City of Colwich

History

The City of Colwich, founded in 1886 and incorporated in June, 1887 as a third class city, is located in South Central Kansas approximately five (5) miles northwest of Kansas’ largest city, Wichita. A rural-suburban community, Colwich is a place where residents can enjoy the comforts of a small town, yet take advantage of all the amenities of metropolitan life.

The Kansas Oklahoma Railroad intersects Colwich with K-96 approximately two miles north, Highway 400 approximately six miles south, with US 135 and the Kansas Turnpike to the east making Colwich comfortably accessible to all major transit systems surrounding the region. Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, located southeast of Colwich, provides residents with air transportation and offers services from several airlines.

Read more about the City of Colwich.

finished memorial.jpg
Colwich has a population of 1429 residents, all of whom live inside the corporate city limits, and is located in Sedgwick County. The county has demonstrated an unbroken pattern of continued population expansion and economic growth which influences and impacts all cities in Sedgwick County including Colwich. The population of Colwich has shown a continuing pattern of growth throughout its history with the exception of one ten year period between 1920 and 1930 showing a less than 1% loss.

Colwich is a community governed by a Mayor, five Council members offering a full line of services provided at the administrative center including municipal court, with maintenance, police and fire departments for the care and protection of our residents. Click the associated links to find out more information regarding the services rendered.

An American Since 1887 City

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

The City Council meeting is scheduled for the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the City Administrative Center, 310 S. 2nd St. Click July 15th to see the agenda for the next meeting, which will be available the Wednesday before the meeting.

CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE NO. 718

The City Council at their meeting on Monday June 17th adopted Ordinance No. 718 setting the rates for water, sewer and an administrative fee for the trash service in the City of Colwich. To read the full text click on Ordinance No. 718.

CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE NO. 719

The City Council at their meeting on Monday June 17th adopted Ordinance No. 719 amending Chapter 8 – Health and Welfare Code for the City of Colwich. To read the full text click on Ordinance No. 719.

CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE NO. 720

The City Council at their meeting on Monday June 17th adopted Ordinance No. 720 a franchise agreement with Black Hills Energy for services in the City of Colwich. To read the full text click on Ordinance No. 720.

VETERANS MEMORIAL NAMES

To find an alphabetical list of names on the memorial, click Veterans Memorial Names.