Updated Rental Fees for Community Building

At the July 7, 2020 Board meeting the Board of Aldermen approved an updated rental fee schedule for the Community Building. 

The building will no longer be rented on an hourly basis.  Minimum rental will be in 4-hour blocks , 8:00 AM - Noon; Noon - 4:00 PM and 4:00 PM  - ? at $50.00 per block. The building is still available for full day rental at a cost of $125.00.  A deposit of $50.00 is required before a key is issued and will be returned upon inspection of the building and return of the key.

As before, the building is rented on a first come, first service basis and reservations are required.

June 7, 2020 Board Meeting Venue Change

Due to social distancing, the board meeting schedule for tonight has been moved to the Community Building.

Meeting will start at 7 p.m.

Water Main Break

There has been a water main break on the North End of town effecting Lake Road, Jennifer Lane, Beech Street and Morningside Drive.  Water service will be temporarily suspended in order to repair the leak.  Water service should be restored by 5 p.m. today. A temporary boil order may be issued.

City Hall Closed - Friday July 3rd

City Hall will be closed, Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Special Meeting June 30th 7 p.m.

There will be a special meeting on June 30th at 7 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to approve the revised 2019-20 budget and the 2020-21 budget. 

Fireworks Guidelines

Fireworks are allowed in Garden City with the following restrictions:

Hours:     June 30 - July 7:  10 am to 10 pm

                July 4th: 10 am to Midnight

Dangerous Fireworks are not permitted.  This includes M-80's, Cherry Bombs, Skyrockets, Bottle Rockets, or any other Missile-Type Rockets.

Fireworks cannot be discharged on any City property including parks or city lakes.

The full ordinance can be found under Administration in the documents section.

Copies of the ordinance are available at City Hall.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

Residential Pool Regulations

Residential pools having a depth of two feet or more are allowed in residential districts providing the following conditions are met:

1.  Located behind the front building line and not less than ten feet from any rear or side line, and in the case of corner lots not less than 15 feet from a side street line and at least 20 feet from principal building on an adjoining lot.

2.  If located in the side yard, it shall not be less than 60 feet from the front line, and not less than 15 feet from the side line.

3.  The area in which the pool is located shall be entirely enclosed and separated from adjoining property by a protective fence or other permanent structure at least 6 feet in height.  Must include locking device at least 60 inches above ground.  Reminder, all fencing requires a building permit.

4.  Adequate pool drainage facilities shall be provided, for which the plans and specifications shall be approved by the planning and zoning board.


Part-Time Groundskeepers

The City of Garden City has 2 openings for part-time groundskeepers.  Duties include, but not limited to, weed eating and mowing.  Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.  Rate of pay is $10.00 per hour with flexible hours.  Applications accepted at City Hall, 107 N. 3rd Street until Wednesday, July 1st at 5 p.m.  Garden City is an E.O.E.

Update on Storm Debris Pickup

The City is still in the process of picking up storm debris.  Please remember that it must be on the curb and away from power lines.  

If debris has been picked up on your street, please do not pile anymore on the curb.  It WILL NOT be picked up by the City.

Aquatics Center and Ball Fields Closed for 2020

The Board of Aldermen voted at the May 6, 2020 Board of Aldermen's meeting not to open the Aquatics Center and the Ball Fields for 2020.