When three Olathe women started the Ladies Reading Circle in 1883, the seeds of a premier library system were planted. Those three women were Mrs. John P. St. John, Mrs. M.V.B. Parker, and Mrs. R.E. Stevenson. Their legacy and the Ladies Reading Circle are still active today. Read more »
Earlier this year, the City of Olathe contracted with Energy Solutions Professionals (ESP) to conduct an audit of energy use and identify opportunities for cost savings, and create a system to track and monitor energy use. In addition, the contract calls for ESP to provide strategic steps the City can take to change energy use habits. Read more »
Liverpool, a regionally known Beatles tribute band, will perform at Olathe's Frontier Park at 7:00 p.m. on July 31st. It will be the final show in this season's Free Summer Concert Series.
Families are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs. Snacks and concessions are available.
The Liverpool show has traditionally drawn the year's largest audiences of 7,000 to 10,000 guests.
Both professional and amateur riders from across the Midwest will be coming to Olathe on July 31st through August 1st for Extreme Cowboy Racing. It's not quite a horse race or a rodeo, but extreme cowboy racing features incredibly skilled cowboys and horses. Read more »
Despite being in a city, nature is just outside the door. The Olathe Parks and Recreation office is offering a new program, "Nature in the Parks" from July 12th through August 2nd. Led by a park ranger/naturalist, the program includes fishing, an insect hunt, a nature hike and tree walk in various Olathe outdoor areas. The first event is July 12th and is designed for not only fishing fun, but to teach children and adults about fish and pond life. Read more »
On Sunday, July 19, a team of cyclists participating in the Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will arrive in Olathe as part of a nine-week, 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. Read more »
On Tuesday, July 7th, the Olathe City Manager presented the proposed 2010 budget to the Olathe City Council at their regular City Council Meeting.
Like the rest of the country, Olathe is feeling the impacts of the recession. The proposed 2010 Budget takes a forward thinking and strategic approach to ensure Olathe remains a leader not only in addressing the challenge but preparing for the future. Read more »
Beginning July 5th, Olathe residents can automatically receive City utility bills on their computer rather than their mail box. All residents can sign up to receive wastewater and solid waste bills electronically. Residents served by Olathe solid waste and wastewater can participate in e-billing as well.
The program not only adds convenience for customers, but it has a direct cost saving benefit. Each year, the City spends over $140,000 in postage and printing to send bills, so the more customers signing up for e-billing, the more money saved. Read more »
Olathe City Manager Michael Wilkes presented city staff's proposed 2010 budget to the City Council during the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 6th.
The proposed budget was developed in the face of a very difficult economy with three of the four revenue sources that pay for City operations declining. The proposal outlines possible new partnerships, cost saving business adjustments and resource allocation adjustments, but continues a focus on key core services. Read more »
The Olathe City Council is considering a proposal to expand the City's solid waste program to include a curbside recycling option for all customers. Currently, only recycling subscribers have that option. Read more »