Holiday shopping tips from the Olathe Police Department

The holiday season is upon us.  While shopping and running errands for the holidays, remember these crime prevention tips from the Olathe Police Department:

Paper recyclable container changes at drop-off sites

Mixed paper can now be included with aluminum and plastic recyclables collected in City of Olathe blue containers at the following drop-off sites:  Downtown Olathe at Kansas Ave. and Poplar St. (Northwest parking lot), East Olathe at S. Alden St (Wal-Mart parking lot), West Olathe at Parker and Santa Fe (Wal-Mart parking lot.)  Visit Recycling for additional information.

Olathe among Nation’s Top Digital Cities

The City of Olathe is among America’s top-ranked digital city governments (125,000 - 249,000 population) according to the 14th annual “Digital Cities Survey.” 

Winterize Your Irrigation System

With the colder temperatures upon us, the City of Olathe reminds residents to have their irrigation system winterized and backflow preventer shut off, drained, and/or removed for the winter to prevent freezing and breaking. If your backflow device does break, a new one is required, as well as a Cross Connection Permit. Please call (913) 971-9055 or visit Backflow Requirements for more information.

Transportation Master Plan public meeting rescheduled to Nov. 13

The Transportation Master Plan public meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Rooms B & C of the Olathe Community Center.

Trick or Treat off the street

Children and their families are invited to trick or treat at stations set up on the Mahaffie grounds (1200 Kansas City Rd.) while enjoying fall farm activities and hayrack rides.  The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.  Admission is $3 per person for ages 3 and up.  Registration is not required. 

Olathe Police Department Offers Tips to Keep Kids Safe This Halloween

The Olathe Police Department wants everyone to enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following these safety tips:

How do you want to move around Olathe in the future?

The City of Olathe is currently updating our long-range Transportation Master Plan. Based on the city’s growth over the next 25 years, where you live, work, and play is just as important as how you move between your destinations. To achieve our goal for a balanced transportation network, the City is studying our roads, trails, and transit, and your input is important!

Sherman receives award for career development

Susan Sherman, assistant city manager, has received the International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA) Award for Career Development in Memory of L.P. Cookingham.  The award recognizes an outstanding local government administrator who has made a significant contribution to the career development of new talent in professional local government management. 

Fall Cemetery Tour tickets going fast

Tickets are selling quickly for the popular Fall Cemetery Tours. The tours offer a chance to learn more about the historic Olathe Cemetery from Mahaffie staff dressed in 19th Century clothing portraying historic people.

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