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Highland, Kansas 66035
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Scott Sisk (Standing Left) and the 2015 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!
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Water and Sewer
The council approved ordinances which increased the
water and sewer rates an average of 11-15% effective
January 21st. The increase will be seen on the bill due
March 1st. An increase was required to provide ongoing
maintenance and needed improvements to a 1960
constructed sewer system. The last rate increase
occurred in 2012. The full ordinances may be viewed at
City Hall or online at:
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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 -
Highland Pride’s Snowflake
Festival Celebrates Christmas Season
Begins the Celebration in Degginger Park, Senior Center,
and Library Nov. 27 from 5-7 pm. Santa, Santa’s
Workshop, Santa’s mailbox, Christmas tree lighting,
Christmas carols in the park, cookie decorating, a
snowflake craft, and enjoying the season with friends
and neighbors—Highland’s Snowflake Festival will again
usher in the Christmas season Friday Nov. 27 from 5-7
At 5 pm, festival attendees may gather around the
Christmas tree in Degginger Park to wait for Santa and
the tree lighting ceremony. Sisters Kayla and Keshanna
Cook will perform and lead carols for those gathered
around the tree.
As part of the Snowflake Festival tradition, the Lions
Club will be selling soup, chili, hot dogs, and hot
drinks at Santa’s Workshop.
Santa’s Highland house and a sleigh in the park will
provide parents with photo opportunities to take
pictures of their children with Santa.
Santa’s mailbox will sit near the sidewalk on the
northwest corner of the park, ready for the children to
send their letters to Santa. (Santa plans to answer each
Across the street from the park in the Senior Center,
many other activities are planned. Elves will help
children decorate cookies, make a snowflake craft, and
get “winter” tattoos. Pride will provide another photo
op for parents to take pictures of the children with
A new activity this year happens at the Highland Branch
Library where children may listen to stories every 15-20
minutes as well as enjoy a drink and snack.
The Women’s Council of the Highland United
Methodist-Presbyterian Church will sponsor a quilt
raffle to benefit the Help Your Neighbor West Food
Pantry with the drawing at 6:45 pm in the Senior Center
for the winner of the quilt. Raffle tickets may be
purchased at the Bank of Highland, the Senior Center, or
from Women’s Council members of the church for $1 each
or 6 for $5.
Highland Pride invites all children, young or old, to
come enjoy the beginning of the Christmas season.
Click here for flyer.
Drinking Water Notice
City of Highland public water supply system violated a
drinking water standard. Even though this was not an
emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know
what happened and what we are doing to correct this
We are required to monitor your drinking water for
specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of
regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not
our drinking water meets health standards. During June
1 to September 30, 2014, we did not complete triennial
monitoring for lead and copper as required by Kansas
click here for the complete notice OR Call city
hall or stop by city hall for a hard copy 785-442-3765.
Open Letter to USD
Buildings, Union Square/City Park and 99 year lease
The following letter
to the USD #111 Board of Education was approved
unanimously during a May 14th special meeting of the
Click here for the letter
City of Highland had one violation of drinking water
regulations in 2014. During July 2014, we did not
complete some required monitoring or testing for
coliform bacteria and therefore cannot be sure of the
quality of our drinking water during that time. As
noted in the 2015 Consumer Confidence Report, the bottom
line is that the water that is provided to you is safe.
The Consumer Confidence Report is available direct on
line after April 1, 2015, by going to www.krwa.net/ccr/highland or
anytime you may pick up a hard copy at city hall or view
a .pdf by
Notice to All City of Highland Dog Owners
City Hall is currently accepting registration for 2015
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
NOTICE to Highland Residents:
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
Click for Full Ordinance
Hollabaugh, Assistant City Clerk, is now in charge of scheduling
dates at The Highland Community Center. Contact
her at City Hall (785.442.3765) or cell phone
(785.850.1633). For more details,
CITY OF HIGHLAND
SNOWFLAKE CITY OF KANSAS
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.”