MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION


PET ORDINANCES: North Newton ordinances require that all dogs and cats within the City be licensed annually by March 1.
Proof of current rabies vaccination is required.  The fee is $2.00 for fixed dogs and cats and $3.00 for unfixed dogs and cats.

According to North Newton City Ordinance 162 Section 7 "No owner, keeper or harborer of any dog shall permit the same to run at large within the City of North Newton, Kansas."

A 2003 ordinance requires the removal of animal feces from public or private property (including public walks, streets, recreation areas, and parks) other than the property owned or under the control of the animal's owner, and that the feces be disposed of in a sanitary manner.

INTANGIBLES TAX:  North Newton is one of two cities in Harvey County that levies an intangible tax.  This is a tax on interest and dividend earnings.  Persons who have such income are required to complete Kansas Tax Form 200.  This form is filed with your Kansas income tax form each spring.  The State of Kansas notifies the Harvey County Clerk of the filing.  The County Clerk in turn posts the tax on the individual property tax statement.  The tax is then collected in the same manner as the property owner's ad valorem property tax.  Your accountant should be aware of this requirement.  If you have recently moved to town and/or if you prepare your own State income tax forms, this is a matter of which you should be aware.

HARVEY COUNTY TRANSFER STATION:
* Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility;  3308 SW 24, Newton
* Located 1/2 mile south of Wal-Mart on S. Kansas and 1 1/2 miles west on SW 24
* 316 283-5439      
* Hours:   Monday-Friday,  8am - 4:45pm
                  Saturday 8:00am to 12:45pm

ELECTRICITY:  Westar Energy (www.WestarEnergy.com)
* Billing, customer service and to establish or change electric service: 800-383-1183
* To report an electirc outage: 800-544-4857


G
AS:  Kansas Gas Service (www.kansasgasservice.com)
* Billing, customer service and to establish or change gas service:  800-794-4780
* To report gas leak emergencies
: 888-482-4950 

TELEPHONE:  AT&T (www.att.com)
* To establish, move or change phone service or high speed internet:  800-288-2020
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Telephone repair service:  800-246-8464 or go to www.att.com/repair

CABLE TV:  Cox Communications (www.cox.com)
* 206 W. 6th, Newton
* 888-438-6673  or 877-502-2253 

DIRECT TV:  (www.directv.com)
*  800-783-1376

MAIL:  North Newton Post Office
* 2525 N. Main; 316 283-6350
*Some North Newton addresses require a Post Office box.  Please check with the Post Office.

KANSAS ONE CALL:  (www.kansasonecall.com)
*Call before you dig, 811 or 800-344-7233 for free location of all utility service lines. For example, if you are planting trees call 5 days in     advance.

COMMUNITY ROOM: The North Newton Community Room is available for rent by groups.  The capacity is 70 people (the room seats 40 people comfortably).  A kitchen is available.  The rental fee is $50 for North Newton residents and $75 for non-North Newton residents.  Groups renting for the purpose of sales, business ventures or commercial reasons are charged $150.  Call 283-7633 to make your reservation.

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: Monthly City Council meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00pm. at City Hall.  The meetings are open to the public.

VACATION HOUSE WATCH: Notify the Police Department at 283-3191 when you will be gone and your house will be checked periodically.

VOTER REGISTRATION: Voter registration forms are available at the City Office.

4TH OF JULY:  Fireworks can be discharged in North Newton only on July 4th between 10 a.m. and midnight.  The current ordinance defines fireworks as "class C fireworks" and as "common fireworks".