Olathe news briefs

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 7 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). For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

The Olathe City Council will consider adopting the 2017 conditionally approved budget at the Aug. 16 Council meeting. The City of Olathe operates under a two-year budget term, which allows for better long-range planning and enhanced program analysis. The 2017 budget focuses on strategic investments that support the resident priority areas of public safety, transportation, and infrastructure maintenance. Questions about the budget can be submitted through Olathe Connect. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Jan. 25

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 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).  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Olathe’s 2015 waste diversion rate hits record high
Olathe residents continue diverting more waste from the landfill. The City of Olathe waste diversion rate for 2015 is 43.88 percent, up from 41.10 percent in 2014 and 38.29 percent in 2013. The national average is 34.50 percent.

“Olathe residents are making greater efforts to keep recyclable waste out of landfills,” said Kent Seyfried, City of Olathe Solid Waste Manager. “This allows us to keep trash and recycling rates at a reasonable price for our customers. When we increase our waste diversion rate, we spend less on the cost of waste disposal.” Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Dec. 7

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 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).  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Reduce waste during the holidays

Household waste increases more than 25 percent during the holidays. Reduce, reuse and recycle your way to a greener holiday season with these tips:

·       Wrap gifts in newspaper, used gift wrap, or reusable gift bags. Most gift wrap is not recyclable.

·       Send eCards or recycle cards from past holidays.

·       Buy cards made from recycled materials.

·       Buy rechargeable batteries for toys and electronic gifts to keep batteries out of the landfill and save you money. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Oct. 5

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 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).  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Fire Prevention Week
October 4-10 is Fire Prevention Week. Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Working smoke alarms save lives. Test yours at least once every month!  For additional fire and life safety tips, visit OlatheKS.org/Fire.

Olathe Charities 5K Saturday, Oct. 10

The City of Olathe presents the Olathe Charities 5K on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. at Frontier Park. The inaugural 5K loops the scenic Indian Creek Trail. The $40 participation fee includes chip timing and bib, t-shirt, finisher medal and a $20 donation to a participating charity of your choice.  Register online, by phone at 913-971-8563, or in person at the Olathe Community Center through noon on Friday, Oct. 9 or on site at the race. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of June 8

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, June 16, at 7 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).  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.

Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event June 13

All Johnson County residents have the opportunity to drop off Household Hazardous Waste at the City of Olathe’s drop-off event Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HHW facility, 1420 S. Robinson Drive, behind Public Works and Customer Service. No appointment is necessary.

Residents will be asked to provide a photo ID and a general description of their HHW items. Items that can be dropped off include aerosol cans, automotive fluids, automotive and household batteries, bathroom cleaners, carpet cleaners, cooking oil, drain cleaners, fertilizers, paint, light bulbs, pesticides, etc. e-Waste (electronics) is not accepted at the drop-off event. For a full list of acceptable items, visit OlatheKS.org. Continue reading

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