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Olathe City Manager Michael Wilkes presented city staff's proposed 2010 budget to the City Council during the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 6th.
The proposed budget was developed in the face of a very difficult economy with three of the four revenue sources that pay for City operations declining. The proposal outlines possible new partnerships, cost saving business adjustments and resource allocation adjustments, but continues a focus on key core services. Read more »
The Olathe City Council is considering a proposal to expand the City's solid waste program to include a curbside recycling option for all customers. Currently, only recycling subscribers have that option. Read more »
There will be no City Council study session on June 23rd, and no regular session on June 30th since it is the fifth Tuesday of the month.
The next Olathe City Council meeting will be Tuesday, July 7th.
The city manager will present his proposed 2010 budget at that meeting.
Cooling Centers Opening in Olathe
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Olathe and the surrounding area in effect through Wednesday. While the advisory is in effect, the City of Olathe is opening cooling centers at its two public library locations. The Olathe Main Library, 201 E. Park Street in downtown, is open from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. The Indian Creek Branch Library, 12990 S. Black Bob, is open from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
City crews will collect storm debris at no charge for
Reception Tuesday for Olathe Spelling Champ
The Olathe City Council and The Olathe News will host a reception for Olathe's Scripps National Spelling Bee winner, Kavya Shivashankar, at 6:30 p.m. on June 16th in the City Hall Foyer. It is open to the public and will be followed by a special recognition by the Olathe City Council at 7:00 in the City Council Chamber. Read more »
Storable Swimming Pools Can Present Significant Liability
The City of Olathe's annual 4th of July Fireworks Display is scheduled for Saturday, July 4th at the Great Mall of the Great Plains. The display is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. See City Events for more information.
The 28th Annual Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday June 13th at Cedar Lake Park in Olathe. Gates open at 7:30 a.m., and registration runs from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Participation is free but limited to the first 600 fishers.
The derby includes a free hot dog lunch and giveaways throughout the event. Participants will also receive a free t-shirt. It culminates with the trophy presentations for whoever catches the biggest fish in each age category from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Read more »
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site will be open late from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights in June and July. Visitors can tour the Heritage Center with its exhibits and orientation film, enjoy the grounds and animals, and visit the 1865 Mahaffie home free of charge. Read more »