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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.

 

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.

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm begins spring season

Spring is a busy time on the farm, signaling the return of 1860s living history activities each weekend. The historic Mahaffie house will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. 

Indian Creek Library remains closed

Olathe’s Indian Creek Branch Library (12990 S. Black Bob Rd.) is temporarily closed due to a water line break that occurred on March 3.  Patrons are asked to use the library’s downtown location (201 E. Park St.) until clean-up and repairs are complete. A temporary materials return is located near the northeast corner of the Indian Creek Library parking lot.  Materials can be returned to other drop off locations in the city.

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:

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