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The City of Olathe is beginning the process of replacing roughly 35,000 water meters in homes and businesses with new modernized equipment that will allow for a significant increase in efficiency, cost savings and improved accuracy.
The new meters can be monitored remotely, eliminating the need to have City meter readers travel to each location. The updates will allow the City to greatly reduce meter reading positions, vehicles and the associated costs of manually reading meters.
The Olathe City Council always encourages residents to be involved in the budget process and share thoughts and ideas. This year, the City has created a new interactive feature on its webpage that makes getting involved easier. The page includes a public budget forum where citizens can provide direct input and ask questions. Anyone interested is encouraged to join the discussion. Read more »
The City of Olathe and the Olathe Human Relations Commission are seeking nominations for the seventh annual Community Awards Program. The awards recognize individuals and entities for meritorious service in the pursuit of cultural diversity and advocacy of human rights which benefit Olathe citizens.
The winners will be announced at the Community Awards Program scheduled from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 23 in the Council Chamber of Olathe City Hall, 100 E.
Olathe City Manager Michael Wilkes has announced that Jeff DeGraffenreid has been named Olathe’s new Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management.
Applications for the City of Olathe 2010 Civic Academy will be accepted until April 2, 2010.
The results of Olathe’s most recent citizen survey were presented to the Olathe City Council Tuesday evening showing the trend of improvement in citizen satisfaction continued again in 2009.
The survey showed Olathe’s overall satisfaction index increased to 126 from the original baseline of 100 in 2000. The City rated at 123 in the 2008 survey. In contrast, the overall satisfaction index for the metropolitan area declin
This winter, the City of Olathe is placing more emphasis on plowing snow during daylight hours to take better advantage of sunlight’s impact on snow melting materials and offset overall costs.
Olathe parks and trails support diverse habitat suitable for a variety of bird species. Bird watching in winter can be quite enjoyable and it might also serve as the only time for some species to be viewed in this area. Read more »
Residents can sign up to receive an automatic email reminder the day before their scheduled recycling pick up. The service is free.
Simply create an online account and check the "recycling reminder" box at the bottom of the form.