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To rousing applause during his annual State of the City address, Mayor Michael Copeland announced that, effective Friday, March 25 at 12:01 a.m., trains are no longer required to sound horns on the western tracks through downtown Olathe. Read more »
The Olathe Animal Shelter has extended its hours of operation. The shelter is now open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Read more »
Tickets are available for the annual Spring Cemetery Tours at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site. Mahaffie staff will lead visitors through the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery exploring the symbols, historical figures and landscapes of the cemetery. Read more »
The City of Olathe Building Codes Division will relocate from City Hall later this month.
On Friday, March 18, the division will close for business at City Hall at noon.
The division will reopen for business at noon on Monday, March 21, at the Fire Administration Building located at 1225 S. Hamilton Circle.
The Building Codes Division includes Building Inspections, Building Permits, Plan Review and Community Enhancement/Property Maintenance.
The City of Olathe will soon begin its second liquid asset project for 2011, ensuring outstanding water quality for its customers. Routine maintenance on the large water tower at Black Bob Park, located at 151st Street and Black Bob Road, will begin in early March. Maintenance on the five million gallon tank includes sand blasting, priming, and recoating the outside perimeter of the tank, and inspecting, cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tank.
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.