Maintenance Department

During the winter months when we begin snow removal from the streets, along with salt /sand applications when necessary, we try to get out very early in the mornings, to assure a safer commute to work for the citizens in town. We have a scheduled route that we try to follow every year. We try to clear the main entrances/exits in town first, which are Wyandotte, Palmberg, Main and Miller Street. After these major streets are cleared, then we start on streets closest to the schools, to allow the school buses and children walking to school a safer commute. The side streets are cleared last. If we do receive large amounts of snow , we will try to clear out the wind-row that is piled at the end of your driveways.


Please remember that even though our staff is always happy to answer your questions, long or constant interruptions hinder their ability to complete projects in a timely manner.  If you have a complaint or need services, please feel free to pick up a Request for Service form at City Hall, or use this link Request for Service to download the form and turn in to the office when completed.  We will gladly take a copy for you and distribute to the department that will handle your request.

Maintenance Department Employees:

City Maintenance & Certified Wastewater Operator
James Wells

Maintenance & Streets 
Matt Williams 
Office (785)484-3450

It is the home owner’s responsibility to keep your ditches and tubes clear of debris, ( leaves, stick’s grass clippings ect…) The burn pile is only open for yard debris only! If we continue to have problem’s with the trash and construction material being dumped, we will be forced to close the burn pile.

Please help keep our City Park clean for everyone to enjoy! 


4-801.                  AN ORDINANCE regulating structures over ditches.
                            Section 1. MeridenCity Ordinance No. 4-801 is hereby amended to read as set forth below. The original Ordinance No. 4-801 is hereby specifically repealed.
                            Section 2. The purpose of this ordinance is to encourage the flow and passage of water within the drainage ditches of Meriden, Kansas, and to prevent impediments and restrictions in said flow.
                            Section 3. All installations and replacements of whistles and tubes within the city limits of Meriden, Kansas, shall be approved in advance by the MeridenCity Council or its designee.
                            Section 4. All whistles or tubes installed or replaced with the city limits of Meriden, Kansas, shall be constructed of concrete or corrugated steel.
                            Section 5. All whistles and tubes installed or replaced shall have a diameter of not less than fifteen (15) inches. The minimum lengths for whistles and tubes in stalled or replaced shall be twenty (20) feet for single-vehicle driveways and twenty-four (24) feet for double vehicle driveways.
                            Section 6. All whistles and tubes installed or replaced shall be purchased by the property owner. The gravel and backfill for each whistle or tube replaced or installed shall be approved by the City Council or its designee and purchased by the landowner. The installation and/or replacement of the whistle or tube shall be conducted by the City of Meriden at no cost to the landowner.
                            Section 7. This ordinance shall become effective after one (1) publication in the official newspaper of Meriden, Kansas.
                            PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council this 6th day of June, 1990.