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Spring Crime Prevention Tips

As the warm spring weather approaches, the Olathe Police Department wants to remind you of some tips to keep yourself and your home safe during the spring months. Read more »

Building Codes Division Relocating


The City of Olathe Building Codes Division will relocate from City Hall later this month.

On Friday, March 18, the division will close for business at City Hall at noon.

The division will reopen for business at noon on Monday, March 21, at the Fire Administration Building located at 1225 S. Hamilton Circle.

The Building Codes Division includes Building Inspections, Building Permits, Plan Review and Community Enhancement/Property Maintenance.

Olathe Maintaining Liquid Assets


The City of Olathe will soon begin its second liquid asset project for 2011, ensuring outstanding water quality for its customers. Routine maintenance on the large water tower at Black Bob Park, located at 151st Street and Black Bob Road, will begin in early March. Maintenance on the five million gallon tank includes sand blasting, priming, and recoating the outside perimeter of the tank, and inspecting, cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tank.

2011 Summer Concert Schedule Released


The 2011 Olathe FREE Summer Concert Series begins on Friday June 3 with the first show featuring Mingo Fishtrap and special guests Funk Syndicate. Mingo Fishtrap features a contemporary vibe inspired by the group’s musical roots. Funk Syndicate is a Kansas City-based dance, variety and show band specializing in music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Read more »

Citizen Survey Says....Olathe Setting the Standard

 

Citizen Survey Says…Olathe Setting the Standard

The results of Olathe’s most recent citizen survey were presented to the Olathe City Council Tuesday evening, showing Olathe as one of the top performing cities in the metropolitan area in terms of resident satisfaction, continuing its streak of dramatic improvement.

Downtown Quiet Zone Closer to Reality


It could get much quieter in downtown Olathe this March. On February 9, the City of Olathe received notification from the Federal Railroad Administration that quiet zone safety improvements can move forward. The next step is the submission of a Notice of Establishment (NOE) to the various railroad operators and other agencies. The NOE prompts a 21 day waiting period before the quiet zone is enacted. Once the waiting period expires, the railroads are authorized to stop sounding horns under normal circumstances.

Olathe Police Explorers Seeking Applicants


Young people interested in a career in law enforcement now have the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the career field thanks to the reestablishment of the Police Explorers Unit within the Olathe Police Department. The program is designed to provide practical application, information and training to young people while connecting them to their community in a positive way.

City, Library Enjoy Volunteer Growth


When it snows in Olathe, volunteers are there to lend a hand to elderly and disabled residents. Over 70 Snow Brigade volunteers brave the elements to shovel the driveways and sidewalks of residents who need assistance. The Snow Brigade program is one of several ways volunteers are utilized throughout the City. Read more »

Automated Water Meter System Weathered Storm


The recent record snowfall proved no match for the City’s new automated metering system. The City maintained contact with over 34,000 meters providing real-time data for single family resident usage. Prior to the automated read system, single family resident usage was estimated during winter months and adjusted, upward or downward, in the monthly bill as actual data became available.

According to Municipal Services Deputy Director Merv Gleason, the automated metering system is one way the City is leveraging technology to provide better customer service.

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