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The Olathe Police Department offers an interactive crime mapping tool that allows citizens to track crime activity in neighborhoods and across the city. The application allows users to search for reported crimes, calls for police service, and specific crime types by date and location.
The Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program announced that Olathe, Kansas has been recognized as the nation’s second ranked “digital city” for mid-sized cities. The ranking recognizes local governments that optimize technology to work more efficiently and provide better services.
Beginning in February, City of Olathe residents will see a change in their water and sewer bills. Currently, each customer receives an envelope containing twelve return envelopes in late January and receives a post card bill each month. In 2011, residents will receive a one page bill and return envelope each month.
The City is making the change for several reasons. First and foremost, the new process will be outsourced, resulting in cost savings.
The City of Olathe is rolling out a revised approach to snow removal this winter, adjusting operations to more efficiently use salt and sand as well as other City resources.
Revised plans call for a greater emphasis on plowing during daylight hours to take advantage of sunlight’s impact on snow melting materials and to offset overall costs.
Lake Olathe will soon receive an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant, fully accessible dock to provide fishing access primarily for the disabled and elderly population. Lake Olathe has scenic but difficult terrain for people with disabilities. The new dock, made possible by a $39,000 Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Community Fisheries Assistance Program grant, will help overcome that barrier. Read more »
The Olathe City Council adopted the Comprehensive Plan at the October 5 City Council meeting. The Plan documents the community's vision for how Olathe will grow and develop today and in the future, and influences policies that have a direct bearing on the quality of life that citizens enjoy in Olathe. The adopted Plan is available online at www.planolathe.org.
Join the Fall Harvest at Mahaffie in October
Last year, nearly 30 employers and/or organizations and over 350 individuals participated in the Greater Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day and Job Fair, sponsored by the City of Olathe and the Olathe Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board. This year’s event will take place at the Bell Cultural Center, 2030 E. College Way, on the Mid America Nazarene University campus. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m.
The City of Olathe Wastewater Collection Program has been awarded the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) Collection Systems Award.
The award is presented to municipalities for outstanding and significant contributions in the area of wastewater collection.
Since 2002, the City of Olathe Wastewater Collection Program has received this honor seven times.