Join the City of Olathe, along with the Human Relations Commission, Olathe Public Schools, and other community partners in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Awards presentation on Friday, January 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Prairie Trail Middle School, 21600 W. 107th Street. The celebration includes the announcement of middle and senior high school winners in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate Diversity contest. Contest categories include essay, multi-media, and visual arts.
The City of Olathe provides a full range of municipal services to the community. Charges and fees help support the City’s ability to provide services such as utilities, recreational activities and animal licensing. A comprehensive list of the 2013 Schedule of Fees, and other related information, is now available in the Taxes and Fees section of the City’s website.
Effective January 1, 2013, the bulk item pick-up fee will increase to $20 per 15 minutes. Olathe residents can arrange for a curbside pick-up of large or bulky household items by calling 971-9311 at least 24 hours before the scheduled trash day. All items must be placed within eight feet of the curb by 8:00 a.m. on the scheduled trash day.
Olathe residents can recycle cut trees by placing them at the curb on their regular trash collection day. Residents can also take trees to the City of Olathe Composting Facility (127th Street and Hedge Lane) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Home burglary prevention begins with making your home an undesirable target. Most burglars strike a home where they believe no one is present. The goal then is to make your house look occupied while you’re away on vacation.
The City of Olathe will break ground on the new Olathe Community Center at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15.
Safe Kids Kansas presented two awards to the Olathe Fire Department at its annual awards ceremony held December 4 at the Washburn Institute of Technology in Topeka.
Each week many vehicles become targets of thieves. Monetary losses from contents taken are high but sometimes the damage caused by the thieves cost more than the property taken. What can you do to keep from becoming a victim?
The Gift Shop at Mahaffie has unique toys, books, ornaments and other items for the holidays. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Start your Christmas season with a visit to Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop’s Christmas Open House on December 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free to this holiday event.