Olathe news briefs for the week of Dec. 5

Olathe billed as one of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

24/7 Wall St. recently named Olathe one of America’s Best Cities to Live. Olathe was tapped as the 11th best city on the list of 50. 24/7 Wall St. credited Olathe for a low poverty rate, a low crime rate, and a strong income to home value ratio. Olathe was the only city in Kansas and one of only two in the Kansas City metropolitan area, along with Lee’s Summit, Mo., to make the list. Broomfield, Colo. topped the list.

 

City of Olathe accepting applications for 2017 Civic Academy

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Olathe Civic Academy. Ten interactive sessions will allow participants to: Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Nov. 21

City Council
The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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.

Thanksgiving holiday schedule for City offices, library
City of Olathe offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  There will be no trash and recycling curbside collection on Thanksgiving Day.  Customers whose trash and recycling is collected on Thursday will be serviced on Friday; Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday.  Residents are reminded to place carts at the curb by 8 a.m. The Household Hazard Waste facility will also be closed on Saturday, Nov. 26. For more information, visit OlatheKS.org/OMS. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Oct. 24

City Council                                                          

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov.1, 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 selected to join national What Works Cities initiative

Olathe has been selected as one of 16 new cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative.

Launched in April 2015, What Works Cities has developed a growing network of local municipal leaders, leading global experts and world-class practitioners who at no cost to cities, are sharing best practices for data and evidence-based governance to engage citizens, make government more effective and improve people’s lives.

What Works Cities will assist Olathe with advancing the following objectives: Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Oct. 2

City Council                                                          

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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.

Fall safety tips
As the fall season sets in, temperatures drop and the sun sets earlier. This time of year is perfect cover for petty criminals. Here are a few simple tips to keep you from being a victim of theft.
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Olathe news briefs for the week of Sept. 26

City Council                                                          

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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 Fire Department Open House Sunday, Oct. 9
The Olathe Fire Department Open House, featuring free educational activities, demonstrations and refreshments, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Olathe Fire Station No. 1, 501 E. Old Hwy 56.
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Olathe news briefs for the week of Sept. 12

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 20, 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.

 

go library fire stationgoLibrary opens at Olathe Fire Station 6
The Olathe Public Library has opened a goLibrary kiosk in the public entrance to Olathe Fire Station 6, 24200 W. College Blvd. The goLibrary is a unique locker system that allows library patrons to pick-up holds, return materials, browse the catalog, place holds, and check accounts. This goLibrary location is open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about the Olathe Public Library, visit OlatheLibrary.org. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Sept. 6

Olathe earns two top 10 ratings

Olathe ranked number one on Zippia’s list of the 10 Happiest Cities in America. The score considered factors like education, unemployment rate, cost of living and poverty level.

Olathe also ranked number nine on Allstate Insurance’s list of America’s Best Drivers Report 2016. The list considered statistics like property damage claims, accident reports and population density. Continue reading

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