City Council adopts 2016 budget, CIP and Fee Resolution

The City of Olathe recently completed its first two-year budget process.  On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the City Council formally adopted the 2016 budget and conditionally approved the 2017 budget.  The 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Program and 2016-2017 Fee Resolution were also approved.  For more information visit .

Olathe Charities 5K Oct. 10

The City of Olathe will hold the inaugural Olathe Charities 5K on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Frontier Park, benefitting local charities.

1860s living history continues through Labor Day

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop features 1860s Living History Wednesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities may include cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations, stagecoach rides, visiting the Mahaffie House and the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn, and exhibits in the Heritage Center.

I Read with Mayor Mike begins 11th year in Olathe schools

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. 

Changes to your residential trash and recycling pickup time

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.

Dispose of large storm debris

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.

City of Olathe recognized for excellence in performance management

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.

City of Olathe among KC Chamber’s first list of Certified Healthy KC Organizations

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.

Olathe libraries available as cooling centers

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.

Ability Experience: Journey of Hope Tour Stop Monday, July 13

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.

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