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FAQ ( frequently asked question )


Increased regulatory requirements have prompted the City to develop a Stormwater Fee to fund system improvements. This alternative will enable the City to remain regulatory compliant. ( Engineering - Stormwater Fees - Junction City )

The fee is assessed to all properties within the City limits of Junction City. The fee is based on four separate property categories: Developed Residential Undeveloped Residential Other Developed Property Other Undeveloped Property ( Engineering - Stormwater Fees - Junction City )

Stormwater runoff is water from rain or melting snow. It flows from rooftops, over paved streets, sidewalks, across bare soil, and through lawns and storm drains. Polluted runoff from farms, construction sites, homes and public spaces is now widely recognized as the single largest threat to water quality in the United States. When it rains, water flows across impervious surfaces, collecting pollutants like pet waste, salt, pesticides, fertilizer, oil, grease, litter, and soil along the way. Increased volumes of rainwater, or runoff, flows untreated through a system of storm sewers into area rivers, lakes, and streams. Polluted stormwater can kill or damage plants, fish and wildlife, while degrading water quality in local watersheds. ( Engineering - Stormwater Management - Junction City )

In order to contribute to keeping stormwater runoff clean, people can: Landscape with native plants, grasses and flowers. Don’t over water your lawn. Mow high - typically 3 to 4 inches. Leave clippings on lawn, they provide nutrients. Over-seed bare spots in your lawn in early spring or early fall. Avoid over-application of pesticides or lawn chemicals (Homeowners use ten times more chemicals per acre on lawns than farmers use on crops. 67,000,000 pounds of synthetic pesticides are used on U.S. lawns). Check streets and sidewalks after applying lawn products; sweep excess into lawn, not the street. Redirect your downspouts to drain in your lawn or garden. Increase the amount of your yard in tree cover. Mulch circles beneath trees and around flower beds. Use rain barrels or rain gardens to conserve rain water. Don’t wash your car in your driveway or on the street, either wash your car at a commercial car wash or on a surface that absorbs water, such as grass or gravel. Pick up your pet waste. Contain your curbside trash so that it won’t leak, fall over or blow around. Don’t litter. Take a walk to pick up litter and debris before it rains. Sweep your garage and driveway into a dustpan instead of into the street. Don’t pitch cigarettes out the car window. Don’t dump anything down storm drains; remember this water is not treated before it goes back to the river. Recycle used motor oil, and safely dispose of other household hazardous products like insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvents, and auto fluids. ( Engineering - Stormwater Management - Junction City )

It is illegal to have open burning in the city limits of Junction City without a burn permit. A permit can be obtained from the Fire Department. For more information contact us at 785-238-6822. Section 210.010: Burning Prohibited No person, firm, or corporation, shall burn, or cause to be burned, any trash, rubbish, leaves, wood, straw, or other combustible material within the City limits of Junction City, Kansas, except in incinerators approved by the State Board of Health; in fireplaces located within homes when said fireplaces have been constructed according to building codes then applicable; in stoves, furnaces, or lights whose construction and installation meet all legal requirements; in charcoal and gas fired outdoor cooking appliances when the purposes of said burning is food preparation; in controlled burning conducted by or under permit from the Junction City Fire Department where said burning is for fire prevention or retarding purposes; in a recreational fire as defined in the 2006 IFC to have a total fuel area of three feet or less in diameter and two feet or less in height for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes. Any recreational fire must be a minimum of fifteen (15) feet from any structure and supervised at all times. Any person, partnership, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be fined no less than $100 or more than $500 or imprisoned for a time not exceeding one month, or both such fine and imprisonment. (CC 1965 Section 7-301; Ordinance Number G-369 Section 1, 3-5-74; Ordinance Number G-1104, Section 1, 1-13-12) ( Fire Department - Junction City )

The Junction City Fire Department has personnel available to give fire safety presentations to classes or groups. For more information on this program, contact us at 785-238-6822. ( Fire Department - Junction City )

Contact us if you wish to tour either of our stations. To make arrangements call 785-238-6822 for Station I or 785-761-2244 for Station II. ( Fire Department - Junction City )

The Kansas State Fire Marshall’s office has developed a program to work with the families of children who start fires or play with matches. For more information on this program, contact Firefighter Nick Nutter at 785-238-6822. ( Fire Department - Junction City )

There is no fee for our fire and rescue services. However, the Fire Department does charge for ambulance calls. Charges for emergency medical services depend on care given and supplies used. Part of this cost may be covered by your insurance program. You should check with your insurance provider to see if you are covered for emergency ambulance costs. For more information about ambulance charges, contact our department at 785-238-6822. ( Fire Department - Junction City )

