As if being singled out by Money Magazine, Forbes and the New York Times wasn't enough, the entire country is being exposed to Olathe thanks to thirteen-year-old Kavya Shivashankar. Kavya became the fist Olathean ever and first Kansan since 1978 to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Read more »
To make it easier for customers during the busy recreation season, Olathe Parks and Recreation office hours are being extended to help with registration. On Tuesday, May 19th, and Thursday, May 21st, the office will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Customers can always register online. Read more »
The City of Olathe is partnering with the National League of Cities to offer all residents a prescription drug discount program. The program not only provides an average 20% discount on prescriptions for those without insurance, but also may be used for prescription drugs (smoking cessation, etc.) that may not be covered by health insurance. In addition, pet medications that are used to treat human conditions are covered. There are no restrictions on who may use the card or how many times it is used. Read more »
Beginning at 10 PM on Friday, May 15th, Santa Fe Street will have full lane closures along a section between Ridgeview Road and Church Street. The closure will remain in place until Sunday, May 17th, at 10 PM. Detours will be provided.
The City of Olathe is currently in the process of updating its comprehensive plan, the document that helps guide how the city develops as it grows as well as how it will help redevelop the older areas.
Resident input is critical to the effort's success, and a public workshop is scheduled for Thursday, May 21st in the Olathe City Hall Council Chamber. Those interested are encouraged to stop in between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The City of Olathe's Municipal Services Department hosted a regional seminar for stormwater engineers and designers on May 8th. The seminar focused on environmentally friendly stormwater management techniques, and it used the redeveloped Oregon Trail Park as a demonstration site. The seminar was funded by the Pervious Concrete Institute.
Through the voter approved park sales tax and a partnership with Johnson County Public Works and Olathe Youth Baseball, Oregon Trail Park has undergone a renaissance. The park was rededicated at 2:00 p.m. on May 9th. It is located on the southwest corner of Dennis Avenue and South Robinson. Read more »
Mayor Michael Copeland's State of the City Speech delivered on April 3rd will be available on the Olathe Government Television Network (internet and cable television) beginning Friday, April 10th.
In today's economy, families have an affordable opportunity for family fun at the Summer Concert Series. In the past nine years, nearly 110,000 participants have enjoyed concerts including both local and national groups. The series has featured artists in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame that have won numerous Grammy Awards, artists who have written #1 hits, won Blues music awards, country music awards and been inducted in the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. Read more »