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Posted on: February 15, 2024

City Commission Meeting Update - February 13, 2024

On Tuesday, February 13th the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regularly scheduled meeting:

Consent Agenda items (Liberal Convention & Tourism Bureau Advisory Board minutes, code enforcement statistics, and airport lea...

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City News
Posted on: February 15, 2024

City Hall closed for Presidents' Day holiday

Presidents Day Holiday

City Hall will be closed Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents' Day. CityBus routes will run normal operations. 

Refuse Collection Schedule

Green Poly Carts:

Monday pickup on Tuesday

Tuesday pickup on Wednesday

Thursday, Friday, &...

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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Planning & Zoning Board Position Opening

PZ Advisory Board Ad

The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals is seeking a volunteer member to serve on their board. The mission of this board is to guide and accomplish the coordinated and harmonious development of the City of Liberal.

This openin...

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City News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

2024 Street Maintenance

Seal Map 2024 English

Annual street maintenance begins February 14, 2024 in East Liberal. The project area includes public streets from 2nd Street to Highway 83 between Kansas Ave and Country Estates, as well as East 8th Street.

During this project // Durante este proyecto

Do no...

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City News
Posted on: January 24, 2024

City Commission Meeting Update - January 23, 2024

On Tuesday, January 23rd the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regularly scheduled meeting:

Consent Agenda items (airport leases and Liberal Housing Authority meeting minutes) were approved by the Commission.

The Commission ...

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City News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

MLK Day Holiday schedule

Please note our service schedule changes for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 15th.

City Hall will be closed for the holiday.

CityBus routes will run normal operations.

Green Poly Cart Schedule:

  • Monday pickup on Tuesday
  • Tuesday pickup ...
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City News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

City Commission Meeting Update - January 9th

On Tuesday, January 9th the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regularly scheduled meeting: 
Annual reorganization of the City Commission took place, with commissioners Jose Lara, Ron Warren, and Matthew Landry swor...
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City News
Posted on: January 8, 2024

City Hall closed Tuesday, January 9th

City Hall closed Tuesday, January 9th

City Hall offices will be closed Tuesday.

We urge everyone to stay off roads and shelter in place until weather and roadway conditions improve.

City News
Posted on: January 8, 2024

CityBus routes closed January 9th

CityBus closed January 9th

CityBus routes are closed Tuesday, Jan. 9th due to weather conditions. Please avoid travel during this winter storm.

City News
Posted on: January 8, 2024

City Hall closing Jan. 8 at noon due to weather

City Hall will be closing at noon on Jan. 8th

City Hall will close at noon today due to forecasted weather conditions. Stay safe - follow weather advisories and avoid outdoor activities & travel.

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City News
Posted on: December 28, 2023

New Year's Day Holiday

City Hall and CityBus routes are closed for the holiday, Monday, January 1st, 2024. 

Refuse Collection Schedule:

  • Green Poly Carts
    • Monday pickup on Tuesday
    • Tuesday pickup on Wednesday
  • Commercial Routes - no change

Carts must be at the curb by 7 a.m. for...

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City News
Posted on: December 27, 2023

City Commission Meeting Update - December 26, 2023

On Tuesday, December 26th the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regularly scheduled meeting:

Consent Agenda items (airport leases, cereal malt beverage licenses) were approved by the Commission.

The Commission held a public ...

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City News
Posted on: December 26, 2023

Dec. 26 - City Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting Notice

The December 16th Liberal City Commission meeting will be in person at the Commission Chambers (950 S. Grant) & streaming on our online platforms. 

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City News
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Holiday Schedule - Christmas Day

City Hall and CityBus services will be closed Monday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday.
Please note there will be no green poly cart trash pickup Monday. Commercial routes are unaffected.  For more info about refuse collection ...
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City News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

General Welch Blvd repairs complete

General Welch Boulevard is now fully open for traffic following roadway repairs. 

City News
Posted on: December 13, 2023

City Commission Meeting Update - December 12, 2023

On Tuesday, December 12th the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regularly scheduled meeting:

The meeting opened with annual recognition of City employees reaching milestone years of service to the community. The following i...

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City News
Posted on: December 12, 2023

New Playground Equipment Installed

New equipment at Mahuron Park playground

The City of Liberal finished installation of two new playground structures this month, located at Blue Bonnet and Mahuron parks. A portion of the equipment costs were funded through grants from the National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Bl...

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City News
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Liberal Airport construction, temporary closure dates

Airport Terminal Photo Liberal

The Liberal Airport will be closed for construction beginning January 8, 2024 with an anticipated reopening date of February 12, 2024.  

Construction involves runway lighting upgrades on the main runway which were requested by the airport&rsqu...

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City News
Posted on: November 29, 2023

City Commission Meeting Update - November 28, 2023

On Tuesday, November 28th the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regularly scheduled meeting: 

Consent Agenda items (Convention & Tourism meeting minutes, Planning & Zoning meeting minutes, Code Enforcement ...

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City News
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

City Hall and multiple City departments will be closed Thursday & Friday for the holiday.

City Hall and multiple City departments will be closed Thursday & Friday for the holiday. 
CityBus routes will not run on Thanksgiving, but will run normal hours on Friday. 
There will be no green poly cart trash pickup on Thursday or ...
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City News
Posted on: November 15, 2023

City Commission Meeting Update - November 14, 2023

On Tuesday, November 14th the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regularly scheduled meeting:

Consent Agenda items (Planning & Zoning meeting minutes and airport leases) were approved by the Commission.