If you see an immediate life-threatening hazard such as a fire, downed power lines, or hazardous chemical spills call 911. If you have a question about whether something is safe or legal, or if you want to report a fire code violation, contact the Junction City Fire Department at 785-238-6822. ( Fire Department - Junction City )

To find if the Police Department is currently hiring, please contact Captain Keith Fitzgerald at 785-762-5912. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

The first step in the hiring process is filing out a job application online through the City of Junction City employment website . ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

The hiring process normally takes 3 to 5 months to complete. However, this time period can be shorter or longer, depending on the amount of openings and the experience level of an applicant. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

Submit Application and Supporting Documents Complete the WORKReady! Certification through the local workforce Records Check III Junction City Police Department Records KBI MVD NCIC Physical Abilities (Physical Agility) Test Written Test - Must pass with 70% Initial Interview - Selected by Written Test Scores Polygraph Examination (Those Selected in Step 5) Background Investigation (Those Passing Step 6) Command Staff Review of Background Investigation Interview Board Chiefs Review of Applicants and Selection Conditional Offer of Employment Physical and Drug Screen at Geary Community Hospital Psychological Testing Psychological Interview and Evaluation Final Background and Records Check Offer of Employment ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

The number of openings for full-time police officers vary. Please call Captain Fitzgerald at 785-762-5912 for information on vacancies. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

No. The only educational requirement is a high school degree or equivalent. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

No. If hired as a Junction City Police Officer, the necessary training will be provided. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

The only age restriction is a person must be 21 years of age upon the date of hire. There is no upper age restriction. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

No, there is no height or weight requirement. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

The starting salary in 2017 was $40,185. Shift differential and Specialized Position Allowance are enhancements that can be earned. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

Yes. Although the positions of Officer and Sergeant are covered by a union contract, those with police experience can qualify for starting pay above the level of those with no police experience. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

The Junction City Police Department pays officers salaries while attending training at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. KLETC pays for room, board and instruction. There is no charge to an officer. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

The Academy takes 14 weeks. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

KLETC is located outside of Hutchinson, Kansas. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

No. However, if hired as a Junction City Police Officer, you must reside within Geary County within 90 days of your employment. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

Out-of-town applicants can expect to make at least two to three trips to Junction City during the hiring process. Please notify Lieutenant Nichols if you are coming from out of state so that as many steps in the process can be scheduled as possible. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

No. The Police Department is not liable for travel costs. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

Yes. Uniforms, leather gear, weapon and other law enforcement tools are provided by the Police Department. Cleaning of uniforms is also paid for along with a $300 a year allowance for: Boots Socks Tee shirts Etc. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

The current authorized strength of the Junction City Police Department is 48 commissioned officers. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

The current population of Junction City is 25,500. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

Patrol Officers work 12 hour shifts. 6 am to 6 pm or 6 pm to 6 am . A standard two week pay period consists of the following:  Work Monday and Tuesday. Off Wednesday and Thursday.  Work Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Off Monday and Tuesday.  Work Wednesday and Thursday. Off Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ( Police Department - Career Information - Junction City )

You may perform construction activities with out having a trades certificate, provided that you are both the home owner and occupant of the home. However, you must still obtain a permit and have inspections completed during construction. Please call Code Enforcement for inspections at 785-238-3103, ext. 182. ( Public Works - Junction City )

If you believe there is a code violation on your rental property you may file a housing complaint in writing to our office and we will schedule an appointment to investigate your complaint. ( Public Works - Junction City )

Enclosing the ditch is not preferred by the City as it can impact the surrounding drainage. However if you are considering enclosing your ditch, contact the Department of Public Works to determine the feasibility and requirements for enclosing the ditch. ( Public Works - Junction City )

Contact Public Works at 248-624-0141 so that we may evaluate the tree and its location. The City is only responsible for trees that are on City controlled property. ( Public Works - Junction City )

Contact Public Works at 248-624-0141. The Department of Public Works will provide temporary mailboxes so that you can still receive mail, permanent repairs to mailboxes and yards will be completed when weather allows. ( Public Works - Junction City )

The main roads are kept passable through a snow storm and cleared completely by the end of the storm. Residential areas are next followed by the industrial subdivisions. If Public Works is only using salt for a light dusting then the main roads are done along with hills and curves that could be considered hazardous in those conditions. ( Public Works - Junction City )

The City of Junction City has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code, 2006 Edition. ( Public Works - Junction City )

The following licenses are issued by Code Enforcement: Building Contractors (General, Residential and Limited Contractors) Craftsmen (Electrical, Plumbing, Plumbing with Gas and Mechanical) Sign Hangers Tree Trimmers ( Public Works - Junction City )

