KDOT’s I-35 project resumes in March

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin Phase Two of construction on I-35 from Santa Fe St. to 151st St. the week of March 14. The tentative schedule and major lane/ramp closures include:

Indian Creek Branch Library Temporarily Closed Due to Water Line Break

The Indian Creek Branch Library (12990 S. Black Bob Road) is temporarily closed due to a water line break.  Patrons are asked to use the library’s downtown location (201 E. Park) until clean-up and repairs are complete.  In addition, materials can be returned at other drop off locations in the city.

2016 Summer Camp registration now open

Registration is now open for Two Trails and Black Bob Summer Camps offered through Olathe Parks & Recreation. Campers ages 5*-12 will swim, enjoy weekly field trips, play games, and more.  *Five-year-olds must have completed kindergarten.

Olathe has highest citizen satisfaction in KC metro; among the highest in the nation

Citizen satisfaction in Olathe is at an all-time high according to the annual DirectionFinder® citizen satisfaction survey. The results were unveiled to City of Olathe employees on Friday, Feb. 19, during a special “DirectionFinder® Reveal” presentation by Chris Tatham, ETC Institute. Olathe is among the top in the nation in two noteworthy categories.

Community input on future of libraries sought through Library Vision Forums and survey

The community is invited to attend one of two upcoming Library Vision Forums to discuss the vision and opportunities for expanding the Olathe Downtown Library and the Indian Creek Library. The forum dates include an open house and a community meeting.

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund exceeds campaign goal

The Olathe Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund campaign has raised $160,262, exceeding its $150,000 goal for 2015. 

City of Olathe tops in Healthiest Employer category for second year

The City of Olathe has been recognized as a winner of the 2016 Healthiest Employers for the second year in a row. The awards program is presented by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Select employers from Kansas City were named winners at the awards program, on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Winning organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health, with exceptional corporate wellness programming.

Wilkes receives award for excellence in public management

City Manager Michael WilkesCity Manager Michael Wilkes has received the Buford Watson, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Management from the Kansas Association of City/County Managers. 

City of Olathe recognized with BlueCHIP Award for promoting a healthy community

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association recently presented the City of Olathe with a BlueCHIP Award to recognize the Healthy Communities Initiative. The initiative focuses on the total health of Olathe residents through education, support, and physical activity.

City of Olathe Forestry receives Gold Leaf Award

The International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) presented the City of Olathe Forestry Division the 2015 Gold Leaf Award at the Mid-Western Chapter conference on Thursday, Feb. 4.

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