The City of Olathe is among America’s top-ranked digital city governments (125,000 - 249,000 population) according to the 12th annual “Digital Cities Survey.”
Residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Harold and Iowa Streets have spent the last several months watching a new park develop. In October, the new park, shelter and bike area opened to rave reviews from the community.
Thanks to a Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund grant, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm is now accepting scholarship applications for spring field trip programs for Title I schools. Title I schools may use the grant for admission fees or for transportation costs for field trips to Mahaffie. An application is required and grants will be awarded in the order received. Please visit www.mahaffie.org for a grant application.
With gratitude, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site announces a generous donation from long-time benefactor and Olathe resident Maron Moore. Moore presented the personal donation on Tuesday, October 30, to fund the construction of a large, interactive barn on the Mahaffie site.
The entrance to Alden Center on Black Bob Road south of 135th Street will be closed to remove the bumps drivers have to cross to enter the shopping area.
The Olathe Fire Department, along with the Fire Education Association of Kansas and Fire Marshals Association of Kansas, urges residents to change their smoke alarm batteries at least once a year to save lives and prevent injuries.
The holidays are coming up and Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site will offer a variety of programs at the city-owned living history facility.
All City volunteers are invited to attend the annual City of Olathe Volunteer Appreciation Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Ball Conference Center, 21350 W. 153rd St.
A new interactive feature on the City of Olathe website is intended to provide convenient 24-hour service for alarm system needs.
The City Council adopted the 2012 International Building Code series with minor amendments Tuesday, Oct. 16. The new codes only will affect new construction, renovations to existing buildings and property inspections.