Olathe news briefs for the week of Oct. 28

City Council – Joint Council/Planning Commission Meeting
The Olathe City Council and the Olathe Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.  The Planning Commission will brief the City Council on the draft Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and obtain Council feedback prior to initiating the public hearing.  To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, November 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Olathe Police Department Offers Tips to Keep Kids Safe This Halloween
To avoid injury and accidents while trick-or-treating, the Olathe Police Department offers the following Halloween safety tips:

·         Wear light colored or reflective clothing for costumes.

·         Check the costume to see if it is made of a fire resistant material.

·         Make sure children can see well; use face makeup instead of a mask, if possible.

·         Keep costumed children away from pets; pets may not recognize the child and could become frightened.

·         Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords to avoid injury.

·         Ensure younger children are accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

·         Always remind children of the dangers associated with crossing and walking along streets at night.

·         Use a flashlight at night or go out while there is still daylight.

·         Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know with the porch light on.

·         Remind children to avoid open flames from pumpkins or Halloween decorations.

·         Only give and accept commercially wrapped or packaged candy.

·         Examine all treats before letting children eat them.

·         Wash all fruit and cut into small pieces to make sure nothing hazardous has been placed inside.

View the Halloween safety tips video at OlatheKS.org for more information

Cedar Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Ribbon Cutting November 1 – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
The media is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Olathe’s newly-expanded wastewater treatment facility on Friday, November 1. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Creek facility (25915 W. 119th Street, Olathe, KS 66061).

Schedule of Events is as follows:

10-10:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremony with Mayor Copeland

10:30-11:30 a.m. – Tours and Demonstrations

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch

Cast Your Vote! Mahaffie Finalist for Best Kept Secret
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm’s Wild West Days is a finalist for the KC Parent’s Family Faves Contest in the Best Kept Secret category. Voting is open until November 15. Visit www.kcparent.com/Giveaways/VoteKCFamilyFavorites2013/ to cast your vote. Winners will be announced in an upcoming issue of KC Parent Magazine.


Rabies Vaccination Clinic
On Saturday, November 2, the City of Olathe Animal Shelter will offer a microchip and low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for Olathe residents. The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Olathe Animal Shelter, 505 East Sunvale Drive.

Residents can also obtain rabies vaccinations and purchase/renew City of Olathe animal licenses. Microchips are $25 and rabies shots are $10 for a one-year vaccination. Additional immunizations such as distemper, bordetella, etc. will be available at a reduced rate. Current rabies vaccinations are required to license pets.




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