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The 2011 Olathe FREE Summer Concert Series begins on Friday June 3 with the first show featuring Mingo Fishtrap and special guests Funk Syndicate. Mingo Fishtrap features a contemporary vibe inspired by the group’s musical roots. Funk Syndicate is a Kansas City-based dance, variety and show band specializing in music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Read more »
Citizen Survey Says…Olathe Setting the Standard
The results of Olathe’s most recent citizen survey were presented to the Olathe City Council Tuesday evening, showing Olathe as one of the top performing cities in the metropolitan area in terms of resident satisfaction, continuing its streak of dramatic improvement.
It could get much quieter in downtown Olathe this March. On February 9, the City of Olathe received notification from the Federal Railroad Administration that quiet zone safety improvements can move forward. The next step is the submission of a Notice of Establishment (NOE) to the various railroad operators and other agencies. The NOE prompts a 21 day waiting period before the quiet zone is enacted. Once the waiting period expires, the railroads are authorized to stop sounding horns under normal circumstances.
Young people interested in a career in law enforcement now have the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the career field thanks to the reestablishment of the Police Explorers Unit within the Olathe Police Department. The program is designed to provide practical application, information and training to young people while connecting them to their community in a positive way.
When it snows in Olathe, volunteers are there to lend a hand to elderly and disabled residents. Over 70 Snow Brigade volunteers brave the elements to shovel the driveways and sidewalks of residents who need assistance. The Snow Brigade program is one of several ways volunteers are utilized throughout the City. Read more »
The recent record snowfall proved no match for the City’s new automated metering system. The City maintained contact with over 34,000 meters providing real-time data for single family resident usage. Prior to the automated read system, single family resident usage was estimated during winter months and adjusted, upward or downward, in the monthly bill as actual data became available.
According to Municipal Services Deputy Director Merv Gleason, the automated metering system is one way the City is leveraging technology to provide better customer service.
The public can now track up-to-the-minute snow removal progress in Olathe at the touch of a button thanks to new mapping technology.
The interactive tool provides live location mapping of all vehicles engaged in snow removal activity. Vehicles are “pinged” once per minute, transmitting virtual real-time data to users via the GPS/ AVL map.
The dynamic mapping system can be searched, panned, and zoomed to better view a particular neighborhood or area of the city. The page opens to a composite summary of the current location of each vehicle.
The 2011 recycling collection schedule is now available on the City's website. Post the printable schedule in a convenient location and you'll never miss another collection day! Want to make it even easier? Sign up to receive automated email reminders for your recycling day. To sign up for this feature as well as free electronic bill notification, visit Electronic Billing.
The automated metering system that remotely reads residential and commercial water meters is operational and undergoing final testing. Automated metering infrastructure (AMI) uses a radio unit attached to the meter to send usage reads to a tower based antenna. The antenna receives the signal through a base station computer at the tower and sends the information to the City facility.