News Flash

Posted on: November 30, 2022

Kris Kobiskie - Employee Spotlight

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Officer Kris Kobiskie is our Employee Spotlight this time around. Officer Kobiskie is an asset to the Abilene Police Department. He is the School Resource Officer for Abilene Schools, he is a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis Examiner and the department&...
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Administration
Posted on: November 15, 2022

New Finance Director Announced

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City Manager Ron Marsh would like to announce Leann Johnson as the city’s new Finance Director. Leann has been the Municipal Court Administrator/Office Manager for the Abilene Police Department since 2019 and has been a wonderful asset to APD du...

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Administration
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Comprehensive Plan Update

The City is currently soliciting proposals for a review and a complete update of its 2006 Comprehensive Plan. 

The Comprehensive Plan is a statutory document that addresses land use, land development, infrastructure extensions, economic developmen...

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Administration
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Joy Maas - Employee Spotlight

Joy Maas

Joy Maas is our Employee Spotlight this round. She is responsible for all of the planning, planting and care of all landscaping at Eisenhower Park & Rose Garden, Little Ike Park, Bicentennial Park, City Building, Civic Center, Community Recreation Cen...

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Administration
Posted on: October 4, 2022

APD Offices Closed 10-4-2022

APD closed 10.4.22

Administration
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Employee Spotlight - Kevin Landers

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Our employee spotlight this week is on Detective Kevin Landers with the Abilene Police Dept.   Kevin says he really enjoys working for a department that is like a family and has the same goals in mind to make Abilene a better pl...
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Administration
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Town Hall Meeting Agenda

Town Hall Meeting Monday, September 26, 2022 500pm Abilene Public Library

Reminder: 

The Abilene City Commission will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm at the Abilene Public Library. At this meeting we will be discussing possible recreational opportunities for our community. Below is the a...

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Administration
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Stephen Sims - Employee Spotlight

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This weeks Employee Spotlight is on Public Works employee, Stephen Sims. Stephen is a Street Maintenance Worker II and some of his job responsibilities include, asphalt repair, levee maintenance, snow and ice removal, among many other things. Stephen says...
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Administration
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Don't forget your dog's tags!

August is National Dog Month, and we love all our furry friends.  Here at the City, we thought this would be a good time to remind our citizens that the City of Abilene requires dog tags for all dogs within city limits. Renewal of dog tags are re...

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Administration
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Town Hall Meeting

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The Abilene City Commissioners and City of Abilene staff will host a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 5:00pm to discuss potential recreational opportunities within our community. Please join us if you are able.

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Administration
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Karla Efurd - Employee Spotlight

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The next Employee Spotlight is on Karla Efurd! Karla is the Deputy Finance Director for the City of Abilene and has been employed with us for 19 years! Karla is a self-proclaimed nerd and likes when her numbers come out right. 

Fun Facts About Kar...

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Administration
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - 2023 Budget

The City will hold the 2023 Budget Public Hearing and the Revenue Neutral Rate Public Hearing on August 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm during the regular City Commission meeting at the Abilene Public Library. The proposed 2023 budget can be viewed here.

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Administration
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Employee Spotlight - Sharolyn Adams

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It's time for another round of Employee Spotlight and our recognized employee is Sharolyn Adams. Sharolyn is the Tourism Assistant at the Convention & Visitors Bureau. She assists the CVB director with daily tasks such as sharing information ...

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Administration
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Service Lines Warranties of America information

Many residents are not aware that buried water or sewer lines on their property are their responsibility. A broken or blocked water or sewer line can cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace, and many times residents are not prepared for this unexpe...

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Administration
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Devin Neal - Employee Spotlight

This week’s Employee Spotlight is on Devin Neal from the Abilene Public Works Department! Devin is a Water Maintenance Worker and has been employed with the City since September of 2021. Devin says he likes his job because everyday is something ...

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Administration
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Jacob Minson - Employee Spotlight

Jacob Minson

This week’s spotlight is on Jacob Minson from the Abilene Fire Department! Jacob is fairly new to the Abilene Fire Department, starting in January of 2022 but has already become a great asset to the city and the Fire Department. Jacob says he en...

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Administration
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Fireworks Information

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Administration
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Municipal Court now accepting online payments!

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One of the great benefits of the new court software implemented in March of this year is the ability to accept on-line payments. This is now up and running. By utilizing the link provided within the Municipal Court's website and provided here, ci...

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Administration
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Leann Johnson - Employee Spotlight

Leann Johnson

It is time for another Employee Spotlight! This week’s spotlight is on Leann Johnson from the Abilene Police Department! Leann started with the City in August 2019 but has worked in the court system since 2001. Leann administrates the Municipal ...

