Labor Day Schedule for City Offices, Libraries; Trash/Recycling Collection Not Affected

City of Olathe offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 for the Labor Day holiday. The City’s trash, curbside recycling and yard waste collection will NOT be affected.

The Olathe Downtown Library (201 E. Park St.) and the Olathe Indian Creek Library (12990 S. Black Bob Rd.) will be closed Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of the holiday.

The Olathe Community Center will be open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. Open swim will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Emerald Ash Borer in Olathe

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a tree killing insect, has been identified in Olathe. EAB is an imported insect that kills all species of North American Ash trees. Home owners with Ash trees are encouraged to learn more about this infestation early to make the best decisions for their trees and property. You can learn more online or visit the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Submit your nominations for 12th Annual Community Awards by Sept. 4

Do you know an individual, group or business who fosters accessible communities, promotes cultural diversity or advocates human rights that benefit all Olatheans? If so, nominate them by Friday, Sept. 4 for a Community Award in one of the following categories:

Yard waste options

Labor Day weekend is a popular time to do yard work in preparation for fall. Follow these tips for proper disposal of yard waste.

Volunteers needed for Wild West Days at Mahaffie

The popular Wild West Days event will be Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27. Many volunteers are needed for this unique community event.

Westside Drop-off Recycling Center re-opened, new location at K-7 Walmart

A new location has been selected for the Westside Drop-off Recycling Center. Walmart has provided a new, permanent space at 395 N. K-7 Hwy. in the southeast corner of the parking lot. Visit /OMS/Recycling to learn more about items accepted.

City Council adopts 2016 budget, CIP and Fee Resolution

The City of Olathe recently completed its first two-year budget process.  On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the City Council formally adopted the 2016 budget and conditionally approved the 2017 budget.  The 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Program and 2016-2017 Fee Resolution were also approved.  For more information visit .

Too Cool To Drool event Tuesday, Sept. 8

Bring your dog(s) for some fun swim time at Black Bob Bay from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Wild West Obstacle 5K Sept. 26

Stagecoach Park is getting wild on Saturday, Sept. 26 with a new Wild West Obstacle 5K run. Runners will take on the “Wild West” with fun obstacles placed throughout the 5K course.

Olathe Charities 5K Oct. 10

The City of Olathe will hold the inaugural Olathe Charities 5K on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Frontier Park, benefitting local charities.

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