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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 »
Recently, Olathe resident A.T. Holcomb approached the City with an idea, to build a community rose garden. City staff recognized it as a great opportunity, but due to the current economic situation, knew they could not do it alone.
Through a partnership with the Olathe Garden and Civic Club, the Olathe North High School 21st Century Landscape Program and Cub Scout Pack 3387, the "Rose Depot" is being created at Calamity Line Park located at 901 West Santa Fe. The park is based on a railroad theme celebrating the Calamity Line Railroad. Read more »
Johnson County Transit seeks fare increase effective June 1.
Helping clean 45 city parks and 15 miles of trails seems like a daunting task, but it is a task volunteers with Olathe Serve Day are willing to undertake.
Organized by Pastor Rod Jansen of Olathe Bible Church, Olathe Serve Day plans to bring several thousand volunteers into Olathe parks and Olathe's trail system to pick-up trash and litter on Saturday, April 25th. Read more »
The City of Olathe focuses on providing high quality, yet affordable services for its customers, and that focus is leading to changes in the City's recycling program.
Why? The current economic environment has had a measureable impact on the price of recycled materials, and that has impacted the City's revenue. In order to make up for that lost revenue, customers were facing an over 50% cost increase. However, by changing to a single stream collection system, the City would realize enough cost savings to offset lost revenue.
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There are nine ponds or lakes within Olathe’s park system that are “stocked” with opportunity for anglers of all skills.The City of Olathe is inviting fishermen to share their stories and photos with others by posting them on the City’s parks and recreation Facebook page.
The City continues moving forward with the Downtown Quiet Zone project on the west set of railroad tracks running through Olathe. The project entails installing additional safety modifications at rail crossings, fencing, and closing three less traveled crossings. As a result, trains will no longer be required to sound horns while passing through the area. Read more »
Results of the City’s most recent citizen satisfaction survey are in, and Olathe continues setting high marks with residents.
In the face of today’s economic challenges and budget reductions, Olathe continues delivering high quality services, according to the most important judges, residents. According to its most recent citizen survey for 2008, residents give the City high marks.