City of Olathe offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 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 and Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday. Residents are reminded to place carts at the curb by 8 a.m. For more information, visit OlatheKS.org/OMS.
It’s time to kick off the holiday season at the annual Olathe WinterFest, Friday, Dec. 5 at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is highlighted by the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:15 p.m.
Mixed paper can now be included with aluminum and plastic recyclables collected in City of Olathe blue containers at the following drop-off sites: Downtown Olathe at Kansas Ave. and Poplar St. (Northwest parking lot), East Olathe at S. Alden St (Wal-Mart parking lot), West Olathe at Parker and Santa Fe (Wal-Mart parking lot.) Visit Recycling for additional information.
The City of Olathe is among America’s top-ranked digital city governments (125,000 - 249,000 population) according to the 14th annual “Digital Cities Survey.”
With the colder temperatures upon us, the City of Olathe reminds residents to have their irrigation system winterized and backflow preventer shut off, drained, and/or removed for the winter to prevent freezing and breaking. If your backflow device does break, a new one is required, as well as a Cross Connection Permit. Please call (913) 971-9055 or visit Backflow Requirements for more information.
The Transportation Master Plan public meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Rooms B & C of the Olathe Community Center.
Children and their families are invited to trick or treat at stations set up on the Mahaffie grounds (1200 Kansas City Rd.) while enjoying fall farm activities and hayrack rides. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. Admission is $3 per person for ages 3 and up. Registration is not required.
The Olathe Police Department wants everyone to enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following these safety tips:
The City of Olathe is currently updating our long-range Transportation Master Plan. Based on the city’s growth over the next 25 years, where you live, work, and play is just as important as how you move between your destinations. To achieve our goal for a balanced transportation network, the City is studying our roads, trails, and transit, and your input is important!
Susan Sherman, assistant city manager, has received the International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA) Award for Career Development in Memory of L.P. Cookingham. The award recognizes an outstanding local government administrator who has made a significant contribution to the career development of new talent in professional local government management.