Olathe News Briefs

This Edition of e-News - December 30, 2013:

  • Let’s Keep the New Year’s Holiday Safe
  • City Holiday Schedule
  • Olathe Libraries Closed for New Year’s Holiday
  • Expanded Library Operating Hours in 2014
  • Holiday and Winter Hours for Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
  • Recycle Your Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights
  • Community Gardening Vegetable Workshop

City Council
Released December 30, 2013
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, January 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.


Let’s Keep the New Year’s Holiday Safe
Released December 30, 2013
To ensure a safer and happier New Year’s holiday, residents are reminded that the possession, sale or use of fireworks in Olathe is prohibited.


City Holiday Schedule
Released December 30, 2013
City of Olathe offices will close on January 1 for the New Year’s holiday. Monday and Tuesday trash recycling collection will occur on schedule. The remainder of the holiday week, collection will be delayed one day. For example, customers with a trash pick-up on Wednesday should have carts at the curb by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Need help keeping track of your trash day during the holidays? Consider downloading the Olathe Trash Day mobile application or visit OlatheKS.org/TrashDay to sign up for weekly trash day reminders via text, email, Twitter, and phone call. Also, print a customized calendar for your address.

For questions, please call Customer Service at (913) 971-9311 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After normal business hours and during holidays, please call the after-hours answering service at 971-5151.


Olathe Libraries Closed
Released December 30, 2013
The Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park and the Indian Creek Branch, 12990 S. Black Bob Road, will close at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 and remain closed on Wednesday, January 1.


Expanded Library Operating Hours in 2014
Released December 30, 2013
The Olathe Public Library and the Indian Creek Branch will expand operating hours effective Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Indian Creek Branch, 12990 S. Black Bob Road
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Holiday Hours for Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
Released December 30, 2013
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm is closed Monday, December 30 through Friday, January 3 in honor of the New Year’s holiday and will begin winter hours on Saturday, January 4.

Winter Hours
Mahaffie Winter hours will run January to March. The site will be open Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m. Scheduled tours for the house and grounds will be offered Saturdays 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and Sundays 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Other activities may include viewing exhibits in the Heritage Center, exploring children’s exhibits and viewing videos about the Mahaffie family and the Civil War. If there is snowfall of 10” or more, horse drawn sled rides may be offered. Visit Mahaffie.org or our Facebook page for updates about potential sled rides after a heavy snow.  Admission is $3/adults, $2/children ages 5-11; Olathe residents receive $1/off admission. Activities and admissions vary seasonally; visit Mahaffie.org or call (913) 971-5111 for the latest information. Mahaffie and Heritage Center office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Recycle Your Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights
Released December 30, 2013
Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree once the holidays are over? Consider recycling it! Olathe residents can place cut Christmas trees at the curb on collection day, or drop off trees at the City’s composting facility (127th and Hedge Lane), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Please remove all plastic bags, ornaments, tinsel and lights. 

Don’t toss those broken or unwanted holiday lights. Recycle them through the City of Olathe e-Waste Recycling Program. Any Johnson County resident can call Customer Service at 971-9311 to schedule an appointment to drop off electronic waste free of charge!


Community Gardening Vegetable Workshop
Released December 30, 2013
Vegetable gardening is rising in popularity in backyards and area community garden locations. To help the success of area vegetable gardeners, local agencies will host a vegetable gardening workshop on Saturday, January 25, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Olathe Health Education Center, 21201 W. 152nd Street in Olathe.

The featured speaker for the session will be Kansas State University Research and Extension Vegetable Specialist Dr. Cary Rivard.  Dr. Rivard will discuss watering, weed control and growing great tomatoes.  Participants will also learn new tips for eating fresh from the garden presented by Olathe Medical Center.  Time is allotted for questions and answers for gardeners of any level.

The workshop is sponsored by Olathe Parks and Recreation, Olathe Medical Center, K-State Olathe and Johnson County K-State Research and Extension. Registration is $5 per person which includes refreshments. To register, contact Olathe Parks and Recreation at 913-971-8563.


Holiday Edition of e-News - December 23, 2013:

  • City Holiday Schedule
  • Olathe Libraries Closed for the Holidays
  • Holiday and Winter Hours for Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
  • Recycle Your Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights

City Council
Released December 23, 2013
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, January 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.


