Special Notices


Notice of Special Meeting of Governing Body of Howard, Kansas   05/18/2020

You are hereby notified that there will be a special meeting of the governing body at 5:30 p.m. on May 18, 2020 at 541 S Pennsylvania to meet with representatives of Mid-America Pools to assess condition of pool.

The Howard City Office and the Howard City Library will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020 for Memorial Day.


City Lake Polk Daniels
Please have cash to buy permits.
There are shelter houses, a boat ramp and porta-pot facilities (seasonal) available.
These areas are not sanitized, so please bring your own cleaning products.
PLEASE do not litter!
Howard City Office, 110 S Pine ~ cash or check only
Phone: 620-374-2202 Hours: weekdays 8-12 and 1-5
All permits except shelter may also be purchased at
P&J Quick Mart, 1258 Hwy 99 ~ Cash Only
Polk Daniels Howard City Lake Use Permits:
You must have a State license as required
DAILY USE PERMIT = $3.50 per day
Authorizes immediate family (dependents living at home) in one vehicle access to property for swimming and pleasure.
CAMPING PERMIT = $5.50 per day
Authorizes same as daily permit plus camping for one 24-hour period. Each DAY of camping requires a permit. Senior citizens must pay to camp.
Authorizes immediate family (dependents living at home) in one vehicle access to property for pleasure boating and swimming for the year (Jan.1 – Dec.31)
Howard City Office, 110 S Pine ~ cash or check only
Phone: 620-374-2202 Hours: weekdays 8-12 and 1-5
All permits except shelter may also be purchased at
P&J Quick Mart, 1258 Hwy 99 ~ Cash Only


2020 Census is important for many reasons. Kansas response rate as of April 7, 2020 is 50.5% - Elk County is 35.4% and Howard City is 34.8%. The 2020 Census will be used to decide on government funding for many projects, like roads, libraries, congressional representation and other things. If you haven't responded, please do. The #2020Census is happening now. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. To respond online, go to 2020census.gov . The facts page link below can answer many questions. And remember the Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S.Code to keep your information confidential.

Facts page: https://ask.census.gov/prweb/PRServletCustom/YACFBFye-rFIz_FoGtyvDRUGg1Uzu5Mn*/!STANDARD  Response Rate page: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html?utm_campaign=20200406chc20s1ccallrs&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery



Dog tags are due in April. for 2020 the City Council extended the due date for Dog Tags to May 31. You need to bring current rabies vaccinations if we don't have them on file. Also cash or check for the amount due.


Dog tags are $10 each if animal is unaltered, $5 each if spayed/neutered. That needs to be noted on the veterinarian's rabies paperwork. If you have 4 or more dogs, you will need to purchase a Kennel License also at $100. If you pay after May 31, there is a $10 late fee.
City of Howard 620-374-2202 cityofhoward@sktc.net



City of Howard Municipal Court dates have been moved to May 19, 2020. There will be no Municipal Court held on March 17 and those appearances have been postponed until May 19, 2020.



BEWARE! Citizens have received calls last week and again today from someone selling insurance and spoofing city employee's phone numbers. NONE of the city employees (or likely no one else with a Howard number) will call you randomly to sell anything. The best advice is to hang up immediately if you receive one of these calls. 02/26/2020

January 20, 2020: The Howard City Council determined that to ensure the water utility is financing itself and to be fiscally responsible for the citizens of Howard, the City water base rate must be raised to cover the actual costs of supplying water to the community. Continued increases in treatment chemical and other costs make this necessary. The water base rate for Residential customers will increase $14.45 per month per meter and the $5.68 per thousand thereafter will remain the same. The last rate increase was in 2015.

The base rate of water (minimum charge per month) will be $51.02, beginning with bills due March 10, 2020. For Rural customers the bas rate is $55.56 with $6.71 per 1000 gallons after that.



2020 Dog Tags are on sale now at the Howard City Office. Bring in current rabies vaccination certificate.
Neutered/spayed dogs are $5 and intact are $10.
2020 Kennel Licenses are $100. If you have 4 or more dogs, you are required to have a kennel license in addition to individual dog tags.
Howard does have a leash law, and a PitBull/Vicious animal ban.
And of course all State and Federal laws regarding Animal Abuse & Neglect apply.
Dog tags are due April 1, 2020 and late charge (after April 30, 2020) is $10 per dog in addition to regular license costs.



Howard City-Wide Yard Sales are tentatively set for  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 5, 6 and 7, 2020.
City Wide Cleanup is tentatively set for Saturday, June 13, 2020




Feb 2019: The council met last night in regular session.  The base gas rate was increased from $18.00 to $20.00.  The unit rate was left at the present rate of $8.17; therefore, the minimum rate will increase from $26.17 to $28.17.  The February billing will reflect the increase.

EFFECTIVE    Febraury 1, 2019 ******************GAS RATES****************** ******************$20.00 ****************** *******$8.17 EACH UNIT AFTER*******
1)          28.17 21)       191.57 41)       354.97
2)          36.34 22)       199.74 42)       363.14
3)          44.51 23)       207.91 43)       371.31
4)          52.68 24)       216.08 44)       379.48
5)          60.85 25)       224.25 45)       387.65
6)          69.02 26)       232.42 46)       395.82
7)          77.19 27)       240.59 47)       403.99
8)          85.36 28)       248.76 48)       412.16
9)          93.53 29)       256.93 49)       420.33
10)      101.70 30)       265.10 50)       428.50
11)      109.87 31)       273.27 51)       436.67
12)      118.04 32)       281.44 52)       444.84
13)      126.21 33)       289.61 53)       453.01
14)      134.38 34)       297.78 54)       461.18
15)      142.55 35)       305.95 55)       469.35
16)      150.72 36)       314.12 56)       477.52
17)      158.89 37)       322.29 57)       485.69
18)      167.06 38)       330.46 58)       493.86
19)      175.23 39)       338.63 59)       502.03
20)      183.40 40)       346.80 60)       510.20



Focus on Water

Water Wasted In One Month From Leaks  



Most people think that water leaks are someone else’s problem,

until they check!  Water leaks inside your home can account for as

much as 10% of your water bill, and waste 50 cents or more a day

if the source is a hot water tap.  Faucet leaks are obvious, but be sure

to check seldom used taps in the basement or outside the house.

If you notice a drop in your water pressure, any unusual wet areas

or bubbling water in your yard, call to have it checked for a leak.

Leaks in your service line may account for a large loss in water supply;

sometimes as much as 50%.

Dig Safe: 1-800-DIG-SAFE (344-7233)


Water Drought/Emergency Ordinance No. 618



1. A Slow Steady Drip

    (100 drops a minute)        350

2. A Fast Drip                       about 600

3. A Small Stream                 2,000-7,000

4. A Large Stream                 46,000



If you get one of these in your mail, could you please fill it out and send it in? It is a requirement from the KCC to try and get the word out about our gas system and knowing what to look for and do in an emergency. Thank You!