City of Olathe receives recognition for communication efforts

The City of Olathe received two Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards from the National Association of Government Communicators at its annual Communications School June 7-9 in Washington D.C. The 2015 Budget Infographic received an Award of Excellence in the Infographic category. The Diverging Diamond Interchange video also received an Award of Excellence in the Educational Programs category.

#OlatheActive Challenge

Are you ready to get #OlatheActive with a chance to win great prizes? Join Olathe Parks & Recreation on FacebookTwitter or Instagram to find monthly challenges around Olathe. Complete four of the five challenges by posting pictures using #OlatheActive and you are entered to win a Garmin Nuvi.  Participate throughout the year for grand prizes drawn in July, November, and March.

Frontier Pool temporarily closed. Swim lessons move.

Frontier Pool remains closed as crews work to repair a leak.

All first session swim lessons scheduled at Frontier Pool will be moved to Oregon Trail Pool. Those enrolled will be contacted by City staff to discuss enrollment options.

Mahaffie summer season promotes family fun

The summer season officially begins in June at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Rd. Enjoy living history activities and stagecoach rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Beyond regular hours, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm offers many special events throughout the summer. 

Council approves contract for library enhancement

The Olathe City Council approved entering into a contract to purchase the vacant Hy-Vee building at 135th and Brougham in east Olathe.  The 68,000 square-foot-building is envisioned to be programmed for library use and relocation of the Indian Creek Library.

Olathe neighborhood cleared of lead concern

Lab tests of 79 tap water samples collected Wednesday morning conclusively show no elevated lead levels in the Ridgeview South neighborhood area water system. 

Updated information about potential high lead levels in one Olathe neighborhood

Frequently Asked Questions - 4/21/16

View a map of the impacted area for potential high lead levels in City water, limited to the Ridgeview South neighborhood in Olathe.

All potentially impacted customers have been notified.
Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Olathe has notified all potentially impacted customers that field testing showed the potential for high levels of lead in a portion of one Olathe neighborhood, Ridgeview South.  Though field testing from the meter is not considered an accurate barometer for lead, the City is erring on the side of caution. 

There are no water quality concerns outside that specific area, and the City continues to meet or exceed all state and federal clean water standards.

Olathe Farmers’ Market opens Saturday, April 23

Enjoy fresh produce, flowers, herbs, eggs, and more, at two Olathe Farmers’ Market locations beginning Saturday, April 23.

Olathe Charities 5K seeks charities of choice

The second annual Olathe Charities 5K will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, on trails around the College Boulevard Activity Center. This unique run benefits participating charities who register to become a charity of choice. Selected organizations receive $15 per runner, or $20 per four-person team who designate that charity at registration.

Olathe Miracle League seeking volunteers

The Olathe Miracle League is accepting volunteer applications for the 2016 spring season, which begins Saturday, April 2. Miracle League volunteers, called buddies, help provide kids of all abilities the opportunity to play baseball in a safe and fun environment. Register to become a buddy.

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