For a commercial structure four sets of plans must be submitted to Code Enforcement along with a Plan Check List. The plans will be reviewed by Code Enforcement, Fire Department, Planning and Zoning and Veolia Water Public Works. The plans must be stamped by an architect or engineer licensed to practice in Kansas as per state statute. One set of plans will be kept by Code Enforcement, one set of plans will be kept by the Fire Department and one set of plans must be kept on site. A building permit application must be completed to include a list of all licensed contractors performing work on the project. (All contractors must be licensed in the City of Junction City.) ( Public Works - Junction City )

For one- or two-family residential structures a building permit application must be completed. This application must include all licensed contractors performing the work and signed by the applicant. A engineer stamped site plan may be required with the permit, depending on the work performed.  Most permits will need to be approved by Planning and Zoning and Code Enforcement. This process may take a couple of days. ( Public Works - Junction City )

The streets are swept three times a year usually in late April, June and September. ( Public Works - Junction City )

The City has a five year paving plan that is updated every year based upon road conditions and budgetary restrictions. ( Public Works - Junction City )

Immediately contact the Department of Public Works at 248-624-0141 Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 5 pm . After these times call the Police Department at 248-624-6114. ( Public Works - Junction City )

Immediately contact the Department of Public Works at 248-624-0141, Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 5 pm . After these times call the Police Department at 248-624-6114. ( Public Works - Junction City )

Code Enforcement issues all building permits and licenses. Call 785-238-3103, ext. 182 for more information, or email Sarah Brown . ( Public Works - Junction City )

Flags are set by various utility companies in order to identify underground utilities prior to construction activities in the area. Contact the Miss Dig Communications Department at 811 for further information. You may also contact the Department of Public Works at 248-624-0141 to see if it is a City related project. ( Public Works - Junction City )

Please call Veolia Water Public Works 785-238-7142 to report a missing or broken street sign. ( Streets - Junction City )

Please call Public Works at 785-238-7142 to report a pothole. It will be scheduled for repair as soon as possible. Some potholes will not be repaired immediately if the City will be resurfacing that street in the near future. ( Streets - Junction City )

Contact the Department of Public Works at 248-624-0141. Public Works will provide temporary mailboxes so that you can still receive mail. Permanent repairs to mailboxes and yards will be completed when weather allows. ( Streets - Junction City )

By City Ordinance, it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove a fallen tree or tree limb. Public Works will remove tree limbs that fall on the street if it is blocking the roadway. ( Streets - Junction City )

Please call Veolia Water Public Works 785-238-7142 to report a school zone warning light. ( Streets - Junction City )

Please call the Junction City Police Department at 785-762-5912 during daytime hours and 911 if at night to report a stoplight not working. ( Streets - Junction City )

By City Ordinance, the property owner is responsible for the repair or replacement of curbs and sidewalks on your property. The City will only replace curbs or sidewalks when it is part of a large street or improvement project. ( Streets - Junction City )

Potholes develop because of water getting in between the road surfaces. The effect of freezing and thawing will push up the asphalt surface. ( Streets - Junction City )

The Street Department responds to these emergencies based on public safety priority. The main "arterial" streets will be cleared first to allow ambulance, fire and police vehicles to travel throughout Junction City. The main business areas and schools are next. Residential streets are last to be cleaned or treated. ( Streets - Junction City )

Yes, and this is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Public Works at 785-238-7142. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Wastes to be collected also must be limited to the residence where the waste are generated. Violators may be required to have a special pick up for an additional charge. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Initially, all carts will be the same size. Certain situations my warrant a smaller cart. Veolia staff will evaluate this issue on a case-by-case basis. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

No, lid must close. If items are sticking above the lid the cart can not be mechanically dumped into the truck. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Yes, if waste fits in cart with lid closed and items aren’t to heavy or if it’s less than 4 foot in length and less than 1 inch diameter, tied and bundled and one person can lift into truck. If greater than 4 feet and less than 6 feet and properly bundled, a special pickup with out fee will be required. If greater then 6 feet and not properly bundled, special pickup fees will be applied. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

It would be best if all trash placed in the cart was bagged and tied, which will help prevent odor. Washing the cart, as needed, will also help to prevent odor. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Items that are not accepted in the cart include: Batteries Building materials Dead animals Dirt, sand Extremely heavy objects Hazardous materials Hot ashes Needles Oil Paints Rocks Solvents or other flammable liquids Tires ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Yes, by calling customer service at 785-238-3103. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Yes, however the polycart provided by Public Works should be the primary refuse container. Please note: Public Works will only be responsible for damages to their polycarts. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Four additional containers plus polycart provided by Public Works. During yard waste season, April through December, 4 bags of grass and up to 15 bags of leaves, under 40 gallons, will be collected at no additional charge. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

