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City of Reading

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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, June 13th at 7pm City Hall.

Meetings are the first Thursday of each month!

City Office closed on Monday, May 27th on Memorial Day.

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City Hall closed on these holidays:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve

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 free new dog tags.

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. For an additional $50.00 deposit, a big screen TV is available for use when renting the building.  Building not available New Year's Eve.   No pets allowed.

Monthly Newsletter

City News is distributed with city bills. Community news is available on the Newsletter page on this website and on our FaceBook page.  For information on newsletter or website please contact:

Linda Woods at:


Reading City Park

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

Reading Cemetery

Contact Debbie Garrison, Jim Jones or Gene Jackson for more information.

Recycling Trailer

The 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. 

Dates for the recycling trailer:  June 6 & 20, July 3 & 18, August 8 & 22, September 5 & 19, October 3 & 17,  November 7 & 21, December 5 & 19.  

Please check to be sure the trailer is at the site before loading up your recycling.

Drop-Off Recycling Options in Emporia
Many items can be recycled at drop-off locations throughout Emporia. 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.

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