Olathe news briefs for the week of Oct. 7

City Council
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, October 1, 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.

Protect our Pipes, Pumps and Plants: Think Before You Flush
Many modern personal and household cleaning products are marketed as “flushable” or “disposable”. However, unlike toilet paper, which breaks down quickly, these products remain intact indefinitely. These items can accumulate in the sewer system or get tangled in sewage pumps when flushed down the toilet. This can clog your home’s plumbing system or the City’s wastewater collection system, resulting in sewer backups that require costly repairs. Flushing these items down the toilet uses excess water and can increase your water bill. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Aug. 26

City Council
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, September 3, 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.

Labor Day Schedule for City Offices, Libraries; Trash/Recycling Collection Not Impacted
City of Olathe offices will be closed on Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday. The City’s trash, curbside recycling and yard waste collection will NOT be impacted. Continue reading

Kelsey Smith Foundation gets $10,000 gift from AT&T

AT&T* announced a $10,000 contribution to the Kelsey Smith Foundation (KSF) at the foundation’s 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic this week. The contribution is targeted to help support the Kelsey Smith Foundation’s Safety Awareness Seminar (SAS), which is an evidenced-based seminar that provides information and best practices in situational awareness techniques for youth and young adults.

The program was designed in conjunction with law enforcement and other safety organizations’ input and is targeted to students in grades 7-12, free of charge.

“We are proud to help support such a worthy organization as the Kelsey Smith Foundation, which helps equip young people with information and resources that they can use to protect themselves,” said Steve Hahn, president of AT&T Kansas. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of June 17

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, June 18 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.

Interested in the action of the regular Council meeting, but don’t want to wait on the official meeting minutes?  A Council meeting recap is now posted to the City Clerk’s page following each regular Council meeting. The recap is for the convenience of our residents and stakeholders and does not replace the official minutes.  Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of May 13

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, May 20 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.

Indian Creek Trail Detour Planned

Beginning in early June, sections of Indian Creek trail between Black Bob and Pflumm will be closed to accommodate construction of the 127th Street Improvement project.  Detours will be provided.  Trail users are asked to follow the detour signs and use extra caution in and around the detour areas. The project is planned to begin June 3 and expected to last 18 months. Additional questions can be directed to Therese Mersmann, project manager in Public Works, 913-971-9032 or tmersmann@olatheks.org. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of May 6

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, May 7 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.

Celebrate Safe Drinking Water May 6-10

For more than 35 years, water utilities across the country have joined the American Water Works Association to celebrate the important role of drinking water during the month of May.  The City of Olathe recognizes the vital role that water plays in our daily lives.  Our water systems are critical to maintaining public health, economic vitality, fire protection and quality of life. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of April 29, 2013

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, May 6 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.

Olathe’s Public Works Department Receives Second Prestigious Reaccreditation

The City of Olathe’s Public Works Department has recently been awarded a second prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Reaccreditation.  The APWA Reaccreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the management practices requirements established nationally in the public works industry. The Olathe Public Works Department previously received original Accreditation in July 2004, and Reaccreditation in January 2009. The department’s second APWA Reaccreditation was awarded this April 2013. Continue reading

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