City Unveils Interactive Map for Snow Routes


The public can now track up-to-the-minute snow removal progress in Olathe at the touch of a button thanks to new mapping technology.

The interactive tool provides live location mapping of all vehicles engaged in snow removal activity. Vehicles are “pinged” once per minute, transmitting virtual real-time data to users via the GPS/ AVL map.

The dynamic mapping system can be searched, panned, and zoomed to better view a particular neighborhood or area of the city. The page opens to a composite summary of the current location of each vehicle.

2011 Recycling Schedule Available Online


The 2011 recycling collection schedule is now available on the City's website. Post the printable schedule in a convenient location and you'll never miss another collection day!  Want to make it even easier?  Sign up to receive automated email reminders for your recycling day.  To sign up for this feature as well as free electronic bill notification, visit Electronic Billing.

Water Meter Change Outs Complete

The automated metering system that remotely reads residential and commercial water meters is operational and undergoing final testing. Automated metering infrastructure (AMI) uses a radio unit attached to the meter to send usage reads to a tower based antenna. The antenna receives the signal through a base station computer at the tower and sends the information to the City facility.

Crime Mapping Available Online

The Olathe Police Department offers an interactive crime mapping tool that allows citizens to track crime activity in neighborhoods and across the city. The application allows users to search for reported crimes, calls for police service, and specific crime types by date and location.

Olathe one of Nation's Top Digital Cities

The Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program announced that Olathe, Kansas has been recognized as the nation’s second ranked “digital city” for mid-sized cities. The ranking recognizes local governments that optimize technology to work more efficiently and provide better services.

New City Utility Bills in February

Beginning in February, City of Olathe residents will see a change in their water and sewer bills. Currently, each customer receives an envelope containing twelve return envelopes in late January and receives a post card bill each month. In 2011, residents will receive a one page bill and return envelope each month.

The City is making the change for several reasons. First and foremost, the new process will be outsourced, resulting in cost savings.

Know About Snow

The City of Olathe is rolling out a revised approach to snow removal this winter, adjusting operations to more efficiently use salt and sand as well as other City resources.

Revised plans call for a greater emphasis on plowing during daylight hours to take advantage of sunlight’s impact on snow melting materials and to offset overall costs.

Olathe's Growth

Accessible Dock at Lake Olathe

Lake Olathe will soon receive an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant, fully accessible dock to provide fishing access primarily for the disabled and elderly population. Lake Olathe has scenic but difficult terrain for people with disabilities. The new dock, made possible by a $39,000 Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Community Fisheries Assistance Program grant, will help overcome that barrier. Read more »

City Council Adopts Comprehensive Plan

The Olathe City Council adopted the Comprehensive Plan at the October 5 City Council meeting. The Plan documents the community's vision for how Olathe will grow and develop today and in the future, and influences policies that have a direct bearing on the quality of life that citizens enjoy in Olathe. The adopted Plan is available online at

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