Recycling Changes to Keep Quality Services Affordable


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.

City and OHRC Seek Nominations for Annual Community Awards Program

The City of Olathe and the Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC) are seeking nominations for the sixth annual Community Awards Program.  Nomination forms are due by Noon on Friday, April 10. Read more »

Share Your Olathe Fishing Stories on Olathe’s Facebook Page


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.

Neighborhood Meeting Scheduled for Downtown Quiet Zones


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 »

Olathe Public Library Celebrating 100 Years in 2009

Residents Say City Making Right Decisions, Satisfaction at a New High


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.

Your Plan, Your Future


Planning for Olathe's future is underway with an update to the City's Comprehensive Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan is the official statement of the City setting forth the goals and vision for future growth and development, and directly or indirectly affects residents' transportation, parks and green spaces, housing choices, community economic issues, and other areas.

Steve Menke Named Olathe Police Chief

Steve Menke Named Olathe Police Chief

Olathe Police Department veteran Steve Menke has been named Olathe's Police Chief replacing Janet Thiessen who resigned the position earlier this month.

Coffee Creek Regional Detention council meeting changed


Coffee Creek Regional Detention moved from October 28th to November 25th Council meeting

Olathe Crime Analysis Recognized as one of America's Best


The Crime Analyst provides support to all administrative and operational units in the department through the dissemination of pertinent crime and intelligence data. The duties of the Crime Analyst include analyzing and summarizing data to provide pertinent information regarding crime patterns, trend correlation and related suspect data.

Crime Analysts play a critical part in identifying and apprehending criminals, establishing criminal patterns and helping protect the community through intelligence gathering and sharing.

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