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Reading City Hall

613 1st Street

Reading, KS 66868

(620) 699-3870

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Reading Kansas

The City of  Reading does not endorse any advertisements printed in or sent out with the newsletter 

or on any websites. 

The City is a neutral entity.

City Clerk:  Nancy Standiferd


Hours:  M/T/TH/F 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Wed 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Community Building is available for rent with 100 person gathering limit!

Next City Council meeting is Thursday, January 4th at 7pm City Hall.

Meetings are the first Thursday of each month!

RV Sites

Sites have water, electricity, and sewer hook ups.  Rates are $15.00 per day. Sites available by contacting City Hall  to book and pay for site!


Community Building

Rental is available by contacting City Hall, completing rental agreement and submitting payment.  $50 deposit required plus $50 for up to four hours rental and $100 for over four hours.  Deposit is refundable if building is left in good order. Big screen TV available when renting building which requires an additional $50.00 deposit.  Building not available weekend before an election and New Year's Eve.   No pets allowed.

Monthly City Newsletter

Letter is distributed with city bills.  News & updates can be added monthly.  Contact: Linda Woods (620) 699-3883 by middle of preceding month at:


Reading City Park

Features a ball diamond, basketball court, shelter house, modern playground equipment, horseshoe pits, gazebo as well as a 9- hole disc golf course.


Recycling Trailer

Recycling trailer is parked in front of the school on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.  If the 1st of the month falls on a Wednesday or Thursday, then it's there on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.  There are bins for newspaper, magazines, junk mail, #2  plastic, color plastic like detergent bottles,  cardboard, tin cans, milk jugs, pop bottles, clear and colored glass containers.  2023 Dates for recycling trailer:November 9th, 22nd, & 27th; December 7th & 21st.  Please check to be sure trailer is on location before loading up your recycling.

Drop-Off Recycling Options in Emporia
Many items can be recycled at drop-off locations throughout town. Some of the more common items are listed below.
. Books to the Public Library
. Clothing, housewares, furniture, working   

   electronics and small   
   appliances to organizations such as The   

   Salvation Army or Goodwill.
. Plastic sacks to Walmart or Dillon’s
. Yard waste to the City landfill/Transfer

. Hazardous waste to facility at 3000 W.

   South Avenue


Trash Pick Up

Trash is picked up every Friday morning.

Please have your trash out by 7:00 a.m.

Reading Cemetery

Contact Jim Jones or Gene Jackson

for more information.

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City Hall closed on these holidays:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King

President's Day 

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving

Christmas Day


(620) 794-4324

Malonne Davies

Council Member

(620) 794-6799

Kevin Sorensen

Council Member

(620) 340-2442

Heather Jones

Council Member

(620) 341-0235

Mary Ann Newton

Council Member

(620) 699-3370

Bill Paige

Council Member

(620) 340-3555

Marc Atchison

City Treasurer

Joyce Wilson


City Maintenance Manager  

(620) 794-0556

Brian Knight

Reading, KS
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Reporting Nuisance Animals
Call City Hall or Animal Control; if after hours call Sheriff's Dept.
Speed limit in Reading!
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Please get your animals vaccinated and bring copy of rabies vaccination to City Hall for new dog tags.

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Click here for more information or click here for new/updated codes and ordinances.
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