City Recognized for Cutting Health Care Costs

The City of Olathe was awarded a 2011 ImpacT Award from the Kansas City Business Journal for leveraging technology to support its comprehensive health care program. 

Olathe Named Nation’s Top Digital City

The City of Olathe is America’s top-ranked digital city government (125,000 - 249,000 population) according to the 11th annual “Digital Cities Survey.”  Part of e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program, the annual survey focuses on results achieved by cities, via the use of technology, in operating efficiencies and realizing strategic objectives despite current fiscal constraints.

Housing Services Office Relocates November 8

The Olathe Housing Services Division, formerly located at 201 N. Cherry Street, will relocate to 200 W. Santa Fe beginning Tuesday, November 8. The division will open for business at the new location on Wednesday, November 9. The telephone number remains 913-971-6260. 

City Offices Close for Veterans Day

City of Olathe offices, including Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, will close on Friday, November 11 in recognition of Veterans Day.

Trash and recycling collection will NOT be impacted.

Veterans Day Observance - Parade in Olathe

Johnson County’s 25th Veterans Day Observance Anniversary will spill out into the streets of downtown Olathe on Friday, November 11. The ceremony salutes all veterans, past and present.

Emergency Alert System Test on November 9

On November 9 at 1:00 p.m. CST, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and broadcasters across the country will issue the first nationwide Emergency Alert System Test.

Parks and Recreation Offices Relocated

The Parks and Recreation Department, formerly housed at 200 W. Santa Fe, have relocated to Olathe City Hall, 100  W. Santa Fe.  As a result of the move, the Parks and Recreation telephone line has changed to (913) 971-8563.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Kick Off on October 7

Those passing the City of Olathe fountain in the Osborne Plaza at City Hall may look twice at the water’s color during the month of October.  On Friday, October 7 at 11:00 a. m., the fountain will be dyed pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

Olathe Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on October 29

The Olathe Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe, on October 29 from 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.

Olathe to Honor Civil War Soldiers

Civil War veterans buried in the Olathe Memorial Cemetery will be remembered during the War’s 150th anniversary year, with a special ceremony and dedication at the Civil War circle located in the Olathe Memorial Cemetery, 738 N. Chestnut.  The dedication of ten new markers will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011, beginning at 5:00 p.m., followed by the annual walking tour of the cemetery. 

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