City Holiday Schedule
Released December 23, 2013
City of Olathe offices will close at noon on Tuesday, December 24 and remain closed on December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Monday and Tuesday trash recycling collection will occur on schedule. City offices will also be closed on January 1 for the New Year’s holiday. Monday and Tuesday trash and recycling collection will occur on schedule.

The remainder of the holiday week, collection will be delayed one day. For example, customers with a trash pick-up on Wednesday should have carts at the curb by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Need help keeping track of your trash day during the holidays? Consider downloading the Olathe Trash Day mobile application or visit OlatheKS.org/TrashDay to sign up for weekly trash day reminders via text, email, Twitter, and phone call, and print customized calendars based on your address.

For questions, please call Customer Service at (913) 971-9311 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After normal business hours and during holidays, please call the after-hours answering service at 971-5151.


Olathe Libraries Closed for the Holidays
Released December 23, 2013
The Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park and the Indian Creek Branch, 12990 S. Black Bob Road, will be closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25.  Both locations will close at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 and remain closed on Wednesday, January 1.


Holiday Hours for Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
Released December 23, 2013
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm will be closed Monday, December 23 through Thursday, December 26 in honor of the Christmas holiday. Mahaffie will resume regular hours Friday, December 27 through Sunday, December 29. Mahaffie will be closed Monday, December 30 through Friday, January 3 in honor of the New Year’s holiday and will begin winter hours on Saturday, January 4.

Winter Hours
Mahaffie Winter hours will run January to March. The site will be open Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m. Scheduled tours for the house and grounds will be offered Saturdays 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and Sundays 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Other activities may include viewing exhibits in the Heritage Center, exploring children’s exhibits and viewing videos about the Mahaffie family and the Civil War. If there is snowfall of 10” or more, horse drawn sled rides may be offered. Visit Mahaffie.org or our Facebook page for updates about potential sled rides after a heavy snow.  Admission is $3/adults, $2/children ages 5-11; Olathe residents receive $1/off admission. Activities and admissions vary seasonally; visit Mahaffie.org or call (913) 971-5111 for the latest information. Mahaffie and Heritage Center office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Recycle Your Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights
Released December 23, 2013
Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree once the holidays are over? Consider recycling it! Olathe residents can place cut Christmas trees at the curb on collection day, or drop off trees at the City’s composting facility (127th and Hedge Lane), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Please remove all plastic bags, ornaments, tinsel and lights. 

Don’t toss those broken or unwanted holiday lights. Recycle them using the City of Olathe e-Waste Recycling Program. Any Johnson County resident can call Customer Service at 971-9311 to schedule an appointment to drop off electronic waste free of charge!


This Edition of e-News - December 16, 2013:

  • City Holiday Schedule
  • What a Difference a Year Makes
  • Olathe Libraries Closed for the Holidays
  • Holiday Hours for Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
  • Recycle Your Christmas Tree
  • OPRD Offers Basketball Camp and Tournament over Winter Break

City Council
Released December 16, 2013
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.


What a Difference a Year Makes
Released December 16, 2013
It’s been one year since the groundbreaking for the Olathe Community Center.  Take a sneak peek inside the walls at http://bcove.me/9hoy0lgn.  The Olathe Community Center is scheduled to open July 1, 2014. The 72,000 square foot facility features an indoor family aquatic center, fitness facility, sports courts and event rental space.  Learn about membership options including the Charter Membership Benefit Package.


City Holiday Schedule
Released December 16, 2013
City of Olathe offices will close at noon on Tuesday, December 24 and remain closed on December 25 for the Christmas holiday.  Monday and Tuesday trash and recycling collection will occur on schedule.  The remainder of the holiday week, collection will be delayed by one day. For example, customers with a trash pick-up on Wednesday should have carts at the curb by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday. 

Need help keeping track of your trash day during the holidays? Consider downloading the Olathe Trash Day mobile application or visit OlatheKS.org/TrashDay to sign up for weekly trash day reminders via text, email, Twitter, and phone call, and print customized calendars based on your address.

For questions, please call Customer Service at 971-9311 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  After normal business hours and during holidays, please call the after-hours answering service at 971-5151.


