Welcome to Ford County!
ATTENTION Ford County Residents:
ROAD CLOSING INFORMATION - Primrose Rd from 115 Rd to 117 Rd will be closed until further notice due to a washout.
133 Road will be closed from Eagle Road to Highway 50/56 until 10:00AM on Tuesday 05/03/2016. RXR tracks will not be affected.
ITC Great Plains, LLC. will be utilizing 118 Road, South of Hwy 54, approximately 1.5 miles to the County Line, starting immediately and continuing through October, for the purpose of ITC construction/updates.
They will be posting “35 MPH Construction Traffic” signs and orange warning signs.
Days & hours affected: Monday - Saturday 7 am. - 5 pm. (or later during certain construction phases)
TOPEKA – Agricultural land values in 66 Kansas counties may decrease slightly from property valuations recently sent out depending on the property’s soil type.
Valuations on some property for tax year 2016 could decrease by as much as $3.00 an acre. In Ford County the average decrease was $1.00 an acre for some soil types. Because this is a decrease in property value, counties are not required to send out a second notice.
While valuation notices are sent out in March, tax bills have not yet been mailed to property owners. The changes will be reflected in the 2016 tax bills.
There was a clerical error in the calculation provided to the state Property Valuation Division, which was used to determine some valuations, which caused the mistake.
Property owners with questions about their agricultural land value should contact their local county appraiser’s office.
Ford County Office of Emergency Management
Dodge City, Kansas 67801
Facebook and Ford County web-site (PSA)
RELEASE TO WEB SITE FEBUARY 22, 2016
KILL DATE: MARCH 16, 2015
FOR ENGLISH AND SPANISH DISTRUBUTION
Contact: MIKE DUNMARS/ ASST. EMERGENCY MANAGER 620-801-4401
Hello all residents,
The Kansas 911 Coordinating Council has been asked to assist in notifying all Kansas PSAPs (PUBLIC SERVICE ANSWERING POINT) of the 2016 Statewide Tornado Drill. As in past years, the tornado National Weather Service will conduct a Statewide Tornado Drill at 6:30 p.m.CST, Tuesday, March 15th (please note change in time) as part of Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week sirens will be activated during the drill. If adverse weather exists on that Tuesday the test will be postponed until Thursday the 17th at 1:30pm CST. (Please note change in time) as part of Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Traducción al Español
La Oficina de Gerencia de Emergencias del Condado de Ford
Dodge City, KS 67801
Facebook y el sitio web del Condado de Ford (PSA)
Publicar al sitio web el 22 de febrero del 2016
Fecha de Ejecución: 16 de marzo del 2016
Para distribución al inglés y español
Contacto: Mike Dunmars/ Assistente del Gerente de Emergencias 620-801-4401
Hola a todos los residentes,
Al Consejo Coordinador del 911 de Kansas se le ha pedido que asista en notificar a todos los Puntos de Respuesta de Servicio Público (PSAP, por sus siglas en inglés) del Simulacro de Tornado a Nivel Estatal del 2016. Como en años pasados, el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional de Tornados va a llevar a cabo un Simulacro de Tornado a Nivel Estatal el martes 15 de marzo a las 6:30 p.m. CST (favor de notar cambio en horario). Como parte de la Semana de Conciencia sobre el Clima Severo de Kansas, las alarmas serán activadas durante el simulacro. Si hay clima adverso ese martes, el simulacro será pospuesto hasta el jueves 17 a la 1:30 p.m. CST (favor de notar cambio en horario).
EMT class will begin in November in Jetmore. The class will be Monday and Wednesday night. Class contact is Heath Ormord 620-227-4638 or 620-826-5594.
There is a serious need for volunteers either medical or for fire in all locations throughout Ford County. Contact Rob Boyd 620-227-4638 for more information.
Effective July 1, 2015 there is a law change regarding Kansas Covered Farm Vehicles
REMINDER: HAVE YOU SIGNED YOUR 2016
PERSONAL PROPERTY RENDITION? IT’S NOT TO LATE!
Each year owners of personal property in Kansas are required to provide a list of taxable personal property to the Appraiser’s Office in the county where the property is kept. A rendition needs to be signed and filed.
TAXABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY WHICH SHOULD BE LISTED IS:
- Trucks registered with 16,000 pounds or heavier tax
- Trailers (of any sort)
- Non-highway vehicles (cars, trucks, mopeds, three and four wheelers, dirt bikes, ANY vehicle not tagged for highway use)
- Mobile homes
- Golf Carts
- Aircraft, hot air balloons
- Boats, motors, boat trailers, jet ski, jet ski trailer
- Equipment used in the operation of a business
Penalty for FAILURE to file: 50%
Ford County Appraisal Office is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday, or call 620-227-4570 for assistance
Regional Mitigation Plan - Public Participation Strategy Survey, CLICK FOR SURVEY - English
Regional Mitigation Plan - Public Participation Strategy Survey, CLICK FOR SURVEY- Spanish
The Kansas Natural Resource Coalition
In Re The Advisability Of Listing The Lesser Prairie Chicken as a
Threatened Species Under The Endangered Species Act
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