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The City of Olathe will unveil the new Original Town Street Sign Topper Pilot Program at Johnson County Old Settlers beginning September 9. Signs will be placed at six different locations in downtown prior to the annual celebration.
In conjunction with the Original Town Enhancement Program, the Sign Topper Pilot Program is available to neighborhoods in Olathe’s Original Town area. Applications to purchase signs will be available at the Central Core Neighborhood booth.
City staff is monitoring traffic at area secondary schools to consider options to improve the traffic flow.
With new students at all junior high schools and senior high schools, drivers are developing a familiarity for the traffic flows during the first few days of the school year and steps have been made for improvement. Those steps include:
Both Olathe libraries will adopt new hours effective August 22. The Olathe Public Library and the Indian Creek Branch will be open Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library’s website is www.olathelibrary.org.
The Olathe Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board (PDAB) has received the 2010 Michael Lechner Award for excellence in advocacy on behalf of disabled citizens by the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns.
The award honors Michael Lechner, now deceased, who served as Executive Director of the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns for many years and was known for his outstanding advocacy on behalf of disabled Kansans.
As students prepare to return to school, the City of Olathe is working to ensure school crossings are safe. The School Safety Program, adopted in 2003, establishes guidelines for use of intersection controls, crossing guards and other tools to ensure safe school crossings for elementary students. Read more »
The Olathe City Council recently adopted a new recycled pavement technology with both environmental and cost benefits.
FRAP, or Fractionated Recycled Asphalt Pavement, is a green technology that recycles aged and worn asphalt pavement on existing asphalt streets, roads and highways and incorporates the material back into the new asphalt.
The process of combining old and new asphalt, known as Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) has been around for years. However, RAP was generally limited to a mix of 10% recycled to 90% new asphalt.
The City of Olathe will reduce pool operations beginning in August.
Millcreek Pool will close for the season after pool hours on Sunday, August 8.
Oregon Trail and Frontier Pools will be open through Sunday, August 15.
Black Bob Bay will remain open for regular hours through August 15 and will operate reduced hours from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays August 16 to August 20. Beginning August 21, Black Bob Bay will operate on weekends only from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
City of Olathe staff is continuing the process of developing the city manager’s proposed 2011 budget, and it is currently scheduled to be presented to the City Council during their Tuesday, July 6th meeting.
Though the City has made significant spending reductions and budget cuts over the course of the last three years, resident satisfaction with City services has remained high, largely due to residents’ willingness to share their priorities, thoughts and ideas about how their tax dollars should be spent. Read more »
There is something different about the downtown art sculptures in Olathe, but it is not a part of the art.
Next to each of the temporary sculptures in the City’s Downtown Public Art Exhibit are signs with black and white spotty images.