Arma City Hall Services - 701 East Washington St

Arma City Hall Services - 701 East Washington St

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City Hall houses the City's Government, including Arma's legislative body, and provides public records, government services, along with information about the City's services.

Hours:
  • 8am - 4:30pm : Monday
  • 8am - 4:30pm : Tuesday
  • 8am - 4:30pm : Wednesday
  • 8am - 4:30pm : Thursday
  • 8am - 4:30pm : Friday
  • City Hall is closed : Saturday
  • City Hall is closed : Sunday

Facebook Public Access

Arma City Facebook Events

Facebook Events

Current Public Events

The City of Arma maintains a public Facebook Page. Here you can find the City Council Meeting recordings and any city related information that may effects residents or their safety.

Facebook Events

Current Public Events

Public Records

The City Hall houses most of the public records. Records include the required building permits, access to city ordinances, and assistance with making any open record requests.

  • Building permits and applications
  • Open Records Request (form)
  • City Council information
  • City Government offices
  • Voter poll locations and election procedures

Assistance Programs

Arma's poverty level of 16.77 percent is currently around 47.1 percent greater than the poverty level of 11.4 percent across the state of Kansas. There are several programs available to help within the community. (based on 2019 data)

  • Kansas Food Assistance Programs,
  • S.E.K.-C.A.P. Information,
  • SRS-Cash/Employment Assistance,
  • SRS-Child/Adult Protection Services,
  • SRS-Health Services

City Office Staff

Arma City Office Staff

About The Office

Overview

The Mayor and City Staff serve in the executive role for cities. Responsibilities include updating paperwork, while maintaining documents.

phone: +1 (620) 347-4125

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Rob Lessen

City Mayor

As the chief executive officer, directs the administrative structure, including appointing and removing of department heads along with the day to day operations of the staff.

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Jolene Edwards

City Treasurer

Primarily reconciles invoices with payments made. One of three signatures on city issued checks and disbursement of municipal funds.

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Bette Lessen

City Clerk

Attends meetings of the city council, keeps a true record of its proceedings, and also keeps a record of all official acts.

email: arma_bette@ckt.net

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Vanessa Kent

Assistant City Clerk

Issues monthly utility billing and collects utility payments. Assists with the public to provide information and respond to requests.

email: arma_vanessa@ckt.net

City Legal Representatives

Arma City Legal Representatives

About The Legal Team

Overview

The objectives are to provide legal services to the City in an accurate, timely and ethical manner with integrity and accountability to the community.

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Tim Fielder

Municipal Judge

Hears criminal cases involving charges of city law such as local code violations. Duties include setting penalties for individuals found guilty.

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Tom Hayes

City & City Court Attorney

Researches the Federal, State and Local laws, while issuing legal opinions to the appointed officials such as Council and Mayor.

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Vanessa Kent

Court Clerk

Compiles court case files and distributes them to the appropriate parties. Accepts, receipts, and accounts for all court fines and fees.

email: arma_vanessa@ckt.net

Law Enforcement Members

Arma Law Enforcement Members

About Law Enforcement

Overview

The objectives are to provide the community with awareness and enforcement of local codes. Law Enforcement Officers many times function as the First Responders to a wide range of calls for assistance.

phone: +1 (620) 347 4500

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Chris Holtz

Police Chief

Through effective public safety services, the Police Chief establishes departmental goals and objectives through community interaction and activities such as patrols, security checks, and enforcement.

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John Austin

Assistant Police Chief

Performing a variety of duties including organizing, planning, and coordinating enforcement operations, the Assistant Police Chief works with and represents the Chief and the department.

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Brody Clark

Officer

One of the many duties as an Officer, includes fostering good relationships and liaise with community groups and individuals. Additional duties may include activities such as monitoring and intervening when there might be harm to people or property.

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Cory Strong

School Resource Officer

SROs are officers who are available to students and work with elementary, middle and high school administrators, security staff and faculty on ensuring schools are safe.

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William Dean

Officer

As an Officer, duties may involve coordinating operations with other emergency services, observing and responding to various situations or emergencies including weather related events that may affect the community.

City Council Members

Arma City Council Members

About Council

Overview:

Review and approve the annual budget, ordinances and resolutions. Exercise the legislative powers of the city government.
Meeting: 1st & 3rd Mondays 6:30pm

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Howard Camp

City Council Member

Elected: Nov 2nd 2021

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Richard Kerley

City Council Member

Appointed: Aug 2022

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Robert Lauck

City Council Member

Appointed: Jan 18th 2023

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Karma Burns

City Council Member

Appointed: June 20th 2022

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Gary Pommier

City Council Member

Appointed: June 20th 2022

City Budget History

Arma City Budget History

City Audit History

Arma City Audit History

City Council History

Arma City Council History

2021

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2020

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2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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