2017 Olathe Kids Fishing Derby June 17

2017 OLATHE’S ANNUAL KIDS FISHING DERBY
FREE EVENT & FREE GIVEAWAYS!

What: Free 36th Annual Olathe Kids Fishing Derby
When: 7:30 a.m. to noon, June 17, 2017
Where: Olathe Cedar Lake Park

Cedar Lake (South of 151st on Lone Elm Road)
Ages 3 to 15 and 60 plus (Participation limited to the first 700)
Gates open at 6am

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Olathe news briefs for the week of June 7

City Council

The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, June 7, 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.

Fourth of July fireworks display moves to new location
Enjoy the annual City of Olathe Fireworks Display at the College Boulevard Activity Complex (CBAC), 11031 S. Valley Parkway, at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4.  Continue reading

Olathe Kids Free Fishing Derby set for June 18

The 35th Annual free Olathe Kids Fishing Derby for youngsters 3-15, as well as seniors 60 and older, is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, at Olathe’s Cedar Lake’s north shore.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and fishing begins at 9.

(Check out the Olathe Kids Fishing Derby Facebook page by clicking here.)

The Kids Fishing Derby began in 1981 and has been enjoyed by three generations of Olathe families. Continue reading

34th Annual Free Olathe Kids Fishing Derby a success

Free Olathe Kids Fishing Derby June 20

The 34th Annual Olathe Kids Free Fishing Derby is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 20, at Cedar Lake Park, located south of 151st Street at 15500 Lone Elm Road in southwest Olathe.

This is a free event with free giveaways that include worms, hooks, bobbers and T-shirts (while supplies last) for youngsters ages 3 to 15 and for seniors 60 and older for the first 700 registered participants that check in the day of the Derby. There also is a free hotdog lunch with chips and drink for the entire family from 11 to noon followed by trophy presentations. Water will be provided by Olathe’s Bass Pro during the Derby. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of June 16

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.

City Manager to present proposed budget
City Manager Michael Wilkes will present the proposed 2016/2017 operating budget, 2016/2017 rates and fees, and the 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Plan to the City Council at the June 16 City Council meeting.  The City of Olathe is moving to a two-year budget term. This year, the City Council will adopt the 2016 budget and conditionally approve the 2017 budget. The biennial budget process allows for better long-range planning and enhanced program analysis. 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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