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It varies depending on if the plot is selected by the Sexton or by the buyer plus a couple of other factors. For more information please call the Cemetery Sexton at (620) 431-5256, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The city will hold services on Saturday mornings only (no Sunday services) and the service must be over by 11:00 a.m. at the latest. There is an extra charge to have a Saturday service. The amount differs depending on if it’s a regular service or a cremation service. Please call the Cemetery Sexton at (620) 431-5256, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, for more information.
You can call the Deputy City Clerk at (620) 431-5217, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Those without Internet access may call the Neosho County Emergency Management Office (620-244-3874), Monday through Friday, (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) to give their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers (optional).
When the electric goes off you can call the Public Works Complex at (620) 431-5250, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Or, after hours and on weekends call Power Plant #2 at (620) 431-5270. How long an outage lasts depends on what causes the outage and how big of an area is affected by the outage. On average the City of Chanute Electric Dept. gets the electric back on in 30 minutes.
When it starts cycling on and off it means the bulb is getting ready to go out. To report please call the Public Works Complex at (620) 431-5250, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Call the Public Works Complex at (620) 431-5250, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ask to have the Electric Department’s tree trimmer come by to look at it. He will determine if it is something the city will take care of or if it is the home owner’s responsibility.
The city has several Wi-Fi hotspots that are available to the public for free. Wi-Fi hotspot Maps.
No, the city landfill cannot accept hazardous liquids.
Tree limbs and brush may be disposed of at the landfill, up to two inches in diameter, for free of charge. Anything larger than that may still be disposed of with the rate of $16/ton or a minimum charge of $5 a load up to 200 pounds. Grass clippings and leaves are not accepted at the landfill, but can be taken to the city’s compost site at our wastewater treatment plant located at 2600 South Katy Road.
The Chanute Public Library card catalog is online! Search the Library’s collection, explore the collection of other area libraries, and have materials you find transferred to your local library! This service is available for patrons of the Chanute Public Library at no charge!
The Chanute Public Library is a member of the Southeast Kansas Library System and participates in a consortium which includes 25 libraries in the region. Users are able to search the consolidated catalog for books and materials of all 25 libraries and place a hold on items from any of the libraries. Library card holders can then use the SEK-N-Find catalog to request items to be transferred between libraries for checkout by the person requesting them. Users can limit their search to items only at Chanute by using the “Advanced Search”, or by logging in so that the catalog will recognize which library they are registered with. Users may also renew items and access their reading history once logged into their account.
There is no limit on the number of items which may be borrowed by an individual except: Video cassettes and DVDs – 5 per card Reference books and rare or historically valuable books do not circulate.
Length of Loan Periods:
Adult & children’s books – 3 weeks New fiction and designated non-fiction – 1 week Interlibrary loan materials – set by the lending library Magazines – 1 week Video cassettes and DVDs – 1 week Other audio-visual materials – 3 weeks
Renewals may be made in person, over the telephone, via email or online through the Sek N Find catalog. All materials may be renewed one time. Items borrowed on Interlibrary Loan can be renewed at the discretion of the owning library. Items which other patrons have placed a hold on cannot be renewed.
Library patrons may reserve materials in person, over the telephone, via email or online through the Sek N Find catalog. The patron will be notified when the materials become available. Books and other materials must be picked up within 5 days of notification unless the patron requests additional time.
Return of Materials:
The patron is responsible for returning materials on or before the date due. If items are overdue, the patron may be refused the right to borrow additional materials until the missing materials are returned or replacement costs are paid. Materials are the responsibility of the owner of the card used to check them out and/or the co-signer in the case of juveniles.
Fines are $0.50 per day, with a maximum of $5.00 per item, for all materials after the grace period. Grace periods vary from 7 days for DVDs and videos to 14 days for most other materials. Fines on interlibrary loans will be based on charges made by the loaning library. An accumulated $10.00 fine will suspend borrowing privileges. Library cards must be free of any charges before Internet access will be allowed.
Materials lost or damaged well beyond normal wear and tear will be charged to the patron. Fees paid are for damage to municipal property and do not constitute a purchase of the item.
Reference Service: Staff is available to help you answer your questions or assist you in finding information for research. We also provide access to several research databases .
Interlibrary Loan: If we do not have the particular book or article you need, ask us to borrow it for you from another Kansas library.
Talking Books: The Federal Government provides, free of charge, special books on tape for those with visual impairment or other physical disability. Applications may be picked up at the Chanute Public Library.
