Saturday, February 16, 2019

Welcome to the

City of Riley!

Welcome to the City of Riley webpage! We're glad you're here, and we hope you find what you're looking for! Browse around this site to explore our City's rich history, local businesses, many resources, and much more!
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Current Riley Weather Link

from the weather equipment at the Riley County Fire station in Riley


Ft. Riley Noise and Training Information Webpage


Special Notices


Monitoring Requirements Not Met for the City of Riley

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the First Quarter of 2018, The City of Riley did not monitor for the disinfection by-products of Atrazine as required by Kansas Administrative Regulations. Even though this was not an emergency, as our customer you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct the situation. The state requires that we deliver this notice to you as our consumer. 

What should I do?              

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

What does this mean?

This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.  Some people who drink water containing atrazine well in excess of the MCL over many years could experience problems with their cardiovascular system or reproductive difficulties.

What happened and what is being done?  The city was not sent a sampling kit in the 1st quarter of 2018 and then the city’s sampling schedule from the state changed.  It was a failure to monitor in the 1st quarter but testing for all other quarters has been in compliance. 

The issue has been resolved and the city is in compliance. 

For more information, please contact DORIS FRITZ at City Hall, 785-485-2802

or by Mail: 222 S BROADWAY, PO BOX 314, RILEY, KS 66531-0314

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


This notice is being sent to you by City of Riley

Federal ID #: KS2016124

Date distributed: February 6, 2019


Burn Site Notice


Burn Site hours:
Wednesday  12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday         9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday           9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The burn site gate will be closed and locked between the
regular posted open hours.  This is in response to 
recent misuse of the site.  KDHE regulates the burn site,
and illegal dumping could result in fines from the state.  We 
regret the inconvenience.


Cardboard Dumpster

This is a friendly reminder that the dumpster in the West City Park is for cardboard only.  Please be considerate and use it appropriately.   

Flint Hills Regional Council (FHRC) 

Communities to call home.

The Flint Hills Regional Council's website "Communities to Call Home" is up and running. The website features information on 26 communities in the Flint Hills region for new residents.  Regional employers can direct new residents/employees to the site when seeking a community to live in.

Riley Soaring High Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive plan website:


North Central Regional Planning Commission

Household Weatherization Program

The North Central Regional Planning Commission operates
a Weatherization Assistance Program to help low-income
houshold reduce their energy costs.  The following link has 
information about the program, it's guidelines and how to

Program link: NCRPC Household Weatherization Program




Contact Us

* Required


222 S. Broadway
P.O. Box 314
Riley, KS 66531


Phone: (785) 485-2802


City Clerk:
Water Department:


Letter of support for North County Ambulance

Riley County took over ambulance service in 2017 from Via Christi Hospital.  It has been, and will continue to be, a learning experience for the County and has highly impacted their budget.  Part of the discussion that has come out of the county taking over is that they are in charge of a county service and should be providing that service to all county taxpayers, not just those in or near Manhattan.  Through the last several months, discussion has taken place with the County Commissioners about placing a dedicated staff somewhere in the more rural North County.  When an emergency occurs, it can take more than 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive near the Riley area and there is a lot of the county further north.  The County is planning to place a staffed ambulance at the county shops but if that ambulance is out on a call in Manhattan, the north county is still not covered in a timely manner.  If you have comments to share about an experience or just support having a full staffed station in the north county, the City of Riley will be collecting letters to present to the County Commission.  Changes are never made overnight.  It will take much planning to see a dedicated station in this area.  We need to keep the Commissioners aware of our concerns and interest in working with them to provide emergency services to residents in the entire county.  If you would like to send a letter of support, it can be mailed to the City of Riley, P.O. Box 314, Riley Kansas  66531 or you can drop your letter off at City Hall, 222 S. Broadway.   

Upcoming Events

Start Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Recurring Event: Recurring Event On the Third Thursday of the month until 5/21/2020 (total 37 events)
Importance: Normal Priority
Location: Riley City Hall
Owned by City of Riley On Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Export to Desktop Event:  Single   Series


Public Notices

19 April 2018

Consumer Confidence Report

Kansas Rural Water Association

The Consumer Confidence Report for the City of Riley can be located on the Kansas Rural Water Association website.  Link:  Physical copies of this report can also be obtained at Riley City Hall.