The City of Olathe will soon unveil a new OlatheKS.org website to further connect residents and the public with City services and information. The features and design of the new, customer-focused OlatheKS.org will make website navigation easier for users across all digital platforms.
24/7 Wall St. recently named Olathe one of America’s Best Cities to Live. Olathe was tapped as the 11th best city on the list of 50. 24/7 Wall St. credited Olathe for a low poverty rate, a low crime rate, and a strong income to home value ratio. Olathe was the only city in Kansas and one of only two in the Kansas City metropolitan area, along with Lee’s Summit, Mo., to make the list. Broomfield, Colo. topped the list.
Enjoy breakfast with Santa in the Heritage Center at Mahaffie, 1200 E. Santa Fe Rd., on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Activities will include making a craft, listening to Christmas carols by the Carolers of Note, and sitting for a family photo with Santa.
All Johnson County residents will have the opportunity to drop off Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) at the City of Olathe drop-off event on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HHW facility, 1420 S. Robinson Dr., behind Public Works and Customer Service. No appointment is necessary. Residents can also schedule an HHW drop-off appointment online. Visit OlatheKS.org/HHW to schedule a time that’s convenient for you.
The City of Olathe Transfer Station will be closed for repairs beginning Monday, Dec. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 25. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 26.
Please visit the events calendar for an updated list of programs. Questions can be directed to 913-971-6874 for children's programming or 913-971-6888 for adult and teen programming. The Olathe Indian Creek Library, 13511 S. Mur-Len Rd., Suite 129, and the Olathe Downtown Library, 201 E. Park St., are open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m.
During a check presentation ceremony on Friday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland will accept a $5,000 donation for a planned Gold Star Families Memorial.
It’s the first donation of what officials hope will be many more in an effort to raise $40,000 for the monument to be placed at the city’s Veterans Memorial Park at Dennis Ave. and Harrison St.
Biking the trails around Stagecoach Park, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd, just became easier. A bike repair station has been installed to assist cyclists with common issues they may encounter on the trail.
The Olathe MLK Celebration Ensemble is a community choir to be featured during the 17th Annual MLK Celebration in January. Community, middle school and high school vocalists are called to participate.
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site recognized Brooke Burris and Sienna Wilting for their volunteer service to Mahaffie at the annual City of Olathe Volunteer Recognition on Thursday, Nov. 3.