Journey of Hope Cyclists Returning to Olathe

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 »

Proposed 2010 Budget Takes Long-term Approach to Economic Challenges

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 »

E-Billing Available for City Customers

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 »

2010 City Budget

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 »

Council Considering Citywide Recycling Proposal

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 »

City Council will not meet 6/23 and 6/30

There will be no City Council study session on June 23rd, and no regular session on June 30th since it is the fifth Tuesday of the month.

The next Olathe City Council meeting will be Tuesday, July 7th.

The city manager will present his proposed 2010 budget at that meeting.


Cooling Centers Opening in Olathe

Cooling Centers Opening in Olathe

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Olathe and the surrounding area in effect through Wednesday.  While the advisory is in effect, the City of Olathe is opening cooling centers at its two public library locations.  The Olathe Main Library, 201 E. Park Street in downtown, is open from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The Indian Creek Branch Library, 12990 S. Black Bob, is open from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Storm Debris Pickup

City crews will collect storm debris at no charge for Olathe residents who request pickup prior to Tuesday, June 23.  Other large item bulk collection items will be charged at the regular rate. Read more »

Reception for Olathe Spelling Champ

 Reception Tuesday for Olathe Spelling Champ
The Olathe City Council and The Olathe News will host a reception for Olathe's Scripps National Spelling Bee winner, Kavya Shivashankar, at 6:30 p.m. on June 16th in the City Hall Foyer. It is open to the public and will be followed by a special recognition by the Olathe City Council at 7:00 in the City Council Chamber. Read more »

Liability with Storable Swimming Pools

Storable Swimming Pools Can Present Significant Liability

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