.  All grease and grease products should be disposed of in the trash.  City Emergency numbers:  City Hall (785) 442-3765, Aaron Leach (785) 741-1131 or Trevor Saunders (785) 741-4919     See Attached Flyers - Preventing Sewer Backups - What Not To Flush - Printable Bathroom Poster - Frequently Asked Questions - Disposal Of Food Scraps, Fats, Oil & Grease

Doniphan County Household Hazzardous Waste
A FREE program to help Doniphan County residents remove household hazardous waste.  Call NEK Environmental Services with any questions 785-985-2778.

Highland Parking Ordinance
The City of Highland, effective as of June 29, 2017, established new restrictions concerning parking of certain types of vehicles, trailers and agricultural equipment on city streets.  Ordinance #538 was adopted by the governing body in response to many discussions and complaints made through the years concerning safety issues, specifically, such parking causing difficulty in seeing around the parked equipment and blocking safe passage in the adjacent roadway.  Additionally, it was felt that heavy equipment, including semi-trucks and semi-trailers, was causing permanent damage to city streets. The complete terms of Ordinance #538 can be reviewed at city hall or by visiting the city’s website at .

In brief summary, the ordinance disallows parking of the following on any street within the corporate city limits:  semis, semi-trailers, gooseneck and box trailers, commercial motor vehicles, farm tractors and implements, RVs, and school busses.   Exceptions are allowed for temporary parking to frequent a retail business, delivery vehicles and vehicle repair businesses.  

The governing body is looking forward to citizens and the travelling public voluntarily complying with the new law.  If anyone has a question concerning interpretation of the ordinance, or how it may apply in any given situation, they are encouraged to contact the police department or office of the city attorney. 

Notice to All City of Highland Dog Owners
City Hall is currently accepting registration for 2018 Registration – The owner, keeper, harborer of any dog over two months of age must register the dog within 30 days of acquisition and must pay an annual registration fee on or before January 31 of each calendar year.  After February 28th, the penalty for late registration will increase $2.00 for each dog and law enforcement officials may issue a citation for non-registration.  The following registration fees apply: For each non-spayed female, $6.00. For each spayed female and each male, $3.00. 
click here for the complete notice OR Call city hall or stop by city hall for a hard copy  785-442-3765.

NOTICE to Highland Residents:
The City of Highland will soon begin more vigilant enforcement of Dog Ordinance #393, which requires that all dogs must be confined to their owner's property or otherwise remain under the direct control of their owner.  Citations will be issued in municipal court for dogs running at large and, if captured, dogs will be impounded.  Owners are subject to fines and associated costs.  Click for Full Ordinance 

Online Payment Now Available!
City of Highland is offering another option to make your municipal court or utility payments.  The city is using Kansas Information Consortium, LLC (dba for online payments.  Click here to make a payment.   Disclaimer:  You will be leaving the City of Highland’s website and going to a website that is not operated by the city. 

The City of Highland, its employees and agents bear no liability or responsibility, in any manner whatsoever, in connection with the usage or operation of this, or any other, linked website, including the content, accessibility or availability thereof.  

About Third Party Links on Our Site:
The links provided in our website are provided solely for your convenience and may assist you in locating other useful information on the internet.  When you click on these links you will leave the City of Highland’s website and will be redirected to another site.  These sites are not under the control of the city.  The city is not an agent and we do not endorse or guarantee their products.  We make no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of the information contained in the linked sites.  We suggest that you always verify the information obtained from linked websites before acting upon this information.   If you have any questions or concerns about the products and services offered on linked third party websites, please contact the third party directly

Doniphan County's Recycling Program
Please feel free to share this and help spread the word. In addition, paper versions of this brochure will be available at various locations across the county for citizens to pick up, including the County Clerk's office at the courthouse in Troy. Thank-you for recycling!  Sheet #1 - Sheet #2

Community Center Rental
For scheduling dates for use of the Highland Community Center contact Highland City Hall (785.442.3765)  For more details, click here

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In January of 2011, Highland PRIDE voted to raise $7,000 to purchase lighted snowflakes for the downtown streetlights and become the self-proclaimed “Snowflake City of Kansas.”  Full Article

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