Olathe Libraries Closed for the Holidays
Released December 16, 2013
The Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park and the Indian Creek Branch, 12990 S. Black Bob Road, will be closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25.  Both locations will close at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 and remain closed on Wednesday, January 1.


Holiday Hours for Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
Released December 16, 2013
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm will be closed Monday, December 23 through Thursday, December 26 in honor of the Christmas holiday. Mahaffie will resume regular hours Friday, December 27. Mahaffie will be closed Monday, December 30 through Thursday, January 2 in honor of the New Year’s holiday and will resume regular hours Friday, January 3. During the winter hours, visitors can view the exhibits in the Heritage Center, visit the hands on children’s exhibits and walk the grounds. Activities vary seasonally.  Details, including a schedule of winter events, are available at www.mahaffie.org or by calling (913) 971-5111.


Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Released December 16, 2013
Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree once the holidays are over? Consider recycling it! Olathe residents can place cut Christmas trees at the curb on collection day, or drop off trees directly at the City’s composting facility (127th and Hedge Lane), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Please remove all plastic bags, ornaments, tinsel and lights. 


OPRD Offers Basketball Camp and Tournament over Winter Break
Released December 16, 2013
Join Olathe Parks and Recreation for two great basketball programs this winter break. Start with the Winter Break Skills Camps on December 28 and January 4. The camp is offered in partnership with Olathe Hoops and gives boys and girls a chance to develop new skills and refine existing skills while staying active this winter.  Looking to get your team out over the break?  Check out our Winterblast Tournament for boys and girls grades 2-6, January 4-6. Online registration is open for both programs or call 913-971-8563. Registration will close December 24 for the Winter Break Camp and December 31 for the Winterblast Tournament.


This Edition of e-News - December 9, 2013:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event December 14
  • Snow Brigade Seeking Volunteers
  • Operation Lifeline Available to Those in Need
  • Olathe Parks and Recreation Offers Winter Break Basketball Camp
  • Register Now for Winter Break Lifeguard Training
  • Stock Up for Winter Reading Book Sale
  • Phone Number Change at Indian Creek Branch; Expanded Library Operating Hours

City Council
Released December 9, 2013
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.


Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event December 14
Released December 9, 2013
All Johnson County residents have the opportunity to drop off their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) at the City of Olathe’s drop-off event this Saturday, December 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the HHW facility, 1420 S. Robinson Drive behind Public Works.  Residents will be asked to provide a photo ID and a general description of their HHW items. Items that can be dropped off include aerosol cans, automotive fluids, automotive batteries and household batteries, bathroom cleaners, carpet cleaners, cooking oil, drain cleaners, fertilizers, paint, light bulbs, pesticides, etc. e-Waste (electronics) is not accepted at the drop-off event. For a full list of acceptable items, visit OlatheKS.org.

Can’t make it out this Saturday? Residents can make an appointment 24 hours in advance to drop off unwanted HHW items by calling Customer Service at (913) 971-9311.


Snow Brigade Seeking Volunteers
Released December 9, 2013
The City of Olathe is seeking volunteers for the Snow Brigade. The program matches volunteers with elderly and/or disabled residents to assist with snow removal from driveways and sidewalks. Volunteers are assigned one or more resident locations to remove snow from the driveway and/or sidewalk when there is two inches of snow or more.

All individual volunteers must complete a volunteer application and undergo a background check before resident location assignments are made. Currently, 16 residents have requested assistance and that number is likely to increase when additional requests are made after the first snowfall.

Interested volunteers are encouraged to visit the volunteer page of the City’s website or call 971-6274.


Operation Lifeline Available to Those in Need
Released December 9, 2013
With the continuation of extreme temperatures, the Olathe Police Department reminds the public of its Operation Lifeline program.  The program enlists community volunteers to make daily telephone calls to retired and self-care individuals who don’t have anyone available to check on them regularly.

If a volunteer is unable to make telephone contact with a program participant, a police officer is dispatched to the residence to check on the individual.

Individuals who would like to participate in the program must meet the following criteria:

• Live within the city limits of Olathe

• Have no family members living in the immediate area to do regular check-ins

• Be able to provide Olathe Police Department access to residence in the event of an emergency.

