Announcing 2010 Civic Academy - Apply Now!


Applications for the City of Olathe 2010 Civic Academy will be accepted until April 2, 2010.

Residents Say Olathe Still Headed in the Right Direction

The results of Olathe’s most recent citizen survey were presented to the Olathe City Council Tuesday evening showing the trend of improvement in citizen satisfaction continued again in 2009. 

The survey showed Olathe’s overall satisfaction index increased to 126 from the original baseline of 100 in 2000.  The City rated at 123 in the 2008 survey.  In contrast, the overall satisfaction index for the metropolitan area declin

Help Crews Clear Your Street by Parking in Driveways on Snowy Days

This winter, the City of Olathe is placing more emphasis on plowing snow during daylight hours to take better advantage of sunlight’s impact on snow melting materials and offset overall costs.

Wintertime at Olathe Parks

Olathe parks and trails
support diverse habitat suitable for a variety of bird species. Bird watching in winter can be quite enjoyable and it might also serve as the only time for some species to be viewed in this area. Read more »

Recycling Email Reminders Available

Residents can sign up to receive an automatic email reminder the day before their scheduled recycling pick up.  The service is free.

Simply create an online account and check the "recycling reminder" box at the bottom of the form.

Summer Concert Series Set

Recycling Collection Changes start in January - Automatic Email Reminders Available

As part of Olathe’s new citywide recycling program, recycled materials will be collected every other week beginning January 4, 2010. All residents received information with their new recycling carts advising of the schedule. Recycling for customers residing in “red” week areas of the city will begin the week of January 4th.

Argentinean Government Tapping Into Olathe Expertise

The Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC), an independent Argentinean agency created to enhance government performance and accountability, researched performance measurement best practices across the United States and found the City of Olathe.

Animal Control Taking Positive Steps

The Olathe Animal Shelter continues feeling pressure, not only from budget challenges, but also from space constraints. The current shelter located behind the public safety building was constructed to serve a population a fraction of what it is today, and space needs are at a premium. Largely due to that space shortage, closing the shelter and contracting with Animal Haven in Merriam, Kansas was considered. Read more »

Retiring Directors Leave Legacy

Three City of Olathe department directors will be retiring later this month after serving Olathe citizens for a combined 85 years.

Current Municipal Services Director Don Seifert, began his career with the City in 1975 as a planning technician in the community development department. Among other positions, Seifert served as the city’s lobbyist, budget manager, management services director, policy development leader and as the deputy municipal services director.

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