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Administration
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Golden Belt Heights Groundbreaking

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Golden Belt Heights formally known as The Highlands is Abilene’s newest & largest subdivision. After several years of sitting nearly empty with only one duplex on the west side, Abilene is finally starting to see movement on new construction...

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Administration
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Kellee Timbrook - Employee Spotlight

Kellee Timbrook

It is time for another Employee Spotlight! This week’s spotlight is on Kellee Timbrook! Kellee is the Parks & Recreation Director and has been employed by the City since June 2005. Kellee does a great job keeping the Parks & Recreation D...

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Administration
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Abilene Country Club Evaluation

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On Monday, May 16, 2022, a community forum regarding the golf course was held during the City Commission meeting. Provided here is the Abilene Country Club Report that was presented at this meeting. If there are any questions regarding the golf course, pl...

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Administration
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Angie Wilkins - Employee Spotlight

Angie Wilkins

Here at the City, we want to thank all our employees for their hard work each and every day. We have started a new Employee Spotlight program to recognize them randomly & individually. This week we would like to recognize Angie Wilkins! Angie works in...

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Administration
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Community Forum

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There will be a community forum during the Abilene City Commission's Study Session on Monday, May 16th @ 4pm to discuss the Abilene Golf Course. The meeting will be at the Abilene Public Library, and the public is encouraged to attend and share input rega...

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Administration
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Sidewalk Connection & Replacement Program

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The weather is getting nicer and warm weather projects are beginning. Are you planning to replace existing sidewalks in poor condition? Are you planning to connect two existing sidewalks? Did you know, the City of Abilene offers a Sidewalk Connection &...

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Administration
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Abilene awarded $1,000,000 for 14th Street Improvements

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Governor Laura Kelly Congratulates City of Abilene for Receiving $1 Million in Cost Share funds

~Abilene receives funds for improvements along 14th Street~  

 ABILENE – Today, Governor Laura Kelly congratulated the City ...

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Additional Info... Administration
Posted on: April 26, 2021

New City Manager Appointed by Abilene City Commission

Ron Marsh

Mayor Brandon L. Rein and City Commissioners have announced the appointment of Ron Marsh to be Abilene’s next City Manager.  The appointment will be effective April 26, 2021, with City Commission approval of the City Manager’s...

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Administration
Posted on: April 5, 2021

City of Abilene Sales and Transient Guest Tax Updates

Over the first Quarter of 2021, the City of Abilene sales tax collections totaled $276,714.69 which was up $28,401.73 from the first quarter one year ago. This is a 12% increase in sales tax received over the first quarter of 2021 compared to 2020 with gr...

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Administration
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Abilene Fire Department Receives Tools and Training

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The new equipment was put into service on March 3 and the Abilene Fire Department is now training on its use.

 “We are training on the operation and capability of the equipment,” said Kale Strunk, Interim Fire Chief. &ldquo...

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Administration
Posted on: December 17, 2020

City of Abilene Announces Interim Fire Chief

Kale Strunk

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce Kale Strunk, a fifteen-year member of the Abilene Fire Department, as its Interim Fire Chief.

“After reviewing applications and conducting interviews with potential candidates, I decided to appoint Kale ...

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Administration
Posted on: August 24, 2020

City of Abilene Announces New Police Chief

Anna Hatter

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce Anna Hatter, Wichita Police Department Deputy Chief, as its new Police Chief.

“After a nationwide search with 82 applications from 30 states, Anna quickly rose to the top of our list,” said Abi...

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Administration
Posted on: August 20, 2020

City of Abilene Awards Grants to Businesses

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In June, the City of Abilene was awarded a $132,000 Community Development Block Grant – CV from the Kansas Department of Commerce to assist small businesses affected by COVID-19. The application for the City’s grant funds closed July 1...

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Administration

News Flash

Posted on: July 27, 2022

Service Lines Warranties of America information

Many residents are not aware that buried water or sewer lines on their property are their responsibility. A broken or blocked water or sewer line can cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace, and many times residents are not prepared for this unexpe...

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Administration

News Flash

Posted on: May 31, 2022

Abilene Wins 2 Best of Travel Awards

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TravelAwaits readers selected Abilene as the Best U.S. Small Town to Visit for the second year in a row. Abilene also took first place in its Friendliest Small Towns in the U.S. contest.

“To win one national award is a really big deal, but to win...

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Additional Info... Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Abilene Named Best U.S. Small Town

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Abilene was named Best U.S. Small Town in TravelAwaits’ 2021 Best of Travel Awards.

“We’re really excited to receive this recognition,” said Julie Roller Weeks, Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau director. &...

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Convention & Visitors Bureau
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Events Return to Abilene

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“We’re excited to see events returning to Abilene,” said Julie Roller Weeks, director of the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau. “These events not only bring additional dollars and excitement to Abilene, but the...

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Additional Info... Convention & Visitors Bureau

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