Welcome to City of Valley Falls Historic town with vision for the future.
Just after the opening of Kansas territory in 1854, frontier entrepreneurs found a falls on the Grasshopper River that they believed would serve well in powering a mill. Mills would be replaced by elevators and for a century, grinding agricultural produce and serving the farm community was the main commerce. Grasshopper Falls would be platted in 1855 and incorporated in 1869. The grasshopper invasion of the 1870s was devastating and not a good promotional tool for a new and aspiring town. Aided by Legislature, the name of the river was changed to the Delaware (an American Native tribe most dominant in the region) and the twice more named town, eventually became Valley Falls.
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The City Maintenance Reporting Tool is a way to bridge the gap between citizen reporting and quicker government repairs and services. Citizens can report all kinds of public issues including potholes, littering, or trash dumped on the side of the road through the app. The City Maintenance Reporting Tool help us improve your community together!
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City Hall Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 AM - 4 PM. After-hours appointments are available by request.
Department Contact Numbers:
|Police Department (VIN Inspections)||785.945.3434|
|Public Works Department (Streets, Water, Sewer)||785.640.3247|
|Municipal Pool (June - August)||785.945.3313|
|Fire Department (Burn Permit)||785.640.3272|
|Municipal Government Information:|
|Form of Government: Mayor/Council/ City Administrator|
|City Class Size: 3rd Class|
|Sales Tax Rate: 9.5% (City - 2% , County - 1% , State - 6.5 %)|
|Federal||Congressional District - 2||Jerry Moran||Republican||U.S. Senate|
|Roger Marshall||Republican||U.S. Senate|
|Jake LaTurner||Republican||U.S. House|
|State||State Senate District - 3||Marci Francisco||Democrat||State Senate|
|State||State House District - 47||Ronald Ellis||Republican||State House|
|Local||Jefferson County||Richard Malm||Republican||Commissioner|
|Local||City of Valley Falls||Jeanette Shipley||Republican||Mayor|