Adult Programs: Other adult programs are offered throughout the year, including programs sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council and special Christmas craft programs. Ask at the library, or check our calendar, for upcoming events.
Memorial/Gift Program: You can purchase materials for the library’s collection to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, to honor a friends or a family member, or simply to give a lasting gift to the community. Book plates with the honoree’s name will be included in each book.
Internet & Word Processing: The library provides 10 public-access computers which provide access to the Internet as well as Word, Excel, and Power Point. Users are allowed 1 hour per day. Library cards are required for access, but adults can be logged on with “visitor” status. There is a charge for printing.
Book Sale: Each fall the Friends of Chanute Library sell donated or discarded books at great prices.
Kansas Library Card: Provides access to Audiobooks and More, state-sponsored databases and Homework Kansas. (LINK)http://kansas.lib.overdrive.com/470C4FA2-2B94-4146-979A-DE14B869C7D0/10/378/en/Default.htm
Toddler Story Time: These sessions are offered for toddlers and an accompanying adult throughout the year. No pre-registration is required, but check with the library for current scheduling.
Summer Reading Program: Beginning the Tuesday after Memorial Day, youth are encouraged to join us for a summer of reading pleasure. Special programs are also offered throughout the summer. A calendar of summer events is available at the library beginning in mid-May.
Other Programs: Special craft programs and other after-school programs are offered throughout the year, so check with the library or access our calendar through facebook for details.
Yes, we have two areas for RV Campers. We have 28-sites with 30-amp and 50-amp electric hookups, water hookups, and a dump station. The first night is free of charge, after that it is $20 a night up to 10-nights in any 30-day period. Availability is on a first-come first-serve basis. One area is located on the NW corner of S. Santa Fe Ave and Chanute 35 Parkway; and the other area is to the west, adjacent to the Lakeview Recreation Area located at 208 W. Chanute 35 Parkway (both areas are within walking distance of each other). There is also a restroom/shower house located between the two areas. Plus, the payment box and dump station is located south of the restroom/shower house.
We do not rent out the shelter houses but we do take reservations (free of charge) for 25 or more people. There is a fee if you need more picnic tables and/or trash barrels for your event. For reservations please call the Parks Department at (620) 431-5250.
The Parks Department and Chanute Recreation are two different entities now. You can call the recreation office at (620) 431-4199; or you can look at the Chanute Recreation website.
The City of Chanute receives energy from Evergy through various baseload contracts and day-ahead purchases. In the event that our day-ahead purchases from the market exceed the cost to generate by a considerable margin, Chanute will then generate at a lower cost than it can be purchased. Also, Chanute's 50MW combustion turbine is registered in the SPP market under contract. Since it exceeds the 10MW threshold SPP can call on Chanute at any time for generation to put extra energy on the grid and/or for grid stability.
We are in constant contact with Evergy and have metering in place that allows us to monitor what Chanute and Ash Grove Cement Company power demands are. The metering provides us the information to determine what generated output is needed to sustain total load.
We have one of the most up-to-date electrical systems in Southeast Kansas. However, sometimes a circumstance beyond our control does knock out the city’s power supply, such as: animals crossing on the power lines; an electric pole and/or wire being knocked down; transformers overheating; or trouble from our supplier's line before it reaches Chanute. Should you lose power you may contact the Public Works Complex, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (620) 431-5250; or, for after hours and weekends call Power Plant #2 at (620) 431-5270.
The City will clear snow off the streets when 3-inches or more have fallen. The City has first, second, and third-priority streets that are followed for clearing the snow. To view priority streets for snow removal please click on Snow Removal Route Map. It's important to remember to have your vehicles off city streets after a snowfall to allow the City workers to better clear snow from your street and parking. If you encounter a plow clearing a street, please keep a safe distance back from the plow and thrown snow for your protection and that of your vehicle. Remember that crews are out to make the streets safer for you and your family.
There are two methods for the disposal of large items. If you have received a dumpster through our clean up program, you can set the item alongside the dumpster. To reserve a dumpster please call the Landfill Gatehouse at (620) 431-5268, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Or, you can set the item out with your trash on your regular collection day. Please call the Public Works Complex at (620) 431-5250, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to let them know you have a large item(s) to be picked up with your regular trash.
To dispose of an appliance with refrigerant, you must show paperwork that the refrigerant has been properly recovered by a licensed professional per EPA Regulations (40 CFR Part 8 Subpart F).
The city advertises schedule changes the week prior to the holiday in the local newspaper and on the local radio station. You may also call the Public Works Complex at (620) 431-5250, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with any questions.