Operation Lifeline is free of charge.  To volunteer or to sign up as a program participant, contact the Community Outreach Unit at 971-7500.


Olathe Parks and Recreation Offers Winter Break Basketball Camp
Released December 9, 2013
Winter Break is just two weeks away. Help beat the winter blues with a few days on the basketball court.  Olathe Parks and Recreation has partnered with Olathe Hoops to offer a four day skills camp at Millcreek Gym, 311 E Park. Open to boys and girls in kindergarten through 8th grade, the camp is a great way to keep the kids active during the holiday and work to develop new and existing skills. Session times vary by age.  To learn more and register, visit the Olathe Parks & Recreation online activity guide  or call 913-971-8563 by December 20.


Register Now for Winter Break Lifeguard Training
Released December 9, 2013
Olathe Parks and Recreation will offer two training opportunities during the winter break. Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instruction classes will be held on December 27 and 28 and January 2 and 3. If you are interested in lifeguarding for Olathe Parks and Recreation this summer or when the Olathe Community Center opens in July, don’t miss this great opportunity. Register before December 13 and save $10 on the registration fee. Learn more about the programs (including pre-requisites) and register or call 971-8563 for more information.  


Stock Up for Winter Reading Book Sale
Released December 9, 2013
Stock up for those long winter months ahead and look for holiday gifts as well at the Stock Up for Winter Reading Book Sale at the Indian Creek Branch Library, 12990 S. Black Bob Road.  The sale is open from on Friday, December 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 14 from noon to 4:00 p.m. The “Six Bucks a Sack” Sale takes place on Sunday, December 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Purchase a plastic sack at the door for $6 and fill with materials.  Buy two sacks, get two free.

All materials are sorted by genre.  Choose from cookbooks, Christmas materials, hardback romance and fiction, children and teens, mystery, westerns, history, science fiction, large print, sewing, old books, biography, books on CD, DVDs and much more.

Romance paperbacks will be featured ten for $1 and signed/first editions are half price.  Also featured are old bound and individual copies of Time, Newsweek and Life magazines – perfect holiday gifts to mark family milestones such as births and marriages. 

 All Friends of the Olathe Public Library members will receive $1 off of their purchases. (One time use during each sale and cannot be used at sack sale.)  Purchase or renew your Friends membership at the book sales or anytime at the Olathe library checkout desks. All sales are final. Cash and check are accepted. No strollers or book carts due to space limitations.


Phone Number Change at Indian Creek Branch; Expanded Library Operating Hours in 2014
Released December 9, 2013
Effective Monday, December 9, the Indian Creek Branch general phone number will change to 913-971-6835.

Also, the Olathe Public Library and the Indian Creek Branch will expand operating hours effective January 2, 2014. The new hours will be:
Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park
Monday – Thursday:  9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Indian Creek Branch, 12990 S. Black Bob Road
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 


This Edition of e-News - December 2, 2013:

  • Annual WinterFest and Mayor’s Tree Lighting December 6
  • Holiday Shopping Tips from the Olathe Police Department
  • Avoid the Crowds with Olathe Parks and Recreation Gift Options
  • Register Now for Winter Break Lifeguard Training
  • All Aboard!
  • Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate
  • Never Miss Trash Day Again

City Council
Released December 2, 2013
The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.  For a recap of the previous Council meeting, visit the City Clerk’s webpage.


Annual WinterFest and Mayor’s Tree Lighting December 6
Released December 2, 2013
It’s time to kick off the holiday season at the annual Olathe WinterFest, Friday, December 6 in the R.R. Osborne Plaza at Olathe City Hall.  The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is highlighted by the Mayor’s Christmas Tree lighting.  The main stage will feature the arrival of Santa Claus, music groups from Olathe schools and a variety of local talent.  Food and warm beverages will be available for purchase.

In addition to food and music, family and children’s activities are planned.  Santa will take time out of his busy pre-holiday schedule to make a visit and sit for pictures with children.

As part of the festivities, representatives from 15 beneficiaries of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund will be introduced and proceeds from the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be presented to the Christmas Tree Fund.


