Olathe news briefs for the week of Jan. 2

City Council
The Olathe City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 24, 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).

 

Public invited to annual MLK Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15

Olatheans and residents throughout the Greater Kansas City area are invited to join the Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC) to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, Jan. 15. The annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Celebration will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the 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

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 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. 30

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.

WinterFest and Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 2

Kick off the holiday season with the annual Celebrate Olathe – WinterFest and the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. Join Mayor Michael Copeland and special guest Joe Lauria, Fox 4 meteorologist, as they light the Mayor’s Christmas tree at 6:10 p.m. Then, enjoy an evening of music, face painting, free activities, and a visit with Santa Claus! Local food trucks will sell food throughout the night. Free shuttle service will be available at Olathe North High School, 600 E. Prairie St. Follow event updates on Facebook. 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 Nov. 1

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.

Halloween tips to keep kids safe
The Olathe Police Department wants everyone to enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following these safety tips:

·        Wear light colored or reflective clothing for costumes

·        Check the costume to see if it is made of fire resistant material

·        Ensure children can see well; apply face makeup instead of a mask, if possible 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

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