City Councilman, McCoy, undergoes open heart surgery in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Olathe City Councilman, Wes McCoy, suffered a heart attack earlier this week and had to undergo emergency open heart surgery at a Pittsburgh, Pa., hospital.

McCoy, according to his wife Nancy through a family friend, said two of three arteries were successfully cleared. Because of calcium buildup, the third artery ruptured requiring the open heart surgery.

According to the family friend, a former pastor of the McCoys, Jesse Boggs, will be in Pittsburg to stay as support for the family.

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. 17

City Council                                                          

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 18, 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.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Saturday, Oct. 22
Rid your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs by disposing of them on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe.  Sponsored by the Olathe Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. The DEA will accept pills or patches.  Liquids, needles, and sharps cannot be accepted.  Visit DEA Diversion for additional information.
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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. 19

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.

 

City of Olathe changes Twitter handle to @CityofOlatheKS

Effective Monday, Sept. 19, the City of Olathe has changed its Twitter handle from @OlatheGovNews to @CityofOlatheKS. This change allows the City to better align and unify its brand among all digital platforms. You will automatically be redirected to the new handle if you already follow the City of Olathe on Twitter. We’re committed to keeping you engaged and informed. Follow @CityofOlatheKS to keep up with the latest news, information, and events. Continue reading

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