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South Barber Recreation Comission

South Barber Recreation Commission

The South Barber Recreation Commission is a joint effort of the City of Kiowa and the South Barber School District.  Two board members are chosen for three year terms by each sponsoring agency and the fifth member is selected by those members.  A tax levy is made by the School district as the larger unit to support its activities.

Board members are:

  • Shawna Schupbach
  • Jessica Swonger
  • Chris Holcomb
  • Bret Mott
  • Brett Courson

Marlo Rugg serves as Secretary and contact person.

Mission Statement – It is the responsibility of the Recreation Commission to plan and implement a well rounded comprehensive recreation program for the citizens of the community.  A comprehensive program shall include recreation programs for all age groups.

South Barber organizes and sponsors all season sports activities for youth, recreation activities for senior citizens and enrichment activities for all ages.

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Movie Theater


The Chief Movie Theater

For movie, times and additional information go to

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SUMMER 2017 – South Barber Students Grades K-8 FREE thanks to a generous donation!

A special thank you to Chieftain Oil for the donation!

Open from Memorial Day to August

Regular Hours:

Monday – Friday 1:30-8:00 P.M.

Saturdays and Sundays  1:30-6:30 P.M.

Free Adult (18 and over) swimming M-W-F 5:30-6:30 P.M.

Daily Admissions:

  • $2.00 Adult – 12 and up
  • $1.25 Children – 6-11
  • under 6 free WITH ADULT

Season Tickets:

  • Family $60.00
  • Adult    $40.00
  • Child     $20.00


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Community Center


Community Building

The Kiowa Community Building supports many community activities. The building contains a 5,000 sq foot room with stage, kitchen and band area, a Food Bank, Health Department satellite  office, VFW meeting room, South Barber Recreation Commission room, Handicapped accessible restrooms and Borderline Theater space.

May be rented for wedding receptions, dances, reunions or other gathering for $50 per day with a $200 deposit; or if alcohol is to be served, $150 per day and $300 deposit.  For scheduling contact City Office at 620-825-4127.

Community Building Floor Plan

Scheduled usage

Barber County Health Department

Located in the community building, is open every Monday from 10-12 a.m. and By Appointment from 1:- 2:30.

Call 620-886-3294 or 1-800-748-5788

Immunizations, blood pressure check etc.

Kiowa Food  Bank

Located in the Community Building, provides emergency food assistance to area residents.  Open 1st Friday and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 -12:00 A.M.

A Brief History:

The Community Building was purchased by the Kiowa VFW and American Legion Posts in 1946.  Once used as a theater by the Alva, OK prisoner-of-war camp during WWII, the building was dismantled and re-assembled from the original blueprints where it currently stands.  For years the building was used for large gatherings, dances and basketball games.  In 1982 the Myrtle King Estate donated money for repairs to the building.  In 1985 the veterans groups donated the building to the city as part of a Community Development Block Grant process to remodel the building.  In 1986 the city was awarded a CDBG for $121,000 to remodel the building.  Construction was completed in 1988 and resulted in the building appearing as it now does.  The building has continued to be used for large meetings, social events, wedding receptions, theater performances and much more.

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Municipal Court

Jon Von Achen, Municipal Judge

Court meets in the City Council Room on the 4th Friday of the month at 10 A.M.

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2015 Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Date

View Agenda

View Minutes

January 12, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 9, 2015 Agenda Minutes
March 9, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 6, 2015 Agenda Minutes
May 11, 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
July 13, 2015 Agenda Minutes
August 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
September 7, 2015 Agenda Minutes
October 12, 2015 Agenda Minutes
November 9, 2015 Agenda Minutes
December 7, 2015 Agenda Minutes

To view previous year’s agendas and minutes, select from the following archives:

2014 Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2013 Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2012 Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2011 Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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Planning Commission

Planning Commission Members

  • Kim Blevins
  • Stan Michael
  • Tami Hill
  • Ronald Allenbach
  • Faye Conaway
  • Fred Gillig
  • (vacant)

Note: Meets third Wednesday of the month at 6pm at City Office, or as needed.

Zoning & Subdivision Documents

Zoning Regulations:

Table of Contents
Article 01 – General
Article 02 – R-1A
Article 03 – R-1B
Article 04 – RP-2
Article 05 – CP-0
Article 06 – CP-1
Article 07 – CP-2
Article 08 – CP-3
Article 09 – IP-1
Article 10 – IP-2
Article 11 – PUD
Article 12 – Plan Approval
Article 13 – Perfrm Stand
Article 14 – Parking
Article 15 – Loading
Article 16 – Signs
Article 17 – Chart
Article 18 – Supplmt Hght
Article 19 – CUP
Article 20 – NCU
Article 21 – BZA
Article 22 – Admin
Article 23 – Special Events
Article 24 – Amendments
Article 25 – Penalty
Article 26 – Miscellaneous
Appendix A – Definitions
Appendix B – Illustrations
Appendix C – Zoning Index

Zoning Maps:

Northwest Kiowa Zoning
Northwest Kiowa
Zoning Map

Northeast Kiowa Zoning
Northeast Kiowa
Zoning Map

Central West Kiowa Zoning
Central West Kiowa
Zoning Map

 Central East Kiowa Zoning
Central East Kiowa
Zoning Map

 Southwest Kiowa Zoning Southwest Kiowa
Zoning Map

 Southeast Kiowa Zoning Southeast Kiowa
Zoning Map

Zoning Map - Color Legend

Subdivision Regulations:

Table of Contents
Article 01 – General
Article 02 – Subdvsn Approval
Article 03 – Splits and Shifts
Article 04 – Design Standards
Article 05 – Required Improvements
Article 06 – Administration
Article 07 – Miscellaneous

Manufactured Home & Recreational Vehicle Code:

MH/RV Code

Questions regarding zoning and subdivision regulations may be sent to the City Administrator,

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Elected Officials

Brandon Farney
City Council
Brian Hill
Russell Molz
R.L. Simpson
Bill Watson
Tom Wells


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City Staff



City Offices:  City Hall

618 Main St
(620) 825-4127

City Staff
City Administrator Lou Leone
City Supervisor Gary Johnson
City Clerk Marlo Rugg
Police Chief Steve Johnson
Fire Chief Bill Duvall
Water/Sewer Operator Nathan Lambert
Librarian Gayle Bowden


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USD 255 South Barber Chieftains: 
Kiowa, Hazelton, and Hardtner


Kiowa, KS 67070
(620) 825-4114


Kiowa, KS 67070
(620) 825-4214


Box 124
Kiowa, KS 67070
(620) 825-4115
Fax: (620) 825-4145
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