Holiday Shopping Tips from the Olathe Police Department
Released December 2, 2013
The holiday season is upon us.  While shopping and running errands to prepare for the holidays, remember these crime prevention tips from the Olathe Police Department:

  • Know your surroundings.
  • Keep an eye on the people in front and behind you.
  • Look for suspicious persons or situations when you are in any area.
  • Shop with a friend or relative. There is safety in numbers.
  • Remember where you parked your car. Shopping areas are often spread out over large areas. Being unable to locate a car can cause you undue confusion and stress that may present you as a better target to a criminal.
  • Park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
  • Place cell phones, GPS devices, holiday packages and other valuables out of sight.
  • Lock your vehicle doors shut your windows.
  • Don’t advertise your belongings:
    • Carry your purse close to your body. Don't swing it loosely.
    • Don't display large amounts of cash.
    • Take only what you may need.
    • Don’t have too many things in your pockets or purse.
  • Walk with confidence.
  • Avoid talking to strangers.
  • Try not to carry too many packages.
  • Approach your vehicle with your keys already in your hand.
  • Don’t approach your car if anyone is standing nearby.
  • Trust your instincts
    • If something tells you to be cautious, trust your gut.
    • Don’t force yourself to be in situations where you don’t feel comfortable.
    • If you see anything suspicious or if something just doesn't feel right, leave immediately and contact security or the police.

Avoid the Crowds with Olathe Parks and Recreation Gift Options
Released December 2, 2013
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Want to avoid the holiday crowds? Olathe Parks and Recreation (OPR) has a variety of membership and gift certificate options to help you complete your list. Help your loved ones Get Active in 2014 with one of our great gift options:

Option 1: Olathe Community Center Membership – Give the gift of health this year! The perfect fit for just about anyone on your list, the community center will offer a variety of programs, fitness and swim options year round! Purchase prior to April 30 and receive special charter member benefits! Learn more about the Olathe Community Center and membership options.

Option 2: OPR Gift Certificate – You choose the denomination and the recipient chooses the sport, class or program of their interest this year. This is a perfect gift for grandkids, nieces and nephews or the hard to buy for adult. A variety of options are offered through our three catalogs each year.

Option 3: 2014 Swim Pass – Give the gift of fun in the sun with a 2014 season swim pass for an individual or family. Individual passes for residents start at $70 plus the cost of ID card (non-resident $95) and resident family passes start at $125 for a family of five plus the cost of ID cards (non-resident $160). ). New for 2014 is the individual +1 membership for those households of two. Start planning your summer days during the holiday season. Learn more about swim pass options.

To purchase these gift options, call 971-8563 or stop by the OPR office at City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe.


Register Now for Winter Break Lifeguard Training
Released December 2, 2013
Olathe Parks and Recreation will offer two training opportunities during the winter break. Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instruction classes will be held on December 27 and 28 and January 2 and 3. If you are interested in lifeguarding for Olathe Parks and Recreation this summer or when the Olathe Community Center opens in July, don’t miss this great opportunity. Register before December 13 and save $10 on the registration fee. Learn more about the programs and pre-requisites and register or call 971-8563 for more information.  


All Aboard!
Released December 2, 2013
Visit the Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park, to see an operating model railroad and visit with experts who will be on hand to answer questions about the display and model railroading.  The display will be available for viewing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on December 5, from noon to 5:00 p.m. on December 7 and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on December 8.


Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate
Released December 2, 2013
Valeria Edwards, K-State Extension Agent, will explain six factors to consider when creating a plan to distribute non-titled property from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on December 5 at the Indian Creek Branch Library, 12900 S. Black Bob Road.  Register via the events calendar at Olathelibrary.org or call 971-6888.


Never Miss Trash Day Again
Released December 2, 2013
Thanks to a new application called Olathe Trash Day, residents can now look up their waste collection schedules, sign up for weekly reminders via text, email, Twitter, and phone call, and print customized calendars based on their own address.

Additional benefits include:

  • Notification of collection schedule changes due to holidays or inclement weather.
  • Informational features such as solid waste events and types of materials that can be recycled.
  • Simplified, user-friendly service to find collection schedules and helpful information from a desktop or mobile device.

To utilize this new service, search for “Olathe Trash Day” in the App Store (Apple users) or in Google Play (Android users), or use the service on the City’s website at OlatheKS.org/TrashDay. Be sure to check out the promotional commercial, too!