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The City of Bel Aire is currently working on a Master Bike/Walk Plan and would like to invite any Bel Aire residents interested in serving on the Master Bike/Walk committee to please contact Rick at 744-2451 ext 218 or email@example.com.
NEW BUSINESS COMING TO SUNFLOWER COMMERCE PARK
The City of Bel Aire completed the sale of about 20 acres of land in its Sunflower Commerce Park to a company that is a developer for FedEx Ground, which plans a roughly 180,000-square-foot distribution facility there.
ATTENTION: Junior Students of Bel Aire
Boys State is a summer leadership and citizenship program sponsored by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for high school juniors. Boys and Girls are usually nominated by their junior history teachers for the summer of their junior year. At which point they can then be nominated by their camp counselors to become counselors themselves. Boys and Girls State programs both began in 1937 and are held in each of the U.S. states (excluding Hawaii), usually on a college campus within that state. In general, male and female programs are held separately, but at least seven states—Georgia, Nebraska, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island —host Boys' and Girls' State on the same campus on the same week.
One week of your summer can…
- Distinguish you in the competition for college admissions and scholarships
- Expand your leadership and problem-solving skills that will help you throughout life
- Give you a huge head start in your senior government class
- Introduce you to some of the smartest, most motivated high school juniors in Kansas
- Establish lifelong friendships
…if you attend the American Legion Boys State of Kansas.
To gather with young ladies of your own age from all across the State of Kansas for the purpose of forming and operating your City, County and State governments, through teamwork making them successful.
Description: The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program changes lives by bringing together dynamic young women for an intense week of leadership, patriotism and community. The Girls State program is a proven leadership laboratory. A fictional self-governing state of young ladies elects their own leaders, write bills for debate and run a legislative session. In the process, these leaders—class presidents, top varsity athletes, debate champions–dynamically engage with state representatives and senators. Two participants from each of 49 states are selected to attend the elite American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington DC, where they have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the President of the United States. Girls State is where the seeds of patriotism are cultivated in our nation's finest high-school girls, by women who care deeply about the future of America and take its leadership seriously. It is where future leaders realize their true potential! "Girls State impacted my life and gave me newfound confidence to help my community and society," said one former Girls State Citizen. "It influenced my career choices and my educational choices. The experience changed me dramatically."
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Attention: City of Bel Aire residents
Due to the upcoming inclement weather storm, meter readings will be delayed by a week. As a result of the delay, there will be a few extra days added in this billing cycle. Your understanding ahead of time is greatly appreciated.
City of Bel Aire Partners with KDOT for Rail Siding
Mayor David Austin and the Bel Aire City Council are pleased to announce the City has been awarded a funding package from the Kansas Department of Transportation to construct a rail siding in the Bel Aire Sunflower Commerce Park.Bel Aire broke ground on the Sunflower Commerce Park in November of 2012 with the goal to create a premier business park located in South Central Kansas and Sedgwick County. The 800 acre park has a Union Pacific industrial line running through the center of the park which the City envisioned utilizing for businesses needing rail access. With the funding package from KDOT, the siding will become a reality allowing four lots totaling more than 60 acres in Phase 1 to now have rail shipping capabilities.The City has been working with Buzzi Unicem to purchase a 12 acre lot on the southwest corner of 53rd and Greenwich. The contract contained a contingency that a rail siding be built in order for Buzzi to construct their $6 million dollar facility. With the funding from KDOT, the City can now move forward with construction of the siding and allow for the land contract to close. Buzzi will begin construction on their facility after the first of the year and utilize approximately 800 rail cars per year. Marlin Penner with John T. Arnold has worked the transaction and is responsible for marketing the Sunflower Commerce Park. The City currently has two other land purchase contracts in the due diligence phase for lots in the park. One is Shuttle Aerospace and the other is a yet to be announced international company. Century Manufacturing was the first business to locate in the park and has been operating for almost a year. Jeff Lackey with TranSystems worked closely with the City in applying for funding and also was responsible for engineering of the Sunflower Commerce Park. Platting was done by Chuck May with Schwab-Eaton and Jeff Best with Law-Kingdon completed the master plan.. TranSystems has competed engineering on the siding and Union Pacific has approved access to their line. Construction should begin on the siding after the first of the year.The City would like to thank Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King for his support of this project and the economic benefits it will bring to south central Kansas. City staff worked closely with John Maddox from the KDOT Freight and Rail Division as well as Mike Moriarty with the KDOT Economic Development Division who both were very supportive of this project.
DO YOU WANT TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN GOVERNMENT AND YOU ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13-19?
The City of Bel Aire Mayor's Youth Council has been recently approved by the governing body and the City of Bel Aire is now accepting applications! For those interested in participating on the Mayor's Youth Council, please click below on the Agreement Form and Application Form. You can then print off your copy and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 316-744-3739, Attention Rick.
· Students who are looking for new and challenging experiences
· Students who want to become engaged citizens
· Students who want to be leaders in the community
· Students who are dedicated to improving the lives of youth in Bel Aire
· Students who can work together in teams
· Students who like to work hard and have a good time!
The City of Bel Aire invites everyone to send us your upcoming event and we will gladly include your event to our Community Calendar. For the very latest events, check out our Community Calendar on our homepage, directly underneath our News section.
Bel Aire Community Newsletter
Bel Aire Gains Recognition for Being a Great Place to Live!
According to the new rankings by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC
Bel Aire was ranked as the #1 suburb in Sedgwick County and #7 in the state of Kansas!
Suburbs were ranked based on access to amenities, proximity to good schools, average commute times and community safety. According to the survey, suburbanites are more likely to eat in, commute to work, own their homes, and dedicate weekends to home improvement and do-it-yourself décor projects.
Welcome to The City of Bel AireWelcome to the City of Bel Aire - City of the Future with Respect for It's Past! We feel the tagline of our community says a great deal of who we are, and what we believe. Our past delivered us to our present...commitment, dedication, and perseverance will boldly drive us into the future.
Bel Aire is an inviting community with strong businesses and wonderful people. With a population nearing 7,000 and its close proximity to Wichita, Bel Aire is afforded the amenities of big-city living, while being able to remain close to its small-town roots. In addition, nearby major transportation networks and available resources foster an environment of healthy business creation and expansion. These important characteristics make Bel Aire a great place to live, work, and raise a family. We invite you to take a look at our website, familiarize yourself with our community, and see for yourself why we are proud to call Bel Aire home!
Thank you for your virtual visit. If you have questions, we have answers. Contact us with any questions you may have and let's discuss why Bel Aire is the Metro's community of choice.
Bel Aire Quick Facts:
Date of Incorporation: November 26, 1980
Land Area: 6.83 sq. miles
Elevation: 1,400 ft
- County: Sedgwick
ZIP Code: 67220, 67226
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Public School District: USD 259
Government: Council - Manager
Sales Tax: 7.15%
To find out more about Bel Aire, visit the US Census Bureau's Quick Facts about Bel Aire, KS