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Olathe earns two top 10 ratings

Olathe ranked number one on Zippia's list of the 10 Happiest Cities in America. The score considered factors like education, unemployment rate, cost of living and poverty level.

Olathe also ranked number nine on Allstate Insurance's list of America's Best Drivers Report 2016. The list considered statistics like property damage claims, accident reports and population density.

Yard waste disposal options

Follow these tips for proper disposal of yard waste.

Waxed cardboard cartons now accepted through curbside recycling

Waxed cartons, including milk cartons and juice boxes, are now accepted in the blue recycling cart for curbside pickup.

Registration Open for Fall Home School Day

Registration is now open for Fall Home School Day on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or on Friday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants can learn how to rope a ‘steer’, see a chuck wagon cooking demonstration, learn about cowboy gear, and more.

Fall Cemetery Tour tickets on sale

Tickets for the popular Fall Cemetery Tours are now available for purchase. The tours offer a chance to learn more about the historic Olathe Cemetery from Mahaffie staff and volunteers portraying historic people.

Back to school; please drive carefully

Please slow down and use caution near schools as students return to the classroom this week. Olathe Public Schools students in grades K-5, 6, and 9, start with a half day on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The first full day of school for all K-12 students is Thursday, Aug. 18.

Safety information for drivers, bus riders and students who walk to school, crossing guard information, and maps of safe routes to schools are available on the City’s website at OlatheKS.org/SchoolSafety.

 

Taxi Coupon Program enrollment is closed through Saturday, Dec. 31

The City of Olathe Taxi Coupon Program provides subsidized transportation services for qualified elderly, disabled, and low-income working residents through a partnership with a local taxi company.  New applicant enrollment is now closed through Dec. 31, 2016.  Current program participants may continue to purchase coupons.

Fall registration now open for Parks & Recreation activities

Fall is a great time to Get Active! Choose from a variety of sports, fitness classes, swim lessons, enrichment programs, trips, and camps. Check out Olathe Kids Crew to keep the kids busy on out-of-school days. Registration deadlines are quickly approaching for fall youth sports.

City awarded the ICMA Certificate of Excellence for Performance Measurement

The International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Center for Performance Analytics recognizes the City of Olathe with a Certificate of Excellence for its performance measurement efforts.

City begins treatment of certain Ash trees in Olathe

Like homeowners, the City of Olathe arborists are faced with choosing which City-owned Ash trees need to be treated for the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and which trees will be replaced when the parasite takes over. This month, trees throughout Olathe began receiving treatment if they met criteria set by lead arborist, Rick Spurgeon.

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