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 week of May 27

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, June 4 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.

13th Annual FREE Summer Concert Series Begins June 8

The City of Olathe is proud to present the 2013 FREE Summer Concert Series. Families and music enthusiasts will enjoy award-winning entertainment on select Fridays throughout the summer at Frontier Park.  Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of May 20

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, May 21 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.

Memorial Day Closures

City of Olathe offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday.  Trash and recycling collection will not be impacted.

The Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park and the Indian Creek Branch, 12990 S. Black Bob Road, will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27.

Storm Debris Pick-up

Due to Sunday’s storms, the City of Olathe will take bulk pick-up requests for storm debris collection this week only.  The free bulk pick-up service will occur on your regular collection day. Customers with a Monday collection day will be serviced on Monday (5/27).  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 week of April 22

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 Piloting New Program to Expand Resident Engagement Opportunities

The City of Olathe is piloting a new program to enhance citizen engagement opportunities, Open Town Hall, as part of its ongoing e-Town Hall initiative.   During the pilot period, residents will have another tool to weigh-in on a number of topics through an online forum accessible on the City’s website, OlatheKS.org.

Various topics will be presented where citizen feedback is helpful in making critical decisions, including the first topic covering the City’s budget.  Residents are asked to subscribe initially, then invited to share opinions and insight.  Open Town Hall is being piloted in conjunction with Peak Democracy, a private company, and all subscription information will be absolutely confidential. Continue reading

OMC’s Devocelle receives Cathedral Builder Award

Frank H. Devocelle, President/CEO of Olathe Health System, Inc. (OHSI) was awarded the Cathedral Builder Award from the city of Olathe. Mayor Michael Copeland presented the award at the State of the City luncheon.

“Giving back, serving others, and building our great community spirit are what Olatheans do so well,” Copeland said. “It’s individuals like Frank Devocelle who are leaving incredible legacies of service and excellence that inspire and encourage us and make us proud to call Olathe home.” Continue reading

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