City Administrative Center Remains Open, Closed to Walk-in Traffic

All services out of the City of Garden City Administrative Center (301 N. 8th)
remain operational, however, beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, and extending through April
6, 2020, the building will be closed to walk-in traffic. Staff will deliver services using phone, video
conference, online, drive-thru, and drop-off methods. There will be some scheduling of
appointments for services that cannot otherwise be handled through the aforementioned
methods. Below are the City departments that operate out of the City Administrative Center, the
contact information for those departments, and a description of how the City will continue to
serve the public in a manner which minimizes your risk of exposure and increases our ability to
continue to deliver services over the coming weeks:
Service and Finance/Utility Billing
Payment of Utility Bills:

• Mailing your payment to the City of Garden City, P.O. Box 998, Garden City, KS
67846
• Dropping off your payment in the Curbside Drop-Box on the south end of the City
Administrative Center.
• Paying Online – https://www.garden-city.org/onlineutilitypayment You may sign
in as a “guest,” but you will need your utility account number. Online payment
can be made by check, debit, or credit card. There is a $3 charge, but during the
time our offices are closed to walk-in traffic, we will credit your utility account
the $3.
• Paying over the phone – Customers can pay over the phone by calling 276-1100.
Pressing “1” will service the customer through a secure third-party “automated
clerk” and accommodates payment by check, debit, or credit card. There is a $3
charge for this service, but during the time our offices are closed to walk-in
traffic, we will credit your utility account $3. Dialing the same number and
pressing “2” allows the customer to pay their bill by speaking directly to one of
our office clerks and providing them the check, credit, or debit card information.
There is no additional charge for this service.
• J.A.C.K. – the utility payment kiosk on the south wall of the building and east of
the main doors is operational. We would ask that those who use this kiosk
always practice good hand hygiene before and after using the kiosk to protect
their health and the health of others.
• Drive-thru – we will continue to operate our drive-thru window on the north end
of the City Administrative Center. We do expect increased use of the drive-thru
over the coming weeks. Thank you, in advance, for your patience.

Establishing and Stopping Utility Service:
On the City’s website homepage https://www.garden-city.org/home, under the “News” section
will be a link to assist a new customer with establishing utility service and to assist an existing
customer with stopping utility service. City staff will contact the customer at the phone number
provided to assist in completing either process. Fees can be made in this manner by credit or
debit card.

CITY COMMISSION
TROY R. UNRUH
MAYOR
ROY CESSNA
SHANNON L. DICK
MANNY ORTIZ
DEBORAH OYLER

MATTHEW C. ALLEN
CITY MANAGER
JENNIFER V. CUNNINGHAM
ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER
MELINDA A. HITZ, CPA
FINANCE DIRECTOR
RANDALL D. GRISELL
CITY ATTORNEY

CITY ADMINISTRATIVE
CENTER
301 N. 8
TH
P.O. BOX 998
GARDEN CITY, KS
67846-0998
620.276.1160
FAX 620.276.1169
www.garden-city.org

Neighborhood & Development Services
Building Permits, Inspections, and dropping off plans – All services will be by appointment. Please
first call 276-1120. You may also email gcpermits@gardencityks.us. Staff will coordinate with
you directly on how to best serve you.
Zoning Development and new businesses – Please call 276-1170.
Engineering – Please call 276-1170 or email engineering@gardencityks.us.
Many services for Neighborhood & Development Services are available on the City’s website:

https://www.garden-city.org/government/departments/neighborhood-and-development-
services

City Clerk
All applications and Freedom of Information forms are available on the City’s website:
https://www.garden-city.org/government/departments/city-clerk. For questions or to schedule
an appointment, please call 276-1161 or email celyn.hurtado@gardencityks.us.
Human Resources
Services provided to the public out of the Human Resources Department are available on the
City’s website: https://www.garden-city.org/government/departments/human-resources. For
questions and to schedule an appointment, please call 276-1175 or email
allie.medina@gardencityks.us.
City Manager’s Office
The City Manager’s Office is available by phone at 276-1160, or by email at
matt.allen@gardencityks.us or jennifer.cunningham@gardencityks.us.
Information Technology & Communications
The Information Technology & Communications Department is available by phone at 271-1790,
or by email at it@gardencityks.us or cityinfo@gardencityks.us.
Public Works Administration
Interim Public Works Director Andy Liebelt can be reached by phone at 271-1574 or by email at
andy.liebelt@gardencityks.us.
Rhonda Griffin can be reached by phone at 276-1260 and by email at
rhonda.griffin@gardencityks.us.
Bids delivered by hand may still be delivered by hand if arrangements to do so are made by
calling in advance and making arrangements.
Public bid openings scheduled for days between March 19, 2020, and April 6, 2020, will still take
place at 301 N. 8th, and the location will be communicated to the bidders. The specific location
will be made known outside the front entrance of the City Administrative Center with a sign or a
staff person present to give further direction.
Finney County GIS

CITY COMMISSION
TROY R. UNRUH
MAYOR
ROY CESSNA
SHANNON L. DICK
MANNY ORTIZ
DEBORAH OYLER

MATTHEW C. ALLEN
CITY MANAGER
JENNIFER V. CUNNINGHAM
ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER
MELINDA A. HITZ, CPA
FINANCE DIRECTOR
RANDALL D. GRISELL
CITY ATTORNEY

CITY ADMINISTRATIVE
CENTER
301 N. 8
TH
P.O. BOX 998
GARDEN CITY, KS
67846-0998
620.276.1160
FAX 620.276.1169
www.garden-city.org

Finney County GIS, which offices out of the City Administrative Center, is available to serve the
public via its website https://www.finneycountygis.com/, by phone at 271-1780, or by email at
trey.phillips@gardencityks.us or adam.shrimplin@gardencityks.us.