The Olathe Community Center pool will be closed from Monday, Aug. 3 to Friday, Aug. 14.
The entire Center will close from Monday, Aug. 10 to Friday, Aug. 14. The closure is to allow for deep cleaning, maintenance and warranty repair work. The Olathe Community Center will re-open for regular programming on Saturday, Aug. 15.
Mayor Michael Copeland’s children’s reading initiative, “I Read with Mayor Mike,” will begin the 11th year in Olathe’s ten Title I elementary schools this fall. The literacy program is welcoming two new sponsors: the Cintas Corporation and Olathe Whole Foods Market.
Each year, Mayor Copeland reads to Title I first graders, emphasizing that reading is an important part of good citizenship that brings lifelong rewards. Students receive a paperback book, book bag, and sticker, all funded by program sponsors.
The City of Olathe is seeking community input to help create the vision for art in Olathe. Share ideas online by Friday, July 31 at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2144219/Olathe-Public-Art-Survey. Community feedback will be a component of the Public Art Master Plan to help shape future public art projects and initiatives in the community.
Starting on Monday, July 27, the City of Olathe will be adjusting the routes for residential trash and curbside recycling pickup. Routes are being re-balanced for the first time in almost ten years to increase efficiency and accommodate new growth in Olathe.
The City of Olathe will reduce pool operations beginning in August as follows:
Dispose of your large debris at no additional charge at the Olathe Composting Facility, 1100 Hedge Lane, Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Or, leave it at the curb on your scheduled trash day.
The International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Center for Performance Analytics has recognized the City of Olathe with a Certificate of Excellence for its performance management efforts.
The City of Olathe has been named a “Certified Healthy KC Company” by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. The City is one of 46 area companies, nonprofits, and government entities to receive this designation, recognizing efforts in creating a workplace focused on health and wellness.
In response to the excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service, the Olathe Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management and the Olathe Public Library announces that the libraries are available as cooling centers during regular business hours to offer temporary relief from the heat.
The City of Olathe will welcome Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity cyclists July 13 during their Olathe tour stop along the Ability Experience: Journey of Hope cross-country bicycle trek.
Mayor Michael Copeland, police officers, firefighters, and members of the City’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board will greet riders during a public cyclist arrival ceremony at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 13 at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Road.