Commissioners vote...

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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

KDOT to host listening session Nov. 14th

KDOT English Invite

Modified plans for the Six-Point intersection in Liberal will be presented by the Kansas Department of Transportation from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Seward County Community College, Room 229D on Tuesday, Nov. 14 for public comment and discussion. All are welcome ...

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City News
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Veterans Day Holiday Schedule

Veterans Day Holiday

City Hall will be closed Friday, Nov. 10th in observance of Veterans Day.
The CityBus program will operate during normal hours.
Please note there will be no green poly cart trash pickup this Friday. Commercial routes are unaffected.  For more info ...
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City News
Posted on: November 6, 2023

Liberal Fire Department introduces fire training system

The Black Hills Corporation Foundation recently purchased a LION digital fire training system for the Liberal Fire Department. This state-of-the-art system provides realistic, hands-on simulation which can be used to train new firefighter students.

The Lib...

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City News
Posted on: October 31, 2023

City of Liberal launches new engagement platform

Liberal Polco SM Post

The City of Liberal has launched the use of Polco, an online engagement platform, in an expanding effort to gain resident feedback to support local government decision-making. 

City staff will use Polco to post surveys and poll questions for citiz...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2023

City to host Town Hall - Nov. 15th

November 15th Town Hall

The City of Liberal will host a Town Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15th in the City Commission Chambers at the Liberal Recreation Department, 950 S. Grant Ave. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Information about the upcomin...
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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2023

Liberal Animal Shelter achieves No-Kill status in 2022

Animal Shelter Logo

On Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, the Liberal Animal Shelter was recognized by Best Friends Animal Society for achieving a 90% save rate in 2022. This means the shelter saved more than 90% of the dogs and cats that entered the shelter last year.

Achieving ...

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2023

City Commission Meeting Update - October 24, 2023

City Commission Update 10_24_23

On Tuesday, October 24th, the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regularly scheduled meeting:

Consent Agenda items (airport leases, Planning & Zoning meeting minutes, code enforcement report, Convention & Tourism Bur...

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City News
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Responders receive Award of Merit for Heroic Actions

Firefighter Joseph Navarro

LFD Firefighter Joseph Navarro, and SCFD Captain Braden Steckel received an Award of Merit for Heroic Actions at the Seward County Commission Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Captain Steckel and Firefighter Navarro were presented awards for their act of serv...

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City News
Posted on: September 12, 2023

City Commission Meeting Update - September 11, 2023

City Commission Update 9_11_23

On Monday, September 11, the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regular meeting:

Mayor Lara read a proclamation in observance of Constitution Week (Sept. 17-23).

Resolution 2400, a public hearing to appeal the demolition of s...

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City News
Posted on: August 15, 2023

City to open new commission chambers

City of Liberal Commission Chambers Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Liberal’s City Commissioners will soon move to their new commission chambers located inside the Liberal Recreation Department at 950 S. Grant. The first meeting to be held in the new location will be the regularly scheduled City Commission meeti...

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City News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Napoli’s Italian Restaurant returning to Liberal

Grier House - 2 Rock Island Road

  • provided by City of Liberal and Seward County Development Corporation

Through collaborative efforts between the City of Liberal, Seward County Development Corporation and NetWork Kansas, a beloved Italian eatery is making its way back to the Liberal commun...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Liberal Airport runway improvements complete

Airport Reopened

The Liberal Airport resumed commercial flight services on February 12 following the completion of main runway lighting upgrades requested by the airport’s operating airline – SkyWest Airlines.

The Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport (L...

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City News Flash
Posted on: October 23, 2023

City accepting online utility payments

City Online Bill Pay

The City of Liberal has completed a rebuild and migration to a new online payment portal. Individuals may once again submit utility bill payments for water, sewer, and standard trash collection services online using a credit card, debit card, or ACH payme...

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City News Flash
Posted on: September 28, 2023

City Commission Meeting Update - September 26, 2023

City Commission Update 9_26_23 Title

On Tuesday, September 26th, the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regularly scheduled meeting:

Pictured Above: LFD Firefighter Joseph Navarro, LFD Chief Kelly Kirk, SCFD Captain Braden Steckel, and SCFD Chief Andre...

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City News Flash
Posted on: August 24, 2023

City Commission Meeting Update - August 22, 2023

City Commission Update 8_22_23

On Tuesday, August 22nd, the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regularly scheduled meeting:
The meeting began with a ribbon cutting ceremony courtesy of the Liberal Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of the new ci...
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City News Flash
Posted on: August 9, 2023

City Commission Meeting Update - August 8, 2023

City Commission Update 8_8_23

On Tuesday, August 8th, the Liberal City Commission addressed the following items during their regularly scheduled meeting:

Mayor Jose Lara presented a proclamation recognizing August 11, 2023 as 811 Day. Call 811 is the national “call-before-you-dig” phon...

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City News Flash
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Western Avenue Opening

Western ave open

Western ave open

City News Flash
Posted on: April 20, 2023

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Waterway Advisory Issued for the Arkalon Park located in Liberal, Kansas

 Residents and animals should not enter the water at any time.

 The city of Liberal has issued a waterway advisory for Arkalon Park.

The advisory is a result of a mech...

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