Welcome to the official website of the City of Sabetha, KS. Whether you are a resident in our community, a visitor, or a traveler passing through, we invite you to explore this site to see what we have to offer. Sabetha is an outstanding community with friendly citizens and a variety of retail stores, manufacturing companies and services to satisfy your needs.
Sabetha has a great infrastructure. Our water plant was built in 1993, and our sewer plant was built in 2003. A major addition was made to the hospital in 2003. Renovations to the public library in 2009 increased the size significantly. The city hall was replaced in 1998 following a tornado. We have our own power plant, and with our participation in the Kansas Power Pool (made up of a number of Kansas cities), we can provide electricity at very reasonable rates.
Our recreation is second to none. A brand new Legion Baseball field was built in 2007 with private funds and has been judged the best in the state. We have four other fields dedicated to youth baseball and youth and adult softball. We have resurfaced tennis courts and a skateboard park. A committee is actively working to replace our municipal swimming pool with a new facility that will include an indoor pool, fitness and meeting rooms. We have several parks for kids with state of the art playground equipment designed for various age groups. The city also maintains two lakes for recreational activities.
Sabetha is a great place to work (employees outnumber residents) with good paying jobs available in manufacturing, transportation and health care, as well as retail. It is an even greater place to live with many attractive neighborhoods and an outstanding school system.
Please come see us - we love visitors.
Special Vehicle Registration
The City of Sabetha recently passed City Ordinance 1470 allowing for street use of special vehicles such as sport utility vehicles and golf carts. Anyone interested in reading this ordinance may request so at the City Hall. Registration forms for this permit may be downloaded here.
2014 US Hwy 36 Treasure Hunt
Sabetha participates in the Annual US 36 Treasure Hunt, which involves garage sales in towns located along US Highway 36. This event will be held September 19-20, 2014. Come and enjoy a pleasurable shopping day in Sabetha. A map with all the listings can be downloaded here in pdf format.
Rob Oom Recognized by State Water Association; Bill Shroyer Elected to Board of Directors
Wichita, KS, April 1, 2011: Rob Oom, Operator at the city of Sabetha Water Plant, has received the Municipal Operator of the Year Award from the Kansas Rural Water Association. The award was presented this past week during ceremonies held at the organization’s 44th annual conference and exhibition in Wichita. During the annual meeting of membership, Assistant City Administrator Bill Shroyer was elected a director of the organization.
Rob Oom has worked for the City of Sabetha for more than ten years. Over that time-span, many upgrades have been made to the city’s water treatment facility. He presently holds a Class III Operator Certification, which is the second highest level of certification attainable through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
“Rob Oom had the initiative and desire to learn why it is appropriate to add the various chemicals and how to calculate dosages correctly; his desire to find out why and how to change the chemicals has not only saved the city a lot of money, but has also resulted in improved water quality,” says Elmer Ronnebaum, General Manager of the Association.
The Sabetha treatment plant has been updated with automated controls of the chemical feeding systems, and is also now equipped with automated turbidity readings that record every fifteen minutes. All these changes now allow the plant to operate on an automatic setting which had never before been possible.
Shroyer has been employed for a total of 22 years with the City of Sabetha serving as Assistant City Administrator for the last 11 years. He also holds a Class III level Operator Certification in water and a Class IV wastewater certification, which is the highest level of certification through KDHE.
The conference, which was attended by nearly 2,300 people from more than 300 cities and 190 rural water districts, was held at the Century II Convention Center. It featured 58 training seminars on all aspects of water and wastewater utility operations and management. Special guest speakers were Matt All, General Counsel of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, and Mr. Joe Liles, President of the National Rural Water Association.
The Kansas Rural Water Association provides training and technical assistance to cities and rural water districts and supports a variety of other community programs from GPS mapping to the popular KAN STEP self-help program through the Department of Commerce. To learn more about the Association, see www.krwa.net.