Olathe news briefs

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

 

Holiday schedule for City offices, libraries, Olathe Community Center
City of Olathe offices will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 23 and remain closed through Monday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday.  Trash and recycling collection remain on schedule.

Olathe Public Libraries will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25.

The Olathe Community Center will observe the following hours during the Christmas holiday:

  • Saturday, Dec. 24: Open 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 25: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 26: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The winter break pool schedule and holiday fitness schedule can be viewed at OlatheKS.org. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Feb. 1

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.

2016 Summer Camp registration now open
Registration is now open for Two Trails and Black Bob Summer Camps offered through Olathe Parks & Recreation. Campers ages 5*-12 will swim, enjoy weekly field trips, play games, and more.  *Five-year-olds must have completed kindergarten.

  • Register for camp by the week. You choose the week(s) that fit your needs.

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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 Jan. 19

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 19, 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.

Mahaffie 150th Gala Saturday, Feb. 20

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Foundation invites the public to celebrate 150 years at the Mahaffie House on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a special 150th Gala. Tickets are $75/person, $600 for a table of eight, and sponsorships are available. Ticket sales are limited to the first 150 registrants. Purchase your tickets at Mahaffie.org or call 913-971-5111. All proceeds will go to the preservation of the Mahaffie House. Attire will be semi-formal or 19th century formal wear.
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Olathe news briefs for the week of Jan. 4

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 5, 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.

Public invited to annual MLK Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 17

Olatheans and residents throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area are invited to join the Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC) to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 17. The annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Celebration will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the new Olathe Conference Center by Embassy Suites, located at K-10 and Ridgeview Rd. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Dec. 21

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 5, 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 holiday schedule
City of Olathe offices will close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 24 and remain closed on Friday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday.  Trash and recycling collection will occur on schedule Monday through Thursday.  Friday collection will be delayed by one day. Friday customers should have carts at the curb by 8 a.m. on Saturday. 

Download the Olathe Trash Day mobile application or visit OlatheKS.org/TrashDay to sign up for weekly trash day reminders via text, email, Twitter, and phone call. Users can also print customized calendars for their address. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of Dec. 14

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.

Foster a pet this holiday season
The Olathe Animal Shelter is looking to place pets this holiday season as part of the National “Home for the Holidays” pet fostering program. Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are encouraging pet adoption by allowing residents to foster an animal during the holidays in hopes of giving the pet a permanent home.

The program is open to Olathe residents only.  Residents can begin to select pets on Wednesday, Dec. 16.  Those who wish to do so will be allowed to return the animal to the shelter on Monday, Dec. 28. Certain restrictions will apply. Contact the shelter for further details. Continue reading

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