On Saturday October 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Olathe Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
On Thursday, October 17th, BNSF will be closing the railroad crossing at Harold Street for routine maintenance. The crossing will be closed around 8:30 a.m. and will be opening back up the same day, once work is completed.
On Monday, October 7, and Tuesday, October 8, the BNSF railroad crossings at Dennis, Elm, Mulberry, and Harold Streets will be closed beginning around 6 a.m. for routine track maintenance by BNSF. The railroad crossings will open following completion of maintenance. Message boards and detour signs will be posted during this time to inform drivers of alternative routes.
BNSF is also tentatively scheduled to close these railroad crossings again on October 16-18. Once this schedule is finalized, the City will provide further information.
The Olathe Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of community focus groups and forums on September 30, October 1 and October 3 to gain resident input into priorities for the new Parks and Recreation 10-year Master Plan. Learn more and register at OlatheKS.org/ParksRec.
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 for a Community Award in one of the following categories:
Community Awards (sponsored by the Olathe Human Relations Commission)
The City of Olathe Wastewater Collection Program has received the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) Collections Award for 2013.
Enjoy Wild West skits, live entertainment and children’s games at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop’s annual Wild West Days September 28 and 29.
The City of Olathe is this year’s winner of the Kansas Water Taste Test competition.