The cart belongs to the City and will stay at the property when you move. It is the property, or management company’s responsibility to secure the cart between tenants. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

By City Ordinance, the customer is allowed 1 trash call back per calendar year at no charge. It will cost an additional $9 afterward. Please call Veolia Public Works at 238-7142 for a call back for trash pickup. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

If you do not have a cart, please contact Public Works at 785-238-7142. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

For special pickups, contact Public Works at 785-238-7142 and arrange for a special pickup. Special pickups must be called in to Public Works by 12 pm the day before your regularly scheduled pickup day. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

If your cart is broken, Public Works should be contacted as soon as possible. The damage will be examined. If damage is due through normal use, the cart will be repaired/replaced. If the damage is from misuse by the customer charges will be assessed. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

The customer will be responsible for paying for the lost or stolen cart before Public Works provides a new poly cart for their use. You have a serial number located on the front of the cart, you can also put your address under the lid. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

For special pickups, there will be a minimum charge of $60 per 5 yard load. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

City refuse ordinance allows for a 32-gallon can or less with proper handles and light lifting lid. Garbage bags must be 40 gallons or less. Any container with a mechanical lifting device T and a proper fitting lid without other commercial logos may be utilized if Public Works considers this suitable but will not be responsible for damages. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

$15 per item - If the item exceeds 72 inches in length, and/or 18 inches in diameter, or larger than 50 pounds in weight, item removal fee with be $30 each. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Bulky wastes and anything one person can not throw into the trucks. Physical limits will be anything greater then 4 feet by 4 feet by 2 feet and greater then 50 pounds. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Your regular pickup day is determined by your location in Junction City. The pickup days are Tuesday through Friday. Monday is reserved for: Dumpsters Holidays Special pickups Vehicle maintenance  For more information please call Public Works at 785-238-7142. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Your cleanup day is now the same as your regular pickup day. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

City ordinance requires no more than 24 hours in advance and all containers must be removed within 24 hours of collection day. By City Ordinance, the resident must put out the containers by 6:30 am (summer hours) or 7:30 am (winter hours) in order for the sanitation crews to pickup your trash. Please check this website, Cox Cable Channel 3 or call Veolia Public Works at 785-238-7142 for time changes. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Cart should be placed within one foot of curb or alley with the wheels facing away from the street or alley. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

You need to put your trash within 3 feet of the curb or alley in order for the sanitation employees to find and remove the trash safely. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

The customer is responsible for cleaning the cart. Soap and hot water easily cleans the cart. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

The carts are the property of City of Junction City but you can write your address under the lid. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Several reasons, mechanical lifting systems reduce injuries, minimizes animal potential to scatter trash and provides a cleaner environment. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Items that are less then 6 feet in length, and that 2 men can easily pick up will not be subject to special fees but must be properly called into Veolia by 12 pm the day preceding your regularly scheduled pick up day to arrange for pickup. Couches, white goods, carpet, bundles, tree wastes, etc. that are under 6 feet and can be picked up by 2 men will be collected at no additional charge. ( Trash / Sanitation - Junction City )

Bulky wastes and anything that does not fit into the poly cart. ( Trash Services - Special Pickups - Junction City )

We are pleased to offer guided tours of the water plant, by appointment, for individuals and groups. You can contact us at 785-762-5855 to set up a date and time. For your safety, we provide hard hats and safety glasses for all visitors touring water plant. ( Water & Sewer - Junction City )

Please call Veolia Public Works at 785-238-7142 during normal business hours and Junction City Police Department at 785-238-5912 at night or weekends. ( Water & Sewer - Junction City )

Please call Veolia Public Works at 238-7142 during normal business hours and Junction City Police Department at 238-5912 at night or weekends. ( Water & Sewer - Junction City )

The Junction City water plant produces an average of 3 million gallons per day to serve the City of Junction City, City of Grandview Plaza and Geary County Rural Water District Number 1. This amount is over 1 billion gallons of drinking water each year. ( Water & Sewer - Junction City )

Water meters are read every month for billing the customer for water, sewer and sanitation services. ( Water & Sewer - Junction City )

Please call Veolia Public Works at 785-238-7142 to locate water mains and sewer mains. You will need to call Kansas One Call at 800-344-7233 for locating underground electric, gas and telephone. Allow 72 hours for responding to locates. ( Water & Sewer - Junction City )

The City’s Customer Service Center, 700 North Jefferson Street, 785-238-3103 will help you with questions concerning water, wastewater and trash collection services. ( Water & Sewer - Junction City )

Water meters record all water that passes through the meter. If you have a leak in your plumbing, toilet or faucet, the water bill will be higher. ( Water & Sewer - Junction City )
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