Founded in 2003 by law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and caring community members, the Johnson County Public Safety Toy and Food Drive celebrates its 10th year of helping Johnson County families in need during the Christmas holiday season.
The Olathe Public Library book drops previously located on Park Street have been relocated to the front of the library to accommodate new two-way traffic flow on Park Street.
Other drop box locations include:
Olathe’s first Community Center is scheduled to open July 1, 2014 and memberships are now available along with a special Charter Member package option.
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm’s Wild West Days is a finalist for the KC Parent’s Family Faves Contest in the Best Kept Secret category.
On Wednesday, October 23, the Johnson County Election Office will mail ballots to all registered Olathe voters to consider a 3/8th cent sales tax to fund street maintenance.
Beginning Monday, October 21, BNSF will be closing the railroad crossing between 159th Street and Old U.S. 56 for routine maintenance.
On Saturday, November 2, 2013 the City of Olathe will be offering its micro-chip and low cost rabies clinic for Olathe residents.
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.